Elkton, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Karen L. Rowell
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Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(540) 433-2601
Ext. 217
92 N. liberty Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
College of William and Mary
Karen L. Rowell is an associate attorney with Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Ms. Rowell grew up in Roanoke County, Virginia, graduating from Cave Spring High School. She received her baccalaureate degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech and her juris doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Ms. Rowell served as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive in the United States Navy for five years prior to attending law school and has been practicing law in Harrisonburg since 2008. Ms. Rowell focuses her practice on wills & estate planning, advanced...
Clint Sellers
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Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(540) 437-9400 66 South Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Since 2002 Clint Sellers has used practical legal advice to protect families and small businesses. He focuses on real estate, civil trials, wills and small business matters and is an authority on the use of estate planning techniques for wealth preservation and succession planning. Clint’s clients range from young families to retirees, professionals, entrepreneurs and estate representatives and beneficiaries. He strives to always deal fairly and help clients resolve disputes without unnecessary expense or litigation. Clint is admitted to practice in all Virginia courts, as well as Federal courts. He regularly appears in District and...
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(434) 872-9121 2576 Fallen Leaf Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning and Tax
Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 434-7392 57 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 438-5303 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
Lewis A. Martin III
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(434) 817-3100 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Lewis A. Martin, III began his law practice by joining his father upon his graduation with a JD from the University of Virginia in 1979. He focuses his practice in the areas of real property law, including commercial real estate, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, like-kind exchanges, and advanced property conveyances and financing, as well as estate planning and administration, serving as an Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Albemarle County, Virginia. Mr. Martin was born and raised in Charlottesville, and values the relationships he’s developed through a lifetime of calling Central Virginia his home.
Vincent J Mata
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Strasburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 686-1203 110 N Massanutten St
Strasburg, VA 22657
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
George Mason University School of Law
Vincent J. Mata attended the University of Notre Dame and the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum for undergraduate studies in the classical humanities. He obtained a Master's degree at The Catholic University of America in philosophy, and earned his Juris Doctor at George Mason University School of Law, now Antonin Scalia Law School. Vincent founded Shenandoah Estate Planning & Elder Law PLC, a law firm serving the northern Shenandoah Valley focusing entirely on estate planning and elder law issues.
Stacey Lynn McDonough
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Crozet, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 218-2172 P.O. Box 733
Crozet, VA 22932
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
Ari N Sommer
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(434) 293-7788 1411 Sachem Place
Suite 2
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Boston College Law School
Ari graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. Originally from Boston, MA, Ari relocated to Virginia in 2011 after meeting his bride, Garland, and joined the Stapleton Elder Law family soon thereafter. The couple wed in Clarke County in 2012 and live “happily ever after” in Charlottesville. Ari and Garland welcomed their first child, Elspeth Margaret, in March, 2015. While Ari’s focus in on Elder Law and Asset Protection, he is also an expert on Veterans benefits. Ari takes the time to listen to...
Kara Jenkins
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 825-7277 237 East Davis Street
Suite 200
Culpeper, VA 22701
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Vermont Law School
Ms. Jenkins has been practicing law in Virginia since 2008 when she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is experienced in various practice areas such as family law, construction law, landlord/tenant actions, estate administration, debt collection, and bankruptcy. She has appeared in Virginia juvenile and domestic relations district court, general district court, circuit court, and the Virginia Supreme Court.
Patrick J. Heelen
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 718-3198 11004 Muddy Run Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. Heelen attended the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law while working full-time. He brings considerable professional experience as both a successful corporate manager and former state judicial officer to his practice, which he established in 2012. Mr. Heelen's practice includes the following areas: business formation; business law; corporate law; corporate governance; contracts; trademark registration; regulatory compliance; landlord tenant; wills; and general practice. "Responsiveness and open lines of communication with my clients are hallmarks of my practice, and, in my opinion, critical to the success of any attorney client relationship. My clients don't have to contact me for...
Brad Pollack
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Woodstock, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(540) 459-8600 753 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I was born in 1960 to a Navy family, graduated from high school here in Shenandoah County, attended William & Mary, the University of Richmond, and the U.S. Naval War College. Before hanging my shingle in Woodstock, I worked on the staffs of the Secretary of the Navy and the Governor of Virginia. I retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I have son born in 1999 and live at Bryce Resort.
Kelly Gurley Roberts
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 973-7474 307 W Rio Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Regent University
Julie King
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(434) 825-4172 1001 E Market St
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2597 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 977-2538 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(434) 977-2509 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Energy
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2598 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
University of Richmond School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2515 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 977-2543 310 East Market St & 115-119 4th Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(434) 295-9435 1270 Fox Crest Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlottesvle, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(434) 977-9666 1900 Arlington Blvd
Ste B
Charlottesvle, VA 22903
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
USC Law School
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
815 Broomley Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning and Tax
Troy, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(434) 589-2958 5570 Richmond Rd
Troy, VA 22974
Estate Planning, Administrative and Elder
Baylor Law School
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(434) 984-4300 600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Estate Planning and Business
Crozet, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 823-2262 1186 Crozet Ave
Crozet, VA 22932
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
609 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
413 7th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
214 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Tax
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
214 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Tax
Staunton, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 213-0270 1600 N Coalter St
Staunton, VA 24401
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 296-9006 300 Court Square
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Front Royal, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 635-9426 147 Mountain Top Rd
Front Royal, VA 22630
Estate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Front Royal, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 631-9186 209 Park Ridge Ct
Front Royal, VA 22630
Estate Planning
Woodstock, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 459-3620 115 W Court St
Woodstock, VA 22664
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Matthew Lane Kreitzer
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Winchester, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(540) 333-0330 340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
#2574
Winchester, VA 22604
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Hi, I'm Matthew.



I approach the practice of law with a focus on helping my clients understand an often complicated legal system. Working collaboratively allows me to anticipate my clients' needs, while also aiding my clients by providing them an informed view of all the potential dangers and rewards of each unique case. My primary practice areas are Divorce, Child Custody, Trusts & Wills and Bankruptcy. However, I also provide legal support for small businesses looking to incorporate, resolve disputes with employees or review potential contracts and business transactions.
Sheri Abrams
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Oakton, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(571) 328-5795 10467 White Granite Drive
Suite 306
Oakton, VA 22124
Estate Planning, Administrative, Elder and Social Security Disability
The George Washington University Law School
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for more than 20 years. Sheri is rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest rating possible by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named a “Super Lawyer,” one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” and one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Sheri is active in many different professional organizations including the Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA),...
Matthew Joseph Yao
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 828-5299 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Immigration
University of Virginia School of Law
I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Juvenile and Family Law, Immigration Law, and Elder Law.
Joshua E. Bushman
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Arlington, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 845-9070 2800 Shirlington Road
Suite 503
Arlington, VA 22206
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
At the Bushman Law Group, our motto is simple: "Let our attorneys deal with your legal problems while you get back to what is truly important . . . the rest of your life." We know that facing a legal problem is stressful, that is why our attorneys guide you through each step of the legal process with prompt, personal service you can trust. Our goal is to build a long-term, relationship with our clients, and we want our clients to trust us with all of their legal work. To this end, we work hard on every case,...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

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