Spotsylvania, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Christopher T. Craig
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Virginia Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience

Mr. Craig is a partner in the Law Firm of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Previously he was a partner in the firm, Sparks & Craig, LLP after serving 10 years as an associate attorney in the predecessor law firm... Read More »
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Stacy Costello
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Virginia Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience

American University Washington College of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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Matthew Joseph Yao
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Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer

My philosophy as a lawyer is to establish a strong attorney-client relationship. My goal is to connect with each client and deliver quality work, personalized service, and exceptional value. As your counselor and... Read More »
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Andrea Morisi
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Manassas, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(703) 468-8031 9200 Church Street
Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
Are you looking for a Manassas estate planning attorney and wondering where you can turn to receive the help you need at this time? You have come to the right place! At Morisi Associates law firm, you can rest assured in the help you can secure from a lawyer who cares about you and wants to help you make the right decisions for your future. Attorney Andrea Morisi obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Boston College. She later went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at George Washington University National Law Center. She has been authorized to practice throughout...
Alexander Hamilton Ayers
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
710 N Hamilton St
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23221
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Appalachian School of Law
Alexander was born and raised in the Richmond, VA area. He is an Eagle Scout and Member of the Order of the Arrow. Alexander attended the Virginia Military Institute on a lacrosse scholarship. After his Rat Year, Alexander transferred to Hampden Sydney College, where he graduated in 2002. Alexander worked as a law clerk for 3 years at Ayers & Stolte before attending Appalachian School of Law. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Alderman of Hanover Circuit Court in the Summer of 2007. Alexander graduated ASL with 112 hours of training in the theory, ethics and...
Dorothy Gail Holstrom
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(804) 592-0848 2520 Professional Road, Ste. B
Richmond, VA 23235
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Gail Holstrom was born and raised in the Richmond area, graduating from Lee Davis High school in 1981. After high school, Gail enlisted in the United States Air Force and later returned to the Richmond area to get her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Gail graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2001. Prior to forming her own firm, Gail clerked for Robert S. Carter, P.C. while in law school and worked for Tuck & Associates, PLC as an associate attorney. During her free time. Gail enjoys running and is a member of...
Jessica R Clay Esq.
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Gainesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 754-0503 7430 Heritage Village Plaza
Suite 202
Gainesville, VA 20155
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Criminal
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jeffrey Allen Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Bernard John-Eduard van Gils
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Warrenton, VA Estate Planning Attorney
Warrenton, VA 20186
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
Bernard "Bert" van Gils works in the areas of estate planning and business law. His business practice includes general counsel services, local and international business transactions, copyrights, trademarks and non-profit organizations. He has facilitated, negotiated and drafted transactions for companies active throughout the United States and for companies conducting business in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. As he was a business owner before becoming a lawyer, Bert especially enjoys assisting business owners with establishing and growing their businesses. He has assisted businesses in information technology, retail and wholesale sales, engineering, building and home contracting, printing,...
Sharon R. Moss
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Manassas, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 335-9390 9324 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Sharon Moss is an associate at Farrell & Croft, P.C. practicing family law and estate planning. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. In her estate planning practice, Ms. Moss drafts wills, trusts, advance medical directives, living wills, and powers of attorney.

A native Virginian, Ms. Moss is a military spouse, and has lived in many states over the last 16 years. She graduated cum laude in the top 20% of her class from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of...
Deborah Nelson Arthur
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Annandale, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(703) 658-6050 5031 Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Elder
George Mason University School of Law
Deborah N. Arthur has built a long-standing reputation in the Fairfax County, Virginia community for being an attorney with a drive for success. Earning her B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in 1977, she continued her education, earning her J.D. from George Mason University in 1982, after spending two years at the Department of Justice. Since then, she has assisted those in need of legal representation in matters concerning divorce, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, and estate matters. So, what separates Mrs. Arthur from the crowd?
She understands that bad things sometimes happen to good people. That's why she...
Autumn D. McCullogh
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 273-2288 11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Autumn D. McCullogh is admitted to practice in Virginia and California and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Loudoun County Bar Association and the Fairfax County Bar Association. Her practice focuses on business litigation, and sophisticated business and estate planning transactions including advising and assisting companies with formation, structuring, and capital campaigns as well as third party contracts, negotiations and exit strategies.
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...
Jamie J. Sack
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Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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James M. Sack
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Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience

Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Brenton D. Vincenzes
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 695-6565 11325 Random Hills Rd.
#360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Brenton D. Vincenzes, Virginia criminal lawyer and estate planning attorney, is founder of Vincenzes Law, PLLC, and leads the Vincenzes Law team. I serve to protect the rights of those facing the criminal justice system in Northern Virginia. Young, old, affluent, indigent, or somewhere in between. My firm also offers estate planning services, including wills, trusts, and unique planning solutions.
Theseus Schulze
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(571) 399-5925 10615 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury.
Stephen M. Watson
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 285-7900 Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
7275 Glen Forest Drive
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
Stephen M. Watson is an attorney at Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. Before embarking on an entrepreneurial role as President for Viatical Settlement Professionals, a life settlement brokerage firm, he was a partner at Coates & Davenport Law Firm. His interest in writing led to a collaboration on the New York Times Best Seller, The Takeover, and as Editor of Rocks Across the Pond, a book by Richard and Kathy Verlander, proud parents of Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander, and scholar and student athlete Ben Verlander.

At Carrell Blanton Ferris, he practices in the area of Estate Planning and Estate...
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...
Robert Hearns
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(804) 332-5600 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Tulsa
Providing advice and counsel regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, guardianships, probate, and elder law services in general.
Honiyeh Sarpand
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(703) 385-2080 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Collections and Immigration
Barbara Lloyd Kessinger
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Haymarket, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 753-5429 LLOYD LAW, PLLC
15033 Walking Stick Way
Haymarket, VA 20169
Estate Planning, Education and Elder
George Mason Univ School of Law
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
6800 Paragon Place
Suite 234
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
Jerad R. Tomac
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(703) 934-1110 11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. J. Michael Slocum
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SPRINGFIELD, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
6225 Brandon Ave.
Suite 310
SPRINGFIELD, VA 22150
Estate Planning, Administrative, Health Care and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Slocum is the senior member of the law firm of Slocum & Boddie, P.C., specializing in contract law, corporate issues, federal procurement and grant law, and executive estate planning. He has more than thirty years of experience and has represented hundreds of small businesses, universities, non-profit organizations, and even agencies of the federal Government. In addition, he has advised and trained universities, federal agencies and private businesses on management, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, price and cost issues, contract administration, export controls, ethics and other topics.
Laura Moldowan
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Gainesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 753-2305 7420 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 101
Gainesville, VA 20155
Estate Planning and Probate
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.
Virginia Salima M. Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Regent University
Sali Duling practices law in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with her husband, Jeffrey Duling.
Scott Robert Zucker
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Annandale, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(703) 280-9280 3809 Whitman Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
Christopher Todd Mays
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Manassas, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(703) 665-0836 10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Christopher Mays received his BS from Virginia Tech and JD from the George Washington University Law School. Chris has received various awards for his work as a family law attorney, including recognition as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine. He has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and local bar associations in Northern Virginia. He has also written for the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and co-authored written materials for Virginia CLE (Continuing Legal Education). As an attorney, Chris focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in matters relating...
William D. Ashwell
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Warrenton, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
- Virginia, 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION
- University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. - 2012
Honors: Moot Court - Team Member, 2010-2011
- Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
B.A. - 2008
Major: English

REPRESENTTIVE CASES
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357 (Va. 2015)

CLASSES/SEMINARS
- Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More; National Business Institute,...
John Joseph Irving
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Manassas, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(703) 530-9001 9001 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
John Irving brings a working knowledge of all aspects of the legal process to any case or client with his extensive and eclectic legal background. In 1997, John received his undergraduate bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Shortly after graduation he began work as a fraud investigator for the City of New York. John handled thousands of cases involving welfare and housing fraud. Following this position, he was recruited to and employed the Prince William County Police Department where he exhibited his superior abilities and received several commendations and awards. After a brief time with the police department, John decided to make...
James William Garrett
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(804) 285-7900 7275 Glen Forest Drive
Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Jim Garrett is a Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. and has practiced law for over twenty years. Before narrowing his practice to estate planning, his practice areas included real estate, business law and consumer protection. Today Jim uses his knowledge and experience in real estate and business in the estate planning context, especially in the areas of business succession planning, charitable giving and asset protection strategies.

Jim believes that estate planning is not just for the benefit of the client, but also for the client’s surviving loved ones, valued charities and later generations of the client’s family. That...
John James Good
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Stafford, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 659-4890 800 Corporate Drive
Suite 301
Stafford, VA 22554
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Landlord Tenant and Probate
California Western School of Law
Harry W Jernigan III
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(804) 249-6550 6800 Paragon Pl
Suite 112
Richmond, VA 23230
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Harry Jernigan - Founder and CEO of Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, PC., a dual practice of accounting and law with offices located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Richmond, Virginia.
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
Hugh S. Campbell
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Ashland, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(804) 798-8397 Campbell & Campbell, PC
113 Hanover Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
The respected law firm of Campbell & Campbell, P.C. was established in 1951 by Leslie D. Campbell, and his brother Hugh Campbell joined him in practice in 1961. That tradition is carried on today by attorney Hugh S. Campbell, following in the footsteps of his father and uncle. The family history of serving the Ashland, Virginia, continues in our firm's devotion to providing old-fashioned service and value to clients, while using modern tools and a progressive approach to the practice of law. Hugh S. Campbell is an aggressive and skilled litigator with a reputation for excellence in adversarial proceedings such as...
John Coppola
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 218-0700 3600 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
John M. Coppola, Esq. has a Bachelor's Degree from Union College (NY), a MBA from Boston College, and a Juris Doctor from American University. Mr. Coppola is a native of Northern Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association. Mr. Coppola has over twenty years experience working in the Estate Planning Field. He has drafted over 1000 Revocable Living Trusts.
Larry Edwin Johnson
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Springfield, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(703) 354-6800 5415-A Backlick Rd
North Springfield Professional Center 2
Springfield, VA 22151
Estate Planning, DUI, Divorce and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Michael L. Poe
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Alexandria, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 719-9292 6078 Franconia Road, Suite D
Alexandria, VA 22310
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Mike is a senior attorney with Arquilla & Poe with a practice focused on domestic relations and family law. Mike has extensive experience in the litigation of child custody, visitation and support issues; spousal support; equitable distribution of marital assets and debts; and the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements.

Mike is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2016-2019.
H. Van Smith
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 325-1245 5803 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Van Smith focuses his practice on family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody and support matters. He is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC, with offices in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also practices elder law, assisting families with planning effectively for nursing home costs. We recognize many of our family law clients are in...
Brooke S. Barden
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 249-6550 6800 Paragon Place, Suite 112
Richmond, VA 23230
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Regent University School of Law
Tax Representation: Brooke provides tax planning, audit representation, and tax controversy services including negotiating an offer-in-compromise, installment agreement, abatement requests and FBAR compliance programs. She also regularly represents business owners with payroll tax issues and trust fund interviews. Corporate: She represents small to mid-size businesses in various industries and is experienced in determining the appropriate entity formation, performing business planning, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation and tax compliance services. When her clients make the decision to terminate their involvement with the business, whether it is though a liquidation, bankruptcy reorganization, asset purchase agreement,...
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
Ms. Amy Estes McCullough
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Woodbridge, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(703) 494-7171 12610 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Estate Planning
Mary Ellen D. Lench Esquire
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Fairfax, VA Estate Planning Attorney
4000 Legato Road
11th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22033
Estate Planning
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