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Robert Freed

Shareholder, Freed & Shepherd, P.C.

Richmond, Virginia Area
Law Practice
  1. Freed & Shepherd, P.C.
  1. Virginia Commonwealth University
  1. The College of William and Mary - Marshall Wythe Law School

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Freed & Shepherd, P.C.

Freed & Shepherd, P.C.


– Present

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Named to THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, Woodward/White; one of the "Big Trouble Specialists" by Richmond Surroundings Magazine; one of Richmond’s best estate planners by Richmond Magazine; one of Virginia’s Elite Lawyers by Virginia Business; one of Virginia's Super Lawyers (top 5%) by Law and Politics and Richmond Magazine (2006, 2007, 2008); and, 100 Top Estate Planning Attorneys by Worth Magazine.

Specialties: Estate planner, wills and trusts, estate planning and administration, closely held businesses, IRS representation, computer software licensing, taxation, negotiations



Freed & Shepherd, P.C.
– Present (38 years 11 months)

Formation, operation, and termination of closely held businesses, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, both commercial and professional.

Estate planning and estate taxation, and the administration of trusts and decedents’ estates.
Tax and business planning for transactions, including business acquisitions, mergers, and sales of businesses.

Legal ethics and representation of CPA and Attorneys charged with Misconduct

Dispute resolution either through negotiation, arbitration, mediation, or litigation, including representation before the Internal Revenue Service, tax litigation, probate litigation, and corporate litigation.

Computer software licensing


Freed & Shepherd, P.C.
– Present (39 years 11 months)

Adjunct Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University
(10 years 5 months)

Adjunct Professor in Estate Planning

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Robert is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Robert cares about:

Organizations Robert supports:


  • Estate Planning
  • Tax
  • Wills
  • Negotiation
  • Legal Research
  • Business
  • IRS
  • Trusts
  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Planning
  • LLC
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Law
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Nonprofits
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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The College of William and Mary - Marshall Wythe Law School

JD, Law

Activities and Societies: 1969-Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University; 1972- J.D., Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary. Member of Law Review. Awarded Seidman Medallion for Studies in Federal Taxation. 1973-Admitted as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia.

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