Freed & Shepherd, P.C.
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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
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
Adjunct Professor in Estate Planning
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.
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Virginia and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar; Richmond Estate Planning Council; University of Richmond Estate Planning Advisory Council; Past Member Affiliated Professions Committee, Certified Public Accounting Subcommittee, Virginia State Bar; Past Member and Chair, Third District Ethics Committee, Section II, Virginia State Bar; Past Member and Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar; President of Temple Beth Ahabah; Audit Chair and Member of the Board of The Trust Company of Virginia, the Business Advisory Council of Virginia Commonwealth University; and Past Member of the Board of the Hospital Hospitality House, Richmond, Virginia.
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