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About me

I combine my training as an attorney and as a Certified Public Acccountant to uniquely serve my clients.  In addition, I have earned my LL.M. in Business Transaction from The Univeristy of Alabama School of Law to better serve my business clients and its owners.  I have extensive experience in business transactions and succession planning, real estate transaction and estate planning and administration which allows me to assist businesses, individuals and their families with their legal, business and tax needs. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    19 years
  2. Business: 30%
    19 years
  3. M & A: 20%
    19 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    19 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($315-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

200 Bendix Road
Suite #300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199701/24/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199709/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ODU - Strome College of BusinessOutstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Legal Elite - Taxes, Estates and TrustsVirginia Business Magazine2005
Ethics AwardSnyder Family St. Joseph of Cupertino1997
Excelence in Future Award - Federal Tax Practice and ProcedureComputer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor Graduate ProgramOld Dominion University2008 - Present
AttorneyWolcott Rivers, P.C.1998 - Present
AccountantRaffa & Associates, P.C1992 - 1994
AccountantAlexander, Aronson, Finning, P.C.1990 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Virginia Board of AccountancyMember1997 - 2015
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarStructuring and Drafting Acquisition Agreements2015
National Business Institute SeminarRevocable Living Trusts2013
National Business Institute SeminarEstate Planning Uses of LLCs2013
National Business Institute SeminarLLC Special Uses2013
National Business Institute SeminarLiabilities of Directors and Officers of Charitable Entities2012
National Business Institute SeminarEthical Issues of Charitable Entities2012
National Business Institute SeminarCharitable Gifting2012
National Business Institute SeminarBusiness Entities in Estate Planning2009
National Business Institute SeminarQualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT)2009
National Business Institute SeminarMastering Estate Planning Issues of LLCs2007
National Business Institute SeminarMinority Member Rights & Fiduciary Obligations2007
National Business Institute SeminarSpendthrift Provisions Under the Uniform Trust Code2006
National Business Institute SeminarEthical Issues of Representing LLCs2005
National Business Institute SeminarManagement of LLCs2005
National Business Institute SeminarEconomic Rights & Obligations of LLC Members2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawBusiness TransactionsLL.M - Master of Laws2015
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Western New England College School of LawAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling the Sale of a BusinessTraditional and Alternative Financing Options2015
Handling the Sale of a BusinessStructuring and Drafting Acquisition Agreements2015
Trust 101Revocable Living Trusts2013
LLCs From Formation to Special UsesEstate Planning Uses of LLCs2013
LLCs From Formation to Special UsesLLC Special Uses2013
Tax Exempt Entities from Start to FinishLiabilities of Directors and Officers of Charitable Entities2012
Tax Exempt Entities from Start to FinishEthical Issues of Charitable Entities2012
Tax Exempt Entities from Start to FinishCharitable Gifting2012
Top Estate Planning TechniquesBusiness Entities in Estate Planning2009
Top Estate Planning TechniquesQualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT)2009
Advanced LLC IssuesMastering Estate Planning Issues of LLCs2007
Advanced LLC IssuesMinority Member Rights & Fiduciary Obligations2007
Incorporating Uniform Trust Code Changes into Your PracticeSpendthrift Provisions Under the Uniform Trust Code2006
Drafting LLC and LLP AgreementsEthical Issues of Representing LLCs2005
Drafting LLC and LLP AgreementsManagement of LLCs2005
Drafting LLC and LLP AgreementsEconomic Rights & Obligations of LLC Members2005