Taxation, including estate and succession planning and representation of taxpayers... more
Taxation, including estate and succession planning and representation of taxpayers in material tax controversies. Advice and assistance with respect to establishment of different types of legal entitites and experienced representation with respect to business, corporate, and partnership matters.
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District... more
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He limits his practice to wealth transfer planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare decision issues, estate administration, estate taxes, elder law, and disability concerns. An AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell , John is listed in The Best Lawye... view profile
A native of Danville, Virginia, Harry Sakellaris is a graduate of the McIntire... more
A native of Danville, Virginia, Harry Sakellaris is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He obtained his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University and a Master of Law and Taxation degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in 1986. Harry is active in the community, having served on the Board of Dir... view profile
Our firm is dedicated to solving client problems either by undertaking the matter... more
Our firm is dedicated to solving client problems either by undertaking the matter ourselves in our competency areas or by referral to another attorney with the necessary credentials. Client satisfaction is of prime importance to us. In the past, I have been recognized by other attorneys in such publications as The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White; one of the “Big Trouble Specialists” by ... view profile
Kristina Beavers is licensed in both California and Virginia although she has... more
Kristina Beavers is licensed in both California and Virginia although she has recently had her license moved to an inactive status in California because she doesn't spend as much time there as before. Her main office is located in Yorktown, VA where her practice is geared toward the individual and small business clients that are located in the areas of Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton, Glou... view profile
Mr. Bergstrom is the founder of the general practice law firm Bergstrom & Taylor and... more
Mr. Bergstrom is the founder of the general practice law firm Bergstrom & Taylor and manager of Arsenal Attorneys, a specialized law practice for BATFE regulations and firearms issues. He overseas offices in Washington, DC and Fairfax, Virginia, and he leads a team of 20 attorneys licensed to serve clients across America.
I have over 10 years of experience in estate and trust administration. I continue to... more
I have over 10 years of experience in estate and trust administration. I continue to be in demand to speak before legal, accounting, and business groups. I am Co-Chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of the Fairfax Bar Association. I am Secretary of the McLean Estate Planning Council. I am a Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I am licensed by the bar associations of... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.