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Sammid J Mansoor

Estate planning Attorney at Leesburg, VA

5.0   41 reviews

also known as Sam Mansoor


Licensed for 13 years

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About Sammid

Learn Sammid’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%
    Using a multi-disciplinary approach to estate Planning to preserve the wealth clients have worked so hard to create. Using trusts, life insurance and wealth management as a means to continue the family wealth and prepare the next generation for the responsibilities of preserving and growing the family wealth.

    13 years

  2. Business
    10%
    I provide counsel on the everyday legal issues that help small businesses succeed and avoid costly litigation and legal fees in the future. My firm offers flat rates for many transactional matters including business formation, contract drafting and corporate record keeping, trademarks and licensing.I help create effective and legal social media policies and marketing plans.

    13 years

  3. Real estate
    5%
    All aspects of real estate law from drafting deeds and reviewing contracts to development matters and litigation for fraud and breach of contract. Also a licensed real estate agent for 15+ years.

    13 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Serious Traffic Defense. Including Reckless Driving and DUI. Flat Fees and Payment Plans Available

    13 years

About Attorney Sam Mansoor

As a dedicated husband and a father of three, Attorney Sam Mansoor understands firsthand the deep desire of parents to build a secure future for their loved ones. It is this commitment to family that fuels his life’s passion for helping families, individuals and business owners find peace of mind and financial security through creative, thoughtful estate planning.

After earning his undergraduate degree from College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, and his JD from Western Michigan University Cooley School of Law, Sam returned to his home state of Virginia in 2009 to establish his estate law practice. In the ten years since, Sam has been recognized as one of the top estate planning attorneys in the state, garnering glowing testimonials and accolades from hundreds of satisfied clients.

As an attorney with years of prior success in the business world, Sam brings a unique perspective to the estate planning process to help people secure and preserve their hard-earned wealth utilizing trusts, life insurance, and other creative wealth management strategies. He takes a goal-oriented approach in addressing the planning needs of his clients, listening carefully to their desires and working with them to create an individualized plan designed to help them achieve their goals. He excels at explaining complex financial concepts in accessible terms, employing easy-to-grasp visual aids so his clients understand exactly how their estate plan will help them take control of their future. He is experienced in drafting wills, trusts, power of attorney, advanced medical directives and other documents, and he weaves these instruments skillfully into a brilliant, carefully crafted strategy tailored to the clients’ specific goals.

An ironclad estate plan often requires a multi-faceted approach, and no two families are alike in their financial situation or their needs. That’s why Sam treats each case as a unique challenge to solve, often going beyond the basic planning strategies to make sure every contingency eventuality is accounted for. He can customize estate plans and trusts to accommodate virtually every special need, desire or contingency, including (but not limited to):

• Providing for special needs children
• Asset protection (e.g., shielding assets from creditors, ex-spouses, etc. so heirs don’t see their inheritance drained)
• Legacy planning (supporting chosen charities ensuring financial decisions continue to be made according to the client’s values)
• Early inheritance (arranging for children to get part or all of their inheritance now)
• Pet trusts (making sure beloved pets are cared for after the client passes on)

In addition to basic wills and trusts, Sam also helps families and business owners with incapacity planning, legacy and business succession planning, funding and other specialty planning services. And since life brings changes along the way, Sam provides regular reviews of his clients’ estate plans to ensure they are still properly configured to meet their goals.

Estate planning is not just for the ultra-wealthy. Whether you’ve already spent years amassing your fortune or you’re just getting started, your family deserves to have a secure future—and that future begins with a plan. Let Attorney Sam Mansoor help you get started on that path with a customized, cost-efficient plan that will give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve. Reach out today for more information.

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sammid

Legacy Law Centers
44084 Riverside Parkway.
Suite 120
Leesburg, VA, 20176-2301

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Posted by Richard | May 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Big Help
Called Sam in regard to a speeding ticket with which I am having court difficulty. He took the time to discuss the situation and advised me with respect to how to proceed in court to maximize my chances of getting the result I want -- even though he would not be representing me. Much appreciated.
Posted by Michael | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Genius
Sam is an absolute genius and clearly knows how to protect his clients and their best interests. I will work with Sam for the rest of my days and will recommend him as the sole source for information to protect your assets!
Posted by Megan | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer.
Sam Mansoor represented the interests of us co-executors in a Fairfax County Civil Court trial regarding a dispute over interpretation of a Will with respect to the distribution of assets from the sale of my step-mother's house. He was engaged, prepared and knowledgeable in the interpretation of the legally dense articles of the Will. I highly recommend Sam to any executors facing a Fairfax County Commissioner's hearing or a trial defending any exceptions thereto.
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Posted by Eric | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Sam to put a living trust together for me. Sam was personable, patient, and professional. Sam took time in every step of the way to listen to my inquiries about the process. I highly recommend Sam.
Posted by Dave Guido | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning done right!
I used Sam personally to straighten out my estate needs post divorce, everything is set up to take care of myself and my daughters. Sam created a plan that does what I want, I didn't even know that type of planning was possible. Responsive, analytical and talks to you on your level.
Posted by Carol | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Hired Sam to help resolve a problem with a home improvement contractor. Sam took the time to listen to me and then worked for the best possible outcome saving me money and additional headaches. Excellent attorney.
Posted by Danny | January 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business contracts
Met with Mansoor Law firm speaking with Sam Mansoor who, came up with a business solution for my client and the next day we had the forms and contracts ready to be signed. I highly recommend Sam and his associates!
Posted by Lone Bjork | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Optimal outcome for my cases
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Mansoor on a couple of different occasions - family law and traffic violation. He approached both my cases with focus and preparedness, and was patient with everyone involved throughout the proceedings. I would highly recommend Mr. Mansoor to anyone in need of a talented and fierce attorney.
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Posted by Georgi | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I hired Sam to help me with a difficult traffic infraction. My outlook was poor. Sam appeared on my behalf twice and got me a great outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate questions
Sam was very helpful and helped us clearly understand our rights. Lawyers can sometimes seem intimidating, however that was not the case with Sam. He took the time to understand our case and thoroughly explained our rights so that we could fully understand the legal terminology. Thank you for your time and advise.
Posted by Joey | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Small Business Mentor and Confidant
My business is well on its way to success thanks to Sam. He helped me identify where I needed to focus with regard to the legal aspects of establishing and rapidly developing my company. He listens to what I have to say and provides sound guidance on the myriad of things a small business owner faces on a near daily basis. As a Veteran, I value a handshake, honest dialogue, a partner that looks me in the eye; I can honestly say Sam goes above and beyond what I envisioned an attorney could provide me. Sam helps me keep things in perspective and my business plan on-track.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved a lot of time and money
My landlord was trying to get money for past due rent that he had decided not to pursue. Mr. Mansoor saved me $6800+ in past rent and fees.
Posted by Tamera | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. Mansoor has helped me and many of my clients with a variety of legal issues from tickets to deeds, trusts and labor disputes. His availability is great and you cannot find an easier person to talk to and he also speaks a few languages. If you are looking for a knowledgeable good lawyer than look no further.
Posted by Jered | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Sam was great and helped me understand different estate planning vehicles. We spoke about my short and long term goals and he helped find a solution that met every one of my needs. The experience couldn't have been better! Other firms we spoke with scared us, and their prices were worse. Sam's design meets our current needs and will modularly grow with us as our family and estate grows as well.
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Posted by Lynn | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Matter
Mr. Mansoor was a great help with our child that is on disability and providing the needed paperwork to make sure we had access to all aspects of his care moving forward, including power of attorney for all occasions to include the ever changing health care system. A wonderful help to me and my family.
Posted by Brian | April 7, 2015
Had a great consultation with Mr Mansoor
Sammid went above and beyond on my consultation. He reviewed my case, answered all of my questions, and offered sound advice and tips for my situation (and pointed out both the good and the bad). I would recommend to anyone with contract or real estate issues.
Posted by Kamal | December 31, 2014
Best Family Law Attorney in Virginia
Sam did a fantastic job on an extremely complicated international divorce case. It was a tough case and Sam got me the desired results while saving me a fortune. I highly recommend Sam Mansoor for any and all family law related matters.
Posted by Margaret | December 29, 2014
Opening a restaurant
I have wanted to open a restaurant for years but always put it off. I was intimidated by the thought of ownership. My husband finally convinced me it was the right time. We met Sammid in his office after we picked out our location. The confidence he displayed and his attention to detail is what sold us on him. He walked us through the complexities of everything with ease, and made us understand things more than we thought we ever would. We love the fact that we met Sammid and will continue to do work with him for years to come.
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Posted by Marie | December 29, 2014
Making sure my money is safe
I used Mr. Mansoor to review my portfolio and how to best distribute my assets in case of an unforeseen event. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and was very responsive to my inquiries.
Posted by Neno | December 29, 2014
Helped with my trust
Very friendly man who made sure all was taken care of for my estate. I'm retired and wanted to redo much of my estate. As I've gotten older priorities have changed, especially with grandchildren. Sam made sure I knew what was going on and why we were doing things. He didn't just ask me to sign a document. He took the time to go through every detail.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Legacy Law Centers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • Lake Shore Legal Aid
  • 2007 - 2008
  • President
  • Townhouse Deck & Patio, inc
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Senior Account Manager
  • UUNET
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • College of Charleston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Opioid Addicted Child
  • We drafted a Special needs trust.
  • Estate Plan
  • We drafted an Estate plan for him and his wife.
  • Tenant Failure to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Tenant was evicted
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • US District Court - Eastern District of VA
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • US District Court - Western District of VA
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • US District Court - Bankruptcy - Eastern District of VA
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • US Tax Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Appointment
  • International Society of Business Leaders
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award - Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning 10 Best Attorneys in Virginia
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning – Law Firm of the Year – USA
  • Finance _Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2017 Legal Excellence Award - Managing Attorney Award
  • Wealth and Financial International
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Who's Who (Legal)
  • Entreprenuer And Professional Who's Who
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Who's Who (Legal)
  • Entreprenuer And Professional Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Who's Who (Legal)
  • Entreprenuer And Professional Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who (Legal)
  • Entreprenuer And Professional Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Who's Who (Legal)
  • Entreprenuer And Professional Who's Who
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Boot Camp
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M Cooley School of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Will and Trust Workshop
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • 2018
  • Will and Trust Workshop
  • The Importance of Trust Funding
  • 2018
  • Will and Trust Workshop
  • Estate Planing After Divorce
  • 2018
  • Will and Trust Workshop
  • Special Needs Trust Planning
  • 2018
  • Wills and Trusts Workshops
  • Special Needs Trusts Planning
  • 2017
  • Wills and Trusts Workshop
  • Estate Planning After Divorce
  • 2017
  • Wills and Trusts Workshop
  • The Importance of Trust Funding
  • 2017
  • Wills and Trusts Workshop
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • 2017
  • Wills and Trusts Workshop
  • Wills vs. Trusts
  • 2017
  • Wills and Trusts Seminars
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Ethics of Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Funding
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Stand Alone Retirement Trusts
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills vs. Trusts
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Modifications
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Restatements and Amendments
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Avoiding Probate
  • 2016
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Incorporating Asset Protection in Client Plans
  • 2015
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • IRA Planning - Stand Alone Retirement Trusts
  • 2015
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Medicare Trusts
  • 2015
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2015
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Incorporating Asset Protection in Client Plans
  • 2014
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • IRA Planning - Stand Alone Retirement Trusts
  • 2014
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Medicare Trusts
  • 2014
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2014
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Incorporating Asset Protection in Client Plans
  • 2013
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Medicare Trusts
  • 2013
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • IRA Planning - Stand Alone Retirement Trusts
  • 2013
  • Lansdowne Private Wealth Management
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2013
  • Regional Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2011
  • Farmers Insurance District Meeting - No VA
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning Techniques
  • Estate Planning Techniques
  • 2010
  • Sales Training and Sales Force Automation
  • National Sales Trainer
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (51)
Business Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure to work with Sam on several client matters and I can say unequivocally that he is a top notch business lawyer who understands the needs of his clients."
Business Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposite Sam on a small contract matter, and was impressed with his conscientiousness of his client's resources, attention to detail, and ability to see a resolution that met the differing priorities of each party. And when something came up (as it always does), Sam went out of his way to assist his client on short notice."
Business Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Other
"I met Sam in law school and he is a terrific lawyer. In my opinion Sam's business experience raises him above the bar as compared to his fellow peers in his field of practice. Sam's advice is top notch because it is not simply text book advice--it is advice that founded upon strong academic credentials and real like experiences. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently served as local counsel for Sam in a construction litigation matter. Sam's preparation and knowledge of the subject matter were second to none. He made my role as local counsel very easy by taking care of all of the details. Sam was a consummate professional and I would readily work with him on a future matter. He is an credit to his clients and the bar."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Sammid for a few years. I first met him in law school. He always had a firm grasp on the topic no matter what area of practice we were studying. Further, he is punctual and hard-working. You are in good hands if you retain him."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I met Sam in law school and find him to be very competent and particularly focused. He is always willing to help explain matters to others no matter who they are. Sam will serve his community well!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Sam is a very intelligent person and lawyer. I've had the pleasure of knowing Sam for quite some time and he has been an exemplary person and professional in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sammid is uniquely qualified to counsel business clients because of his wealth of practical experience as a successful business owner."
General practice Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked as co-counsel with this attorney on a complex multi-jurisdictional divorce proceedings involving a special needs client. This attorney has a firm grasp of the law, which he was able to convey to our client clearly and with great compassion. Beyond that, he was able to protect our client's children and ensure that the proper custody Order was put into place."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Sam and I met in April at an American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys meeting. Sam has an excellent legal mind and anyone hiring him will be well served by his legal knowledge and excellent client service."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Sam at the Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Spring Meeting, and I recently referred a former client who had relocated to Sam's area. After meeting with Sam they were very satisfied with Sam's knowledge, client service and felt that he really understood their needs. They are happy because he developed a comprehensive estate plan for them, which they could understand and treated them with the kind of respect and professionalism that they have been accustomed to from prior dealings with me. This kind of review from one of my referrals is why I will gladly send more clients to Sam."
Estate planning Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Sam, whom I met at a conference in April of 2010. The breadth of his knowledge of the law in various fields is remarkable given the relatively short period of time he has been practicing. Anyone looking for nuanced and innovative solutions should definitely consider him."
Real estate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam brings a great deal of prior business experience to his firm which his clients will no doubt find to be of great help. A personable attorney."
General practice Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mansoor is an honest, hard working and compassionate individual whose dedication to the law and clients are exemplary. He possesses the necessary skills and knowledge to assist his clients in a manner that is professional and result-driven. It is my honor to recommend Mr. Mansoor's legal services to anyone who is in need of general legal assistance."
Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam is a skilled practitioner and leader in his field. His broad range of corporate and legal expertise allows him to provide his clients with a level of service that is not often found in our industry. I highly recommend him to clients, friends and family in the greater Washington, D.C. area."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam is very dedicated to his work. I have worked with Sam on various occasions and he has always been prompt, prepared, and aggressive. Sam is the kind of guy who delivers and delivers ahead of timel; you can count on him to get the job done effectively and in a timely manner."
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