Lee Stephens started his own firm in June 2012 to focus on helping Virginians to conserve their land and realize tax benefits. He represents land trusts as well as landowners. Litigation is a growing part of his practice as the more nuanced aspects of conservation donations are challenged.
Lee was a shareholder with Spotts Fain and an associate with Williams Mullen. Real property law, tax, estate planning, administrative law, and civil litigation are his practice areas. A lobbyist for 10 years, Lee keeps a close eye on Virginia’s land preservation tax credit program.
Lee served in the U. S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and then in the Reserves as an intelligence officer, specializing in antisubmarine warfare.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1987||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Shareholder||Spotts Fain, PC||2002 - 2012|
|President||The Tides Inn, Inc.||1990 - 2001|
|Associate||Williams Mullen||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Appraisal Institute||Associate Member||2014 - Present|
|Land Trust Alliance||Conservation Defense Network||2013 - Present|
|Friends of Land Preservation (Virginia)||Founder||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference||Permanent Member||2003 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Attorney Member||2002 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Attorney Member||1987 - Present|
|Construction Law Musings BLOG||What is a Conservation Easement and Why in the World Would I Put One on My Land?||2012|
|William & Mary Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Virginia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Tomorrow Woods Estate Planning Workshop||Conservation Easements: Tax Benefits||2014|
|Conserving our Common Wealth||Easement Modifications and Termination||2014|
|Conservation Defense Network, LTA Rally||Wetlands America Trust: Stewardship Implications in Virginia||2014|
|Conserving our Common Wealth||What to look for in Appraisals: Guidance from the Tax Courts and IRS||2012|
|RBA Continuing Legal Education||Options for Owners of Rural Land in Virignia||2011|
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