As a husband, father, and small business owner, nothing is more important to me than providing for my family and keeping them safe and secure. I believe that most people feel the same way. That is why I have dedicated my career to helping families and small businesses plan for the future and protect the well-being of their loved ones.
Although life has taught us to "always be prepared" and "expect the unexpected," only about 60% of Americans have actually taken the time to prepare a plan to handle their affairs after death or disability. That's simply not good enough. In fact, I've witnessed firsthand what not having a plan in place can do, sometimes resulting in the complete self-destruction of a family or business.
As an estate and business planning attorney, my passion is to help families and small businesses plan for and successfully navigate the unexpected and inevitable events in life. Specifically, my job is to ensure that (1) personal, family, and business goals are realized, (2) risks and expenses are minimized, and (3) peace of mind is achieved.
I take pride in providing each of my clients with personal attention, timely assistance, clear communication, and excellent results. I explain, in plain English, the available options and my recommendations based on the client's specific situation. Working together, we then develop and implement a carefully tailored plan to ensure that the client's objectives are achieved.
Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and his J.D. from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While in law school, Scott served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond's Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and served on the law school's Honor Council.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1998||06/26/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Partner||Golightly Mulligan & Morgan, PLC||2012 - Present|
|Founding Attorney||The Golightly Law Firm PLC||2009 - 2012|
|Owner||HSSN Properties, LLC||2005 - 2009|
|Attorney||Hirschler Fleischer||1999 - 2005|
|Attorney||Eure Kincer & Bell||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Section on Trusts and Estates||Member||2010 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1998 - Present|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Christopher Newport University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|New Estate Tax Rules in 2011||New Estate Tax Rules in 2011||2011|
|Wills vs. Trusts||Will Plans vs. Trust Plans||2010|
|2010 Repeal of the Estate Tax||Repeal of the Estate Tax and its Effect on You||2010|
|S. Wallace Edwards & Sons v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 353 F.3d 367 (4th Cir. 2003)||Motion for summary judgment in our favor was affirmed on appeal.|
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