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Brian A. Boys

Estate planning Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Planning for families in all stages of life. Planning for families including members with special needs. Planning for seniors.

    15 years

  2. Guardianship
    20%
    Guardianships and Conservatorships. Brian also servers as Guardian ad litem in guardianship and conservatorship cases.

    15 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Estate and Trust Administration in all Hampton Roads Circuit Courts.

    15 years

  4. Trusts
    20%
    Special Needs Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Pet Trusts.

    15 years

PROVIDING ESTATE PLANNING, SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING, AND LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING SOLUTIONS.

Brian’s primary practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Special Needs Planning, and Personal Injury Settlement Consulting and Litigation in support of each of these areas. Brian is also qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults.

Location

Atlantic Law PLC
5265 Providence Road
Suite 303
Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

Reviews

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Posted by Pam | May 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let's hear it for the Boys
I was referred to Brian Boys by a friend in the legal community. My experience with Brian was nothing but positive. He was very knowledgable and responsive to all of my needs promptly. I could not have asked for a better outcome. I would highly recommend Brian Boys to anyone that needs Estate Planning or matters related to Elder Law.
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Posted by Juia | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A compassionate and knowledgeable advocate.
Mr. Boys was recommended to me by a high school friend whose husband is an attorney of long-standing in Norfolk. Mr. Boys had handled their estate needs and they were vastly impressed. I found him professional, kind, communicative, prepared, knowledgeable and on point. As my relative was ill and housebound, Mr. Boys made a house call to assess his needs and later dropped drafts off and returned for a will-signing at the nursing home. I can't say enough about Mr. Boys' lawyering skills, integrity and humanity. A consummate professional in every regard. I HIGHLY recommend him for any and all estate planning concerns. I will rest easier knowing that my loved one's estate was in Mr. Boys' capable hands.
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Posted by Fred | October 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did excellent estate planning work for us after our move.
After our retirement move to Norfolk, VA, which coincided with the sudden death of our longtime attorney in NY, we needed our wills, living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, and such all redone, carefully but quickly. Brian came highly recommended to us, and after one confidence-inspiring consultation we hired him, breathed a sigh of relief, and counted our blessings to have been directed his way. Brian did an excellent job for us throughout a process that was at every timely step clear, comfortable, organized, and efficient. We will highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Richard and Lisa Gregovich | May 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate and Trust Planning
We needed to organize our estate planning and had been searching for a lawyer for over a year. Mr. Boys was recommended to us by our financial advisor and our banker. A very well spoken and knowledgeable attorney, we were able to get all our needs met. If you want an attorney who is not only a specialist in estate planning and who actually listens to what you want to do, Mr. Brian Boys is the only person I would recommend.
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Posted by Donna | October 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Brian is very knowledgable in estate planning, wills and special trusts. In addition to his knowledge, his kindness, patience, and experience helped my family maneuver through all of the legalities involved in the administation of my mother's estate. I really do not know how anyone that has been designated as an executor of an estate can figure out everything on their own. I can't thank Brian enough for his expertise and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jamie | January 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Boys
Mr. Boys was very detailed and quick to respond on our case to obtain guardianship of our mentally disabled son, he made the process as painless as possible
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conservatorship and Trust Arrangements
Brian was extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with in establishing a Conservatorship and Trust for my niece. He is very knowledgeable in this area. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Professional
Mr. Boys was recommeded to me through a care giving facility. My case had many details that needed attention. He was sharp and efficient. The issues that were new to him were researched and thorough answers were offered in a timely manner. He was able to negotiate well with others to make some of the complexities of my case seem like a breeze. After my Guardianship hearing was successfully completed, he made himself available to help to resolve my hearing in Florida to determine the amount of extended support his father would continue to provide after age 18. The law firm that I worked with in Florida mentioned more than once what a pleasure he was to work with. He was of great assistance to them. Finally, Mr. Boys helped me with other planning, including an updated Will, and developing a new Trust account in Virginia that would help to establish a means of payment of his extended support that will protect my son from loosing his disability benefits in Virginia. Mr Boys seemed to be genuine/sincere, sharp and professional. I felt that his fees were fair and his work was excellent. I would highly recommend Mr. Boys to anyone who needs legal help.
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Posted by Mary | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Mr. Boys handled my parents' situation with great concern and professionalism. I would highly recommend him to assist you and your family with estate issues and planning.
Posted by Matthew | April 13, 2015
Estate Planning
Very helpful when dealing with my legal matter. Appreciated it!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Attorney at Law
  • Atlantic Law PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Oast & Taylor PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Oast & Hook, PC
  • 2009 - 2012

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Appointment of Guardian & Conservator
  • Parents appointed as Guardian & Conservator
  • Apointment of Guardian
  • Guardian appointed
  • Guardianship of Individual with Special Needs
  • Guardians appointed
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Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Virginia chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lefcoe Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Board of Directors; President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lefcoe Almuni Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Lefcoe Alumni Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Program
  • Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund
  • 2013
  • Excellence for the Future - Highest Grade in Contracts class
  • CALI
  • 2007
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1991
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Chesapeake Parks and Recreation 55 and Better Program
  • Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Financial Advisors meeting
  • Estate Planning Perils
  • 2018
  • 2018 Tidewater Autism Summit
  • Guardianships, Conservatorships, and the Alternatives
  • 2018
  • Zion Baptist Church Wills and Probate Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2017
  • Zion Baptist Church Wills and Probate Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2015
  • Senior Law Day - Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Monumental United Methodist Church
  • Common Estate Planning Errors
  • 2015
  • EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics
  • Capacity Required to Execute Estate Planning Documents
  • 2015
  • Churchland Rotary Club
  • Common Estate Planning Errors
  • 2015
  • Portsmouth Task Force on Aging
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Portsmouth Senior Station
  • Powers of Attorney
  • 2014
  • Virginia Beach Civic League
  • Is Your Estate Plan in Order?
  • 2013
  • Various Churches in Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Seniors Group of Portsmouth Church
  • Common Errors in Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Seminar at Roger Brown's Restaurant, Portsmouth, VA
  • Common Errors in Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Various churches in Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2012
  • September 2012, Princess Anne AARP
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Lions Club of Virginia Beach
  • Top 10 Mistakes made in Planning for Your Future
  • 2012
  • Financial Advisory Breakfast
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Disabled Veterans of America - Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance Benefits
  • 2012
  • Various churches in Hampton Roads
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2011
  • South Norfolk Community Meeting
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Navy Transition Forum
  • Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • 2011
  • Eggleston Services
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2011
  • Churchland House- Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance Benefits
  • 2011
  • Various churches in Hampton Roads
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2010
  • Various churches in Hampton Roads
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Brian
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is very committed to the legal profession and evidences it in his skill in assisting those with estate planning needs. While he is versed in all facets of estate planning, he is especially adept in Medicaid/Special Needs planning. He is also empathetic to his clients’ needs and brings a very pleasant demeanor to the attorney/client relationship."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work With Brian on several matters over the last 3 years. He is bright, hardworking and an extremely talented advocate and advisor. I will continue to work with Brian, and unqualifiedly endorse him as an outstanding estate, trust, special needs and probate attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Brian. He is a consummate professional who excels in every facet of his practice. I look forward to working with him again."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a diligent advocate and careful in his work. I gladly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He's a great attorney who understands the importance of client-focused service."
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Virginia Beach Estate planning Lawyer Brian A. Boys
Brian A. Boys
Estate planning Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available