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Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, LLC opened in late 1997. Fred Tansill has over 30 years of legal experience. Prior to starting his own firm, Fred was a partner at McGuire Woods and more recently Verner Liipfert (now DLA Piper). Fred launched his own practice focused on counseling professionals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors. Fred also represents the closely-held business and investment entities and estates and trusts in which his individual clients are involved, as well as trust companies and non-profit organizations. The firm is committed to listen and to provide highly customized documents, prompt attention, and timely service.

Among the firm’s areas of expertise are:

  • Sophisticated Estate Tax and Gift Tax Planning/Wills & Trusts
  • Asset Protection Planning: Domestic and Offshore
  • Charitable Planning Including Lead and Remainder Trusts, Private Foundations
  • Expeditious and Economical Estate and Trust Administration
  • Advice to Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries/Disputes
  • International Estate Planning, Offshore Trusts
  • Planning for Closely-Held Business and Investment Entities
  • S & C Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, Family Limited Partnerships
  • Marital Agreements
  • Tax Planning and Disputes
  • All Local Jurisdictions
  • Expert Witness

Some of the honors Fred has received throughout his career are:

  • Chairman, Trusts and Estates Section, Virginia State Bar
  • Chairman, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
  • A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC—elected by peers)
  • Quoted regularly in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal
  • Listed in Washingtonian magazine (four times) as one of "Best Lawyers in Washington" and listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years
  • Co-Chaired Virginia Bar Committee which wrote Ethical Rules for Lawyers Serving as Fiduciaries
  • President, Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
  • President, Northern Virginia Community Foundation
  • Lectures nationally

Contact us

For your estate planning needs in Virginia, contact the law firm of Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, LLC in McLean.

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