Kevin G. Bender


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  • William & Mary Law School, JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Communications Editor, William & Mary Law Review, 2016
  • University of Virginia, BA, Christiantiy and Judaisim in Antiquity, with Distinction, Dean’s List, 2008
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Tax Court

Member, Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section, Business Planning Group, American Bar Association

Kevin’s practice focuses on the representation of high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, and financial institutions with respect to a variety of tax, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and general business matters. 

Before becoming an attorney, Kevin worked for six years as a senior accountant and financial analyst for a large private insurance and retirement services corporation, managing the accounting and financial reporting for a $500 million business unit and performing purchase accounting for acquisitions collectively valued at over three billion dollars.  From this experience, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge regarding accounting, corporate finance, insurance, financial planning and analysis, and general business strategy to the practice of law.    

During law school, Kevin assisted McGuireWoods attorneys in providing pro bono services to low-income taxpayers through William & Mary’s Federal Tax Clinic and the Community Tax Law Project.  He also served as a summer legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission through the Student Honors Program and as a legal extern for the Hon. Justice LeRoy F. Millette, Jr., of the Supreme Court of Virginia.    

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Kevin Bender
T: +1 804 775 7624F: +1 804 698 2224Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Represented numerous high net worth individuals in complex estate planning matters and complex financial transactions.

Provided financial, tax, and general business advice and planning to owners of closely held businesses.

Represented large financial institutions in fiduciary litigation relating to the administration of trusts and estates. 

Co-author, "Employment Cases and Planning Implications," ABA Tax Times, Vol. 37, No. 1, November 2017
Author, Giving the Average Investor the Keys to the Kingdom: How the Federal Securities Laws Facilitate Wealth Inequality, 15 J. Bus. & Sec. L. 1, 2016
Speaker, "Portability: 7 Years Later," 36th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 31, 2017
Speaker, "Recent Self-Employment Cases and Planning Implications," ABA RPTE/Tax Section Joint Fall Meeting, September 15, 2017