Benjamin S. Candland

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Practices
Education
  • William & Mary Law School, JD, 2004
  • Brigham Young University, BA, 2001
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association

Member, Taxation Section; Trusts and Estates Section, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Trusts and Estates Section, Virginia State Bar

Member, The Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Virginia

Secretary, Trust Administrators Council of Richmond

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Ben's practice involves estate planning, estate administration, estate and gift taxation, and fiduciary litigation. He provides individual clients with advice on various estate planning matters involving estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

He also advises fiduciaries concerning the administration of trusts and estates and related tax issues. He regularly represents corporate fiduciaries, individual fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in fiduciary litigation matters, will contests and trust reformations.

While earning his JD, Ben was a member of the editorial board of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

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Benjamin S Candland
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800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representing corporate trustee of trusts with assets in excess of $1 billion.

Reformation of testamentary trusts to qualify as charitable remainder trusts - saving millions of dollars in unnecessary taxes.

Advising and assisting clients regarding the tax-efficient transmission of family-owned business to younger generations, including the strategic use of partnerships, LLCs, grantor trusts, reorganizations, recapitalizations, employee benefit plans, buy-sell agreements and installment sales.

Establishing charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts for clients with net worth in excess of $200 million.

Obtaining favorable private letter rulings from the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service regarding estate and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.

Representing corporate fiduciaries in general fiduciary claims, including actions for removal and improper investments.

Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Estate & Probate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013

Co-author, "Intricacies of the Uniform Principal and Income Act – Part 1," Estate Planning, May 2017
Author, "Charitable Planning Opportunities in Times of Low Interest Rates," Practical Tax Strategies, December 2015
Co-author, Fiduciary and Trust Activities Workbook, American Bankers Association, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Editions
Co-author, Tax Law and Tax Planning Workbook, American Bankers Association, 2013, 2014, 2015 Editions
Co-author, "Early Termination of Charitable Remainder Trusts," Practical Tax Strategies, November 2013
Author, "Repairing the Broken Trust: Modifying and Restructuring Irrevocable Trusts," Continuing Education Written Materials, Web Credenza, Continuing Education Written Materials, Web Credenza, 2010
Co-author, "Selected Legal Issues Affecting the Elderly Client," Continuing Education Written Materials, National Business Institute, 2010
Speaker, "Recent Trends in Estate and Trust Administration," Richmond Estate Planning Council, April 2017
Speaker, "Basic Estate Planning Documents," Life Planning Series, Westminster Canterbury, December 2016
Co-presenter, "Tips and Practices for Avoiding Fiduciary Litigation," In-House Seminar for Bank and Corporate Trustees, November 2016
Speaker, "State and Federal Trust and Estate Law Updates," New Developments and Wealth Planning, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, October 2016
Speaker, "Managing Charitable Bequests to Avoid Litigation," 14th Annual Nonprofit Seminar - Staying Current in a Changing Landscape, October 2016
Speaker, "Closely Held Businesses: Recent Cases of Interest for Fiduciaries," National Trust Closely Held Business Association Conference, October 2016
Co-presenter, "A Primer on Decanting," In-House Continuing Education Webinar for Bank and Corporate Trustees, September 2016
Speaker, "Estate Planning in Light of the Proposed 2704 Regulations," Richmond Trust Administrators Council, September 2016
Speaker, "Decanting and Otherwise Modifying Irrevocable Trusts," Professional Education Broadcast Network, February 2016
Co-presenter, "Uniform Prudent Investor Act: What Fiduciaries and Planners Should Know," In-House Continuing Education Webinar for Bank and Corporate Trustees, October 2015
Speaker, "2015 Estate Planning Updates," Financial Planning Association of Central Virginia Forum, June 2015
Co-presenter, "Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Principal and Income Act, Third Restatement Trusts: What All Estate Planners Need to Know," National Business Institute National Teleconference, June 2015
Co-presenter, "Uniform Principal and Income Act: What Fiduciaries and Planners Should Know," In-House Continuing Education Webinar for Bank and Corporate Trustees, June 2015
Speaker, Fiduciary Litigation Roundtable, American Bankers Association, May 2015
Speaker, "Virginia Trust and Estate Law Updates," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, October 2014
Speaker, "Business Succession: Transitioning to the Next Generation," 42nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar, University of Richmond, May 2014
Speaker, "Recent Litigation Involving Trust & Fiduciary Matters," Virginia Bankers Association Trust and Wealth Management Conference, May 2014
Speaker, "2014 Federal Estate Tax Update," Virginia Gift Planning Council, April 2014
Speaker, "Repairing the Broken Trust: Modifying and Restructuring Irrevocable Trusts," Professional Education Broadcast Network, January 2014
Speaker, "Virginia Trust and Estate Law Updates," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, October 2013
Speaker, "Planning with Grantor Trusts," 35th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference, October 2013
Speaker, "Administering Estates with Complex Assets," 41st Annual Estate Planning Seminar, University of Richmond, May 2013
Speaker, "Changes in Virginia Trust Law," Virginia Next Estate Planning Council, April 2013
Speaker, "Advice for Fiduciaries in Dealing with Beneficiaries with Additions," Richmond Trust Administrators Council, December 2012
Speaker, "Changes in Virginia Trust Law," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, McGuireWoods LLP, October 2012
Speaker, "2012 Federal Estate Tax Update," National Business Institute, September 2012
Speaker, "2012 Estate Planning Update," University of Richmond Estate Planning Seminar, May 2012
Speaker, "2012 Federal Estate Tax Update," 10th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Tax Section Meeting, May 2012
Speaker, "Restructuring Irrevocable Trusts In Light of Changing Circumstances," Professional Education Broadcast Network, 2011
Speaker, "Issues Affecting the Elderly Client," Richmond Paralegal Association, 2011
Speaker, "Repairing the Broken Trust: Modifying, Restructuring and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts Under Virginia Law," University of Richmond Estate Planning Seminar, 2011
Speaker, "Issues in the Administration of a Virginia Estate," Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2010
Speaker, "Repairing the Broken Trust: Modifying and Restructuring Irrevocable Trusts," Professional Education Broadcast Network, 2010
Speaker, "Selected Legal Issues Affecting the Elderly Client," Continuing Education Seminar, National Business Institute, 2010
Speaker, "Being Thorough to Close the Estate Without a Hitch," Continuing Education Seminar, 2009
Speaker, "Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory and Handling Claims Against the Estate," Continuing Education Seminar, 2009