Abbey L. Farnsworth


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  • New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2016
  • Michigan State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Associate Editor, MSU Law Review, 2014
  • University of Michigan, BS, Kinesiology, Dean’s List, 2009
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Trusts and Estate Section, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Tax Section, Virginia Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Selected Corp Member, Teach for America, 2009-2011

Lifelong Member, Delta Delta Delta

Abbey’s practice focuses on international income and transfer tax planning for non-U.S. individuals, families and trusts, as well as on domestic estate planning, estate administration, and estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for high net worth individuals.  She has experience assisting in the design and implementation of structures that address multijurisdictional tax challenges, information reporting (including FATCA and CRS), and other issues confronted by both U.S. and non-U.S. clients.  Abbey also advises executors and trustees in matters involving estate and trust administration.  Her work also includes charitable gift planning.

Prior to arriving at McGuireWoods, LLP, Abbey worked as an associate in a New York law firm, advising clients on various estate and gift taxation matters and international estate planning and tax compliance.

Abbey is licensed to practice in New York and Virginia.  She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law, where she was an Editor for the Michigan State Law Review.  She received a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.

Abbey is an avid Michigan Football fan and skier. Before entering the law she was a corps member with Teach For America in Kansas City, Missouri and continues to be an advocate for education reform.

Abby Farnsworth
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Co-author, "Intricacies of the Uniform Principal and Income Act – Part 3," Estate Planning, July 2017
Co-author, "Intricacies of the Uniform Principal and Income Act – Part 2," Estate Planning, June 2017
Co-author, "Intricacies of the Uniform Principal and Income Act – Part 1," Estate Planning, May 2017
Co-author, "The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: American Legal Imperialism," ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2015
Author, "Cleaning Up the Blood, Sweat, and Tears of the Super Bowl [Sex Trade]: What Host Cities Must Do in Preparation for Major Sporting Events to Combat Sex Trafficking," Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 2013
Speaker, "Developments in Tax Law," University of Mary Washington Estate Planning Council, December 7, 2017