Abbey L. Farnsworth

Associate

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Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Abbey’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, estate and gift taxation, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.  Abbey also advises executors and trustees in matters involving estate and trust administration.  Her work also includes charitable gift planning and international tax and estate 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. 

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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

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