John B. O'Grady


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  • William & Mary Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, 1985
  • University of Michigan, BA, magna cum laude, 1981
  • Virginia

Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Past Chair; Board of Governors, Trusts & Estates Section, Virginia State Bar

Member, Legislative Committee, Trust and Estates Section, Virginia Bar Association

President, The Anne Carter & Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation

Vice President, The Windsor Foundation

Advisory Board, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Member, The Cecil and Edna Hopkins Foundation

Member, The Gertrude M. Conduff Foundation

President, Maymont Foundation, 2001-2002

Member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Virginia

Member, Trust Administrators Council

Member, United States Law Firm Group, Inc.

Board of Trustees, Commonwealth Catholic Charities/Commonwealth Human Services Foundation

John's practice concentrates on estate and gift taxation, generation-skipping transfer taxes, estate planning, estate administration, and fiduciary litigation. He is a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and past chair of the Virginia State Bar Trusts and Estates Section.

He has served as an adjunct professor at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary where he taught estate planning and wealth transfers. He has also taught estate planning, and estate and gift taxation at Virginia Commonwealth University.

"While taxes are certainly an important issue, knowing that your family and business affairs are in order takes primary importance."

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John B O'Grady
T: +1 804 775 1023F: +1 804 698 2132Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Advising family businesses on succession planning.

Preparation of estate planning documents.

Preparation of estate, gift and generation-skipping tax returns.

Advising corporate executors and trustees.

Settling fiduciary disputes.

Handling audits of estates, gift and generation-skipping tax returns.

Named a "Notable Practitioner," Private Wealth Law, Band 1, Nationwide, 2016, 2017; Eastern U.S., 2018; Chambers HNW Guide

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Wealth Management: Eastern Region, Nationwide, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2012-2016

Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers,” Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2017

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trust and Estates, Woodward and White, 2003-2012, 2014-2018

Named to "Legal Elite,” Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2004-2015

Speaker, New Developments in Wealth Planning, McGuireWoods LLP Complimentary Seminar, October 24, 2017
Speaker, New Developments in Wealth Planning, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, October 26, 2016
Speaker, "Issues In Decanting and Related Planning Opportunities" and "Avoiding IRS Audits and Defending Oneself in an Audit," Be a Road Warrior, Not Road Kill: Issues Confronting Fiduciaries, October 2015
Speaker, "An Estate Planner's Perspective on Recent Developments - The Year in Review," 41st Annual Recent Developments in the Law: News from the Courts and General Assembly, June 18, 2015
Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law," 43rd Annual University of Richmond Estate Planning Seminar, May 13, 2015
Speaker, Heckerling Update, Professional Advisory Council ("PAC"), February 19, 2015
Speaker, Recent Developments, The Estate Planning Council of Richmond, February 3, 2015
Speaker, Current Developments - Tax Update, Baltimore Estate Planning Council, January 28, 2015
Speaker, Recent Developments, Virginia Beach Estate Planning Council, January 20, 2015
Speaker, "Welcome and Introduction," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, October 22, 2014
Speaker, "Investment Decisions Including Issues with Closely Held Businesses Facing Trustees" and "Fiduciary Litigation Update," What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You, October 7, 2014
Speaker, "Federal Tax Law Updates and Planning Opportunities," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Speaker, "Recent Tax Developments," "Planning in Light of the 2012 Tax Act," and "Fiduciary Litigation Update," Surmounting the Current Challenges: Issues Confronting Professional Fiduciaries, October 10, 2013
Speaker, "The New World of Estate Planning After the 2012 Tax Act," 41st Annual Estate Planning Seminar, University of Richmond, May 21, 2013
Speaker, Who’s on First? Issues Confronting Professional Fiduciaries, The Fiduciary Advisory Services Seminar, co-presented by the Fiduciary Education Center, October 9, 2012
Speaker, Taxation Conference
Speaker, Estate Planning Seminar
Speaker, "Recent Tax Developments," Baltimore Estate Planning Council
Speaker, Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar
Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law," Virginia CLE, June 2012
Speaker, Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation, University of Virginia, June 2011
Speaker, The Trust Advisors Forum
Speaker, Edward Jones CPE/CLE Broadcast
Speaker, Financial Planning Association of the National Chapter, May 2011
Speaker, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
Speaker, Richmond Apartment Owners Association