Scott W. Masselli Attorney

Scott represents high net worth individuals, fiduciaries, and tax-exempt organizations on a range of tax and trust and estate matters

Scott focuses his estate planning and administration practice on advising high net worth individuals and families on their tax and non-tax objectives in transferring wealth to future generations. As a member of McGuireWoods’ fiduciary advisory services team, Scott routinely advises fiduciaries on tax and administration matters involving the fiduciary’s diverse duties and broad-ranging discretionary decisions.

Scott also represents tax-exempt organizations on establishment and compliance matters. Scott advises new organizations on creating the organizational structure and obtaining tax-exempt status. Scott also represents existing organizations on corporate governance and federal and state compliance matters such as restricted gifts to public charities, excess benefit transactions, and joint solicitation efforts between tax-exempt organizations and for-profit entities.

During law school, Scott assisted McGuireWoods’ tax controversy team in providing pro bono services to low-income taxpayers through William & Mary’s Federal Tax Clinic and the Community Tax Law Project in Richmond.

  • William & Mary Law School, JD, cum laude, William & Mary Law Review, 2015
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BA, Economics, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Estate and Gift Tax Valuation," 2020 Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Virtual Conference, September 16, 2020
  • Speaker, "Income Tax Planning for the Medium-Sized Estate: Strategies for Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts," Richmond Trust Administrators Council, Richmond, VA, November 13, 2019
  • Speaker, "Tips to Avoid Becoming the Subject of Fiduciary Litigation," Virginia CLE 38th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, Fairfax, VA, October 21, 2019
  • Speaker, "Dealing with the Family Trust: Challenges and Opportunities," Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, February 7, 2019
  • Co-presenter, "Fixing the Broken Trust: Modifying, Restructuring and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts," Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association CLE, November 14, 2018
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics for Nonprofits," 16th Annual Nonprofit Seminar, October 11, 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Estate Planning with Portability: Opportunities and Strategies," Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association CLE, November 29, 2017
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Tax Court
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