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."
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; Band 2, Virginia 2018; Band 4, 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, 2008-2019
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trust and Estates, Woodward and White, 2003-2012, 2014-2020
Named to "Legal Elite,” Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2004-2015
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
McGuireWoods Again Earns Nationwide Honors in Chambers High Net Worth Guide
July 19, 2019
McGuireWoods Earns Nationwide Ranking in Prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide
August 7, 2018
McGuireWoods’ Private Wealth Services Group Again Earns Top U.S. Rankings in Chambers High Net Worth Guide
September 19, 2017