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The Law Office of JAMES D. FIFE


The Law Office of James D. Fife is an Arlington, Virginia, estate planning law firm that serves the Washington, D.C. Metro area, including Fairfax, Alexandria, Falls Church, Vienna and the surrounding communities of Northern Virginia. James D. Fife provides estate planning services for accountants, attorneys, other professionals, business owners, consultants, federal government employees, retirees and other individuals.


In many cases, a person who is not a lawyer serves as a personal representative of an estate, i.e., as an executor or administrator. A personal representative normally has significant responsibilities that require him or her to perform a number of tasks within specified time periods. It is frequently necessary for personal representatives to engage a lawyer to provide assistance by performing specific tasks or giving advice about various matters.


The formation of a business organization, the purchase of the assets of a business and the dissolution of a business organization are examples of transactions that affect the fundamental legal or financial structure of business organizations. Business owners engaged in those types of transactions frequently confront complex issues.


Arlington, Virginia Trust & Estates and Business Lawyer

Providing estate planning, business planning and tax planning advice that helps individuals and families identify and meet their wealth management goals.

The firm serves clients in the northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Vienna and the surrounding communities. The firm also assists clients from other areas who have legal problems that fall within the firm’s practice areas.

The Law Office of James D. Fife provides individuals and small businesses in Northern Virginia with effective legal counsel in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate administration and business planning, with a special focus on related tax consequences.

Practicing in Arlington, Virginia, estate planning, attorney James D. Fife has substantial experience helping small business owners and other individuals meet estate planning and tax planning goals for themselves and their families.

As an experienced business law attorney, James D. Fife helps clients choose the most appropriate forms of organization for their businesses and provides advice about related income tax planning matters. Mr. Fife uses his practice experience and educational background, including a graduate law degree in taxation, to help clients identify and resolve federal income tax issues that arise in the areas of estate planning, probate and business planning.

The firm provides comprehensive legal services that address the specific concerns and requirements of its clients. The firm also assists clients by preparing documents that are customized to meet their individual objectives.

Communication between an attorney and his or her client is an important part of legal representation. An exchange of information between the lawyer and client is necessary to ensure that both the attorney and the client have the information required to participate effectively in the representation.

In its representation of clients, the Law Office of James D. Fife encourages effective attorney-client communication. The firm provides clients with advice that enables them to make informed decisions about issues that relate to their objectives. When alternative arrangements may be used to accomplish a client’s objectives, Mr. Fife helps the client compare those alternatives by giving advice about the legal and tax consequences of each arrangement.

Contact the Law Office of James D. Fife for an initial consultation to answer any questions about the firm’s services in the areas of estate planning, estate administration or business law.