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.
BUSINESS LAW AND BUSINESS PLANNING
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.