Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay.& Lucy& Coates, P.C.

Lynchburg, Virginia, Law Firm

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Firm Overview

Teamwork and strategic vision are the hallmarks of Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC Our attorneys excel at resolving complex legal issues. We strive to provide our clients with risk-management strategies to mitigate legal disputes, anticipate tax consequences, and manage other complications. We represent commercial clients and individuals at all levels of the court system with issues such as business formation, tax and estate planning, and family law. Attorney Terrance Dunn is also a certified public accountant (CPA). As a tax lawyer and CPA, Mr. Dunn can fully address the tax advantages and complications of virtually all legal transactions.

Please contact Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , to arrange your consultation with a tax lawyer.

Integrated services
At Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , we take pride in offering integrated services geared to the specific needs of our clients. For example, a business law client may also have needs that involve tax planning, a commercial real estate purchase, and estate planning. We are highly experienced in complex estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation. A criminal defense client wants to feel confident in our trial experience. A physician may use us to defend a malpractice suit and protect their hard-earned assets. Our relationships with physicians and others in the medical field allow us to fully address the needs of our injured clients-we strive to help with maximum medical and financial recovery. We assist our clients with their immediate goals, engage them in risk-management strategies, and facilitate resolution of their disputes.

We invite you to contact Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , to schedule your consultation.
Main Office

Main Office
1045 Cottontown Road
Lynchburg  VA  24503

Phone
  • (434) 528-3400
Fax
Estate Planning
Virginia Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys
Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , provides a complete range of estate planning and probate services to individuals and families. We address issues of business succession planning, asset protection, and the tax implications of virtually every document we draft. Whether your need for estate planning and probate is basic or complex, consider our firm for legal help.

Are you interested in speaking with a lawyer regarding your estate planning and probate needs? Contact Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , today to schedule your consultation.

Complete estate planning
Recognizing each client as an integral part of the estate planning process, we carefully craft estate plans tailored to your specific needs. We ask insightful questions to gain a clear understanding of our clients' desires. Additionally, attorney Terrance Dunn is also a certified public accountant (CPA). His knowledge of tax planning and the tax implications and purpose of every document is based on his extensive knowledge of IRS tax laws and extensive estate planning experience. Our firm regularly assists clients with estate planning documents such as:
-Wills
-Trusts
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Revocable living trusts
-Life insurance trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Family limited partnerships and business succession planning
-Medicaid planning

Probate litigation
Our firm excels at resolving complex legal issues. Probate litigation is a complex area of law, rife with potential for familial and legal disputes. We represent proponents and contestants of wills in probate court. We also represent individuals with IRS death tax concerns, relying upon the experience of Mr. Dunn to fully address estate tax implications. As experienced litigators, we always strive to resolve our clients' most pressing concerns.

Additionally, we assist executors and administrators through the estate administration process to help them meet their responsibilities. Contact Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , today to learn more.

Terrance Dunn

Areas of Practice:
-Business & Commercial Law
-Business Organizations
-Contracts
-Elder Law
-Estate Planning
-Probate & Estate Administration
-Taxation Law
-IRS Disputes
-Trusts
-Wills
-Certification/Specialties:
-Certified Public Accountant, Ohio, 1981

Bar Admissions:
-Virginia, 1989
-California, 1986
-U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1997
-U.S. Tax Court, 1993

Education:
-Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1985
--J.D.
--Honors: Cum Laude
-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1979
--B.S.
--Major: Accountancy
Education
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Bevin R. Alexander Jr.

Areas of Practice:
-Construction and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Law
-Ethics & Professional Responsibility
-Health & Health Care Law
-Insurance Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-Legal Malpractice
-Litigation & Appeals
-Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions:
-Virginia, 1982
-U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1982
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
-U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1982

Education:
-Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1981
--J.D.
--Honors: Law Review

-University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1976
--B.A.
--Honors: With Distinction
--Major: Anthropology
--Major: History
Education
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Prescott H. Gay Sr.

Areas of Practice:
-Real Estate (Commercial and Residential)

Bar Admissions:
-Virginia, 1979
-U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1980
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1990

Education:
-University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
--J.D.

-Hampden-Sydney College, Hamden-Sydney, Virginia
--B.A.
--Major: History
Education
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

J. Barrett Lucy

Areas of Practice:
-Construction and Suretyship Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Landlord and Tenant Law
-Collection and Enforcement Law
-Insurance Law

Bar Admissions:
-U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
-U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
-Virginia

Education:
-University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2002
--Visiting

-University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 2002
--J.D.

-Lynchburg College, 1999
--B.A
--Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works:
-Deal or No Deal? Clarifying Gray Areas in Construction Contracting, (Co-Author), Virginia Lawyer Magazine, Volume 55 No. 3 (October), 2006
-Construction Law, (Co-Author), 40 U. RICH. L. REV., 143, 2005

Honors and Awards:
-The Best Lawyers in America, 2012
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009
-Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008
-Awarded Roanoke Bar Association Volunteer Service Award for over 25 hours of pro bono and community service, 2006
Education
  • University of Memphis School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Gary Mitchell Coates

Gary M. Coates has been providing comprehensive legal services in the Central Virginia area since 1987. He was born in Lynchburg, VA in 1956 and was raised in Campbell County graduating from Rustburg High School. His family owned and operated a restaurant, motel, and cattle farm. Gary has been married since 1980 to artist and legal assistant Ayn F. Coates. Together, they have two daughters. He is active in the Lynchburg Community having served on the Boards of a number of local organizations. He has served as President of the Lynchburg Bar Association and was elected as the Central VA representative to the Virginia State Bar Association. In 2005, he was awarded the Lynchburg Pro Bono Award by the Virginia Legal Aid Society.

Areas of Practice:
-Employment Law
-Personal Injury
-Family Law
-Collections

Litigation Percentage:
-75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Virginia, 1987
-U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989
-U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1989
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Education:
-University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, --Virginia
--J.D
--Honors: McNeil Honor Society
--Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, 1985 - 1987

-College of William & Mary, Williamsburg
--B.A
--Major: Geology

-Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987
--M.S.
--Major: Environmental Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:
-Doss v. Jamco, VA Trial Lawyer Association, 1996
-Employment Law, VA CLE, 1997

Honors and Awards:
-Lynchburg Pro-Bono Award, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-State Bar Council, 2001 - 2007
-Lynchburg Bar Association, 2001 - Present
-President
-Virginia State Bar


Past Employment Positions:
-McGuino Woods, Associate, 1987 - 1988
-Fralin, Feinman, Coates & Kinnier, P.C., Partner, 1988 - 2006
-Gary M. Coates, 2006 - 2013
-Freeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC, 2013 - Present

Pro Bono Activities:
-Virginia Legal Aid Society, 1988 - Present
-Fraternities/Sororities:
-Sigma Chi
Education
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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