Skeen Law Offices

Skeen Law Offices

A Respected Virginia Law Firm Since 1988

Firm Overview

Experienced lawyers delivering valuable legal solutions in Charlottesville
Skeen Law Offices is a well-established practice in Charlottesville, Virginia providing guidance and representation in tax law, wills and estates and business law.

Founder James E. Skeen is joined by attorney, Diane J. Stoeberl and Richard B. Reiter and they deliver superior responsiveness in meeting the legal needs of small businesses and individuals. We listen to your concerns and we make your interests our top priority.

Whether you are looking at tax issues in your estate planning, have a tax controversy case or are starting a business, Skeen Law Offices helps you achieve your goals. From start to finish, we make sure you understand your rights and are committed to protecting those rights as your trusted legal advisors.

Successfully serving clients in Charlottesville
Skeen Law Offices represents businesses and individuals in the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and throughout Virginia.

Skeen Law Offices has award-winning lawyers. We have earned the respect of clients and the legal community in Virginia. Attorney James E. Skeen has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards. Mr. Skeen is also a certified public accountant (CPA) and has a thorough understanding of tax law. This experience combined with his business and litigation skills can bring successful results for clients facing tax issues.
Main Office

Main Office
258 East High Street
Queen Charlotte Square
Charlottesville  VA  22902-5178

  • 434-293-9664
Estate Planning
Virginia Estates Attorneys
Estate planning
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. When devising an estate plan, Skeen Law Offices considers how best to protect your children, support your loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.

James E. Skeen thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

James Skeen


Areas of practice
-Estate planning
-Contested wills
-Estate administration
-Trusts and estates
-Asset protection
-Powers of attorney
-Conservation easements
-Estate and gift taxation
-Wealth preservation
-Family business successions
-Federal tax controversies
-Tax audits
-Tax appeals
-Business taxation
-Business law
-Real estate
-Land use
-Business formation
-Closely held business law
-Limited liability company law
-Buying and selling of businesses
-Corporate law
-Partnership law
-Pension and profit sharing plans
-Nonprofit and charitable organizations
-Commercial real estate
-Boundary disputes

Admitted to practice
-District of Columbia, 1978
-Virginia, 1979
-U.S. Tax Court, 1980
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

-Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 1978
-Brigham Young University, M.Acc., 1978
-Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1975

Professional memberships
-Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
-Virginia State Bar
-American Bar Association
-President, Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, 19881989

-Born in Ogden, Utah
-Fluent in French
-Executive Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 19771978
-Certified Public Accountant, Utah, 1978
-Trustee, Southern Virginia University, 2001present
-General Counsel and Executive Board Member, Stonewall Jackson Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2010present
  • Brigham Young University
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Diane J. Stoeberl

Areas of practice
-Tax Law
-Estate Planning
-Trusts and Estates

Admitted to practice
-New Jersey, 1996
-New York, 1997
-Virginia, 2011

Law School
-Cornell University J.D. cum laude Class of 1995
-New York University Class of 2003 LL.M.

-Cornell University Class of 1992 A.B.

-Born in October 25,1971
  • Cornell University
    Juris Doctorate , 1995

Richard B. Reiter

Areas of practice
-Tax Controversies
-Tax Audits
-Tax Appeals
-State Taxation
-State Tax Controversies
-State Income Tax
-Sales and Use Tax
-Federal Income Tax
-Federal Income Tax Controversies
-Criminal Taxation
-Criminal Tax Audits
-Employment Tax
-Federal Taxation
-Tax Collection
-Tax Evasion
-Tax Fraud
-Tax Law
-Tax Litigation
-Taxation of Foreign Nationals
-Military Courts Martial
-Military Criminal Law
-Military Law
-Military Justice
-Estate Administration
-Corporate Formation

Admitted to practice
-Colorado, 2001 (Inactive)
-Alabama, 2004 (Inactive)
-District of Columbia, 2011
-U. S. Tax Court, 2011
-Virginia, 2012

-Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2011
-George Washington University, J. D., with honors, 2001
-University of Alabama, B. A., 1993

Professional Memberships
-Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
-Virginia State Bar

-Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Air Force Reserve, 1998-present
-Captain, U. S. Air Force, 1994-1998

-Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review, 2000-2001
-Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies Honorary Society), 1998
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    LL.M. , 2011