Helping clients gain peace of mind for more than 20 years
If you want to secure your legacy and make sure that your assets, business and family are taken care of in the years ahead, it's important to put your trust in an experienced attorney. For more than 20 years, people in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Northern Virginia and the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area have been successfully bringing their estate planning and probate issues to Patience Ann Alexander, P.C. for proper guidance. Whether the matter concerns your family or your closely held business, Attorney Alexander has the thorough knowledge of the law necessary to achieve the effective results you are looking for. From her office in Old Town, Alexandria, she represents clients throughout Northern Virginia and the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
Personalized attention from an industry veteran:
Estate matters can be confusing and stressful to deal with, but Attorney Alexander can find a solution for you through application of her:
Personal service - A solid attorney-client relationship is the foundation of any successful law firm, and because Attorney Alexander's firm is small, she is able to give each client the personalized attention they deserve.
Extensive knowledge of the law - The key to success is experience. Patience Ann Alexander has been an attorney for more than 20 years and has the legal knowledge necessary to achieve your estate planning needs quickly and effectively.
Acclaimed legal mind - Attorney Alexander is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.
Areas of practice:
When you are ready to plan for your future, Attorney Alexander can represent you in the following areas:
Estate Planning - Attorney Alexander handles estate planning matters to secure your legacy, protect your assets and establish support for your loved ones after your death.
Probate - When you are executing a will or estate plan after a loved one's death, Attorney Alexander can assist you in the process of probate.
Closely Held Business Estate Planning - Attorney Alexander's closely held business estate planning practice can help you plan for the future of a family-owned or solely-owned business.
Closely Held Business Formation
P.O. BOX 320067
Alexandria VA 22320
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Patience Ann Alexander, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Drafting Last Wills and Testaments
-Gift and estate tax matters
-Choosing appropriate executors and trustees
-Durable General Powers of Attorney
-Living Wills and Advance Medical Directives
Securing your legacy:
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. Attorney Alexander thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing gift and estate taxes, naming guardians for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Drafting your last will and testament and living will:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a statutory heir, such as a friend, a domestic partner, or a charity. If you die without a will, state law determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Attorney Alexander can draft wills and trusts that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan, and you may find yourself needing to update your will and any trust throughout your life. Attorney Alexander can update your estate plan to address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardian:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Probate; Closely Held Business Estate Planning; Closely Held Business Formation; Pet Trusts; Taxation; Premarital Agreements; Trust Law; Business Law
Admitted: 1989, Virginia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1991, District of Columbia; 1992, U.S. Tax Court; 1993, West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; 1999, Maryland
University: University of Mary Washington, B.A.; University of Richmond, M.B.A.; attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, England
Law School:University of Richmond, J.D; College of William and Mary, LL.M., Taxation
Member: Virginia State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; West Virginia, Maryland and American Bar Associations.
Biography: Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Federal Income Taxation; Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council (President, 2011; Vice President, 2010; Treasurer, 2009; Director, 2007, 2008, 2012; Chair, Membership Committee, 2008, 2009; Chair, Golf Committee, 2006, 2007); Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council; Alexandria Community Trust (Wealth Advisors Committee, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).
Born: Newport, Rhode Island
University of Richmond
College of William and Mary