WINCHESTER, Virginia—J. Douglas McCarthy & Matthew S. Akers, Estate Planning Attorneys and Founders of McCarthy & Akers, PLC, announce their inclusion as approved attorneys on the Virginia Farm & Forestland Legacy Planning List. McCarthy & Akers is among a handful of estate planning law firms in the Shenandoah Valley to receive this distinction.
According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia landowners must provide the next generation with the necessary information to continue the stewardship of their family property. Legacy planning is an ongoing process that includes practical plans for land transfer and the values they hope future generations will prioritize.
Through the Generation Next program, a collaboration between Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry, the state seeks to help family forestland owners make informed and intentional decisions about bequeathing their land to the next generation. Part of that effort includes workshops offering landowners the tools to plan for intergenerational land transfers. The Virginia Farm and Forestland Legacy Planning Attorney List also connects landowners with experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorneys to help them prepare for the future.
Due to their extensive experience and stellar reputation as estate planning attorneys helping landowners protect their assets and plan for a successful transition of their properties to future generations, McCarthy and Akers earned a place on the prestigious list.
Their Winchester, Virginia-based firm offers services tailored to meet each client’s needs, including preparing legal documents and accounts for estates. Legacy planning is not just about transferring assets; it's also about preserving memories and values from one generation to another. The McCarthy & Akers PLC team understands this and promises each client personalized service throughout their journey.
“We are honored to be included on this list because we recognize how critical it is for landowners to have access to qualified professionals when making these decisions," says McCarthy. “We look forward to working with Virginia families seeking guidance on legacy planning from experienced attorneys."
“Fulfilling their wishes after they pass away is vital for landowners,” adds Akers. “By consulting McCarthy & Akers, PLC, families can have the peace of mind of knowing that people they trust and designate will manage their assets responsibly, according to their wishes. We’re grateful to the Virginia Department of Forestry for including us on the Virginia Farm and Forestland Legacy Planning List. We look forward to assisting more families with their estate planning goals.”
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About McCarthy & Akers, PLC
The lawyers at McCarthy & Akers, PLC, endeavor to be the best in their areas of expertise. Each team member represents you with great care to give you the expert legal services you deserve to accomplish both your personal and professional goals. No one lawyer is an expert in all matters, however, so our attorneys work closely with each other and take advantage of each other’s strengths. While other law firms may see you as just a number or another case, we take the time to get to know you and understand your legal needs. We will craft a solution that works best for you.