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Robert L. Freed Super Lawyers

Robert L. Freed

Educational Background and Experience: 1969—Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University; 1972—J.D., Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary. Member of Law Review.  Awarded Seidman Medallion for Studies in Federal Taxation. 1973—passed the certified public accountant exam in Virginia.

Admitted To:  United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; all Virginia State Courts.

Teaching & Lecturing:  Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1978–1989); Adjunct Professor in Estate Planning and in Estate Taxation, Graduate Tax Program, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University; Instructor: Advanced Business Tax Planning, American College.  Lecturer: Accounting for Lawyers and Financial Provisions of the Revised Model Business Corporation Act, CLE Programs, T.C. Williams School of Law, Univ. of Richmond; Frequent lecturer on estate planning and administration for: Annual V.C.U.-V.S.C.P.A. Tax Conference; Virginia Society of CPA’s; Univ. of Richmond Estate Planning Seminar; and Virginia Continuing Legal Education, including The Douglas W. Conner 31st Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar (2010).

Memberships:  American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Virginia and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar; Richmond Estate Planning Council; University of Richmond Estate Planning Advisory Council; Past Member Affiliated Professions Committee, Certified Public Accounting Subcommittee, Virginia State Bar; Past Member and Chair, Third District Ethics Committee, Section II, Virginia State Bar; Past Member and Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar; President of Temple Beth Ahabah; Audit Chair and Member of the Board of The Trust Company of Virginia, the Business Advisory Council of  Virginia Commonwealth University; and Past Member of the Board of the Hospital Hospitality House, Richmond, Virginia.

Recognition:  Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White; one of the "Big Trouble Specialists" by Richmond Surroundings Magazine; one of Richmond’s best estate planners by Richmond Magazine; one of Virginia’s Elite Lawyers by Virginia Business; one of Virginia's Super Lawyers (top 5%) by Law and Politics and Richmond Magazine (2006, 2007, 2008); and, 100 Top Estate Planning Attorneys by Worth Magazine.

Email: rfreed@freshlaw.com

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George B. Shepherd, Jr.

George B. Shepherd, Jr.

Educational Background and Experience: 1988—Bachelor of Science in Commerce, concentration in Accounting, University of Virginia; 1990—passed the certified public accountant exam in Virginia; 1993—J.D., Cum Laude, The T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. Member of the McNeill Law Society. Awarded Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company Book Award for Studies in Federal Taxation.

Admitted To: United States Tax Court; all Virginia State Courts.

Lecturing: Lecturer for Virginia Continuing Education on topics including estate planning, employment and buy-sell agreements, and legal ethics; Lecturer for the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants on representing physicians and medical practices.

Memberships: Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Richmond Estate Planning Council, and Private Business Study Group.

Recognition: Named as one of Virginia’s Elite Lawyers in Taxes, Estates, and Trust Law in 2005 by Virginia Business.

Email: gshepherd@freshlaw.com

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Anne D. McDougall

Anne D. McDougall

Educational Background and Experience: 1979—Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Randolph-Macon College (Ashland); 1993—J.D./M.B.A. T.C. Williams School of law,  University of Richmond.  Member and Managing Editor of University of Richmond Law Review.

Admitted To: All Virginia Courts. United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Teaching and Lecturing:  Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Especially For Non-profits Certificate Program (2000–2004).  

Memberships:  Virginia State Bar, Hanover Bar Association; Board of Trustees of Randolph-Macon College; Board of Regents of the James Monroe Law Office Museum and Memorial Library; Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation; Board of Directors of Hanover Safe Place; Board of Directors of Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc; Hanover County Sheriff's Office Foundation and Advisory Board.

Email: amcdougall@freshlaw.com

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Lindsay M. Pickral

Lindsay M. Pickral

Educational Background and Experience: 2002—Bachelor of Arts in Government, University of Virginia; 2009—J.D., Magna Cum Laude, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. President of the McNeill Law Society; Annual Survey Editor of University of Richmond Law Review; Member of Moot Court Board. Awarded CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Studies in Corporations; awarded Richmond Law Book Award for Studies in Lawyering Skills I.

Admitted To: All Virginia Courts.

Memberships: Virginia State Bar; Virginia and American Bar Associations. Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC); recipient of 2010 Allison Held Volunteer Award.

Email: lpickral@freshlaw.com

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