Christine N. Piersall is chair of the Estate Planning: Private Client & Fiduciary Services Practice at Williams Mullen. She focuses her practice primarily on estate tax planning, estate and trust taxation and administration, and elder law. Christine has experience with conservator and guardianship matters, family limited partnerships and business succession planning. She also represents clients in commercial banking and real estate matters.
Before joining the firm, Christine was an associate with Hofheimer Nusbaum, P.C., which merged with Williams Mullen in 2004. She is admitted to practice before State Courts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Christine is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association. Additionally, Christine is a member of the Portsmouth Bar Association and previously served as secretary (2005-2006), president-elect (2006-2007) and president (2007-2008).
Active in civic organizations, Christine serves as the president of the Portsmouth Partnership and the immediate past president of the Portsmouth Museums Foundation, and she serves on the board of trustees of the Beazley Foundation. Christine is also a member of the Portsmouth Service League and the Virginia Board for Branch Pilots, and she volunteers her time to the Wills for Seniors Program.
Christine is a member of the firm’s board of directors. She received her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, magna cum laude, in 2001. She was an associate editor of the University of Richmond Law Review and a member of the McNeill Law Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and government from the University of Virginia in 1997.
- Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
- Portsmouth Bar Association – President (2007-2008) – Secretary (2005-2006)
- Virginia Bar Association
- University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.), 2001
- McNeill Law Society, University of Richmond Law Review – Associate Editor
- University of Virginia (B.A.), 1997
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