Jim Head represents individuals and owners of closely held businesses in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, fiduciary litigation, tax, gift and estate tax controversy, business planning and other general business law matters. He regularly structures and implements business succession and transactional strategies for privately held companies, business owners, government contractors, and entrepreneurs to build, preserve, and transfer the value of their companies and personal net worth.
Jim also represents banks and fiduciaries in state courts throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with respect to all areas of trust and estate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, will and trust interpretation, will contests, lost wills and trust modifications.
Having a passionate interest in art, Jim also advises collectors of art and antiques in the areas of purchases and sales, auction and dealer consignments, appraisal issues, conservation and restoration, art insurance and charitable giving. In 2014, he was appointed to George Mason University’s School of Art Advisory Council, which works closely with the School of Art director and faculty to provide consulting and advice and support fundraising initiatives.
Prior to joining the firm, Jim was an associate with a Washington, D.C.-based firm. He is a member of the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.
Jim is on the board of the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council, and he is a member of the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council. He holds membership in the American Bar Association’s Section on Taxation and the bar associations of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
He received a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000 and graduated with honors in 1995 from the George Washington University National Law Center. While in law school, Jim was the managing editor of The Environmental Lawyer. He is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
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