Peter M. Huber’s practice focuses on the planning and administration of trusts and estates and the representation of regional authorities and commissions. Peter’s estate planning practice coordinates the interrelated fields of probate law, taxation, personal planning and tax-exempt organizations in a variety of projects for individual clients and families.
Peter’s governmental practice encompasses the variety of specialized state and local laws affecting public entities.
- Planned and prepared documents for modest estates to those valued in excess of $20 million, encompassing traditional wills and revocable and irrevocable trusts.
- Coordinated personal planning through the use of powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, income tax planning and related vehicles.
- Designed and implemented family gift programs through direct gifts, trusts and insurance vehicles to maximize family wealth transfers under gift, estate and generation-skipping tax laws.
- Administered estates and trusts of all kinds, including the handling and disposition of assets such as domestic and foreign real estate, publicly and privately-held securities and unique tangible and intangible assets.
- Acted as counsel in the application and interpretation of the Freedom of Information Act, Public Procurement Act and other public practice statutes.
- Represented governmental entities in the issuance of public and private debt.
- Served as general counsel for three regional authorities and commissions, providing services in the conduct of their meetings, drafting and revision of their governing documents, and coordinating the provisions of legal services in real estate, labor and employment, and other matters.
- Represented public sector entities in the merger of two public commissions and in the creation of a multi-jurisdiction public authority.
- J.D., University of Virginia, 1978
- B.A., Yale University, 1975
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Bar Association
- Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
- Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
- Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia: Past President, Director
- Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities: Past Chair
- Business Consortium for Arts Support: Director
- Virginia Bar Association, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section: Legislative Committee Member (past Chairman and Council Member for Section)
- The Chrysler Museum: former Director
- The Hampton Roads Community Foundation: Member, Professional Advisors Committee, Barron F. Black Community Builder Award Recipient
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