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David B. Wilks

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David Wilks is a shareholder at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, having practiced law in Northern Virginia and Prince William County for more than twenty-five years as a tax lawyer by training and education..

David has been recognized by his peers in the legal community both locally and statewide for his legal ability and high ethical standards in the legal areas in which he concentrates his practice. David has been named as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by the Virginia Business Magazine in the areas of Taxes, Estates, Trusts and Elder Law every year since 2014. Since 2010, David also has received the “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, for his legal ability in the fields of business, estate planning and estate and trust administration and his general ethical standards, placing David at the highest level of professional excellence in the legal areas in which David concentrates his practice.

David also is a frequent lecturer, speaking at programs not only sponsored by civic and charitable groups designed to educate the general public on legal issues within his area of concentration, but also to other attorneys, accountants and financial professionals in programs qualifying them for their required annual continuing education credit.

Areas of Practice:

Estate Planning and Administration; Business; Litigation; Real Estate

Industries:

Estate Planning; Probate; Fiduciary Litigation

Professional Licenses, Awards and Civic Activities:

  • Named Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine in legal areas of Taxes, Estates, Trusts and Elder Law 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Awarded AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review in the legal areas of business, estate planning and estate and trust administration each year since 2010
  • Member of Board of Directors and Vice President of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center
  • Washington & Lee University Law School Law Review, Member 1986-1987
  • Virginia Tax Reporter, Member Board of Editors 1991-1995
  • Prince William County Bar Association, Treasurer 2000 -2002
  • Estate Planning Council of Prince William County, President 1993-2001
  • Old Bridge Jaycees, Treasurer, 1993-1994

Education:

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1988
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, LL.M., Tax, 1989
  • Duke University, B.A., 1985

Experience Highlights:

  • Representing hundreds of families in their proper estate planning needs, ranging from not only prominent families in the counties of Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier and Fairfax, but also families of more modest wealth and notoriety
  • Representing hundreds of blended families, non-traditional families and single individuals in their proper estate planning needs
  • Representing hundreds of fiduciaries (Executors and Trustees) in the proper administration of trusts and estates, including fiduciary representation in litigation matters
  • Consistently serving as fiduciary for estates and trusts in various levels of administration
  • Counseling individuals and entities on the proper forms of business organization and the proper maintenance of such organizations once formed
  • Representation in the sales and acquisition of businesses, from auto dealerships, restaurants, franchises to professional practices
  • Served as Seller’s counsel in some of the largest real estate sales transactions in Prince William County, including the sale of a campus of more the fifteen commercial warehouses in the eastern end of Prince William County
  • Served as Borrower’s counsel in numerous financing transactions ranging from the loans required to build IHOP restaurants, to the refinance of commercial shopping centers and office buildings
  • Served as local tax counsel to some of the largest real estate sales and refinance transaction in the eastern end of Prince William County, Virginia