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Attorney in Norfolk, VA

Pat Herman is Senior Tax Attorney at Vandeventer Black, having a tax degree and 28 years of experience. He also chairs the Firm's Business Department and Retirement Plan Trustees. Pat's practice is focused on estate planning, employee benefits and ERISA matters, general tax planning and exempt organizations. He is licensed to practice in Virginia and North Carolina, sharing time in the Firm's Norfolk and Kitty Hawk offices, with visits to the Firm's Richmond and Raleigh Offices to assist clients with sophisticated tax planning.

Estate tax, trust and estate planning is a major part of Pat's tax practice. He enjoys assisting families with successful wealth transfer planning and techniques, including the use of family limited liability companies, succession planning, "dynasty" and special needs trusts and private (family) banks. Protecting family members while preserving family harmony and saving taxes is the goal.

Pat enjoys contributing to the community through his participation on the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation Board and The Living River Restoration Trust, which is currently conducting a $4 million sediment remediation project on a long-abused site in the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, the first sediment cleanup of this size in Virginia and a model for future work to be accomplished in Baltimore.

Pat has also enjoyed being able to represent numerous tax-exempt organizations, including: Virginia International Terminals, Inc.; Virginia Maritime Association; Pea Island Preservation Society; Corolla Wild Horse Fund; Angel Kiss Foundation; Fisher House of Richmond; Eastern Seaboard Trust; Agena Foundation; Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation; Center for Hope & Healing; John R. Lilliard Scholarship Foundation; Scanelli Family Foundation; Norfolk Medical Society; Virginia Airport Authority; First Flight Scholarship Fund and the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Professional & Community Activities

· Chair, The Living River Restoration Trust

· Director and General Counsel, General Douglas MacArthur Foundation

· Tax Counsel, Outer Banks Community Foundation

· Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council

· Hampton Roads Tax Forum

Notable Accomplishments

· Virginia Legal Elite

· Best Lawyers in America

· Virginia Super Lawyers

Representative Matters

· General Co-Counsel - Hampton Roads Shipping Association - International Longshoremen's Association Pension and Welfare Benefit Funds

Select Publications

· Vandeventer Black Attorney, Herman, selected for "Leaders in the Law" program for 2013

· The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys

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Areas of Law

  • Business
  • ERISA
  • Labor and Employment
  • Tax
  • Trust & Estate
  • Estate Planning

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1982, Virginia
1998, North Carolina

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Law School Attended

The College of William & Mary
J.D.

University Attended

Virginia Tech
B.A.
Political Science

George Washington University
M.S.A.
Master of Science in Administration

The College of William & Mary
M.L.&T.
Masters of Law and Taxation

Birth Information

Born in 1952
Charlotte, North Carolina, September 12, 1952

Contact Information

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757.446.8621

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757.446.8670

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Patrick W. Herman
Partner
World Trade Center 101 West Main Street, Suite 500,
Norfolk, VA 23510

Maintains an office in multiple locations
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