About Patrick W. Herman
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...
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 recently conducted 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; Norfolk Medical Society; Virginia Airport Authority; First Flight Scholarship Fund and the Outer Banks Community Foundation.
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
•Virginia Business, Virginia Legal Elite (2008, 2010-11)
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Tax Law (2007-17); Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2015-17)
•Thomson Reuters, Virginia Super Lawyers (2011-16); Virginia Rising Stars (2008-09)
•Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Virginia's Leaders in the Law (Class of 2013)
•Four Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year for 2017
•12 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers
•Vandeventer Black LLP Announces 23 Lawyers in the Firm to be Included in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
•Vandeventer Black Attorney, Herman, selected for “Leaders in the Law” program for 2013
•The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys