Patrick W. Herman (Norfolk, Virginia)
Patrick W. Herman (Norfolk, Virginia)

Patrick W. Herman

Licensed for 34 years

Practice Area: Business Law, ERISA & Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Patrick W. Herman

Credit cards accepted

Serving Norfolk, VA view address

Partner at firm Vandeventer Black LLP

Serving Norfolk, VA view address

Credit cards accepted

Awards AV Preeminent

About Patrick W. Herman

Pat Herman is senior tax attorney at Vandeventer Black, having a tax degree and 32 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...

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Pat Herman is senior tax attorney at Vandeventer Black, having a tax degree and 32 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 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.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

•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)

Select Publications

•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

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Areas of Law

  • Business Law
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax
  • Trust & Estate
  • Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/17/12 in Trusts and Estates

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1982, Virginia
      1998, North Carolina
      Credit Cards Accepted
      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
      Associations & Memberships

      PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

      •The Living River Restoration Trust, Director
      •General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, Director and General Counsel
      •Outer Banks Community Foundation, Tax Counsel
      •Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
      •Hampton Roads Tax Forum

      Representative Cases
      Representative Matters
      General Co-Counsel, Hampton Roads Shipping Association
      International Longshoremen's Association of Pension & Welfare Benefit Funds