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When you need to work with a lawyer about personal issues such as estate planning, elder law, or an unpaid tax debt, you want your concerns managed in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

When you enter the Williamsburg law office of Paul S. Ward, you will deal directly with your lawyer. Why go to a large firm where your case will get passed to a paralegal or legal assistant? Paul S. Ward is ready to answer your questions and explain your options directly on elder law issues, tax planning, and business formation.

A Trust and Estate Lawyer and a CPA

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Paul S. Ward is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), by the National Elder Law Foundation*. The Veterans Administration has accredited Mr. Ward to assist veterans.

In addition to his legal credentials, Paul S. Ward is a certified public accountant (CPA) and member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar. He understands the needs of his individual and business clients and how to get the best possible results in a variety of focused legal areas.

Mr. Ward represents his clients on a highly personal level and takes the time to understand issues and provide tailored solutions to help clients meet their goals. His goal is to support clients in developing a sense of security for their families and themselves.

For more information about Mr. Ward’s legal services, please call 757-378-3537 to schedule a consultation.

Providing a Wide Range of Legal Services

Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Administration

Paul S. Ward helps people protect their rights as they grow older and has extensive experience in the growing specialized area of elder law. From Medicaid planning and issues of guardianship to tax law and special needs trusts, he can help.

When considering various wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, there are a lot of things to keep in mind, including tax consequences. He can help you properly distribute the assets of your loved one through probate or estate administration as well.

Tax Planning and Tax Court Litigation

Paul S. Ward understands the challenges that come with tax debt. As a certified public accountant and member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar, Mr. Ward offers tax services to clients that include tax return preparation and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, Virginia Department of Taxation, United States Tax Court and Virginia Tax Court. Mr. Ward’s services in the tax area are broad and include, but are not limited to: offers in compromise, tax dispute resolution, and comprehensive tax planning.

Business Formation and Business Law

From initial business formation to business succession planning, Paul S. Ward can assist you with your business’s legal needs. He can explain the legal and tax consequences of different business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and sole proprietorships.

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