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									W. Birch Douglass III
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4030
T: 804.775.4315
F: 804.698.2043
bdouglass@mcguirewoods.com



Mr. Douglass has substantial experience in all areas of the tax law, with a focus on estate
planning and succession planning for closely held businesses, and matters relating to family
offices and private trust companies, including advising clients in the creation of private
foundations and in implementing various trust arrangements and intrafamily transactions.

He has extensive involvement with numerous charitable organizations, including service on the
boards of Hampden-Sydney College, Hanover Tavern Foundation, and the Virginia Museum of
Fine Arts. He also serves on the boards of several private foundations and closely held
businesses. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Tax Counsel and the American
College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute, lectures
frequently on various tax subjects, and is involved with various tax committees of the American
Bar Association and other professional groups.


Practice Areas
   • Private Wealth Services
   • Trusts & Estates

Education
   • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, LL.M., 1969
   • University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, LL.B., 1968
   • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta
       Kappa, 1965

Honors
    •    Named One of the “Best Lawyers in America," Woodward/White, Inc., 10+ Years
    •    Named a Virginia "Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2007, 2008, 2009
   •   Named One of Virginia's "Legal Elite," Virginia Business, 2006, 2009

Publications
   • "Fractional Interest Gifts of Art to Museums and Other Charities," (co-authored with
       Jennifer Lee Schooley)
   • "Ten Estate Planning Techniques to Consider" (co-authored with Jennifer Lee Schooley)
   • "Summary of Qualified Appraisal Rules for Income Tax Charitable Deduction Purposes"
       (co-authored with Michele A. W. McKinnon)
   • "Charitable Giving Alternatives" (co-authored with Michele A. W. McKinnon)
   • "Charitable Giving and Planned Gift Programs"
   • "Adequate Disclosure of Gifts: Checklist for Returns and Appraisals"
   • "Separate Share Rules and Section 645 Electing Trusts"
   • "The Estate Separate Share Rule and S Corporation Stock" (co-authored with T.
       Randolph Harris), Probate & Property, Vol. 15, No. 3 (May/June 2001)

Professional Affiliations
   • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
          • Committee on Fiduciary Income Tax, 1993-Present
          • ACTEC Journal, Editor, 2004-2005
          • Editorial Board, 2003-Present
   • American College of Tax Counsel
   • American Bar Association
          • Taxation Section - Chair, Committee on Fiduciary Income Tax, 1991-1993
          • Taxation Section - Member, Committees on Fiduciary Income Tax, Exempt
               Organizations and Estate and Gift Tax, 1980-Present
          • Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law - Member, Business Planning
               Group and related committees, 1996-Present
          • Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law - Technology and Publications
               Committees, 2001-Present
          • Real Property, Trust and Estate Journal, Acquisitions Editor, 1998 - Present
   • Family Firm Institute, 1990-Present
   • Private Business Study Group, 1983-Present
   • William and Mary Tax Conference Advisory Council, 1989-Present
   • Estate Planning Council of Richmond, President, 1983-1984
   • Virginia State Bar, Chairman, Board of Governors, Section of Taxation, 1983-1984
   • Virginia Bar Association, Council, Section of Taxation, 1988-1990
   • Virginia Law Foundation, 1992-Present

Civic Affiliations
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Trustee 2007-Present
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
             • Board of Directors, 1995-2008
             • President, 2004-2007
    • Hampden-Sydney College, Board of Trustees, 1990-Present
             • Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees, 2000-2001
    • University of Richmond
       •   Board of Associates, 1990-2005
       •   Chairman, Board of Associates, 1996-1999
       •   Advisory Committee on Estate Planning, 1975-Present
       •   Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, 1986
•   Hanover Tavern Foundation
       • Board of Directors, 1990-2005
       • President, 1995-1996
       • Advisory Board, 2005-Present
•   Kappa Alpha Court of Honor, 2003-Present

								
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