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Practice Areas
Estate & Business Planning Estate & Trust Administration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Tax Litigation

J.D., College of William & Mary (1979)
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University (1976)

John F. Rodgers


John Rodgers has practiced estate and business planning and tax law for twenty years. He was admitted to the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars in 1979 and to the Florida Bar in 1980. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and serves on its Estate Planning and Closely Held Business Committees.

John has co-authored several books on estate planning, limited liability companies, and will drafting. He has served as an instructor of business law at Strayer University.

In his fields of emphasis, he has advised companies as to the tax and business aspects of mergers and acquisitions, business formation issues including choice of entity, and business tax issues such as compliance and audit representation. He has worked extensively in the areas of trusts and estates, estate administration, and as tax counsel to large estates. He has successfully contested local and state tax assessments on behalf of businesses including: license tax, business personal property tax, and sales tax assessments.

In law school, he was an editor of the Amicus Curiae and received the American Jurisprudence award in Commercial Law.

Practice History

• Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP (1993-present)
• Murphy McGettigan Richards and West, P.C. (1991-1993)
• Ross Marsh and Foster (1988-1991)
• Rodgers & Rodgers, P.C. (1979-1988)

Court Admissions

• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Courts of Appeal: 4th, 5th, 11th and DC Circuits
• U.S. Tax Court
• U.S. Court of Federal Claims
• U.S. District Courts: DC, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
• State Courts: Virginia, Florida and District of Columbia

Bar and Professional Membership

• Virginia State Bar
• District of Columbia Bar
• Florida State Bar
• American Bar Association
• Alexandria Bar Association

Reported Cases

Berry v. Trible 271 Va. 289 (2006).  The Supreme Court of Virginia in reversing a verdict from the Fauquier County Circuit Court held that an interlineated document was not a last will and testament. Mr. Rodgers briefed and argued the case.
Adkins v. United States 856 F 3d 914 (Fed. Cir, 2017).  The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in overruling a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held that the proper interpretation of the tax regulations for a theft loss was that taxpayer has to prove that the year of loss is the earliest year in which there is no reasonable prospect of recovery. 

John Rodgers practices in Virginia, Florida and the District of Columbia.

John F. Rodgers has a BV® rating in Virginia from Martindale-Hubbell.

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