Wayne M. Zell

Wayne M. Zell

Estate and Business Planning
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Wayne M. Zell, Esq. is the founder of Zell Law. He has spent his legal, public accounting and business advisory career counseling clients in a broad range of industries, including technology companies of all types and investor groups, as well as non-profit organizations. His clients also include for-profit and non-profit executives, service providers and high-net worth individuals.

Mr. Zell has extensive experience in representing clients in complex estate planning and business planning matters. In estate planning matters, Mr. Zell routinely advises clients in structuring and preparing intricate revocable and irrevocable trusts, basic estate planning (i.w., wills, medical directives and powers of attorney), family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, life insurance vehicles, charitable giving arrangements (including charitable lead and remainder trusts), private and public foundations and grant making programs, asset protection planning, and joint ventures with tax-exempt organizations, and compensation and equity incentive plans for executives.

In business planning matters, Mr. Zell represents the owners of closely-held businesses and non-profits on general business formation and operations, tax and succession planning matters, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation and CEO/founder issues.

Mr. Zell is admitted to practice as an attorney in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Zell currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northern Virginia Family Service. He also serves as a member of the Cornerstone Board at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Zell is an active speaker and writer on estate business planning topics. For more detailed content authored by Mr. Zell, please visit www.blueprintforwealth.org. He has received an AV rating, the highest rating granted by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Taxation.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D | Law
Honors: BNA Law Student Award, 1985
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University of Virginia
B.S | Commerce/Accounting
Honors: Raven Society, Intermediate Honors
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar Association
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Maryland State Bar Association
- Current
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Certified Public Accountant
Virginia Society of CPA's
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Contact & Map
11718 Bowman Green Dr.
Suite 100
Reston, VA 20190
Toll-Free: (571) 203-9355
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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