Heather H. Szajda

Heather H. Szajda

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Heather H. Szajda, with nearly twenty years of experience, focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and tax planning.  Heather began her career in North Carolina before moving to Washington, DC with her husband.  Her legal practice in Virginia began at Williams Mullen, PC before launching her solo practice in 2010.

She is a member of the Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.  She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Bar Trust and Estates Section, is a member of the Richmond Estate Planning Council and Vice President of the Richmond Trust Administrator’s Council. Heather is a member of the planning committee for the University of Richmond’s Annual Estate Planning Seminar held annually in May at the University of Richmond. 

Heather is president-elect of Commonwealth Community Trust, a member of the board of directors for Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, and a member of the Bon Secours Foundation PAC committee, and is a former co-chair of the VBA Wills for Heroes program.  She is listed in Virginia Business magazine's Legal Elite in Taxes, Estates and Trusts.  A strong believer in community involvement,  she has served as a an officer for the PTA association at her children’s elementary school, volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for Troop 5184 and is a member of the Commonwealth Chapter of the DAR.

Heather received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1994, (cum laude) and her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997.  She obtained an LLM in taxation from Georgetown in 2000 (with distinction).

Education

  • L.L.M. in taxation, Georgetown Law
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Wake Forest University


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