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Jeffrey R. Adams advises businesses and individuals on a variety of matters including business organizations, transactions, and succession planning as well as  contracts and commercial law, estate planning, administration and taxation including matters related to tax-exempt organizations.

Among the clients Jeff represents are tax-exempt organizations, retail businesses, large landowners, working farmers, entrepreneurs, professionals and professors. Such clients are often faced with interrelated legal issues, implicating several areas of the law. Jeff brings the broad expertise and experience, as well as the practical wisdom, to provide his clients with comprehensive legal solutions.

Throughout his legal career, Jeff has been a frequent and well received presenter at Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Education seminars, speaking to fellow members of the bar and accountants on matters related to business law, estate planning, and taxation.

Jeff was admitted to the New York bar in 1994 and the Virginia bar in 1999 and has practiced for large corporate law firms in New York and Virginia. He received his Juris Doctorate from Duke University, his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Arts from King’s College.

From 2004 until 2008, Jeff lived in Mukono, Uganda, where he served as general counsel and lecturer in law and theology at Uganda Christian University. The university, an institution of the Anglican Church of Uganda, is the first accredited private university in Uganda and home of the first private law school in Uganda whose students are qualified to join the bar. As general counsel, he advised the university on a wide range of matters, including labor and employment, construction law, litigation, taxation, joint ventures, and real estate. His most important legal accomplishment was his significant participation in the university’s successful application for recognition as a tax-exempt organization, which represented a significant advance in Ugandan tax law.


  • Duke University, J.D., 1994
  • King's College, B.A., History, 1991


  • New York, 1995
  • Virginia, 1999

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Wills, Estates, Trusts and Estate Administration
  • Taxation and Tax Planning

Memberships & Awards:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine