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    North Chesterfield, VA 23236

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John H. Turner III
John H Turner III

Jay Turner focuses his practice on estate planning and administration with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation- skipping and fiduciary income tax planning. Prior to co-founding Roberson Shepard & Turner, PLC, Jay was a partner with Williams Mullen and served as chair of the firm’s estate planning section. Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Jay served as Senior Counsel in SunTrust Bank’s legal department.

Jay is a fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, where he served on the Board of Governors for the Trusts and Estates Section (2003-2009). Jay is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, serving on the legislative committee of the Section of Wills, Trusts and Estates. Jay is the past president of the Trust Administrators Council of Richmond and is a frequent lecturer for Virginia CLE. Jay is a co-author of Estate and Trust Administration in Virginia, published by the Virginia Law Foundation. Jay is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts & Estates category and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, its highest possible rating.

Jay received a master of laws from the Georgetown University Law Center (LLM. taxation), law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College. When not practicing law, Jay enjoys horseback riding, shooting sporting clays and spending time with his wife and children on their farm in Powhatan.

Recent Publications:
Estate and Trust Administration in Virginia, Co-Author, Virginia Law Foundation
IRS Grants Extension of Time to Make Late Portability Election, Alert 03.09.2012
Understanding Portability of Unused Spousal Exclusion: Avoiding the "sue" in DSUEA, Alert 10.03.2011
IRS Provides Guidance on Procedures for Election Out of Estate Taxation and Filing Form 8939, Alert 08.11.2011
The New Return Preparer Regulations Alert 10.08.2010
Virginia’s New Power of Attorney Act Alert 06.30.2010

Recent Speaking Events:
123rd Annual meeting of the Virginia Bar Association, Williamsburg, Va. 1.25.2013
33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration, Homestead, Virginia 4.28.2012
Williams Mullen Fiduciary Focus 2012, Richmond, Virginia 2.24.2012
Williams Mullen Richmond Winter 2012 Tax Forum, Richmond, Virginia, 1.31.2012
ABA Graduate Trust School, Atlanta, Georgia, 10.26.11
Williams Mullen Fall 2011 Tax Forum, Richmond, Virginia 9.28.2011
Williams Mullen Spring 2011 Tax Forum, Richmond, Virginia 5.17.2011
Happy Holidays: Historic Wealth Transfer Tax Relief, Richmond, Virginia 1.6.2011
Tax Forum Richmond - Summer 2010, Richmond, Virginia, 7.22.2010
31st Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration, Homestead, Virginia, 5.02.2010
Williams Mullen Fiduciary Focus 2010, Richmond, Virginia, 2.26.2010
Current Issues Concerning Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITSs), Charlottesville, Virginia 1.13.2010
Fiduciary Focus 2009: What Every Fiduciary Needs to Know, Richmond, Virginia 10.15.2009

Roberson Shepard & Turner has been named a Tier 1 firm in Richmond for Trusts and Estates Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014.

Best Law Firm in RichmondOur office is located in North Chesterfield, Virginia and we service clients from Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, Powhatan and surrounding counties. We are also available to meet with clients in their home or the office of their financial advisor, as needed.