In our mid-60s, my wife and I were anxious to update our 20-yr old wills/ trust documents. References from several of our reliable attorney, banker friends intersected at the office of Van Smith. Van prudently and professionally led us through an informative, detailed estate planning exercise that enabled us to create a customized, comprehensive strategy; meet our combined trust objectives; and construct an estate framework that can be updated as future circumstances warrant. We were favorably impressed with Van's knowledge, experience, and, especially, his gift of exceptional communication skills. In addition to thoughtfully and patiently addressing our questions, he was able to effortlessly and clearly contextualize complex concepts which enabled us to visualize how each component of the overall plan works together for our benefit. Van is friendly, engaging, and personable. It's been a joy to work with him and his expert legal team. We've found everyone at SmithStrong works with high energy, enthusiasm, courtesy, attentiveness, and timeliness.


Robert and Bonnie J., age 60s, Estate Planning Clients, Henrico, Virginia