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Benham M. Black

Benham Black is a founding member of the firm, formed in 1964. Today he maintains an active practice concentrating in the areas of estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts and business law.

Telephone: (540) 885-0888
Facsimile: (540) 885-0890
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Education:

  • University of Virginia (Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Tau Beta Pi) 1956
  • University of Virginia (L.L.B.) 1959

Admitted to Virginia Bar: 1959

Memberships:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar Tax Section (Chair 1984-1985)
  • Augusta County Bar Association (President 1979-1980)
  • American Bar Association

Reported Cases:

  • Hoffman v. County of Augusta, 206 Va. 799, 146 S.E. 2d
  • Firebaugh v. Hanback, Trustee, 247 Va. 519, 443 S.E. 2d
  • City of Staunton v. Cash, 220 Va. 742, 263 S.E. 2d 45
  • Pullin Estate v. Commissioner, 84 TC 789 (1985)
  • Ridenour Estate v. Commissioner, 65 TCM 1850, Dec 48, 847 (M), affirmed (1994); 1994 WL 511747 (4th Cir. Sept. 21, 1994).

Community Activities:

  • Central United Methodist Church (serving in various capacities)
  • Staunton Rotary Club (President 1969-1970)
  • Ferrum College Board of Trustees (Chair Business Affairs Committee)
  • Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church (Board of Global Ministries)
  • Community Foundation of the Blue Ridge (Board of Directors)

Other Business Interests:

  • Planters Banks and Trust Company of Virginia Board of Directors 1969-2002
  • Virginia Financial Group, Inc. Board of Directors 2001-2005 (Chair Governance Committee 2003-2005)