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PO Box 16309
Bristol, VA 24209
Office: (276) 206-9615
Fax: (703) 890-2485
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“John represented me at my hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court for my Petition for Restoration of Firearms Rights. My case was a bit complex and it incorporated some new legislation that John was very educated on. The legislation was so new that the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Judge did not have any knowledge of it. John’s actions in the courtroom to bring the new legislation to the attention of the court were astonishing and brilliant; even bringing a smile to the Judge and pat on the back from a fellow attorney after the hearing.
John’s flat rate pricing for representation is amazingly affordable. He is true to his word, communicates through out the entire process and works diligently to represent you. I highly recommend John Pierce.” - Shawn
“I contacted John via email regarding trust and estate work that I needed and questions that I had. He called me that same day, walked me through the process, took adequate time and was very patient in responding to my questions. He is very down to earth and professional. I was astounded as I found he was on travel, yet he took the time to personally contact me. He was very responsive in following up with the documents that I needed. I am extremely pleased and appreciative of the time he took with me and his outstanding level of service. I've worked with a number of attorneys in my profession and John exceeds the standards that I am accustomed to. I highly recommend him.” - Ron
Category Archives: Form 5
ATF releases current processing times for applications
ATF’s Office of Enforcement Programs and Services has posted a chart showing processing times for certain submitted documents or forms. The current chart contains data through December 2013 and they do not make it clear whether data from the eForms … Continue reading
The VSP has clarified the machine gun registration issue
Last week I wrote about a recent Attorney General’s opinion which stated that machine guns could not be registered to trusts in Virginia. At the end of that article, I noted that I was waiting for a callback from both the Virginia … Continue reading
Posted in AG Opinions, ATF, Form 4, Form 5, Machine Guns, NFA Trusts, Virginia Law Comments Off on The VSP has clarified the machine gun registration issue
Currently machine guns cannot be registered to trusts in Virginia
** There is an update to this article ** In December of last year, I received several calls from NFA dealers who had been told by ATF employees that there was a change upcoming regarding the use of trusts to … Continue reading
Posted in AG Opinions, Estate Planning, Form 4, Form 5, Machine Guns, NFA Trusts, Virginia Law Comments Off on Currently machine guns cannot be registered to trusts in Virginia
Will my beneficiaries have to pay a transfer tax when my NFA trust distributes my assets?
The short answer is “No. At least not currently.” But that qualifier is an important part of the answer. Currently the ATF allows transfers of NFA items to devisees, heirs, or specified beneficiaries to be tax-free via a Form 5. The … Continue reading
Posted in ATF, BATFE, Estate Planning, Form 5, NFA Trusts Comments Off on Will my beneficiaries have to pay a transfer tax when my NFA trust distributes my assets?