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Virginia S. Pleasants

Senior Counsel

Overview

Virginia is an estate planning and business law attorney. She helps clients establish estate plans that efficiently transfer wealth to the next generation, including the preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. She also advises and guides executors, trustees, and beneficiaries through the estate administration process. In her corporate practice, Virginia advises companies, nonprofits, and start-ups through all stages of their lifecycles, including entity formation and dissolution, contract review and drafting, and corporate acquisitions, sales, and financing.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Virginia was a member of Forrest Firm, where she focused on estate planning, transactions, and startup law. She began her legal career at Bell, Davis and Pitt, P.A. where she primarily practiced in the area of trusts and estates, and also advised clients on corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general intellectual property matters.

Virginia is active in the community, currently serving on Winston-Salem Foundation’s Community Philanthropy Builders Board, and she is a member of the Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council. Virginia also serves on the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem’s Grant Review Committee.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021

Professional Activities

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Westlawn School Board of Directors
  • Committee Member, Family Services Foundation Committee

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Westlawn School Board of Directors
  • Committee Member, Family Services Foundation Committee
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