D. Shane Smith

D. Shane Smith

T: 804.762.6860
M: 804.980.6708
F: 804.977.3296

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, business transitions and estate planning. His guidance is grounded in more than two decades of experience in commercial law and estate planning. He also assists clients with tax strategies learned from years as a commercial lawyer and business owner. 

Mr. Smith frequently works with clients through the formation of limited liability entities, review and drafting of contracts, tax planning, real estate transactions, and other corporate matters. In addition, his close relationships with his clients enable him to assist individuals and their families to work through complicated succession issues in order to minimize estate taxes. 

Shane’s clients include manufacturing, chemical, packaging, real estate development and financial advisory companies.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the area of taxes, trusts and estate law

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Virginia State Bar
  • Member: The Florida Bar
  • Member: State Bar of Georgia