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Magner Law, PLLC

Magner Law, PLLC We are a civil law practice serving Northern Virginia. We handle estates, property law, small business law, personal injury, contracts, and much more.
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What happens to all of my social media accounts if I pass away?
09/27/2018
What happens to all of my social media accounts if I pass away?

What happens to all of my social media accounts if I pass away?

Consider this: you're reading this on social media right now, which means that, like most Americans, you're active on at least SOME social media sites and platforms. Have you ever considered what happens to all of those accounts after you pass away? No? Neither has anyone else, frankly.

09/05/2018

Magner Law isn't expanding... we've expanded, and we need to bring in talent to help carry the load. We're looking to talk to any solo practice attorneys who passed the bar in the last couple of years who might be interested in merging their practice with us. If you or anyone you know fits that description, drop us a line!

05/31/2018
Magner Law, PLLC

Magner Law, PLLC

APPEAL GRANTED! The Virginia Supreme Court has granted our appeal in the case of: Virginia Lynn Mercer as Administrator of the Estate of Clifton Wood v. MacKinnon and Cox & Palmer, Record No. 180358. Looks like I'm going to need to find where I hid my Westlaw password.

05/31/2018

APPEAL GRANTED! The Virginia Supreme Court has granted our appeal in the case of: Virginia Lynn Mercer as Administrator of the Estate of Clifton Wood v. MacKinnon and Cox & Palmer, Record No. 180358. Looks like I'm going to need to find where I hid my Westlaw password.

05/29/2018

Great teamwork, guys! Magner Law sealed up a very good and very fair mediated settlement this afternoon for a client who was injured in a dog attack. It took two of us and a very dedicated and hardworking client all working together to get it done, but we managed to walk out of there with a solid, respectable deal. Job well done!

04/25/2018

Magner Law is headed to Richmond! Firm principal, Jim Magner, will appear before the Virginia Supreme Court on May 18, 2018 to argue its petition for appeal on behalf of an estate client of the firm. The case is: Virginia Lynn Mercer, Administrator of the Estate of Clifton Wood v. M. Lori-Belle MacKinnon, et al., Record No. 180358. The case tests the jurisdictional limits of a probate court to recover assets of an estate that have been removed to Canada. Wish us luck!

We at Magner Law would be very pleased and very honored if our friends, colleagues and clients would kindly nominate us ...
04/23/2018
2018 Top Financial Professionals Peer Survey

We at Magner Law would be very pleased and very honored if our friends, colleagues and clients would kindly nominate us for Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Financial Professionals survey in the category of Estate Planning. If you like the work that we're doing here, please help us spread the word!

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/2018-top-financial-professionals-peer-survey/?utm_source=nvm2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=financial_survey

Submit your nominations for Northern Virginia Magazine's 2018 list of the Top Financial Professionals around the region.

04/18/2018
Three Hats and a Staple Remover

Three Hats and a Staple Remover

Picture this scenario: all work has ground to a halt in your small business because someone has misplaced the staple remover. Now, all of you are

Are you being bullied by your customers?
03/15/2018
Are you being bullied by your customers?

Are you being bullied by your customers?

It’s Sunday evening. Your parents have come over for dinner and they are chit-chatting with your spouse in the kitchen while you’re setting the table.

03/05/2018

Magner Law would like to thank its guests at the Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof Gala. A good time was had by all and it was in support of a great cause. Thanks for making it such a fun, memorable evening.

03/05/2018

Magner Law would like to thank its guests at the Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof Gala. A good time was had by all and it was in support of a great cause. Thanks for making it such a fun, memorable evening.

03/05/2018

Magner Law would like to thank its guests at the Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof Gala. A good time was had by all and it was in support of a great cause. Thanks for making it such a fun, memorable evening.

03/05/2018

Magner Law would like to thank its guests at the Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof Gala. A good time was had by all and it was in support of a great cause. Thanks for making it such a fun, memorable evening.

01/22/2018

Magner Law earned a nice victory for a business client today in a trial involving a construction contract. However, the case was both cautionary and a little bit frightening, as it pointed out the dangers of do-it-yourself lawyering. Had opposing counsel drafted the contract instead of his client, the outcome might have been different. The other side may have saved a few bucks by writing its own agreement, but it ended up costing them dearly. If it matters for your business and your livelihood, then it aught to be worth doing right.

Magner Law offices will be closed December 22nd at noon through January 1, 2018!  Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Seaso...
12/21/2017

Magner Law offices will be closed December 22nd at noon through January 1, 2018! Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

11/22/2017

I am very pleased to announce that I have been appointed as a special justice for the 20th judicial circuit. I will be hearing cases involving civil commitments and end of life medical care disputes. This is a great honor to be able to serve my community in an area of the law that has become near and dear to my heart.

11/10/2017

We want to give a special thanks to all of our family, friends and fellow citizens who have put on a uniform and served us all with honor and distinction. Happy Veterans' Day.

10/24/2017

Do you have an IRA? When was the last time you looked at how your beneficiaries were designated? Most of us probably filled out a form, puts some names and addresses down, and never gave it another thought. However... as it turns out, the wording on those forms is actually very important. Not being specific enough can have expensive consequences for those we leave behind.

What a gorgeous day to support Round Hill Fire and Rescue at NGSC Charity Golf Event!
09/11/2017

What a gorgeous day to support Round Hill Fire and Rescue at NGSC Charity Golf Event!

08/17/2017

It's back to school time! Yay for all the parents. However, for some, that may mean changes in schedules and activities. If you have an old, outdated custody/visitation order with your Ex and you're playing the "make it up as we go along" game to accommodate those changes, we can help! Our family law attorney is happy to sit down with you and help you modify your order so that everyone can get back to focusing on what's important. #ChildCustody #VAFamilyLaw #Divorce

08/11/2017

Get it in writing! That's good advice, but I'll go one step further - make sure that writing is clear and unambiguous. Recently, I was assisting a client with a dispute over change orders to a construction contract. It was great that the changes had been put in writing, but it was nearly impossible to tell what was being changed from the original contract. A small lack of clarity nearly cost the client thousands of dollars. So, after you put it in writing, but BEFORE you sign it, give it to someone else to read and ask them if it makes sense. If not, it probably won't make sense to a juror later on.

07/26/2017

Is your S Corp invalid? Forming a corporation and filing taxes under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code has a lot a advantages and is a great option for small businesses. But too many people do little more than fill out the online form to register their Corporation with the state and then never follow through with the rest of their legal obligations to form and maintain a valid corporation. Initial shareholders and directors meetings, annual meetings, annual reports, shareholder agreements, bylaws... If you're NOT following all of the legal obligations to the letter, your creditors may be able to disregard the corporation as a "sham" and come after you personally! DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN. Talk to us about how to bring your corporation into compliance.

06/14/2017
Magner Law, PLLC

Magner Law, PLLC

Sometimes the most satisfying victories are the small ones. Thirty days ago, Magner Law helped an active duty military member get a judgment against debt collector, Columbia Recovery Group, LLC, for harassment in what appears to be a fraudulent scheme to shake down military members for phony debts. US Soldiers and Sailors are especially vulnerable to such scams when they are ordered to move across the country and can't return to defend themselves against bogus debt claims. Now that the appeals period has expired, it's going to be fun turning the debt collection on them! #ColumbiaRecoveryGroup

06/13/2017

Sometimes the most satisfying victories are the small ones. Thirty days ago, Magner Law helped an active duty military member get a judgment against debt collector, Columbia Recovery Group, LLC, for harassment in what appears to be a fraudulent scheme to shake down military members for phony debts. US Soldiers and Sailors are especially vulnerable to such scams when they are ordered to move across the country and can't return to defend themselves against bogus debt claims. Now that the appeals period has expired, it's going to be fun turning the debt collection on them! #ColumbiaRecoveryGroup

Marriages end. At Magner Law, we believe that doesn’t mean an end to your dignity or self respect. We offer mediation ...
06/12/2017

Marriages end. At Magner Law, we believe that doesn’t mean an end to your dignity or self respect. We offer mediation to clients as an alternative to litigation. Our goal is to aid in reaching an amiable resolution while guiding our clients through the complexities of Virginia’s divorce procedures. #loudoundivorceattorney #divorceinvirginia #divorcemediation

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06/09/2017

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Financial fraud and scams have always been around, but new technology makes ripping people off even easier than ever.  T...
06/08/2017
Expert: Elder financial abuse is becoming the crime of the 21st century

Financial fraud and scams have always been around, but new technology makes ripping people off even easier than ever. The #elderly, who may not always be up on the latest tech and tech vulnerabilities (such as the ability to spoof the caller ID on your phone to make you think an incoming call is coming from a trusted number), are especially susceptible.

However, it can be extremely difficult for a child, even one in his/her 40's or 50's, to assert themselves into a parent's finances. But you can be active in helping family members identify threats and take precautions to avoid becoming a target.

If you or a loved on IS targeted, it is often very difficult to recoup the loss. Perpetrators are often overseas and law enforcement simply doesn't have the resources to track anyone down. Therefore, prevention is key. This article has good tips and advice. Beyond the basics, an attorney can help set up trusts and other tools to limit access to an elderly family member's funds to limit the losses when it does happen. #loudounlawyer #elderlaw

Combat rising elder financial abuse by recognizing typical perpetrators, warning signs and scams, and taking these preventative measures.

Marriages end.  At Magner Law, we believe that doesn’t mean an end to your dignity or self respect.  Our goal is to sh...
04/14/2017

Marriages end. At Magner Law, we believe that doesn’t mean an end to your dignity or self respect. Our goal is to shepherd our clients through the complexities of Virginia’s divorce procedures with dignity, discretion and sensitivity. #loudoundivorceattorney #magnerlaw #divorceinvirginia

Magner Law, PLLC
04/14/2017

Magner Law, PLLC

Magner Law, PLLC
04/08/2017

Magner Law, PLLC

Congress has voted to repeal the FCC's internet privacy rules aimed at protecting internet users' private health, financ...
04/04/2017
US Congress Passes Resolution To Repeal FCC's Online Privacy Rules

Congress has voted to repeal the FCC's internet privacy rules aimed at protecting internet users' private health, financial and browsing information from being collected and sold without their knowledge. How did YOUR representative vote? You can see each member's vote. #internetprivacylaws #yourvote

on Tuesday reversing Barack Obama-era online privacy protections that imposed severe restrictions on what Internet service providers could do with their

HUGE congrats to Magner Law attorney of counsel, Meghan Matulka, for being awarded Best Criminal Defense Attorney in JDR...
04/04/2017

HUGE congrats to Magner Law attorney of counsel, Meghan Matulka, for being awarded Best Criminal Defense Attorney in JDR Court by the Prince William County Bar Association. It was quite the coup for Magner Law to bring a superstar like Meghan on board, and we are so proud to be able to say that she is one of us now. Way to go, Meghan! #criminaldefenseattorney #leesburgattorney #magnerlaw

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02/23/2017

Magner Law, PLLC's cover photo

02/23/2017

Magner Law, PLLC is pleased to announce that Meghan Matulka, Esq. has joined the firm as our newest "of counsel" attorney. Ms. Matulka specializes in criminal defense, but she will soon be expanding her practice to include some of our other areas of civil law. We are very excited that she has decided to join our team, and her presence brings us closer to our goal of becoming a truly "Full Service" law firm.

01/06/2017

It's a new year and we here at Magner Law are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work for our clients. 2016 was a fantastic first year and we're looking forward to a year of growth and hopefully adding new services for our clients. #leesburgattorney #magnerlaw #leesburglegal

12/22/2016

In observance of the winter holidays, Magner Law will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. Whatever your beliefs and whatever you celebrate, we wish each of you the very best. Be safe, especially if you or your loved ones are traveling.

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Leesburg, VA
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