John D. Bristow, Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild PLC / Richmond
John Bristow graduated with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Law Review. Mr. Bristow also received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Masters of Accounting from the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Bristow works with high net-worth individuals and their families and business owners primarily in the areas of estate and trust administration, estate and gift tax planning, business succession planning and general tax planning. Mr. Bristow also has experience in estate planning for U.S. resident aliens, in establishing offshore trusts and in administering international estates and trusts.
Mr. Bristow was formerly with Troutman Sanders LLP as an attorney in the Trust & Estate Practice Group. Prior to law school, Mr. Bristow spent five years with Price Waterhouse LLP providing tax planning and compliance services primarily to closely held businesses and their owners.
Mr. Bristow is a certified public accountant and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, North Carolina State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Richmond, and the Trust Administrators Council of Richmond (President 2013-2014). Mr. Bristow was recognized in the Virginia Super Lawyers list for years 2013-2014 and in The Best Lawyers in America in trusts and estate law for years 2009 - 2015.
Mr. Bristow has spoken at continuing legal education seminars as well as to professional groups on various topics concerning tax planning and estate and trust planning and administration.