Josh's law practice concentrates on taxation, including personal income tax, estate and gift tax, and non-profit tax-exempt organizations.

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Josh's practice concentrates on taxation, including corporate and partnership issues in the transactional field, personal income tax, and estate and gift tax in the setting of individual planning, tax-exempt organizations in the nonprofit world, and issues with sales and use tax, aircraft excise taxes, and real estate assessments.

Within the transactional field, Josh advises clients on the formation of particular entities, the sale of stock and assets of closely held businesses, detailing operating agreements and shareholder agreements, and advising on aircraft sales and purchases. Josh also specializes in structuring tax allocations and distribution tranches within operating agreements and creating equity inventive plans for key employees.

His trusts and estates practice focuses on simplifying the probate process and reducing taxes where applicable. This practice includes drafting tax sensitive trusts and wills as well as personal planning items such as medical directives and powers of attorney. Josh prepares and reviews income, gift, and estate tax returns.

His nonprofit practice is extensive in advising clients in their operation of public charities, private foundations, and business leagues, avoiding the pitfalls of excise taxes and loss of exemption.

Josh has been named one of Virginia Business magazine’s "Legal Elite." Josh joined Woods Rogers in 2008 after practicing tax law and estate planning in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, where he served as a legislative intern in the Virginia General Assembly and was named a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. He received his law degree from Samford University and a master of law degree in taxation from the University of Florida.



The Honorable Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr., Circuit Court of Albemarle County, Viriginia

The Honorable T. Michael Putnam, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham


University of Florida, LL.M.

Samford University, J.D.

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A.



Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. Tax Court


  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity (2022-present)
  • Paramount Theater, Ex officio member (2022-present)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Community Tax Law Project, Board of Directors (2013-2019)
  • Grandin Theatre Foundation, Board of Directors (2009-2014)

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Other Publications & Media

  • Co-author, "Corporations and Partnerships in Virginia," 2021.
  • "The Trust as IRA Beneficiary," Virginia State Bar Trusts and Estates Newsletter, Fall 2017.

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