Luke Young, Esq.
Legal Services & Fiduciary Consultant
Wills & Trusts
Power of Attorney
Advanced Medical Directives
Trust & Estate Litigation
Focused on the Individual
Luke is trusted by clients with complex and delicate situations, often in the most overwhelming times of their lives following the death of a loved one. He has represented trustees and beneficiaries, and negotiated the settlement of difficult family situations. Clients routinely praise his ability to describe technical legal and financial matters in frank, plain English.
Breadth of Experience
Luke Young has been solving legal, financial, and fiduciary issues for individual and business clients since 2005. In the course of his career, he has worked for a big bank, a small bank, a big law firm, and a small law firm. He has handled an insolvent estate (with no assets and only debt), a $500 million estate, and everything in between. He has administered standard personal trusts and complex multi-generational estate plans. He has advised on unique and intense trust and estate litigation.
Luke can help to prepare your legal practice or financial institution for the next wave of wealth transfer. He has created trust compliance manuals, policies, procedures, and templates for banks and law firms. He prepared a national trust company to pass its first regulatory audit. He has restructured filing systems, improved work-flow arrangements, and improved client communications for his corporate clients. His expertise enables estate planners to maximize their business development and minimize their liability.
Luke is a graduate of Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he earned his B.S. in Foreign Service. He received his Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2005. He also is an Honors Graduate of The Cannon Trust School.
Luke serves in leadership roles for many civic and charitable organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, the Virginia Children’s Theatre, REACH (Real Experiences Affecting Change), and the Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council. His is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of First Christian Church of Roanoke.
Most of my blog posts have been directed at the general public. It would be good if more people had a general consciousness of what trust and estate administrators do. But today, I’d like to talk to the attorneys: Please, please…in the name of all that is holy and held dear to whatever-lawyers-have-instead of hearts: […]
Death is a natural process of the body, and many believe a supernatural one as well. Until we start actually receiving postcards from the edge, we will never know exactly how death affects the deceased. We do know for certain that its effect on the living is profound. It brings memories of life gone […]
We work hard for it every day, and not always in a Gloria Estefan, romantic tale, kind of way. People murder, or worse, for it—all the time. But as you read the thank you letter a billionaire wrote to himself and slipped in the envelope with your tax refund…do you wonder, what is this stuff […]
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trust Administration Every little child is asked what they want to be when they grow up. They proudly let us know that they will be astronauts, firefighters, superheroes, or the President of the United States. If there is one thing I am sure of in this […]
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