Charles R Alton

Estate Planning

American DemocracyCharles R. Alton is a graduate of the Dutch Collegiate School, which was established in New Amsterdam in 1628. He has a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, majoring in history with a minor in economics. His Juris Doctor degree is from Case Western Reserve University Law School where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review.  He has two advanced law degrees from Georgetown University, including a Masters of Law in Taxation. Charles Alton first practiced law as a volunteer attorney with the Cleveland Free Clinic where he assisted low income people with civil law matters like wills. He also volunteered as an intern working on environmental legal matters with the National Audubon Society headquarters and worked for a sole practitioner attorney. He worked as an associate attorney with Freeman, Meade, Wasserman, and Schneider in New York City. Charles Alton was an Attorney Advisor and Tax Law Specialist with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He worked in the estate and gift tax areas and the areas of income taxation of trusts, estates, S corporations, and partnerships. He held the position of Assistant Branch Chief of one of the two Estate and Gift Tax Branches while at the IRS. Charles Alton also worked for the Washington, D.C. Internal Revenue Service District Counsel’s Office. Since 1992, Charles Alton has been practicing law as a sole practitioner in Winchester, Virginia. He primarily works in the areas of estate planning, business law, and taxation. He also assists in the formation of and advises charities and churches.

Community Service

Charles Alton volunteers with a nonprofit group that assists the elderly with housing. He was Treasurer of the Winchester Frederick County Bar Association and has volunteered with Golden Retriever Rescue. His service also includes serving as President of Preservation of Historic Winchester. He also was instrumental in establishing the Kernstown Battlefield Association and served on its board for a number of years. Charles Alton is most of all interested in helping Clients plan for the future of themselves, their families, and their businesses and resolving legal issues that confront them. Charles Alton may be reached at 540-722-4401.

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