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Geoffrey G. Hemphill

Office Location: Norfolk, VA., Kitty Hawk, NC.

Education
  • B.S. Finance, Lehigh University
  • J.D., Regent University
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Jurisdiction Licensed
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
Judicial Clerkship
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1995-97)
Professional & Community Activities
  • American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • Virginia Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Hampton Roads Tax Forum
  • Regent University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (Corporate Taxation, Individual Taxation)
Notable Accomplishments
  • Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” (2014-present)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Tax Law (2016-present)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®- Tax Law (2019-present)

Geoff Hemphill has practiced in the firm’s Norfolk office since 1997 and in the Kitty Hawk office since 2019. He concentrates his law practice in taxation, ERISA, employee benefits, business transactions, real estate, and international business matters.

His taxation practice focuses on corporate taxation, limited liability company issues, and international tax as well as state and local tax.

Geoff’s employee benefits practice concentrates on qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, and welfare benefits including multiemployer plans and governmental plans.

His business transactions practice is geared toward closely held business issues and international transactions.  Geoff heads the firm’s real estate practice in the Kitty Hawk office.

Geoff served as a Law Clerk for Special Master Richard B. Abell of the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1995-97.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the United States Tax Court.

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Twenty-nine Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition every year. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys Make Major Showing in Best Lawyers in America
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When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combined strength of the two prestigious law firms created a regional powerhouse. When announcing the firms’ intent to merge, Daniel Summerlin, WRVB President said, “[We] look forward to bringing our collective talent and a ...
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Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2022. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. “We feel very proud of our legal team accomplishments for the high ...
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