Reputable Legal Services in Virginia

Law Office of John F. Richter, PLC provides legal services in Virginia.  Our extensive knowledge of estate planning, real estate, and corporate law and contract needs has been tested and proven, and we ensure to address everything you need in a manner that is easy to understand.

Estate Planning

It is important to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of your estate upon your death or in the event of your incapacity. Law Office of John F. Richter, PLC offers estate planning services, including the anticipation and arrangement for the disposal of your estate. This is done orderly and intended to reduce taxes and other expenses. Services may also include designating guardians for minor children.

A well-designed and implemented estate plan can reduce the risk of family disagreement and protect beneficiaries against foreseeable risks. We can help you prepare important documents such as trusts, wills, medical directives, durable general powers of attorney, and transfer-on-death deeds. Schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

Probate Administration

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under the valid will, or if no will exists, under Virginia State law. A probate court decides the validity of the deceased’s will, appoints an executor or administrator of the estate when the administration is required and adjudicates the interests of heirs and other parties who may have claims against the estate.

It may sound daunting, but it does not have to be. We can walk with you every step of the way and help make the process less stressful.

Real Estate

We can aid in all areas of real estate. Whether you are selling, purchasing, refinancing, lending, borrowing, contracting, or transferring a title, you can call us for a free consultation. We can assist by drafting sales contracts, notes and deeds of trust, ownership agreements, and leases. When the time comes for you to finalize the transaction, we are also available to conduct the settlement.


Law Office of John F. Richter, PLC can help you start your business. Our services include handling your registration with the Virginia State Corporation Commission and drafting all necessary corporate documents. We can also assist with placing your rental properties into your company.

1031 Tax Deferred Exchange

Law Office of John F. Richter, PLC has extensive experience acting as a Qualified Intermediary for your 1031 tax-deferred exchange. We can provide this service for a low one-time fee for any exchange conducted within the United States. Because of the strict guidelines associated with a 1031 tax exchange, it is important to understand how the exchange process works and discuss your particular situation before an exchange.