Attorney and GuideOn Legal Services partner Leah Henschen has more than 20 years of estate planning and administration experience. During her over two decades of practice, she has assisted countless clients with the formulation and implementation of their estate plans.
A Passion for Service and Attention to Detail
Estate planning and estate and trust administration touch so many areas of peoples’ lives. A passion for helping others—and the opportunity to put her curiosity and extreme attention to detail to good use—is what drew Leah to this complex field of law. Successfully planning and administering an estate or trust requires not only a thorough understanding of the relevant laws but also the diligence to examine every angle. That’s exactly what Leah possesses and provides.
In addition to practicing at a local boutique estate planning law firm for several years, much of her career was spent working in the private wealth divisions of several large banks, where she gained extensive experience crafting estate plans and administering trusts and estates for private clients. This provided Leah with invaluable insight into both sides of this specialized practice area, and she advises clients with this in mind. From the planning side, she strives to make everything as easy as possible for her client’s surviving family members. From the administration side, she adeptly assists clients with complex legal tasks to ensure everything goes smoothly during what is often an incredibly difficult and emotional time for clients.
Serving Country and Community
Leah became a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2017, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being able to use her talents to serve her country. She currently serves part-time as a JAG officer.
Additionally, Leah is married with two young children and is an active member of the Richmond community. She is involved with and has served on the board of the Capital Region Land Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving land and open spaces in Richmond and Central Virginia. Leah is also a member of the Legislative Committee for the Wills, Trusts, & Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association, which helps to study and pass legislation related to estate planning in Virginia.
When you need skilled legal counsel to help protect your assets, family, and legacy, GuideOn is ready to serve.