Scott W. Masselli

Senior Associate 

SCOTT W. MASSELLI helps his clients create an estate plan that meets their family’s goals. Those goals often include protecting assets for younger generations and charitable giving. Scott also advises high-net-worth families on reducing estate, gift, and GST taxes. Scott prioritizes understanding each client’s family dynamics and creating an estate plan that works for them. He also guides individual and corporate fiduciaries through the estate and trust administration process. Scott’s experience includes modifying irrevocable trusts to achieve tax savings and to promote family harmony while preserving the settlor’s intent.

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“I joined Virginia Estate & Trust Law because it combines attorneys with large law firm experience with a focus on serving individuals and families. I also admired the firm’s close relationship with clients’ other advisors in creating the plan and its ability to serve as an independent professional trustee.”

Professional accomplishments

  • Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Member
  • Trust Administrators Council of Richmond, Treasurer/Director
  • Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Wills, Trusts & Estates, Member
  • Instructor for American Bankers Association Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) exam review courses

Prior work experience 

  • McGuireWoods LLP, Private Wealth Services Group

Education and recognition

  • William & Mary Law School, cum laude 
  • William & Mary Law Review 
  • Virginia Tech, magna cum laude

Beyond the job

“I live with my wife and son in Henrico County. I enjoy baseball, mountain biking, and other outdoor adventures.”