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  • About Us

    A TRADITIONAL YET INNOVATIVE VIRGINIA LAW FIRM

  • Professionals
  • Practice Areas
    • Estate Planning and Administration
    • Real Estate Tax Law
    • Tax Deferred Exchanges
    • Represent Closely Held Businesses
    • Including Farm Entities
    • Represent Professional Practices

Welcome to the Law Firm of Layman & Nichols!

For over 30 years we have been in the business of providing specialized legal and tax services to the families and businesses of the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community and beyond. Listed below are some of the legal and tax services we offer.

>> Contact Us today to discuss your individual situation.

Business Tax Planning

Business Planning

We welcome the opportunity to help with business planning. Whether you are starting a new business, looking for smart ways to plan for your taxes, or need smart contracts that protect you, we can help.

  • Structure companies and advise business entities
  • Plan for tax consequences of the acquisition and disposition of a business
  • Advise on contracts
  • Serve non-profits and tax-exempt organizations
  • More Services >>

For Individuals

For Individuals

It is important to plan ahead for your family's future. We can provide you the necessary documents to take care of your family should unforeseen circumstances occur.


  • Wills and Trusts
  • Power of Attorneys
  • Medical Directives
  • Revocable “Living” Trusts
  • More Services >>

Practice Areas

Tax Planning

Because taxes are a part of life, understanding them is essential. Let us help you keep abreast of tax law changes that affect your family and your business. If you have an IRS audit coming up, we can assist you in that process, too.

  • Income Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Charitable Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Life Insurance
  • IRS Audits and Tax Controversies
  • More Services >>

“There is nothing sinister in so arranging one ‘s affairs to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich and poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.”
- Judge Learned Hand, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.