Virginia Pleasants is a business law and estate planning attorney in the Forrest Firm’s Winston-Salem office. She works with her estate planning clients to establish estate plans that efficiently transfer wealth to the next generation, including the preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Virginia also advises and guides executors, trustees, and beneficiaries through the estate administration process. In her corporate practice, she advises companies, non-profits and startups through all stages of their lifecycle, including formation and dissolution of business entities, the sale, purchase, and financing of companies, as well as the drafting and reviewing of contracts.
Virginia joined the Forrest Firm’s Winston-Salem office in October of 2018 after starting her legal career at Bell, Davis and Pitt, P.A. where she primarily practiced in the area of trusts and estates, as well as assisting clients in corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions. She additionally guided clients in the creation, management, and use of their intellectual property assets.
Virginia currently serves on the Winston Salem Foundation’s Community Philanthropy Builders board and is a member of the Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council, where she previously served as secretary. She is also a member of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, where she currently is serving on the Grant Review Committee.
Virginia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as the managing editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.