Farhad Aghdami serves as the firm's Richmond Managing Partner. He focuses his practice on business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and structuring, and wealth transfer planning and preservation. He counsels a wide variety of clients, from middle market business owners and entrepreneurs to publicly traded enterprises. In addition, Farhad has extensive experience in Federal income, estate and gift taxation. He advises clients on a range of business-oriented problems and issues and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions. They also seek his assistance in connection with their personal financial affairs and wealth transfer planning. 

Farhad Aghdami serves as the firm's Richmond Managing Partner. He focuses his practice on business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and structuring, and wealth transfer planning and preservation. He counsels a wide variety of clients, from middle market business owners and entrepreneurs to publicly traded enterprises. In addition, Farhad has extensive experience in Federal income, estate and gift taxation. He advises clients on a range of business-oriented problems and issues and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions. They also seek his assistance in connection with their personal financial affairs and wealth transfer planning. 

Farhad is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers In America© in both the Tax and Trusts and Estates categories (2006-present). In 2015 and 2016, he was named Richmond's "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts & Estates law by Best Lawyers®.  In addition, he has been named to the Virginia Business “Legal Elite” in the Tax/Trusts and Estates category (2012-present) and recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for Tax Law by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2006-present). Farhad currently serves as an adjunct professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He previously served as an adjunct professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law.

He is a member of and currently holds or previously held leadership positions in a number of bar and professional organizations, including the Virginia Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, the Estate Planning Council of Richmond, the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee of the ABA Tax Section (chair, 2003-2005), Insurance Planning Committee of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section (chair, 2003-2004), Trust Administrators Council of Richmond (president, 2004-2005), University of Richmond Estate Planning Advisory Council (chair, 2004-2009) and Private Business Study Group (chair, 2001-2002). He also served on the Task Force on Reform of Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes (2002-2004).

Farhad is a co-author of Structuring Buy-Sell Agreements (2nd Ed.; Warren Gorham & Lamont). He is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in tax journals, including The Tax Lawyer and The Journal of Taxation. Farhad regularly speaks at advanced planning conferences and seminars, including programs sponsored by the NYU Federal Tax Institute, the University of Miami-Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, ALI-ABA, the ABA Tax Section, the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Farhad is chairman of the board of governors of The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia. In addition, he serves on the boards of Venture Richmond, Richmond's Future, the Valentine Richmond History Center and St. Christopher's School. Farhad is also a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Metro Richmond.

Farhad is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1992 graduate from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Farhad received his Masters of Laws in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.