Ronald D. Aucutt Esq.


Ron Aucutt is the Co-chair of McGuireWoods' private wealth services group, and was named 2012 "Washington, D.C., Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. The Washingtonian recognized him as one of Washington's 31 "Best Lawyers" (December 2011) and as one of the top 30 "Stars of the Bar" (December 2009). He holds Chambers USA's "Band 1" ranking for Wealth Management, and in 2009, he was elected to the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Estate Planning Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner.

He was also awarded the 1995-1996 Estate Planner of the Year Award by the Washington, D.C., Estate Planning Council. His biography appears in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the World. He is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates.

Ron concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes; income taxation of trusts and estates; rules regarding tax-exempt organizations and charitable contributions, and related tax issues. He has extensive experience advising clients on the transfer of wealth from one generation to another, including the orderly and tax-efficient succession of family-owned businesses. He has contributed to the formation of estate tax policy through legislation since 1976, as well as in Treasury regulations, and has served as an expert witness in estate and gift tax matters.

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (1975), magna cum laude
B.A., University of Minnesota (1967), summa cum laude

Ronald D. Aucutt is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Estate Tax Advisory Board.