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Virginia Leggett Stevenson

Virginia Stevenson is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses her practice on mortgage and asset-backed securities, debt instruments and modifications, and the tax issues of regulated investment funds (RICs), real estate investment trusts (REITS) and real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICS). She has represented underwriters, servicers, and trustees in all aspects of securitization transactions, including developing novel structures in agency REMICs.

Virginia served as a law clerk to The Honorable Gerald B. Hanifan, New Jersey Superior Court from 1996-1997.

  • American Bar Association, Chair, Basis and Adjustments to Basis Subcommittee; Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee; Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, John S. Nolan Fellow, 2004-2005
  • The Light Factory, Board of Directors, 2005-2011
  • Junior League of Charlotte
  • William & Mary Class of 1993 10th Reunion Gift Committee
  • William & Mary Class of 1993 15th Reunion Gift Committee
  • William & Mary Class of 1993 20th Reunion Gift Committee
  • "FIRPTA Fundamentals," February 2016
  • “REMIC Terminations,” February 2015
  • "An Introduction to LIBOR, Its Recent Unpleasantness, and Its New Administrator," May 2014
  • “Interest, Unstated Interest, & Original Issue Discount: Issue-Spotting, Analysis, and Disclosure Issues,” May 2013
  • "REMIC Tax Rules," November 2011
  • "Commercial and Residential Loan Modifications," February 2008
  • "REMIC Loans: Can We Codify What it Means to Modify?" panelist at The American Bar Association Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, October 2007
  • "Swap and Defease; Can it be Done with Ease?" panelist at The American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, January 2007
  • "Section 199 Regulations," panelist at The American Bar Association Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, 2006 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, October 2006
  • "Code Section 199 for Real Estate Transactions," presentation at Real Esate Conference, May 2006
  • "Advanced 199 for Real Estate," presentation to American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2006
  • "New Proposed 199 Regulations: How They Affect the Structure of Real Estate Transactions" presentation to the American Bar Association, Joint Meeting of the Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, 2005
  • "Non-Debt Instrument Realization Events," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2005
  • "Young Lawyers Initiation to Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2005
  • "The Tax Treatment of Acquired Contingent Liabilities," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2004
  • "New Developments in Depreciation," Outline for American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2004
  • "Impact of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003," presentation to the American Bar Association, Joint Meeting of the Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, 2003
  • "Section 121: the Road Not Taken and the Questions that Remain," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2003
  • "Tax and Estate Planning for Foreign Nationals," 2003
  • "Is Tax Structuring Still Possible?," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2003
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Tax Treatment of Contingent Liabilities," co-authored with Todd B. Reinstein, Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, May/June 2005
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