Sue  - Seibert - Farnsworth

Sue Seibert Farnsworth

Of Counsel
Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6953 - office

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.A., 1962
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1967

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Tax Court
Ms. Farnsworth's primary areas of practice are estate planning and administration.

Representative Experience

  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate and tax planning matters
  • Preparing estate planning documents including wills; intervivos, testamentary, revocable and irrevocable trusts; charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts; perpetual charitable trusts; and private foundations
  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate administration matters
  • Representing individuals and corporate fiduciaries in will construction and reformation suits and other estate related matters
  • Representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service in appeals from audit determinations in estate matters

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio County Bar Association, 1967 - present; President, 1990 - 1991
  • American Bar Association, 1967 - present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1997 - present
  • Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 1999 - present
  • Estate Planning Council of the Upper Ohio Valley, 1984 - 2007

Distinctions

  • YWCA Tribute to Women Award, 2011
  • West Virginia College of Law, Justitia Officium Award, 2004
  • West Virginia State Bar and the Pro Bono Referral Project Certificate of Recognition, Member, 100 Hour Club, 1999
  • The Order of Vandalia for Distinguished Service to West Virginia University, 1999
  • West Virginia University Most Loyal Mountaineer Award, 1995
  • West Virginia State Bar, 1994 Kaufman Award, Pro Bono Referral Project, 1995
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Honorary Member, 1991
  • West Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Referral Program, 1991, Certificate of Recognition for 1990

Community Affiliations

  • Wheeling Park Commission, Commissioner, 1992 - present; Vice Chairman, 2009 - present
  • Oglebay Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996 - present; Secretary-Treasurer, 1996 - present
  • Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 1997 - present; President, 2013 - 2014
  • The Linsly School Board of Trustees, 2001 - 2004; Emeritus Trustee 2014 - present
  • Women's Giving Circle, Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc., 2010 - present
  • West Virginia University Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 1995 - 2010; Chair 1999 - 2001; Director Emeritus 2010 - present
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