ran’s career began as a CPA with a national accounting firm and later transitioned into corporate finance. Marriage landed her in Colorado and to the attention of raising two young boys. In time she returned to her career and continued her formal education. Fran successfully completed examinations to attain certification as a CFP and she also successfully passed the Series 7 investment exam. It was during these studies she recognized her passion for tax, retirement and estate planning.
With her family supporting her, Fran gained acceptance into law school. The tables quickly turned, gone were the days of her helping her sons with their homework; now they were discussing case studies at the dinner table, and her younger son served as her coach for national moot court competitions. Her passion for tax law was the catalyst for Fran to enter the post-juris doctorate program for a Master of Laws in Taxation.
As the mother of two, Fran moved into the dormitory at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. living and collaborating with students half her age! Fond memories of Georgetown extend well beyond the rigors of advanced corporate, partnership and trust and estate tax classes and writing her thesis under the supervision of a prominent United States Tax Court jurist.
While passing both the Virginia and Colorado bar, her law practice began and continues in Virginia. After many years of practicing law, Fran thoroughly enjoys the flexibility a boutique law firm provides by allowing her the opportunity to serve each and every client with special and personalized attention. Her clients are her passion and she takes the time to know each client, representing and appreciating their individual needs and objectives.
Fran is passionate about education. She frequently teaches as an adjunct law professor and also teaches continuing legal and tax education classes for professionals. In addition she stays abreast of the current legal and tax environment. She continues her emphasis on her own education completing at least one hundred continuing education hours a year keeping her current with ever changing legal, tax and corporate landscape.