Jeffrey G. Lenhart

Jeffrey G. Lenhart
  • Jeffrey G. Lenhart
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (540) 437-3123 or (434) 220-6339
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  • Melida Neal, Assistant

  • Phone: (540) 437-3129
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Jeff Lenhart serves as general counsel to numerous closely held businesses and professional associations in myriad business sectors, including advising equity investors in all stages of business formation and growth.

Jeff has substantial experience in business formation, health care, succession planning, and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. His practice also specializes in employee benefits, including creation of leveraged ESOPs. In all these areas, Jeff brings to bear substantial technical and practical experience and expertise in federal, state and local taxation law.


  • Facilitated multiple tax-free spin-offs of corporate divisions, including obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Negotiated and consummated numerous taxable and tax-free business transactions on behalf of private business clients, recently including the acquisition of a multi-state electronics enterprise and the acquisition of a Canadian corporation
  • Successfully litigated a case of first impression regarding application of state law non-discrimination standards to self-insured health plans in US District Court and the US Court of Appeals
  • Negotiated the formation, restructuring and division of numerous professional associations
  • Successfully negotiated with the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service regarding the characterization of a substantial cattle operation as a hobby loss
  • Negotiated joint ventures between medical practices and tax exempt health care organizations
  • Assisted clients with domestic and international business joint venture


  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
    • Corporate Law, 2007 - 2018
    • Health Care Law, 2010 - 2018
    • Tax Law, 2010 - 2018
  • Named Best Lawyers®  Charlottesville Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014, 2017 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Selected to “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business

    • Health Law, 2001 - 2002, 2005 – 2006, 2013 – 2017
    • Business Law, 2007 - 2012

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News & Events

Recent Speaking Engagements:
  • January 29, 2014:  Jeff Lenhart presented a program to the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association entitled Top 10 Things Every Non-Tax Lawyer Should Know About Partnership Tax. 
Professional Involvement
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association, President (2008- 2009)
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • VBA/VSB Joint Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Community Involvement
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia
    • Board of Directors (2016 - present)
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, Board of Directors

    • Chair (2009-2011)
  • Shenandoah Valley Educational Public TV (WVPT Channel-51), Board of Directors

    • Chair (2004-2006)
  • Harrisonburg Rotary Club

    • President (2001-2002)
  • Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors

    • Chair (1995-2003)
  • First Presbyterian Church

    • Elder
    • Trustee
  • Boy Scouts of America, Stonewall Jackson Council

    • Board of Directors (2011-2016)
Practice Areas Education

Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
LL.M., Taxation, 1994, with Distinction

College of William and Mary
School of Law

Williamsburg, Virginia
J.D., 1987

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
A.B., 1984

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