NOTICE: Dominion Legal PLC founder, David M. Knasel, has joined and moved his law practice to Protorae Law PLC. Please click here to contact Mr. Knasel

The Dominion Difference
Practice Areas:
Business & Corporate Law
  • Business Formation / Incorporation
  • Buy-Sell / LLC Operating Agreements
  • Sale & Purchase of Business
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Employment Law
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Real Estate Contracts & Leases

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Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • Wills / Revocable Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives (Living Will)
  • Estate Tax Planning & Strategies
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Adult Guardianship / Conservatorship

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Probate Law
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Executor Qualification & Representation
  • Estate Tax Return (Form 706)
  • Will Contests / Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Post-Mortem Estate Planning

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Administering an estate can be complicated and mistakes can be costly:

Let Dominion help.

Dominion provides guidance through all phases of the probate process, including:

  • qualification of executor
  • inventory and accounts
  • debts and demands hearing
  • show cause and order of distribution
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Doing a deal, the right counsel can make all the difference:

Seek counsel early.

Dominion is focused on helping its clients successfully close their deals:

  • asset (or stock) purchase agreements
  • promissory notes and security agreements
  • preparing for and conducting closing
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McLean Lawyers


When you need an estate planning attorney or business attorney serving Northern Virginia, Dominion Legal PLC is there for you. The law firm focuses on business law, estate planning, probate law, and trust administration. We believe all these areas of law are intertwined, and you deserve a business or trust and estate attorney who has expertise in all of them.

Our core values include providing personal attention, responding in a timely manner, and services tailored to your unique needs. That means our team listens to you and provides advice to help you achieve the legal outcome you desire. You will work directly with an experienced business and estate attorney who will personally handle your matter with expertise and skill.


What will happen to your estate? An experienced estate planning attorney ensures your estate is distributed as you intend. We routinely help our client design, create, and execute their wills and living trusts. We understand the nuances of probate law, and are experienced in probate and estate administration and business succession. We handle estate litigation and disputes, but always strive to give you legal documents that help avoid such disputes in the first place.


Business attorneys must understand all aspects of corporate law, contracts, and commercial law. From helping our clients form corporations, LLCs, and partnerships to handling complex employment issues, we understand where issues arise and help you implement the legal strategies to protect you. Business law services also include, but are not limited to, contract drafting and negotiation, business succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

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What Clients Say

  • “Can’t thank you enough for helping me out with the estate. You are very kind and smart! I am so grateful for you!”

    Dr. Sharon K.
  • “I got to work with Dominion Legal because I needed help administrating an estate. Before I became David’s client, the experience felt daunting and complicated. His effective and principled approach changed the whole experience into a smooth process. I am grateful for the professional relationship we built and I hope to continue to use services in the future.”

  • “I am enormously grateful for the strong, compassionate support provided by David Knasel of Dominion Legal in a contentious and protracted family dispute surrounding my grandmother’s estate, of which I was the personal representative. Mr. Knasel has certainly been highly effective: he has been thoroughly on top of all legal proceedings . . . Thank you very much!”

    Christopher D.
  • “We were very pleased with the estate planning that Dominion Legal did for us. The entire process was well-explained and seamless. Dave provided us with excellent guidance in terms of setting up trusts for our children and our estates. We really appreciated his attention to detail and would recommend his firm highly to other individuals.”

    Melissa P
  • “My wife and I were recently referred to Dave Knasel of Dominion Legal by our Financial Advisor and after working with him on our estate plan we see why. Dave was not only efficient and professional, an approach that really inspired confidence, but he patiently addressed all of our questions and concerns throughout the process. My wife and I give Dave only the highest recommendation and will continue to use his service for years to come.”

    Ian N.