Thomas C. Foster


Tom is a member of the McCandlish Holton Tax Section and Corporate Department with a primary emphasis on employee benefits. Regarding employee benefits, his clients include major financial institutions, employers in diverse industries, accountants and employee benefits consultants.

Additional areas of practice emphasis include: tax issues in business structuring, state and local taxation, payroll taxes (especially with international employees) and conservation easements.

Tom has been practicing law with McCandlish Holton since 1994. Prior to joining the firm, Tom had 20 years of related experience, primarily as an officer of a major bank employee benefit trust department.


  • The Best Lawyers in America since 2010, Employee Benefits
  • Virginia Super Lawers, Tax,  2012 - 2013

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Committee, former Chair IRA Subcommittee
  • Virginia State Bar, Taxation Section
  • Richmond Bar Association, former member Finance Committee
  • Director of the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy
  • Central Virginia Employee Benefits Council, former president
  • Vice-President of Kanawha Trace Owners Association
  • Finance Committee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock

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1111 East Main Street
Suite 2100
P.O. Box 796
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0796

call (804) 775-3874

fax (804) 775-7234

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  • University of Richmond, J.D., cum laude 1993
  • University of Virginia, M.B.A. 1971
  • George Mason University, B.A. with high distinction, 1969
  • Virginia 1994

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