Jeff connects with his clients with integrity, decades of legal experience, and a deep commitment to protecting their best interests through innovative tax, legal and financial planning. He is a founding principal of Graves Light Lenhart and currently serves as Director of Wealth Strategies and Chief Compliance Officer. Jeff helps clients look at the big picture by providing financial advice, taking into consideration associated tax, legal, and insurance related issues. He also assists business owners structure the sale of their closely held businesses while ensuring their liquidity needs are met in the most tax-efficient manner possible.
Before joining Graves Light Lenhart, Jeff was a founding member of Lenhart Pettit, PC, one of the largest law firms in Central Virginia. He specialized in tax law, estate planning and business law during his 30-year legal career. Jeff currently serves on the board of trustees for Sunnyside Retirement Community. He is a former board member of Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Public Broadcasting and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. Jeff and his wife, Brenda, have two adult children and one grandchild. In his free time, Jeff enjoys working with his labrador retriever as a therapy dog at retirement communities. He is also a whiskey enthusiast and avid reader.