Tyler Moses is a member of the firm’s General Commercial Practice Group. Tyler’s practice is focused on estate planning, trusts and estates administration, and taxation maters. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, he worked as an associate at a firm in Charlottesville. Tyler is the YLD Liaison of the Virginia Bar Association Tax Section and a member of the Richmond Bar Association.
Tyler earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. While in law school, he was admitted to the Order of Barristers and received the Virginia Bar Association Tax Award. Tyler is currently working towards his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.
- World capital cities memorized
- Roundtrip hours traveled to witness the 2019 NCAA Men’s National Championship
- Different places in the Caribbean visited
- Lines of the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales known in Old English
I see you like to travel and have been to more than 15 different places in the Caribbean. What are a few of your favorite places that you have visited?
In the Caribbean, I am partial to the islands of Grand Cayman and Sint Maarten. State side, I love the Florida Keys, Bar Harbor, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Elsewhere, my favorite trip has been to the Maldives. The time in transit was well worth it.
You are a big movie buff. What type of movies do you enjoy?
This is a difficult question, only because of how I categorize genres. I have a great appreciation for film as an art form, but also appreciate that some movies are made purely for entertainment value. For dramas, or “films,” I am a big fan of movies like The Deer Hunter, No Country for Old Men, Goodfellas, and of course, The Shawshank Redemption. When it comes to comedies, I love some Wedding Crashers, Napoleon Dynamite, and Billy Madison. Anchorman is the funniest movie of all time, and that is a scientific fact. When it comes to television shows, some of my old favorites include Breaking Bad, House, and Homeland. My wife and I are saddened to see Succession and Ted Lasso ending.
What made you decide to become an attorney?
I have always wanted to be in a profession that allows me to solve complex issues and get to know my clients on a personal level. I knew that I was interested in becoming an attorney early on, but wanted to get some real world experience before committing to such a demanding profession. Working as an attorney allows me to deal with clients face-to-face while getting the chance to do work that has a real impact and matters to clients. I like to think of my job as getting the opportunity to find the missing pieces to a client’s puzzle. The larger the puzzle, the more compelling the work.
- (Expected) Georgetown University Law Center, Taxation LL.M.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- University of Virginia, B.A.
- Represents clients in the structuring and implementation of estate plans, wills, and trusts
- Guides individuals and families through the probate process
- Develops the appropriate operating agreements, assignment of partnership interests, real property deeds, and nonjudicial settlement agreements for business transitions
- Prepares asset purchase agreements
- Assists clients with new business entity formation
- YLD Liaison, Virginia Bar Association Tax Section
- Member, Richmond Bar Association
- Board Member, Theta Chi Xi Chapter Alumni Association
- Virginia State Bar
- United States Tax Court
- Recipient, Virginia Bar Association Tax Award
- Member, Order of Barristers
- Author, United States Penal System: Approaches to Rehabilitating Minor Drug Offenders and the Efforts of Governments to Reduce the Number of Incarcerated Individuals, 24 RICH. PUB. INT. L. REV. 167 (2021).
- Co-author, Tax Court Imposing Sec. 6673 Penalty, 21 J. TAX PRAC. & PROC., Oct.–Nov. 2019, at 43.
- Co-author, Exasperation, Frustration, Disappointment, 98 TAX NOTES STATE, Oct. 2020, at 229.