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Paul Izzo


Paul Izzo


Paul Izzo


Mr. Izzo has been in private practice, with substantial emphasis on elder law, since 1990. His practice areas include:

  • Estate planning for incapacity and long term care;
  • Appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults;
  • Administration of decedent’s estates; and
  • Nursing home residents’ rights.

From 1985 through 1990, Mr. Izzo was a policy analyst with the Virginia Department of Taxation, handling administrative appeals of sales and use tax and income tax audits, preparing information bulletins, drafting private letter rulings and offers in compromise for the Tax Commissioner, drafting state tax regulations, providing staff support for a comprehensive sales and use tax expenditure study, and during General Assembly sessions, evaluating the fiscal and policy impact of proposed tax legislation.

After graduating from the University of Virginia  with a B.A. in Government, Mr. Izzo was employed as a Management Intern at Central National Bank (now Wachovia Bank), Richmond. He graduated from the University of Richmond law school.

While in private practice, Mr. Izzo was selected for an internship in long-term care administration at Westminster-Canterbury House, Richmond. This culminated in his sitting for the licensure exam for nursing home administrators in 1985, a license which he has maintained ever since.

Mr. Izzo is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

Mr. Izzo is a frequent lecturer to nonprofit groups and organizations, health care professionals and the general public on:

  • Estate planning;
  • Nursing home residents’ rights; and
  • Legal concerns of the frail elderly and disabled.

He currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University, and sits on the Finance Committee of the Board of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond. He is active in the Virginia Guardianship Association, The Virginia Elder Rights Coalition, and serves on the Multidisciplinary Panel of the Public Guardianship Program of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, and the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition.

Firm Description

ThompsonMcMullan's elder law practice encompasses all aspects of planning for and representation of elderly and disabled clients. We provide counsel and seasoned representation in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, including judicial estate planning needed to establish trusts and complete transfers for tax and public benefits objectives. We have substantial experience in advising both institutional trust departments and individual clients regarding long term care issues, with special emphasis on protecting public entitlements rights for elderly, incapacitated and disabled persons. Our experience in this practice area includes: hospital and nursing home representation for discharge and admission of incapacitated adults; adult guardianships and conservatorships; family representation in civil commitment and psychiatric medication proceedings; special needs estate planning for Medicaid and disability recipients; Medicaid Special Needs Trusts / Medicare set aside arrangements in personal injury and worker compensation litigation; and Medicaid appeals. We also have experience with veterans benefits


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