J. E. White, Jr., J.D., LL.M.


Phone: 304-205-8063
Email: jwhite@anspachlaw.com

Highlights & Recognitions



Practice Areas

Corporate & Transactional
Trust & Estates
Special Needs Trusts


LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law (1994)
J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1993)
B.B.A., Baylor University (1986)

Memberships & Affiliations

West Virginia State Bar: Probate Committee; State and Federal Taxation Committee
American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Charleston Estate Planning Council
Charleston Area Tax Group
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee
Elk River Musky Club, Board of Directors


J.E. has a broad-based business and tax background. His practice focuses on assisting individual and business clients and includes all aspects of estate planning including more complicated planning such as GRATs, QPRTs, IDGTs, ILITs, special needs trusts, family foundations and family limited partnerships. J.E. also has extensive experience in estate administration, estate litigation, federal and state taxation, business formation and succession planning, commercial and real estate transactions, and social security/medicaid matters pertaining to first-party special needs trusts.

Prior to joining Anspach Meeks Ellenberger, J.E. was a partner at a large regional firm with eleven offices where he had extensive experience advising on various closely-held businesses, wealth planning and tax issues.

J.E. White was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2017 in the fields of Closely Held Companies, Family Business Law and Tax Law.


January-March 2015, Portability and Estate Planning (The West Virginia Lawyer)
April 28, 2011, What You Need to Know About the 2010 Tax Relief Act (BNA Daily Tax Report)
October 15, 2010, The Executor - An Estate's Representative (The State Journal)
March 15, 2010, Succession Planning - How to Effectively Pass the Torch (The State Journal)


Numerous CLE presentations on various tax,  estate planning and trust and estate administration issues, including, The Impact of Portability on Modest Sized Estates and Estate Planning -WVU College of Law Estate Planning CLE, October 31, 2014.

Most recently, J. E. White presented Portability Planning for Modest Sized Estates at the WV Trust Legislation Seminar on July 14, 2016. This presentation explored the basic legal provisions and scope of portability which include how to elect portability, the advantages of portability, and various planning options with portability.

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