In Memoriam

It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the July 21 passing of long-time member Christopher Sega. A memorial service will be held at noon on September 24 at Arena Stage.

Chris joined the Council in 2000 and quickly rose through the leadership ranks, serving as president in 2006. He remained an active member until his illness precluded his participation.

Chris was one of the foremost tax and estate planners in the D.C. area where he represented many of Washington’s most prominent citizens. His accomplishments were recognized by numerous publications. During his time at Venable LLP, Chris was noted for his dedication to both his clients and his colleagues.

In addition to being an outstanding lawyer, Chris was also known as a great teacher. He took great pride in teaching for many years at Georgetown. Those who had the privilege to work with Chris were continually amazed by his range of legal knowledge; and his rare ability to grasp the most complex concepts quickly and explain them to clients in an understandable way with his characteristic dry humor. 

Notes of condolence can be sent to Chris’ wife, Linda, at 9655 Marshall Corner Road, White Plains, MD 20695. 

Contributions in Chris’ memory can be made to:

Here is a link to the full obituary.

Chris was known to many Council members as a friend and colleague, and will be missed by the estate planning community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time.


Virginia Cheung, Esq.