Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers

Jane Frankel Sims
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Towson, MD Estate Planning Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolArizona, District of Columbia, Maryland and New York
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Suren Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience

Suren G. Adams is an attorney with a passion for organization and excellence. She founded Adams Law Office, LLC, over 14 years ago to help her clients get their financial houses in order and find peace of... Read More »
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Mark Edelson
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Baltimore, MD Estate Planning Lawyer

University of Maryland School of Law4th Circuit, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, United States District Court, District of Columbia, United States District Court, District of Maryland, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida,...
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Jac E. Knust
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Columbia, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(410) 465-8900 5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit...
David Gormley
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Rd ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Free ConsultationWaldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Dave Gormley is a Partner and the head of our Bankruptcy and Real Estate departments. He has been handling bankruptcy and foreclosure cases for over 10 years. There isn’t much related to bankruptcy or foreclosure he has not already seen. Dave is admitted to practice in Maryland and the Federal Courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives near Annapolis with his family.
Justin B Hill
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Elkton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(410) 324-7574 224 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, DUI and Family
Charlotte School of Law
The Law Office of Justin B. Hill, LLC is dedicated to a client centered approach. Attorney Hill is committed to his clients and takes the time to understand his clients' goals. He will sit down with his clients and discuss their legal needs.
Attorney Hill focuses his practice on personal injury, wills, estates & trusts, debt collection, breach of contract cases, traffic, DUI, criminal, family and landlord & tenant law.
David Marquardt
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(301) 603-3480 11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
University of Miami School of Law
My journey to becoming the owner and founder of Wayside Legal came out of an intense sense of justice and a desire to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I started Wayside Legal for you. Every day, the firm is devoted to serving clients and the community with enthusiasm and value. Your case isn’t just a legal event but a complete and total life transition, so I strive to be a concierge that can address any and all of the issues you may face.

I am a veteran attorney licensed in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, handling all...
Stephen John Reichert
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Baltimore, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 299-4959 100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
A motivated and relentless advocate for his clients, Stephen J. Reichert personally handles all aspects of each case from consultation to resolution. Mr. Reichert is a dedicated listener who understands the unique legal needs of his clients and helps them meet their needs in the most effective ways possible. Mr. Reichert received a degree in philosophy at Trinity College before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has served on the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade and The Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and directed and advised student attorneys working...
David Bach
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 738-7655 1401 Rockville Pike
Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
Estate Planning, Divorce, Education and Family
Hamline University School of Law
I have 23 years experience representing parties in divorce, custody, child support, visitation, paternity, and guardianship matters. My goal is to plan for trial from the initial client meeting forward, while at the same time attempting to construct a reasonable settlement for my clients either directly with the other party or through mediation. I was certified as a Collaborative Practitioner March 2011. In addition to representing clients locally, Mr. Bach has extensive experience representing clients involved in international family disputes including divorce, child custody, division of property and family assets, as well as retirement benefits. He has successfully handled...
Michelle Quash Profit
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(301) 882-3670 2 Wisconsin Circle
Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Harvard Law School
Our firm specializes in estate planning and elder law solutions serving business owners, families and individuals residing in MD and DC. We understand the challenges of estate planning in this area, so when you visit or call our office, l listen and we talk together until you are comfortable and understand important estate law concepts about, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, business trusts, special needs trusts, wills, estate planning, guardianship, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills. Our goal is to give you the information you need to make decisions, so you can...
Amy L. Griboff
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 339-8725 751 Rockville Pike
Suite 7
Rockville, MD 20852
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
I use my personal and legal experiences to help my clients and their families. I have written articles for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Maryland State Bar Association. I spoken at Churches, Junior League, NARFE, Ameriprise, Prudential, Montgomery Hospice, American Association of Daily Money Managers, Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors (GROWS), and Hospice Caring on topics, such as, Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts, Common Mistakes in Estate Planning, Planning for Long Term Care, Advance Medical Directives, and Guardianship.
Steven M Berger
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Severna Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(410) 777-5916 821 West Benfield Road
Suite One
Severna Park, MD 21146
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I serve estate planning clients with plans that promote family harmony while minimizing future tax and administration expenses. A large percentage of my clients are government and corporate employees who have been good stewards of their earnings. Helping families makes my job very rewarding as I listen to life stories and put dreams and concerns into legally binding instructions. My clients become friends and I look forward to their visits.
Richard Sternberg
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Potomac, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 541-4020 6509 Persimmon Tree Road, Suite 100
Potomac, MD 20818
Estate Planning, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
John C. Robinson
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Towson, MD Estate Planning Lawyer

Widener University Delaware School of LawMaryland
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Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Esquire
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Calverton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloMaryland and New York
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Tara Frame
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Pasadena, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 255-0373 8562 Fort Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I provide families with peace of mind by creating and implementing customized estate plans based on the person's and family's unique circumstances and needs, including wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and deeds.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
Suren Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 805-5892 4201 Northview Drive, Suite 401
Bowie, MD 20716
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Suren G. Adams is an attorney with a passion for organization and excellence. She founded Adams Law Office, LLC, over 14 years ago to help her clients get their financial houses in order and find peace of mind. She is an experienced member of the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Christian Legal Society, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. Suren obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1994 and then completed course work for a Master of Arts...
Jessica E Zadjura
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
1910 Towne Centre Boulevard
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica Zadjura was born and lived in Prince George's County until graduating high school and then relocated to Anne Arundel County where she currently resides. She has been active in the Howard County Women's Bar Association for the past 4 years, serving on the executive board for the past 3 years. Jessica believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time by participating in Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program created after September 11, 2001 to provide first responders and their families with essential estate planning documents. She also volunteers one day a month at the family...
Megan Marie Wallace
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 468-0603 4520 East West Highway
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kathleen Duckett McCann
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Queenstown, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(410) 827-5622 160 Shields Ln
Queenstown, MD 21658
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Baltimore
Ms. McCann earned her B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1979. She graduated the University of Baltimore School of Law Magna Cum Laude in December of 1996 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in June of 1997. She was a member of the University of Baltimore Law Review and the Heuisler Honor Society. After earning her law degree, Ms. McCann became associated with the Baltimore firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. From there, she entered solo practice in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2001, she joined the...
Keith Schiszik
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Fredrick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(240) 772-5200 50 Carroll Creek Way
Suite 340
Fredrick, MD 21701
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
American University School of Law
I have helped over 3,000 people through the divorce process in my career. I try to educate my clients so they understand the law and what a "reasonable settlement" looks like. Over 95% of my cases settle without having to do a trial because I work hard to reach creative solutions to these emotional issues.
Randall D. Fisher
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(443) 270-6305 170 Jennifer Road
Suite 205
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning and Business
Texas Tech University School of Law
The Fisher Law Office provides Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Wealth Planning, Business Law, Succession Planning, Asset Protection and Security Clearance advice to businesses and individuals in Annapolis, Arnold, Pasadena, Bowie, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Edgewater, Baltimore, Columbia, Stevensville, Chestertown, Dunkirk, St. Mary’s City, Washington, D.C., BWI Airport, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne County, Harford County, Talbot County Calvert County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City. We can be reached by email at info@thefisherlawoffice.com or on the web at www.thefisherlawoffice.com.
John K. Phoebus
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Crisfield, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(410) 968-9200 517 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Probate
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
In 2014, solo practitioners James V. Anthenelli and John K. Phoebus joined with former State’s Attorney Kristy M. Hickman to create Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC. James V. Anthenelli was a former assistant state’s attorney with over 38 years’ experience. His practice has concentrated in the area of criminal defense. John K. Phoebus has been in private practice for more than 18 years and has focused on litigation including high-profile criminal defense cases and civil litigation. Joining the merger of these two firms is former State’s Attorney Kristy M. Hickman who brings with her the experience of having won all...
Richard David Lebovitz
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Towson, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(410) 828-0680 401 Washington Avenue
Suite 803
Towson, MD 21204
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Duquesne University School of Law
Richard Lebovitz graduated from Emory University with a BA in 1989 having majored in Political Science and Economics. He Graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1992, and has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar since 1992, and the Maryland Bar since 2005. Richard heads up the office family and Real Estate sections. He represents clients with domestic relations matters, real estate matters, landlord/tenant disputes, litigation, Veteran's claims, contracts and estate practice. He is a member of the Baltimore County, Baltimore City and State of Maryland Bar Associations as well as the Maryland Association for Justice, (formerly Maryland Trial...
Adam Habibi
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Elkridge, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(443) 296-2570 5871 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Adam Habibi, born in the State of Maryland was sworn in as an Attorney at the age of 23. Graduating cum laude from the University of Baltimore, and later from Florida Coastal School of Law, Adam was awarded the Outstanding Local Government Contribution Award from the State of Florida Bar Association in 2010. Adam held various roles as the legal negotiator for several Fortune 500 corporations to include AECOM Technology #320 and Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) #240 and Xerox #131. During his tenure with Corporate America, Adam single-handedly led the signing of several multi-million...
Kate P. Pruitt
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Calverton, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience

University of Baltimore School of LawMaryland and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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Jayme L. Levy
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Towson, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(410) 512-6605 100 West Rd.
Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Baltimore School of Law
Aaron Richter
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(301) 841-6274 7979 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Valparaiso University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Aaron discovered his passion for tax law while interning at the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. He has continued this passion by helping clients resolving their tax disputes and advising individual and business clients on their tax planning. Additionally, he served as a Volunteer Attorney at the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic providing pro bono work to low-income individuals and business. Aaron has successfully represented clients before the IRS and state tax departments. He represents clients in IRS and state tax audits, resolving tax debts, and the in U.S. Tax Court. In his free time,...
Li Weng
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 804-8356 10741 Gloxinia Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family and Immigration
University of Texas - Austin
Founding partner Li Weng works in Rockville Law Group LLC’s practice areas of estate planning, family law, and immigration. Li brings a background of over 6 years in estate planning, anticorruption, and trade matters, as well as transnational practice experience. Over several years, Li advised multinational companies undergoing internal and SEC investigations on potential violations by the companies’ subsidiaries of anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, she represented companies during ITC investigations of antidumping and countervailing duty matters. Most recently, Li was employed with the Rockville, MD firm of Altman and Associates, where she helped the...
Nancy Weller
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(410) 263-3660 22 1/2 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
I help people separate and divorce with dignity outside of court through mediation, collaborative practice, and legal coaching. I believe families can continue to be families after divorce.
Mr. James D. Ealley
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 535-2200 135 West Dares Beach Rd.
Suite 209A
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Ealley's practice focuses primarily on Consumer Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. In representing clients in bankruptcy, James understands the financial stress people are experiencing. He understands their concerns to protect their assets, rebuild their financial lives and create a better future for their families. James counsels clients to alleviate their worries and concerns and develop a plan to address their financial problems, whether it be stopping a foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, or erasing credit card, medical or tax debt. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the Federal Bankruptcy laws. Since beginning his practice in bankruptcy in 2001, James has...
Stewart Andrew Sutton
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Germantown, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(301) 916-5000 8 Executive Park Court
Germantown, MD 20874
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
University of California - Los Angeles
I’m Stewart A. Sutton and I have been practicing law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and California for over 25 years. I am a general practitioner, who helps individuals, families, employees, entrepreneurs, and small businesses solve their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary legal problems. My areas of practice include: family law; business law; personal injury; civil rights; wills and trusts; legal malpractice, real estate litigation, and appeals. I limit my practice to representing no more than a dozen litigation clients at a time. My philosophy is to provide the highest quality legal representation to a small...
Jillian Aylward
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(240) 688-9000 10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20817
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Suffolk University Law School
Paula Calimafde
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Paula Calimafde chairs the firm’s Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits and Government Relations practice groups and is also a senior member of the Estate Planning, Tax and Nonprofit groups. She has more than 35 years of experience advising companies and tax-exempt organizations on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and employee benefits, including non-qualified deferred compensation, welfare benefit and cafeteria plans. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of creative retirement plan designs for businesses and works closely with management and owners to prepare retirement plans, which suit the particular corporate needs.
Paula’s practice encompasses sophisticated estate planning and advising individuals...
Paul Marcotte Jr
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Baltimore School of Law
Paul Marcotte, Jr. Chairs the firm’s Tax practice group and is a member of its Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration and Nonprofit groups. He concentrates his practice on federal, state and international tax matters (both planning and controversy), estate and wealth preservation planning, probate and trust administration, nonprofit organizations, and business counseling and succession planning. Paul helps his clients by putting complicated tax issues into simple English. He makes sure that the individuals, businesses and international clients he services have help navigating our complex tax systems and avoid potential minefields such as increased levels taxation and/or penalties.
Paul’s international...
Wayne Eig
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
Wayne Eig refers to himself as a business and tax lawyer for individuals and closely held entities, providing advice to clients involved in various business, investment, financial and succession planning activities. Sometimes, his clients are individuals or families, sometimes entities and often a combination of individuals/families and affiliated entities working together. Sometimes, these businesses have great value, sometimes they do not – but all of these clients have needs which require legal attention.
Over the course of his career, Wayne has chaired some of the firm’s major practice groups – Estate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Tax, and Corporate. In forty...
Edward Warren Olmsted
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La Plata, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(301) 934-8434 211 Charles Street
P. O. Box 1966
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality, personal service to all of my clients. I work in a small firm. My partners are also my father and my brother. Unlike the indifferent, "take a number" approach you get at many law firms, we treat each client as a person whose case matters most. We spend the extra time that is needed to make sure you understand the complexities of your case and to get you the best result possible. Our advice is honest and to the point. We'll tell you the good and...
Laura Thomas
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning and Tax
Villanova University School of Law and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Laura Thomas is an Associate in the firm’s Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Tax and Corporate practice groups. She advises individuals, families and small business of their estate planning needs and tax needs. Laura takes extra care to accommodate her clients’ wishes, understanding that estate administration is often emotionally difficult, and that a well formed plan can be crucial to helping a family get through a challenging time. She is diligent in her drafting of wills, trusts, advance directives, powers of attorney, business formation agreements and transfer documents.
Prior to joining Paley Rothman as an Associate, Laura worked at...
Deborah Cohn
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Ln
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning and Tax
The George Washington University Law School
Debbie Cohn’s keys to professional success are as diverse as her eclectic client base that consists of professionals, business owners, retirees, and non-U.S. citizens. Yet perhaps her most critical—and comforting—characteristic is an ability to explain complex concepts in a way her clients can understand. Debbie’s approach to estate planning is equal parts pragmatic and creative, which helps put her clients at ease with the knowledge that their families will be cared for and protected, and their asset protection and wealth management goals will be met. And her wealth of experience and vast knowledge of the law allow her to blend...
Jeffrey Kolender
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning and Tax
The George Washington University Law School and University of South Carolina School of Law
Jeffrey Kolender chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Administration practice groups. He concentrates primarily in those areas and also advises small businesses in tax business planning. Jeffrey recognizes that each client is different and enjoys the challenge of creating a plan that accomplishes the client’s unique goals. He advises clients about adequately providing for their family, including saving taxes, creating trusts for children, planning for disability, and the special planning issues involved in second marriages and same-sex marriages.
He understands that estate planning can be a complex and emotional process for clients. Jeffrey always takes the time to...
Frederick R. Franke, Jr.
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(410) 263-4876 151 West Street Suite 301
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning
The George Washington University Law School and Washington and Lee University School of Law
In an increasingly complex and specialized world, it is important to keep a specific focus. Our focus is the law involving estates and trusts. Within this practice area, however, we do it all: planning, administration, and litigation. We have over 30 years of experience advising individuals, families and closely held businesses on a variety of matters related to wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer. We prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, business planning documents, estate tax returns, and many other documents to address our clients’ estate planning and administration needs. We also litigate estate and trust matters and serve as the...
Joseph Michael Schnitzer
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Pikesville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(410) 602-0060 6 Reservoir Circle
Suite 102
Pikesville, MD 21208
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Baltimore School of Law
Focus on estate & trust matters, estate planning, administration, litigation and mediation, as well as business transactions, entity formation, purchase and sale transactions and tax controversy matters. Certified Public Accountant (1981). Frequent lecturer for National Business Institute, Inc., Member - The Baltimore Estate Planning Council
Kathleen McClernan
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Leonardtown, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(240) 317-7020 41620 Courthouse Drive, Suite 8
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Baltimore
Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Children and Community Mediation of St. Mary's County. She can also be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock Trial Competition. Ms. McClernan just completed a two year term as President of the St. Mary's County Bar Association. ...
K. Lynn Carter
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(443) 205-1432 1835 Forest Drive, Suite D-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Charlotte School of Law
Lynn attended Law School in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated in December 2015. While in school, Lynn served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Albert Diaz in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable Wanda G. Bryant in the North Carolina State Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Robert C. Conrad in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to her judicial internships, Lynn interned with the Senior Vice President and Regional Legal Counsel for Balfour Beatty Construction-the 3rd largest builder in the country. Lynn also took...
Gerard Miles
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Hunt Valley, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(443) 589-0150 11350 McCormick Road
Suite 905 Executive Plaza III
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
For more than 30 years, the dependable lawyers of Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC have provided a broad range of high-quality legal services in the greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. Gerard "Gary" Miles firmly believe in resolving disputes, not creating them. For both individuals and businesses, our experienced and practical attorneys strive to address your needs with a calm professionalism.
Benjamin Cutter Marcoux
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Greenbelt, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(301) 459-8200 7850 Walker Drive, Suite 160
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Benjamin Marcoux joined Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Finci, Levenstein & Skok, LLC in June of 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with the Collaborative Law Group in Ellicott City, Maryland. He served clients in a variety of practice areas including: family, civil litigation, collaborative law, wills and probate, and personal injury. Ben has appeared before judges and masters in Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Calvert and Worcester counties. While in law school, Ben served as Dean's Fellow to Professor Rice, the former Evidence Master for the AT&T break-up litigation. Ben is a member of the...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.