Leonardtown, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers

Kathleen McClernan
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Leonardtown, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
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 recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. 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 Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock...
Alycia E Stack
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Leonardtown, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
PO Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
American University
Alycia Stack has spent her career litigating in Southern Maryland, helping families and children through times of crisis. She concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She most recently represented children in the child welfare system, throughout foster care, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions as a Staff Attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. Prior to that she represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings. Alycia has handled over 300 peace and protective order cases and has extensive training in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and trauma. She is active in...
David Gormley
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(301) 863-7480 22196 Three Notch Road Suite 104
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Free ConsultationLexington Park, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 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.
Christopher Longmore
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Chris is a partner at the firm, Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC, whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, estate planning, zoning/land use and related real estate matters, and government contracts. His litigation practice focuses primarily on business and partnership disputes, construction-related contract disputes and other real estate related matters. He also represents clients in personal injury matters and leads the firm’s collections practice. Chris received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997 where he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Criminal Law Review and a Writing Law Fellow. Chris joined Dugan, McKissick and...
Jessica Andritz
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
22196 Three Notch Road Suite 104
22196 Three Notch Road Suite 104
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning, Construction and Real Estate
Jessica has many years of experience in Charles County handling complex zoning, subdivision, and administrative law matters. She has represented many large developers and local businesses. As part of that process, she actually created several of the Home Owner’s Associations in Charles County. Jessica is well known to the local real estate community, and the members of our local government. Jessica heads up our zoning & land use, home owner’s association, and corporate law departments. Jessica can assist clients in obtaining permits and other development-related approvals (concept plans, preliminary plans, site development plans, and final plats). Her current...
Shannon Dent
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Shannon is a transactional associate with experience in real estate, estate planning and probate law. Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with her bachelor degree in Political Science in 2008 and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. A St. Mary’s County native, she is a graduate of Leonardtown High School. After missing family and the waterfront in Southern Maryland, she and her husband are thankful to have returned home to raise their family and be more active in the community they grew up in.
Jason T. Fowler
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street
PO Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University School of Law
Jason Fowler attended Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University, School of Law for his JD. Jason received a MBA during his time in law school. Upon graduation in 2014, Jason pursued a LLM Degree in Tax at Georgetown University Law Center and later graduated in 2015. Jason was selected to be commencement speaker at his graduation. Jason was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland in 2014. Jason was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 2017. He is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Sections of the Maryland Bar Association....
George E. Meng
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(410) 535-5500 85 Sherry Lane
#1B
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Insurance Claims
The Catholic University of America
Top rated attorney George E. Meng concentrates his practice in the field of litigating estate, trust and real property cases. These include will contests, improper handling of estate or trust funds, disputes relating to distributions from estates and trusts, boundary disputes and title issues at both the trial and appellate level. Routine probate, wills, trusts and estate planning are also an integral part of his experience. In addition, Mr. Meng's practice includes personal injury litigation and civil litigation in a variety of fields. Mr. Meng has an established reputation among his clients and throughout the legal community...
Brian W. Ritter Jr.
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(443) 684-2028 30 Industry Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Baltimore
I practice in all aspects of estate planning, including planning for high net-worth clients, handle nearly any type of probate, guardianship and trust administration case, and is very experienced in handling a vast array of elder law and long-term care Medicaid issues, including application and asset spend-down. In addition to my elder law/estate planning practice, I also represent physicians in a wide array of legal matters, including employment contract review and negotiations. In my practice, I have provided: (1) estate planning services to numerous individuals whose estates range from a few thousand dollars to around twenty...
Mr. James D. Ealley
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 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...
Alexis June Owens
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Lusby, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 538-3471 P.O. Box 2082
Lusby, MD 20657
Estate Planning
Regent University
I have been practicing since December 2003. Mainly, I practice in estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probates. I also prepare Deeds, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and other estate planning instruments. In addition, I handle adoptions, name changes, and contract reviews, as well as some landlord-tenant issues.

Along with working as an attorney, I have been an adjunct professor with the College of Southern Maryland since 2007. Currently, I teach Business Law I.
California, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(301) 863-0500 23338 Kingston Creek Rd
California, MD 20619
Estate Planning and Elder
Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 535-0070 475 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 535-1780 132 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning
Suren Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 17 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...
John K. Phoebus
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Crisfield, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 23 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...
Frederick R. Franke, Jr.
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 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...
Karl Lawrence Chen
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(301) 358-3981 9701 Apollo Dr #337
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Securities
University of Baltimore School of Law
Unique and Unconventional.

Unlike many other lawyers, I had the privilege of working outside the legal profession, giving me the perspective of real world issues from the lenses of my clients.

Before becoming a lawyer, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, I held several positions in sales for various Fortune 1000 companies. I gained significant insight and experience that to this day, cultivates the manner in which I deliver legal services to my clients. I believe that consultative guidance is necessary, whether it's resolving a business transaction or litigating a personal injury claim.

I am a son, husband, father, "pops", friend,...
Emmanuelle Regine Francois
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 358-0377 9701 Apollo Drive, Ste. 301
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Connecticut School of Law
As the founder and managing partner at Francois Legal Group, LLC, E. Regine Francois applies diverse legal and life experience to effectively represent individuals and businesses across a range of practice areas that include: estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury law, protective orders, and consumer matters.
With over a decade of legal experience, Regine understands the value of meticulous preparation to anticipate and avoid potential problems, while asserting her clients’ rights to the fullest extent. She truly cares about each client and views her role as effectively representing and counseling her clients about their options and the potential realities they face...
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica E Zadjura
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 8 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...
Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 363-2933 1401 Mercantile Ln
#105
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a crisis. My philosophy also guides me when I am helping clients to avoid a future crisis through strategic planning and when I help them set priorities to mitigate the impact of a future problem.

Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard is adept at the law and her ability to listen closely and to provide strong counsel along with a solid...
K. Lynn Carter
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 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...
Lynda Joy Striegel
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Chesapeake Beach, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
8347 Bay Crest Court
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Antioch School of Law
MD-DC licensed. Practicing for 35 years. Former securities attorney in DC, New York, Philadelphia. Moved to Calvert County 13 years ago and established private practice focused on estate planning and business law. Author, LIVE SECURE: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN. Regular columnist, Chesapeake Current's "Your Money Matters".
Joseph E. Carey
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(301) 464-2500 14300 Gallant Fox Ln
Suite 223
Bowie, MD 20715
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
My name is Joseph Carey, and I founded Carey Law Office 37 years ago. Since that day, the firm has helped people throughout the state get their lives back on track. We understand that there is almost always an underlying reason for people’s actions, and that your life shouldn’t end because you made a mistake. If you are at a crossroads, we can guide you with honest, practical advice and treat you with the dignity and compassion you deserve. When you need help, call Carey Law Office in Bowie or Crofton and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney who...
Edward Warren Olmsted
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La Plata, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 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...
Nevin Lawrence Young
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(410) 710-9622 170 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Nevin Young practiced with an Annapolis law firm for 10 years before founding Burlington & Young, LLP, along with his partner Elizabeth Burlington. He has tried hundreds of cases in the State of Maryland and looks forward to discussing your case with you. Burlington & Young, LLP, has offices in both Annapolis and Church Hill, Maryland, in order to better serve its clients. Call now for a free telephone consultation.
Eilene Brown
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 352-8960 3540 Crain Hwy #331
Bowie, MD 20716
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Chikadibia Enekwe
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(301) 880-9080 1401 Mercantile lane
Suite 200-x3
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Immigration, International and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
D'Erra Jackson
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Teresa Cho Edwards
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 357-4761 9500 Arena Drive
Suite 440-C
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Nancy Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(301) 868-2350 8808 Old Branch Ave
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mark C Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(301) 868-2350 The Miller Building
8808 Old Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mondre Hopson Kornegay
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Temple Hills, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 353-5511 7114 Westchester Dr
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Shereese Matthews
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(443) 205-1435 1835 Forest Drive
Suite D-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Charlotte School of Law
Shereese earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University in 2009, and was awarded her J.D. degree from Charlotte School of Law in 2017. During her law school career, Shereese worked in the School's Wills Practitioner's Clinic where she primarily assisted members of the community with their estate planning needs. Shereese also served as the President of the Christian Legal Society during her final two years of law school. .


Before beginning her legal career, Shereese worked several years in the Office of Sponsored Programs at Howard University
Dennis Starks Esq
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Accokeek, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(301) 292-4863 14203 Cold Harbour Dr
Accokeek, MD 20607
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Communications
Over twenty years of experience representing small, medium, and large businesses before state, federal, administrative tribunals and courts. Specializing in business modelling, corporate governance, finance and revenue, mergers and acquisitions, economic regulation, antitrust, transportation, and communications law.
Janelle Ryan-Colbert Esq.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 576-6200 9450 Marlboro Pike, Suite 5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
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Planning your estate?

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.