Newburg, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers

Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Esquire
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloMaryland and New York
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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...
Edward Warren Olmsted
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La Plata, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 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...
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
La Plata, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(301) 934-2444 103 Centennial St
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning
David Gormley
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Free ConsultationWaldorf, 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.
Brian Robert Gormley
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Kensington, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 514-2358 10605 Concord St., Ste 420
Kensington, MD 20895
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactonal practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs. He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (tenant opportunity to purchase act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and...
Richard Sternberg
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Potomac, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 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,...
Peter Antonoplos
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(301) 328-8927 5425 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
For over a decade, Mr. Antonoplos has represented individuals, families and business leaders with real estate, litigation, and estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star three years consecutively. Mr. Antonoplos’ practice covers a wide range of topics from real estate, estate planning and probate, to commercial litigation, asset protection and preservation and business law issues. A classic generalist, Mr. Antonoplos counsels clients on business transactions and routinely litigates real estate; construction and probate matter is the Courts of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland on behalf of individual and corporate...
Kate P. Pruitt
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Maryland Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience

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... Read More »
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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...
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
Michelle Quash Profit
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 26 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...
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...
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....
Emmanuelle Regine Francois
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 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...
Aaron Richter
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 10 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,...
Arnold Sherman
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
As a member of the firm’s Tax, Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, and Corporate practice groups, Arnold Sherman focuses his practice on the areas of tax and business planning, and estate planning and probate administration matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and documenting business contracts, tax-deferred exchanges and wealth preservation structures.
Arnie’s knowledge and familiarity with how businesses work make him especially adept at understanding and responding to the needs of his business clients. He is diligent in keeping himself apprised of current tax laws and continually works to provide his clients with the...
Roy Niedermayer
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
Harvard Law School
Roy Niedermayer is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate Practice and Government Contracts practice areas. He excels in risk management - he identifies and assesses risk in each of his cases and then discusses alternative strategies in light of probabilities of outcomes to determine what the best cost-benefit course of action is. He may create decision tree analyses, determining what factors affect risk, how to reduce risk, and assigns probability of success. When first meeting with a client, Roy finds out what the client is hoping to achieve and what their goals are - in doing this he understands...
Meredith Hill
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Silver Spring, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(240) 638-2897 8403 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Meredith, a native of Montgomery County, Maryland, has been providing quality legal representation since 2011. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate andBusiness Law. She understands that a client's unique legal case, can often be emotional and complex. Meredith enjoys educating her clients and walking them through the legal process. She zealously advocates for her clients both in and outside of the courtroom.

Meredith first began her legal career as a Public Defender for the Marion County Public Defender Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later moved back home to Maryland and became an...
Deborah Cohn
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 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...
Benjamin Cutter Marcoux
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Greenbelt, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 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...
Lynda Joy Striegel
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Chesapeake Beach, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 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".
Mark Binstock
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mark Binstock is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group who concentrates a significant portion of his practice in litigation involving estates, trusts, guardianships and other fiduciary matters. He has experience in commercial litigation, a substantial portion of which involves commercial contracts, construction litigation, domestic relations and personal injury, while appearing regularly before the federal and state courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Every client has their own unique and individual needs and goals in pursuing matters in court. Mark strives to identify those needs during the course of representation. He is sensitive to his clients’ personalities...
Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(301) 572-3270 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo
Megan Marie Wallace
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 22 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
Attorney in a boutique law firm focusing on estate planning, trust administration and probate matters, including foreign or ancillary estates, in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Wayne Eig
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 43 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...
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...
Linda Schwartz
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Legal Malpractice
American University Washington College of Law
Linda Schwartz is a senior member of the Professional Ethics & Discipline, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Corporate, and Real Estate practice groups. She has considerable experience in complex real estate and commercial transactions, business planning, executive succession planning, and estate planning and administration for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. For more than 30 years, she has served as counsel to prominent national, regional and local developers and business owners. In 2006, she was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Throughout her legal career, Linda has been active in public service. She is a former Assistant Attorney...
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...
Morris Klein Esq
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(301) 652-4462 4520 East West Highway, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Nicole K. White
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 968-1630 4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
Nicole devotes her law practice exclusively to building and protecting families. When working with her clients, she takes an educational approach so her clients fully understand their options and the steps they should take to achieve their goals. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. As a result, she has a better understanding of your situation and can respond effectively with practical and sensible solutions. Nicole's unique assisted reproduction/surrogacy program is designed to give both Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers support and peace of mind from the moment they contact her office...
Michael Callahan
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(301) 907-4580 4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
Michael F. Callahan practices family law, estate planning and elder law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Callahan is the partner in charge of the firm’s estate planning and elder law practice.
He received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1987, and is a member of the Georgetown Chapter of Order of the Coif. He has practiced law for over thirty years.
He has been named among the top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers
He lives with his wife, their children from time to time, and their cat in Arlington, Virginia.
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...
Paul Marcotte Jr
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 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...
Michelle Jacobs Chapin
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law
Michelle Chapin, a member of the firm’s Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Tax and Corporate practice groups, advises individuals, families and small business owners regarding their estate and gift planning needs. Recognized as a Top Trusts and Estates Lawyer in Washingtonian magazine, Michelle excels at providing clients with easy to understand explanations of intricate legal and tax matters. She works closely with her clients to create comprehensive and customized estate and business succession plans to achieve their tax and non-tax wealth preservation objectives. She also helps clients implement lifetime gifting and post-mortem wealth transfer strategies and counsels fiduciaries on...
Robert MacLay
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Tax
The Catholic University of America
Robert Maclay is Co-President of the firm, and a member of its Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Corporate and Tax practice groups, among others. In all areas of his practice, Bob’s clients continually praise him for the personal attention he consistently gives them, touting him as a good listener, responsive to their needs, and capable of managing complex issues.
On the estate planning side of his practice, Bob Maclay works with people who may be facing a very difficult time in their lives and alleviates their personal concerns regarding their children and grandchildren. Whether he is preparing wills, trusts or...
Jessica Andritz
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Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
11705 Berry Road
ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
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...
Mark Rothman
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Syracuse University, New York University School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Mark Rothman is a founding member of the firm and currently serving as senior counsel to the Corporate, Estate Planning, Tax and Estate & Trust Administration practice groups. He practices primarily tax and business law and estate planning, and represents large real estate holding companies and large retail operating companies. He has extensive experience structuring proposed business ventures, such as limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations, and also represents clients in conjunction with the sale and acquisition of a business. In addition to his business-related practice, Mark handles sophisticated and complex estate and succession planning matters, particularly...
Shannon Dent
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 8 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.
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