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Washington, DC’s Best Financial Advisers: Estate Attorneys

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Estate lawyers prepare wills, trusts, and health-care powers of attorney. While the following all have law degrees, we’ve noted those who also have other financial-industry credentials, such as CPAs. Also included are particular specialties, although most of these attorneys offer broad estate planning for any type of client.
FEATURED: Nancy G. Fax Nancy Fax, managing partner of the firm, concentrates on estate planning and estate and trust administration. She is a recognized expert in the field of estates and trusts law and was the founding author of Maryland Estate Planning and Probate Laws Annotated. Ms. Fax is an active member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a highly selective national organization that brings together top trusts and estates lawyers nationwide.Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. 7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-656-8850

FEATURED: Frank S. Baldino Frank Baldino helps people protect their assets for their families and future generations. Frank’s calm and friendly demeanor and eagerness to demystify complex tax issues encourages clients to think about the difficult aspects of planning– from providing for a spouse to deciding how children should receive their inheritances. He is experienced in charitable giving, trusts, minimizing estate taxes, tax planning regarding retirement plans and stock options, and probate.Lerch, Early & Brewer 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-0175

FEATURED: Anne W. Coventry Anne Coventry’s practice is devoted to tax and estate planning, premarital agreements, and the administration of estates and trusts, with a particular emphasis on working with blended and non-traditional families. She is the author of Maryland Estate Planning and Probate Laws Annotated, serves on the Section Council for the Estates and Trust Law Section of the Maryland State Bar, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She was instrumental in the effort to get new state law enacted relating to the digital assets of deceased or incapacitated persons and has lectured and written extensively that subject.Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. 7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-656-8850

FEATURED: Frederick J. Tansill After being a partner at two national law firms for 12 years, Fred founded Frederick J. Tansill & Associates in 1997 in McLean. Fred graduated from Brown University (1970) and from Georgetown (Law 1974, Masters in Tax 1982). He is a Fellow of ACTEC and has chaired the D.C. and Virginia Bars’ Wills, Trusts and Estates Sections. He has practiced law in taxation, trusts and estates and closely-held business matters in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 35 years.Frederick J. Tansill & Associates 6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 104 McLean, Virginia 22101-4533 703-847-1359

Charles Abell. Furey, Doolan & Abell, Chevy Chase; 301-652-6880

Natanya Holland Allan. Cochran Allan, Vienna and Friendship Heights; 703-847-4488

Ronald Aucutt. McGuireWoods, McLean; 703-712-5497

Frank Baldino. Lerch, Early & Brewer, Bethesda; 301-657-0175

Leigh-Alexandra Basha. McDermott Will & Emery, Capitol Hill; 202-756-8338

Holly Bastian. Arent Fox, downtown DC; 202-857-8993

Edward Beckwith. Baker Hostetler, downtown DC; 202-861-1646

David Brewer. Odin Feldman & Pittleman; Reston; 703-218-2104

Rachel Burke. Furey, Doolan & Abell, Chevy Chase (moving to Bethesda in June); 301-652-6880

Thomas Campbell. Yates Campbell & Hoeg, Fairfax; 703-273-4230

Calvin Cobb III. Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, Northwest DC; 202-364-4242

Deborah Cochran. CPA, Cochran Allan, Vienna and Friendship Heights; 703-847-4488

Deborah Cohn. Paley Rothman, Bethesda; 301-951-9341

Anne Coventry. Pasternak & Fidis, Bethesda; 301-656-8850

Paul Cromelin III. Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, Northwest DC; 202-364-4242

John Dedon. Odin Feldman & Pittleman; Reston; 703-218-2131

Jay Eisenberg. Shulman Rogers, Potomac; 301-230-5223

Nancy Fax. Pasternak & Fidis, Bethesda; 301-656-8850

Marc Feinberg. West & Feinberg, Bethesda; 301-951-1500

Mark Ferguson. Ferguson Walton & Shansab, Reston; 703-860-8520

Donna Esposito Fincher. Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, Leesburg; 703-506-1810

Jonathan Forster. Greenberg Traurig, McLean; 703-749-1300

Richard Franklin. McArthur Franklin, downtown DC; 202-857-3434

Robert Freda. McLean; 703-847-8799

Ellen Harrison. McDermott Will & Emery, Capitol Hill; 202-756-8635

Steven Jacobson. West & Feinberg, Bethesda; 301-951-1583

Lauren Jenkins. Offit Kurman, Vienna; 703-745-1821

Sarah Moore Johnson. Birchstone Moore, Northwest DC; 202-686-4842

Beth Shapiro Kaufman. Caplin & Drysdale, downtown DC; 202-862-5062

Gal Kaufman. Holland & Knight, downtown DC; 202-469-5159

Donald Kozusko. Kozusko Harris Duncan, downtown DC; 202-457-7211

Mary Ann Mancini. Loeb & Loeb, downtown DC; 202-618-5006

Donald Manning. Manning & Murray; Arlington; 703-532-5400

Lesley Moss. Oram & Moss, Chevy Chase; 301-652-8600

William Murray. Manning & Murray, Arlington; 703-532-5400

Jeanne Newlon. Venable, downtown DC; 202-344-8553

Alison Noll. Offit Kurman, Vienna; 703-745-1802

Anne O’Brien. Caplin & Drysdale, downtown DC; 202-862-5033

Philip O’Donoghue. Furey, Doolan & Abell, Chevy Chase; 301-652-6880

Jessica Pannell. Conway & Pannell, McLean; 703-448-7575

Laura Stone Quam. Birchstone Moore, Friendship Heights; 202-686-4842

Thomas Richardson. Arnold & Porter, downtown DC; 202-942-5171

John Ritzert Jr.. Ritzert & Leyton, Fairfax; 703-934-2660

Alban Salaman. Holland & Knight, downtown DC; 202-457-5938

A. Christopher Sega. Venable, downtown DC and Rockville; 202-344-8565

Martha Sotelo. Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, Vienna; 703-506-1810

Frederick Tansill. Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, McLean; 703-847-1359

Kelly Thompson. Thompson Wildhack, Arlington; 703-237-0027

Stefan Tucker. Venable, downtown DC; 202-344-8570

C. Daniel Vaughan. Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, Vienna and Leesburg; 703-506-1810

Patrick Vaughan. Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, Vienna; 703-506-1810

Molly Walls. McArthur Franklin, downtown DC; 202-857-3434

Steven Widdes. Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll P.C., Rockville; 301-838-3227

Diane Yawn. Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, Vienna; 703-506-1810

Michele Zavos. Zavos Juncker Law Group, Silver Spring; 301-562-8220

Wayne Zell. Odin Feldman Pittleman, Reston; 703-218-2177

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