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The Digital Revolution Has Come for Wills: What the Maryland Practitioner Should Know


FD&A attorney, Cory Larkin, will discuss the rapid development of state laws authorizing electronic wills, remote witness attestation, and remote notarization on March 5 at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel.

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FD&A Named a 2019 "Best Law Firm"


U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers rank the firm in the top tiers for Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law in the 2019 National and Washington DC rankings.

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Bethesda Magazine - Top Estate Lawyers


Several of our outstanding lawyers were recognized by Bethesda Magazine as Top Estate Lawyers, featured in the July/August 2018 issue.

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Trusts & Estates Client Alert


The sweeping tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (commonly called The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or the “Act”) made significant changes to the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax laws.  Further, Maryland and DC lawmakers have responded with adjustments to local estate tax laws, and more legislation is on its way.

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FD&A Named a 2017 "Best Law Firm"


U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers rank the firm in the top tiers for Trusts & Estates Law and Real Estate Law in the 2017 National and Washington DC rankings.

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We Have Moved


We are pleased to announce the relocation of our office to downtown Bethesda. We hope that you will visit us soon.

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Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys


Bisnow names estate planning attorney Rachel Burke to it’s “Top 40 Under 40” list of distinguished Washington-area attorneys.

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2015 Lawyer of the Year for Trusts & Estates


Best Lawyers in America names Philip L. O’Donoghue as a 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Washington, D.C., in the field of trusts and estates.

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FD&A Partner Elected as a Fellow


Robert Grant is recognized by the Maryland Bar Foundation for his professional and civic leadership.

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Maryland Law Developments


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Will Powers: Meet The Top 22 Estate Lawyers in the Area


Bethesda Magazine includes W. Shepherdson “Shep” Abell, Charles S. Abell, Julia L. O’Brien, and Philip L. O’Donoghue on its list of the area’s top estate lawyers.

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Leading Lawyers


LegalTimes profiles Philip O’Donoghue as one of the D.C. area’s top trusts and estates lawyers.

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