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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 Attorney Speaks With Georgetown Law Alumni


Rachel D. Burke presents at the Georgetown Law Alumni Reunion on the top 10 developments to Estates & Trusts law over the past 15 years.

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FD&A Attorneys Speak on Estate Planning


Rachel D. Burke and Kristopher Morin attend the 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and present highlights to the Montgomery County Bar and the Maryland State Bar Association.

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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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