We focus on all aspects of an estates and trusts practice. In other words, we conduct a broad practice within a narrow niche.
This approach developed from the early experience of the principal member of the firm. In the late 1970′s and early 1980′s, Fred was a sole practitioner who operated like many other lawyers with a small town practice: taking on a little of this and a little of that, spanning divorce, personal injury, criminal defense, and of course, estates and trusts.
Two seemingly conflicting ideas about the practice of law became apparent from that experience. On the one hand, in an increasingly complex and specialized world the importance of the in-depth understanding that comes from having a specific focus became clear. It is difficult to be all things to all people. On the other hand, a great strength of the generalist is that such a lawyer brings to each client matter what he or she learns from a wide range of practice experience. It is easy to be blind to the broader picture if your perspective and experience is too narrow. These two concepts play an important part in how we see the firm today.
Fred’s practice evolved to reflect his early interest in estate and trust law. That interest resulted in Fred returning to law school to earn a Masters in Tax Law from George Washington University. Thereafter, the practice became increasingly focused on estates and trusts.
Over the years, Fred’s reputation grew. He was elected to the State Bar governing body of the estates and trusts practice section, becoming its Chair. He was elected a Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Council. For a number of years, he taught estates and trusts in the evening division at the University of Baltimore School of Law and, with regularity, he is invited as a speaker by various bar associations. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers. He is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbel and enjoys other professional recognition as an estates and trusts lawyer in Maryland.
Today, in keeping with its general practice roots, the firm continues to engage in a broad-ranging practice within its focused niche. This approach allows us to incorporate the strengths of both perspectives.