Jeffrey Kolender



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It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. 

I will be transitioning to Stein Sperling effective April 24, 2023.

For new and existing clients, you can contact me using the updated information above. 

Thanks again and I look forward to continuing our work together. 

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • LL.M. in Taxation, George Washington University National Law Center, 1984

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1983

  • B.A., Emory University, 1980

Accolades & Awards
  • "Top Lawyers," - Washingtonian magazine (2022)

  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2015-2023)
         - Trusts and Estates

  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & Best Lawyers
             - Tier 2 National Ranking for Trusts & Estates
             - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Trusts & Estates

  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2011-2023)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2011-2020)

  • "Top Financial Advisers - Estate Attorneys," - Washingtonian magazine (2019-2020, 2022)

  • "Top Attorneys," Bethesda Magazine ​(2019, 2021)
         - Trusts and Estates

  • “Top Estate Lawyers” - Bethesda Magazine (2011, 2018)

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

In The News
Recent Publications
  • "My Mother — Renee Kolender," Holocaust Remembered, April 2022

  • "My Father — Pincus Kolender," Holocaust Remembered, April 2022

  • “Advising Clients About Transfers to Children and Grandchildren – Tax and Practical Considerations” (Outline Co-Author)

  • “Basic Estate Planning for the Small to Mid-Sized Estate” (Outline Co-Author)

  • “Estate Planning for the Wealthy Client” (Outline Co-Author)

  • “Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts–Traps for the Unwary” (Outline Co-Author)

Civic & Community Involvement
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County - Chair, Estates & Trusts Section (1992)

  • Montgomery College Foundation Planned Giving Committee - Member

  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington - Board of Directors

  • B’Nai Israel Congregation - Board of Governors, Former Vice President

Speeches & Presentations
  • "Securing Your Legacy: Estate Planning and Family Philanthropy," a webinar for Bernstein and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, May 2021

  • "Ten Things You Should Know About Estate Planning," Lecturer

  • “Advising Clients About Transfers to Children and Grandchildren – Tax and Practical Considerations,” Lecturer

  • “Basic Estate Planning for the Small to Mid-Sized Estate,” Lecturer

  • “Estate Planning for the Wealthy Client,” Lecturer

  • “Eight Greatest Estate Planning Techniques in Maryland,” Lecturer

  • “Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts–Traps for the Unwary,” Lecturer