Practice Areas

Representative Matters: Estate & Trust Administration

Estate Litigation

  • Represented Trustee of Trust in recovering in excess of $1 million on behalf of Trust from former Trustee who misappropriated the assets.
  • Represented Personal Representative of Estate in recovering assets on behalf of the Estate that were previously taken by former careprovider.
  • Represented Trustee of Trust in successful interpretation of Trust documents by Court in favor of client’s reading and application of the documents.
  • Representation of numerous Personal Representatives/Executors of Estates in defending claims by creditors against Estate assets.
  • Represented co-Trustees in litigation regarding the validity of a beneficiary designation and other related issues in an estate valued in excess of $10 million.
  • Represented and counseled a personal representative regarding multiple allegations of misconduct by a dissatisfied heir. Handled both allegations of inappropriate conduct and counseled client on how to avoid further potential allegations of misconduct.
  • Represented Special Administrator in highly contested issue estate against allegations of undue influence and fraud in an estate valued in excess of $30 million.
  • Successfully represented unmarried partner of decedent with regard to entitlement to portion of estate left to that partner. 

News

November 1, 2018

Paley Rothman Earns National and Local Honors in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” 2019 Rankings

For the seventh year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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Initiative 77 is Repealed, but at the Cost of Extensive New Training and Compliance Requirements

D.C.’s new law repealing Initiative 77 imposes significant new training, notice, and reporting requirements on employers.

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Awards

Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin were all featured in the most recent edition of the magazine. The feature is in the July/August 2018 edition of Bethesda Magazine. This year, 17 attorneys were listed as the Top Estate Lawyers by their peers, and 8 were selected as Rising Stars.

For the sixth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been named to the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list.

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