Estates & Trusts

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s estates and trust attorneys are dedicated to helping their clients protect and preserve the assets they’ve worked hard to build. For more than 40 years, JGL’s attorneys have been providing Maryland and Washington, D.C., residents with expert guidance in estate-related matters, including wills, trusts, wealth preservation and tax planning, guardianships, trust administration, will contests, and fiduciary litigation.

The attorneys of JGL believe that providing their clients with the best counsel takes more than simple knowledge of the law. That is why they are committed to building trusting, long-term relationships with the people they represent. Their advice is always grounded in a thorough understanding of their clients’ needs, desires, concerns, and goals. JGL takes pride in going the extra mile to give their clients peace of mind by helping them identify and manage unforeseen issues, including potential tax liabilities and latent litigation risks.

The firm’s extensive knowledge of financial, tax, business, and accounting matters makes JGL the community’s go-to law firm for large and complex estate planning matters, especially those that involve business succession planning.

The firm is well-equipped to handle complicated or contested matters and has broad experience in representing clients in litigation, including will contests, challenges to the validity of trust agreements, and suits to recover misappropriated assets. The law firm has helped countless families navigate difficult situations, such as recouping estate assets that have been misused and settling tax liabilities with the IRS.

Well-respected for their legal acumen and high ethical standards, the attorneys of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake have been appointed by Maryland judges to represent estates that have been mismanaged by previous fiduciaries.

Whether the task is drafting a simple will or advanced wealth preservation planning, JGL’s estates and trusts attorneys provide their clients with compassionate, strategic, and creative guidance to preserve their assets; identify all of the potential issues; and make the process simple, understandable, and streamlined for clients and their loved ones.