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Micah is an associate in the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Group. Micah represents individuals in a range of estate planning matters, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and designations of standby guardian. He enjoys advising clients through the entire estate planning process so that their estate planning goals are met and they feel empowered after executing their estate plan.
Micah received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude, and his B.A. from Colorado College. In addition, he received an LL.M. in Taxation and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the bars of New York and Maryland. Micah was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James F. Schneider of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland (Baltimore Division) for two years after completing his law degree. Before joining Pasternak & Fidis, he was in private practice in Baltimore.
Growing up in Minnesota, he became an avid Vikings and Timberwolves fan. In his free time, he enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with his wife and toddler son.
Activities and Affiliations
Maryland State Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD
Co-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Estate and Trust Study Group
Vice-Chair, Professional Advisor Alliance Roundtable for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
United Jewish Endowment Fund’s Professional Advisor Alliance Roundtable
Bethesda Magazine – Rising Stars – Top Estates Attorneys in Montgomery County
Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – Estate Planning & Probate (Maryland and DC, 2017-2019)
After a divorce, the last thing on most people’s minds is contacting their estate planning attorney. However, if you fail to revise your estate planning documents after your divorce, your former spouse might still be a beneficiary of your estate and may continue to be a fiduciary under your will, revocable trust, power of attorney, or advance health care directive. Below is a table that summarizes how divorce affects these documents under D.C., Maryland, and Virginia law.
D.C. Maryland Virginia Wills Divorce and final property settlement revokes the entire will. If the testator does not execute a new will, or republish his or her old will, he or she will die intestate. Divorce revokes all provisions of a will relating to the former spouse, unless… MORE >
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