Micah G. Snitzer, Associate

Micah G. Snitzer, Associate

Estate Planning

Estate and Trust Administration


T 301.656.8850 Ext. 441

F 301.656.3053

7735 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814-6130


B.A., Colorado College

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, magna cum laude

LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center

Bar Admissions


New York

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 volunteering at Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • United Jewish Endowment Fund’s Professional Advisor Alliance Roundtable


  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star – Estate Planning & Probate (Maryland 2017)



  • Linda J. Ravdin, The Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act: Overview and Background, in Drafting Prenuptial Agreements, Part XI (Gary N. Skoloff et al. eds., 2017)
  • “Premarital and Marital Agreements and the Migratory (Same-Sex) Couple,” Family Advocate, Spring 2016
  • “Community Foundation Donor-Advised Funds: Efficient and Effective Charitable Giving,” Maryland Bar Journal
  • “Practical Drafting Under the Uniform Trust Code,” Wealth Strategies Journal
  • Anne W. Coventry and Linda J. Ravdin, “Premarital Agreements & Trusts,” Family Advocate, Fall 2015
  • “What Family Lawyers Need to Know About the ‘New’ Phased Retirement for Federal Government Employees,” Maryland Family Law Advocate, April 2015
  • “Premarital Agreements and the Migratory Same-Sex Couple,” Family Law Quarterly, Fall 2014
  • “Factor Premarital Agreements and Divorce Into Estate Plans,” Estate Planning Journal (WG&L), July 2014
  • “The Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act,” American Journal of Family Law, Spring 2014
  • “Divorce May Be Hazardous to Your Health: Health Care Issues Affecting Divorcing Spouses,” Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, December 2013
  • “Planning, Admin. in a Digital World,” The Maryland Bar Bulletin, September 2013
  • Co-author of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2d (Maryland/Washington, DC chapter), European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters
  • “Web of Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets,” Estate Planning Journal, May 2013
  • “The New Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act,” Bar Bulletin, Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., September 2012
  • “Premarital Agreements and the Young Couple,” American Journal of Family Law, Summer 2012
  • “Estate Planning in a Digital World,” Wealth Strategies Journal, June 20, 2012
  • “Making Pension Promises in a Prenup: The Impact of ERISA,” Family Advocate Winter 2011
  • “Premarital Agreements: Validity Is Not Enough,” Wealth Strategies Journal Online July 2011
  • “Interlocutory Appeals in Family Law Cases,” Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, July 2011
  • “Marital Agreements in Maryland,” Family Law News, Section of Family & Juvenile Law, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011
  • “FAQ about Premarital Agreements,” May 2011
  • “FAQ about Rights of Domestic Partners,” April 2011
  • “FAQ about Postnuptial Agreements,” Lawhelp.org/DC, March 2011
  • “The Collaborative Divorce Option in a Nutshell,” The Maryland Bar Bulletin, November 1, 2010
  • “Divorce Gets Even Hairier: Pets and Marital Dissolution,” Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, May 1, 2008
  • “Settlement of Spousal Support Claims When the Payor Is Approaching Retirement,” American Journal of Family Law, Spring 2008
  • “Making Premarital Agreements Litigation Proof,” 2008 Family Law Update, Aspen Publishers
  • “Beyond Traditional: Domestic Partners Can Use Trusts to Fulfill Their Estate-Planning Needs,” Legal Times
  • “No News Is Good News: Validity of Premarital Agreements and Cannon v. Cannon,” Family Law News, Section of Family & Juvenile Law, Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., March 2005
  • “Alimony Drafting Tips,” Family Advocate, Spring 2003
  • Editor, District of Columbia Developments, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council Newsletter, 1995–2003
  • “Prenups to Protect Children,” Family Advocate, Winter 2002
  • “Thirty-Three Ways to Commit Malpractice with Private Retirement Benefits in Divorce,” Co-author, Journal of Asset Protection, May/June 1999
  • “Case Note: Krebs v. Krebs,” Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, February 2009

Blog Posts

May 24, 2017

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Planning Documents

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,… MORE >