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November 21, 2016

Update on Maryland’s Spousal Elective Share

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Partner Alex Tanouye recently presented to attorneys in the Maryland State Bar Association’s Estate and Gift Tax Study Group. Alex’s presentation – entitled “Maryland’s Spousal Elective Share: What’s In, What’s Out, What’s Next?” – took place in Potomac and was televised via simulcast in Baltimore.

November 15, 2016

Update on Arbitration in Family Law Matters: the New Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

In July 2016, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) adopted the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA).  It can now be considered for enactment by state legislatures.  Ideally, it will be enacted by all states and the District of Columbia so that there will be a uniform approach to arbitration of family law disputes across the […]

November 3, 2016

Protecting an Inheritance: Premarital Agreements and Trusts

“My daughter is getting married. Does she need a premarital agreement?” Estate planning attorneys hear this question more and more frequently – generally from clients concerned about the assets they plan to leave their children. Numerous wealth transfer predictions estimate that trillions of dollars will pass over the next decade from a generation that earned […]

October 14, 2016

Nancy Fax named Lawyer of the Year in Trusts & Estates for DC Area for 2017

Best Lawyers named partner Nancy Fax the Trust and Estates Lawyer of the Year in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Because the publication uses peer nominations to develop its selective list, we are especially proud of this recognition. Congratulations, Nancy! Additional Pasternak & Fidis attorneys were recognized as best lawyers in Maryland in their respective fields: Jan White in Collaborative Law: […]

October 4, 2016

P&F Attends A Wider Circle’s Community Ball 2016

For several years running, Pasternak & Fidis has contributed to A Wider Circle’s annual gala event, the Community Ball. Along with their spouses and partners, Alex Tanouye, Stephanie Perry and Nancy Fax attended the ball this year to show their support for the organization and its persistent efforts to eliminate poverty in the Washington Metro region. […]

August 29, 2016

P&F, Anne Coventry, Nancy Fax lauded by Chambers High Net Worth

Pasternak & Fidis, PC was recently listed in the latest Chambers & Partners High Net Worth publication as a leading firm in the field of Private Wealth in Washington, DC. Anne Coventry and Nancy Fax were singled out as “Notable Practitioners.”

August 26, 2016

CLIENT ADVISORY: New Proposed Treasury Regulations

The Treasury Department recently issued proposed federal regulations that could have a dramatic impact on your estate planning options by eliminating valuation discounts.  For wealthy people looking to minimize their future estate tax, this development is critical. Time is of the essence.  Once the proposed regulations are effective, which could be as early as year-end […]

August 21, 2016

Giving back through A Wider Circle

Estate Planning & Administration partner Alex Tanouye donated his time to A Wider Circle this weekend. A Wider Circle works to end poverty one family after another with the aim of giving everyone the chance to succeed. In addition to serving on the organization’s Board, Alex also regularly volunteers with the group like he did yesterday, driving […]