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. 

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December 22, 2021

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Awards

Glenn Cooper was ranked the No. 1 attorney in Maryland Super Lawyers for the third year in a row. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list and three were selected 2021 "Maryland Rising Stars."

For the ninth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list.

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