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Deborah A Cohn

Deborah A Cohn

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Tax, Wills & Living Wills

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Trusts: 25%
    19 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    19 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    19 years
  4. Tax: 15%
    19 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    19 years

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Contact Info

Paley Rothman

4800 Hampden Lane
7th Floor
Bethesda, MD, 20814

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199507/14/2015
DCActive 197905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Estate Planning AttorneysBethesda Magazine2011
Campaigner of the YearJewish Federation of Greater WashingtonN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPaley Rothman2001 - Present
AttorneyMorgan Lewis1999 - 2001
AttorneyMarx & Krame1997 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Estates & Trusts Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar AssociationChair2012 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2011 - Present
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersMember2007 - Present
Estates and Trust Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
District of Columbia Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - Present
Estate and Trust Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar AssociationCo-Chair2004 - 2005
District of Columbia Bar, Taxation SectionMember2001 - 2008
District of Columbia Bar, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law SectionMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalNow About That Chalet in Grenoble? -- International Estate Planning2009
Maryland Bar JournalTaking Maximum Advantage of Retirement Plan Assets2003
New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive CompensationRetirement and Deferred Compensation Plans for Tax Exempt Organizations2003
New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive CompensationSmall Business and the Cafeteria Plan2002
New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive CompensationIncreasing Small Plan Formation: A Blueprint for Congressional Action for the Next Five Years2001
New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation401(k) Safe Harbors Work for Small Business2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJ.D., with honors1978
Bryn Mawr CollegePhilosophyA.B., cum laude1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
World Bank Pre-Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning for Non-US Citizens2012
Annual Meeting of the Maryland Association of Judges of the Orphans’ CourtsWhat to Expect in the Maryland General Assembly in 20132012
Advanced Estate Planning Institute, Maryland State Bar AssociationLegislative Wins and Losses in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly2012
DC Bar Basic Estate Planning Series Continuing Legal EducationThe Will and Estate Plan for Married Couples with a Combined Taxable Estate Ranging Between $2 Million and $10 Million2011
Business ToolboxHow to Give Away the Store: Succession Planning for Business Owners2011
Will DraftingNon-Dispositive Provisions in Wills2009
Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate PlanningLife Insurance Trusts2009
Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate PlannaingMarital Deduction Trusts2009
Planning in the Current Economic EnvironmentCharitable Giving in a Post-Madoff Environment2009
IRAs and Roth IRAsRoth Conversions and Planning with IRAs2009
World Bank Pre-Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning for Non-U.S. Citizens2008
Beyond QDOTs: International Estate Planning for a Flat WorldFoundations for International Estate Planning2008
Basic Estate Planning Series Continuing Legal EducationPlanning for the Mid-Sized Estate2008
Will Drafting in MarylandNon-Dispositive Provisions in Wills2007
Will Drafting in MarylandDeveloping the Estate Plan2007
Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate PlanningIrrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2007
Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate PlanningMarital Trusts2007
Basic Estate Planning Series Continuing Legal EducationPlanning for the Mid-Sized Estate2007
Basic Estate Planning Series Continuing Legal EducationPlanning for the Mid-Sized Estate2006
Will Drafting in MarylandNon-Dispositive Will Provisions2005
Will Drafting in MarylandDeveloping the Estate Plan2005
Estate and Income Tax Planning for Non-U.S. CitizensSeminar Chairman and Putting It All Together: "Typical" Hypothetical Planning Scenarios2004
Pre and Post Mortem Planning for Non-Probate AssetsRetirement Assets and Estate Planning2003
Eight Greatest Estate Planning Techniques in MarylandGrantor Retained Annuity Trusts and Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts2003
Eight Greatest Estate Planning Techniques in MarylandEstate Planning for Non-Citizens2003
Estate Planning in MarylandNon-Tax Practical Considerations in Estate Planning2002