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Bernard M Raiche

Bernard M Raiche

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Trusts, Estate Planning

About Me

My practice is focused on providing personalized, responsive legal services (a) to seniors, (b) to individuals with special needs or disabilities and their families: (c)  to individuals with small (under 2 million dollers) estates, (d) to health care providers, and (e) to not-forprofit agencies. .  My goal is to provide smaller clients with the same personalized service which large clients expect from a large firm, but at a significantly lower cost.


 


My practice areas include:


 


Elder Law - including  Medicare, Medical Assistance, SSDI, SSI, other retirement benefits, elder abuse, nursing home issues, and guardianships,


 


Special Needs Law - including estate planning for special needs, special needs trusts, guardianships, and public benefits,


 


Social Security - including SSI, SSDI, retirement benefits, and family benefits


 


 Estate planning - includign wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney,  titling of assets,  and probate


 


Health care provider services - including business organization, business law, and representation before administrative agencies.


 


Not for Profit Agencies - including incorporation, tax exempt status, compliance with government regulations, and governance.


 


Because I recognize that mobility can be difficult for some individuals I am pleased to meet with  clients in their homes, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes within 15 miles of our Olney office.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 40%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    10 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    10 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    10 years
  5. Power Of Attorney: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Bernard M. Raiche, LLC

One Research Court (Mailing Address)
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20850

Law Offices of Bernard M. Raiche, LLC

3430 N. High Street
Olney, MD, 20832

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199805/24/2015
MDActive199707/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's AwardCatholic University - Columbus School of Law1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Executive DirectorPLAN of Maryland-D.C., Inc.2006 - Present
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Bernard M. Raiche, LLC2003 - Present
AssociateRebecca N. Strandberg & Associates1998 - 2003
AttorneyBernard M. Raiche, Attorney at Law1997 - 1999
ParalegalCACI Commercial1997 - 1997
Law ClerkLewis, Wilson, Lewis & Jones1994 - 1995
VolunteerWashington Legal Clinic for the Homeless1992 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember1998 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1998 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
New Hampshire Personal and Guidance JournalWhat's your L.Q.(Legislative quotient) - a very nonstandardized testN/A
MomentumFrom static to progressive: the journey of a catholic school of educationN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Catholic University of AmericaLawJ.D.1996
Marquette UniversityBusiness AdministrationM.B.A.1986
University of Wisconsin - MilwaykeeSocial WorkMA - Masters1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
In-ServicePlanning for the Future of an Individual with a Disability2011
Annual Fall Clinical ConferencePlanning for the Future of an Individual with a Disability2011
In-ServiceSpecial Needs Planning for the Personal Injury Attorney2010
Annual Fall Clinical ConferenceLegal and Business Issues in Establishing and Marketing a Private Practice2010
NASW-MD In-serviceLegal and Business Issues in Establishing and Maintaining a Private Practice2009
NASW-MC MeetingPlanning for the Future when a Family Member has a Disability2009
NAMI MeetingPlanning for the Future when a Family Member has a Disability2007
NAMI MeetingPlanning for the Future when a Family Member has a Disability2007
In-serviceLegal and Business Issues in Establishing and Maintaining a Private Practice2007
Graduate school courseEthical, Legal and Professional Issues2007
Graduate school classEthical, Legal and Professional Issues2006
Graduate school classEthical, Legal and Professional Issues2005
Graduate school classEthical Legal and Professional Issues2004
In-service presentationLegal and Business Aspects of the Clinical Practice of Social Work1998