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Brian R Della Rocca

Brian R Della Rocca

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Business, Marriage & Prenuptials

Brian Della Rocca

About Me

Brian R. Della Rocca has been named a Rising Star in the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine since 2009. In his private practice, Mr. Della Rocca strives to find solutions to his clients’ needs in the most cost-effective manner.


 


A frequent speaker on estate planning topics, Mr. Della Rocca frequently lectures other attorneys, certified public accountants, and financial advisors on estate and tax planning issues. Mr. Della Rocca has published articles in various estate and financial planning publications.


 


Mr. Della Rocca has been quoted in the Journal of Financial Planning and Money Magazine discussing potential problems that can arise after a person's death. 


 


He is a member of the Estates and Trusts Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland, an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning.  Mr. Della Rocca is an incoming co-Chair of the Maryland State Gift and Estate Tax Study Group and previously served as a co-Chair of the Montgomery/Prince George's County, Maryland Tax Study Group.


 


Brian received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, a J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and an LL.M. degree in Taxation with a Certificate in Employee Benefits from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Business: 7%
  4. Guardianship: 7%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 6%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Heather Lynne Sunderman

    Brian is very knowledgeable about estate planning and stays on top of the constant changes in this area of law. He is approachable and client-focused.

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    Heather Sunderman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Della Rocca Law

600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 402
Rockville, MD, 20852

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200807/18/2014
MDActive200305/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminate RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lido Civic ClubMember of President's Council2014 - Present
Lido Civic ClubSecretary2012 - 2013
Maryland Estate and Gift Tax Study GroupCo-Chair2011 - 2013
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study GroupCo-Chair2009 - 2011
Estates & Trusts Section Council, Maryland State BarMember2009 - 2013
BlackRock Center for the ArtsTrustee2009 - 2010
Lido Civic ClubMember2009 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2013

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Money MagazineQuoted in Inheritance: How to Handle a Million Dollar Windfall by George Mannes with Donna Rosato2011
Journal of Financial PlanningQuoted in A Life to Plan for After a Death by Shelley Lee2010
FPA Headlines - A publication of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA)Adding Value: How Collaboration with an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Clients2010
Tax Talk (Volume XVII, No. 1)Federal Tax Treatment of Employer-Provided Health Insurance for Domestic Partners2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2009
Georgetown University Law CenterEmployee BenefitsCertificate2009
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
State University of New York at OneontaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesEstate Planning for Single Parents2014
Estate and Trust Day for the Association of Practicing CPAsDo New Portability Rules Eliminate the Benefits of Bypass Trusts?2013
Suburban Hospital Estate Planning Journal ClubDisclaimers, Disclaimers, Disclaimers: How and when to use them and what to look out for2012
Maryland Register of Wills Association - Spring ConferenceUsing Courts of Equity instead of Opening Multiple Estates2012
Advanced Estate Planning InstituteTransfer for Value Rules2012
New Practitioners Section of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar AssociationNuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Litigation2011
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study GroupRetirement Plan Distributions: Traps for the Unwary2011
Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax WorkshopFiduciary Income Tax2011
Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax WorkshopFiduciary Income Tax2010
Estate Planning in the Year of UncertaintyEstate Planning2009