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At Shulman Rogers, Jay leads the Firm's Trusts and Estates Department and serves on the Firm's Board of Directors.  His 25+ years of advising clients have given him a great understanding of family dynamics, enabling him to offer a personalized, unique assessment based upon each family's specific needs.  With his legal focus exclusively on planning for the future, Jay excels in the area of sophisticated trust and estate planning, using proven techniques to minimize estate and gift taxes and assist with transitioning wealth to the next generation.  He has significant experience in the use of charitable entities to minimize income and estate taxes.

In the legal community, he chairs the Estates and Trusts section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland and serves on the Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Section. Through the years, Jay has chaired the Planned Giving Committee of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, and served on the Board of Directors of Montgomery Hospice and the American Red Cross - National Capital Chapter. 


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    25 years
  2. Trusts: 15%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 10%
  5. Tax: 10%



Hourly ($525/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD, 20854


VAAuthorized to practice law199209/15/2015
DCActive 199105/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 1% of estate planning attorneys in MD/DC/VA areaWashingtonian MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chairman, Trusts & Estates DepartmentShulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.1999 - Present
PartnerWeinberg & Jacobs1990 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Estates and Trusts SectionChairman2002 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Red Cross National Capital ChapterPast Board MemberN/A
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington Steering CommitteePast MemberN/A
Alpha Epsilon PiN/AN/A
American College of Trust and Estate CounselMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2000
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of DelawareCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PresentationRecent Developments and Hot Topics for Probate Courts2015
Interactive Discussion ProgramEstate Planning in the New Era2015
LectureEstate Planning for the 99 Percenters: Dealing with Digital Assets and Planning for Maryland Clients with Moderately Sized ($2MM-$10MM) Estates in 20132013
LectureWill Drafting in Maryland2013
LectureFederal Estate Tax Portability - The Game Changer2013
Advanced Estate Planning InstituteBest Practices - Drafting and Administering Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2012
LectureILITs - Why, When, How, and Who2011
LectureUniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA)2009