Michael earned his B.A. degree in Economics from University of Maryland in 2005 and was awarded his J.D. degree from University of Baltimore School of Law in 2009. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Michael is the founder of the Maryland Advanced Planning Study Group, a group of attorneys that meets regularly to study advanced estate planning strategies and discuss recent changes in the law. Additionally, he organized the Annapolis Wealth Planning Council, a group composed of attorneys, financial advisors, CPAs, insurance agents, employee benefits consultants, and trust officers. The AWPC’s goal is to educate ourselves and others about the benefits we bring to one another’s clients. By working together and studying with experts from various disciplines of the financial services industry members of the AWPC are able to better serve their clients.
Michael is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association Section for Estate and Trust Law and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association Section for Estate and Trust Law. He is also an active participant and member of WealthCounsel LLC, a collaborative network of more than 3,000 estate planning attorneys nationwide.
Michael was selected as a “Rising Star” in 2012 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers.
Locally, He serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Anne Arundel County chapter of the YMCA of Central Maryland (“Y of Central Maryland”) and is a member of the Annapolis Rotaract.
Licensed since 2009
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Michael is extremely knowledgeable in advanced estate planning. I was fortunate to observe an estate planning consultation with Michael and a client in need of advice. His was able to explain extremely complex tax topics in a succinct way and had many ideas for protecting the client's wealth.
Mary Schuller Real Estate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Attorney||Holden & Campbell||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||The Wright Firm||2009 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|St. Andrew by the Bay Pastoral Council||Council Member||2015 - Present|
|Catholic Mens Fellowship for Maryland||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Section||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2009 - Present|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|Y of Central Maryland||Advisory Board||2007 - 2014|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Maryland||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|FB Gwynn Educational Center||Special Needs Planning for Young Adult Children||2015|
|BayWoods of Annapolis||Estate Planning Common Mistakes||2015|
|Severn Financial||Estate Planning Fundamentals||2014|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee||Portability||2013|