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Brian R Della Rocca

Estate planning Attorney at Washington, DC

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    Maryland - MD 20 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Brian R. Della Rocca is an experienced estate and trust planning attorney in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Mr. Della Rocca strives to find solutions to complex client 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 Bar Associations of the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County, Maryland.  Mr. Della Rocca served on the Estates and Trusts Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association, served as the Co-Chair of the Maryland Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, and served as the Co-Chair of the Montgomery/Prince George's County, Maryland Tax Study Group. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2009.

 

Brian currently serves on the St. Elizabeth Catholic School Advisory Board where he chairs the Marketing and Development Committee. 

Mr. Della Rocca 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.

Location

Clark Hill
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 1300 South
Washington, DC, 20004

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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2010
Fortunate we were referred to him
We have young kids, and didn't have an estate plan. I didn't think we needed one, as we had modest assets. However, after speaking with Brian, he really conveyed estate planning is not just about $$$ but more importantly your children, and the enviroment they will grow up in if something happens to you and your spouse. On top of this, he found extremely efficient ways to protect assets not only from insurance proceeds, but other sources, from estate taxes - which are roughly 60%. I rarely refer people, but I sent his info to my brother, who also used him, and was pleased. He was: 1) Prompt - returns calls/emails quickly 2) Knowledgeable - as he was able to convey complex ideas to my wife and I, and didn't mind explaining them again. 3) I truly believe he is a decent , honest person - something most lawyers are not!!! We actually "shopped" our estate plan to a few other attorneys, but when you combine his knowledge (look at his industry accolades), ability to communicate in a simple manner, his values, and ability to make a plan tailored to fit our needs - it was a no brainer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2009
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
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Associations

  • The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC
  • Co-Chair of the President's Advisory Council
  • 2017 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC
  • Member of President's Advisory Council
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Maryland Estate and Gift Tax Study Group
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Estates & Trusts Section Council, Maryland State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Estate Planning Rising Star
  • Bethesda Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • District of Columbia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • District of Columbia Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminate Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Money Magazine
  • Quoted in Inheritance: How to Handle a Million Dollar Windfall by George Mannes with Donna Rosato
  • 2011
  • Journal of Financial Planning
  • Quoted in A Life to Plan for After a Death by Shelley Lee
  • 2010
  • 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 Clients
  • 2010
  • Tax Talk (Volume XVII, No. 1)
  • Federal Tax Treatment of Employer-Provided Health Insurance for Domestic Partners
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Planned Giving Programs: Why Planned Giving Programs are Needed and How to Start One
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Oddities and Challenges
  • Estate Planning for Single Parents
  • 2014
  • Estate and Trust Day for the Association of Practicing CPAs
  • Do New Portability Rules Eliminate the Benefits of Bypass Trusts?
  • 2013
  • Suburban Hospital Estate Planning Journal Club
  • Disclaimers, Disclaimers, Disclaimers: How and when to use them and what to look out for
  • 2012
  • Maryland Register of Wills Association - Spring Conference
  • Using Courts of Equity instead of Opening Multiple Estates
  • 2012
  • New Practitioners Section of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association
  • Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Litigation
  • 2011
  • Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group
  • Retirement Plan Distributions: Traps for the Unwary
  • 2011
  • Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • 2011
  • Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning in the Year of Uncertainty
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 25
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"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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Washington Estate planning Lawyer Brian R Della Rocca
Brian R Della Rocca
Estate planning Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 20 years