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Peter Daniel Antonoplos

Estate planning Attorney at Washington, DC

4.3   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 13 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 20 years
    New York - NY 21 years
    Virginia - VA Licensed
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State VA
    Acquired N/A
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    At Antonoplos & Associates we pride ourselves on taking the time to learn the goals and objectives of our clients and then integrating them into a customized estate plan for an individual, couple or family. Our clients see us as part of their family and we hope you will as well when it comes time to discuss estate planning and administration.

    23 years

  2. Probate
    Antonoplos & Associates is committed to helping our clients navigate the probate process in the District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia. For many the passing of a loved one is the first time they will have experience with Probate. Often people don’t know anything about probate and need guidance to navigate the process.

    23 years

  3. Construction and development
    At Antonoplos & Associates, our team of talented attorneys and staff members have developed an outstanding reputation in the Washington D.C. area for their skill in representing clients in matters involving Construction and Development.

    23 years

  4. Real estate
    At Antonoplos & Associates, our team of talented attorneys and staff members have developed an outstanding reputation in the Washington D.C. area for their skill in representing clients in matters involving commercial and residential real estate.

    23 years

  5. Business
    At Antonoplos & Associates, our team of talented attorneys and staff members have developed an outstanding reputation in the Washington D.C. area for their skill in representing clients in matters involving business matters.

    23 years

Peter D. Antonoplos, a native of Washington, D.C. received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Denison University in 1998. In 2001 Mr. Antonoplos received his Juris Doctor from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law where he was a member of the Catholic University Law Review.  In 2010 Mr. Antonoplos received his Masters in Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he focused on business planning and partnership tax matters. Mr. Antonoplos also holds an MBA for Yale University School of Management.

As a corporate and tax attorney, Mr. Antonoplos began his career with the law firm of Baise & Miller, P.C. (now part of Kilpatrick and Stockton, LLP) where Mr. Antonoplos was an associate in the firm’s corporate law practices. Early in his career, Mr. Antonoplos represented clients negotiating credit facilities, commercial loans and purchase and sale of businesses. In addition, Mr. Antonoplos represented technology companies in corporate matters relating to merger and acquisitions and employment issues. Following his tenure with Baise & Miller, Mr. Antonoplos was a founding member of Shaffer, Bock & Antonoplos, PLLC where his legal talents focused on issues related to the development of residential and commercial real estate and corporate law. In 2007 Mr. Antonoplos joined the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLP as an Of Counsel, where he was a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental practice groups. Mr. Antonoplos represented commercial landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting of commercial lease agreements and international clients investing in foreign development dollars in domestic real estate projects. Mr. Antonoplos also routinely represented high net worth families in sale of business transactions and partnership disputes.

Mr. Antonoplos’ practice focuses on corporate, tax and real estate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has assisted business owners in corporate organization, reorganization and restructuring, contract negotiations, real estate acquisitions, intellectual property matters, employee relations, and with a host of other business issues.

Mr. Antonoplos routinely assist business owners to navigate sensitive business issues involving commercial lending, bankruptcy filings and sale and purchase of distressed businesses. In addition, Mr. Antonoplos represents both lenders and developers in connection with the negotiation and closing of residential, commercial, construction, acquisition and development loans involving office buildings, condominiums, and hotels.

Mr. Antonoplos is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 2004 and New York State in 2002 and Maryland in 2010. 

Mr. Antonoplos routinely lectures on real estate and corporate law issues in Washington, DC and New York.  Mr. Antonoplos lives in North West Washington, D.C.  He is an avid chess player and motorcycle enthusiast.

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Antonoplos & Associates, Attorneys At Law
1725 DeSales Street, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036

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4.3 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Smart, hardworking attorney who doesn't over charge
We worked with Peter on the purchase of a new house. He was very honest and caring about our goals and objectives. He was hard working and met deadlines on time and was very reasonable with his bill. We would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a good real estate attorney.
Posted by John | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Sharp
Our company was involved in two lawsuits at the same time. Peter Antonoplos led the more extensive litigation and worked tirelessly on our case for about a year, plus the courtroom trials. The other party utilized a larger firm and paid probably 3 times as much as we did for representation, and received low-quality counsel. That suit ended in our favor and has helped propel our company to considerable heights. I rarely give 5-stars to anyone, but Peter is in that super-rare category of person who goes above and beyond for his clients.
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Posted by Tim | July 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Would recommend to all friends and family
I had a fantastic experience using the law services at Antonoplos and Associates. I highly recommend them to friends and family!
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate/Trust and more
My wife and I were canvassing the DC area for an attorney to assist with our estate/trust planning in 2013, and we hired Peter shortly after meeting with him. He was patient as we peppered him with questions, and he was specific with his responses. We were comfortable with Peter. We met again this month (Oct 2016) to update our estate/trusts (home refi) and Peter guided both my wife and I through the process -- again, very comfortable experience. I'm looking forward to using Peter and his team to guide us through the process of renting out our home in DC in 2017.
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Posted by Kevin Beasley | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I Always Win with Antonoplos & Associates!
My father and I have retained this firm for several cases. Each time we have received superb service. If you want top notch legal representation and personalized service then you should hire Antonopolos & Associates. You can't go wrong.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2014
Courteous and Capable; Kindness to Kids Above and Beyond
Peter was courteous and more than capable in doing the estate planning for my wife and I. He explained options through a respectful dialogue, was responsive to our wishes, and made discussing death as comfortable as possible. We are glad that his services were fully covered by our group legal plan, and the primary outcome was a long and beautifully bound estate planning portfolio that we understand and are confident in. As importantly, he and his professional staff went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule and growing family - a toddler and an infant - with toys (including one to take home each visit), patience, play, and kindness. If more lawyers were like Peter, we'd have to find a new subject for jokes.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2014
Brilliant Real Estate Attorney
My wife and I met with Mr. Antonoplos to discuss a dispute we were having with an adjacent property owner. We initially talked to his receptionist, who scheduled our appointment with him. The process was easy and she took the time to give us an idea of the documents we should bring to the meeting. Mr. Antonoplos, is very energetic. He is a whirlwind of energy and clear enjoys practicing law. We spent about an hour discussing our matter and reviewing documents. Our case took about four months to resolve, and Mr. Antonoplos was awesome through out the whole process. He sent us weekly updates of our case and did a great job, keeping us informed and forwarding materials to keep us involved in the process. We were particularly impress by the level of preparation Mr. Antonoplos had for each of our court hearings and meetings with the other side. As a young attorney I think he is going to have a very bright future.
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Posted by JoAnne | July 24, 2014
Estate Planning Made Easy
Life is a lot more complicated than it was 12 years ago when I did my first will, but working with Peter Antonoplos made the updating easy -- complete with comprehensive estate and tax planning. He's personable, professional, explained everything in plain English and fully answered every question I asked. Additionally, his questions gave me pause for thought and caused me to really, truly consider how I wanted to do things. Peter very quickly delivered the initial draft -- two days after our meeting. He made a task I'd been dreading so easy. Bonus - pleasant front desk and convenient downtown location.
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Posted by Gilles | March 24, 2014
Superb service
Courteous, highly knowledgeable and professional, no nonsense and patient with layperon's questions. Peter was exactly what we needed in our estate planning process.
Posted by Laurie | March 6, 2014
Excellent Probate Attorney
Peter's advice was invaluable in helping my family navigate the legal steps we needed to take on behalf of my mother's estate after she passed, from probate issues to helping us with real estate and the trusts my mother had set up during her life, including a special needs trust. Peter made what was a very emotional and confusing process so much less stressful for us. He took the time to clarify each step and managed everything seamlessly. His disarming and kind nature was an added bonus to his expertise and command of the law. We will definitely use Peter again for our legal needs.
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Posted by Chris | September 14, 2012
Real Estate Advice is top notch from Peter Antonopols
Peter is the highest energy person I know. His zeal and expertise in a wide range of divergent legal topics is the best I have come across in all my years of working with top legal counsel. I trust Peter and his team for expert guidance in residential real estate, commercial real estate and estate planning. I have retained his services in the past for all three. I have a great respect for his legal capacity and attention to detail.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 8, 2012
Great Estate Planning Attorney
Peter is a great attorney. He took the time to meet with me to discuss my goals and objects and to understand my needs when it came to my estate plan. Peter really took the time to make sure that I understood all of the documents and make the process as quick and painless as possible.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2011
Excellent Attorney
I called Mr. Antonoplos for help with two pending DUI charges in different states (Maryland & Virginia.) He immediately started working and came up with a great plan. Thanks to his well thought out strategies, I am looking at a positive outcome in both court cases. I would highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Daniel | February 10, 2011
Rock solid
Peter is a rock solid lawyer with impressive knowledge of the law, enviable negotiating skills, and a confident attitude. His results speak for themselves: in a landlord-tenant disput, he got us a settlement for 60 cents on the dollar and helped us avoid expensive litigation. We weren't familiar with the relevant laws and procedures, and were pleased with how he explained the proceedings and advised us on our legal options. We would definitely go back, and would recommend his services to friends and business associates. He's the kind of guy you want to have in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2011
Excellent real estate attorney
When it comes to real estate transactions, Peter is as good as they get.
Posted by Guy | October 28, 2010
Peter Antonoplos
Peter is a fine lawyer, energetic and responsive. He has a good background and is familiar with many aspects of real estate law. My experience with him was successful and I have recommended him to other clients before.
Posted by David | October 26, 2010
Recommendation of Peter Antonoplos
Peter is a pleasure to work with. He is a knowledgeable real estate attorney who has a good command of the issues facing his client. He was responsive to my questions and delivered as promised in a cost effective and timely manner. I would recommend Peter to friends and coworkers for their legal matters. He has handled several transactions for me with excellent results.
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Posted by Jeffrey | October 25, 2010
I have used Peter multiple times for different transactions and would use him again. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and dependable.
Posted by Stu | October 25, 2010
Great Estate Planning Attorney
Peter is a great estate planning resource. I am very comfortable referring my clients to him. His knowledge base and ability to understand the needs of my clients makes him a real value to me and to my clients. I am particularly impressed with his ability to communicate and educate people about complex legal issues in a simple and straight forward way. He is a wonderful resource and a true professional
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Posted by Maria | July 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The initial consultation was great. We expected to receive draft documents of the matter discussed but never did. Called his office and the staff person was rude and unwilling to accept the fact that I had already had a conversation with counsel and was simply following up on the status of the documents, and hung up on me. I called back and left a voice message for counsel, which he promptly returned. When I asked when I could expect the documents we last discussed, he indicated his firm did not have the time right now to handle the matter. When I questioned him if not right now , then when, he deflected by saying he felt that I was being rude for leaving him a message about how his staff handled my call. If he didn’t have time to provide the service, he shouldn’t have accepted the referral.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Antonoplos & Associates, Attorneys At Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • JDKatz, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Yale School of Management
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2016
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LLM
  • 2010
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Denison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
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  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • America Bar Associaton
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Young Leader
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Deal Makers Global
  • Deal Magazine
  • 2012
  • Deal Makers Global
  • Deal Magazine
  • 2011
  • Global Award- Corporate Tax
  • InterContinental Finance
  • 2010
  • Best Work Place for Commuters
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2008
  • Law Review Member
  • Columbus School of Law
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mayflower Hotel
  • Origins of the Credit Crisis Implications on Real Estate Development
  • 2008
  • Mayflower Hotel
  • Condominium Conversion an Mixed Use Development In the Urban Market
  • 2007
  • Mayflower Hotel
  • Condominium Conversion in The District of Columbia: An Overview
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Peter
Business Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Mr. Antonoplos on a hotly contested matter. I was impressed by his creativity and intuition, and would not hesitate to recommend him to a potential client."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Peter Antonoplos. He was a terrific help in providing assistance with one of my client's matters."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter and I worked together in the same firm. He was always a diligent worker, and exemplary advocate for his clients. With a life long passion and experience in real estate, he brings a keen sense of both the legal and practical financial avenues to pursue in order to allow his clients to maximize their business and investments opportunities."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Antonoplos is an aggressive negotiator with a focus in real estate transactions. He consistently provides superior results for his clients in the greater Washington, DC area. He takes a tactical approach to every situation, with skills ranging from litigation and settlement to arbitration."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter is a seasoned real estate attorney with a detailed mastery of commercial and residential real estate issues. He routinely achieves results that exceed clients' expectations."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is one of the most dynamic real estate attorney's I've ever met. He has a superior ability to attend to detailed transactions and deliver value to his clients."
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