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Megan Marie Wallace

Probate Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Megan M. Wallace


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About Megan

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Megan M. Wallace concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. In addition to preparing wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, Ms. Wallace guides estate planning clients through the process of naming guardians for minor children and planning for the transfer of family businesses. Her clients include single people, married couples, families, and unmarried partners and their children.

Ms. Wallace guides numerous estates through the probate process, including foreign or ancillary probate matters. Ms. Wallace handles complex creditor issues and heir issues. In addition, Ms. Wallace has helped several clients unwind ownership of real property that was never properly transferred from a decedent.

Licensed for 25 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/27/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/30/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/03/2022
State MI
Status Voluntary Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/25/2022

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

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Wallace Law, LLC
4520 East West Highway
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD, 20814

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Fantastic Estate Lawyer
Megan is exceptionally knowledgeable, thoughtful and personable. We sought her help with estate planning once our daughter was born and she walked us through the complicated process and crafted a plan that suits us perfectly. She is always willing to listen and provides constructive feedback. We enjoyed working with her so much that she's helped my dad create a comprehensive estate plan. I would recommend Megan without reservation.
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Posted by Bruce | December 11, 2014
Exceptional
Megan was wonderful to work with in our estate planning. Every step was explained & the attention to detail was outstanding. We're very happy to have worked with her & highly recommend her expertise to anyone. -Bruce & Adam
Posted by Elaine | December 4, 2014
Very pleased with Ms. Wallace's ability and thoroughness . . .
Megan Wallace worked with me on preparing my will, setting up a revocable trust and various other items that I had been putting off including updating to current requirements my Medical/Health Care Agent, Power of Attorney and changing several property deeds. I was pleased with Ms. Wallace's ability, thoroughness, keeping me advised and the attention she and her staff showed me during several months of working together. I willingly recommend Megan Wallace . . .
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Posted by Brian | December 4, 2014
Probate Closing
My firm, Novus Properties, retained Megan Wallace's counsel for a probate property we were trying to close. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. Without her expertise we would not have been able to close the property and begin construction. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel.
Posted by Matt | May 8, 2014
Highly Recommend. Purposeful counsel and knowledgeable insights to estate planning.
I sought Megan's expertise in revising an old will I had done previously with another attorney many years earlier. The process couldn't have been more different than before! Megan took a sequential and thoughtful approach in determining the best options for me to consider as part of this highly personal document. Pleasant, fun and knowledgeable I am happy to provide a testimonial on her behalf. I recommend her to my own clients, friends and neighbors.
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Posted by Ross | May 8, 2014
Excellent estate planning services
Megan handled our (somewhat complex) estate planning with expert guidance, thorough preparation, and easy execution. She offers holistic advice to ensure estate planning considers all of the important scenarios that require documentation. I particularly appreciate that she kept our complicated situation clearly defined and successfully managed differences between my preferences and those of my wife. I'd happily work with Megan again.
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Posted by David | June 29, 2011
Highly recommend!
Megan was such a pleasure to work with! Everything you've ever heard about lawyers? Forget all that and just hire Megan... She's smart, *good*, friendly, so easy to work with, professional and responsive. We needed our wills, trusts, etc. updated and put in place and Megan took care of everything. She asked us questions that help us understand and clarify our needs and intentions, made sure we'd considered all angles, and then set up the legal documents and structures exactly as per our decisions. I would HIGHLY recommend Megan and will certainly be calling her myself anytime I need legal work in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2009
Estate Planning
Megan Wallace was thorough and provided us with clear explanations related to our options which allowed us to make informed decisions throughout our estate planning process. We would definitely work with Ms. Wallace again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2009
Megan Wallace review
I recently purchased a small business in Falls Church, VA and needed the help of a lawyer. I was lucky enough to find Megan. She assisted me throughout the transition, working diligently to ensure my best interests were looked out for. This was unfamiliar territory for me and she made sure I understood each aspect of the sale. Megan was easy to get in touch with and reliable when it came down to deadlines. What I appreciated most however, was her personal support and enthusiasm for my career move. I felt she held a genuine interest in my business, rather than being treated as just another legal transaction.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2009
Top Notch Lawyer
Megan is extraordinary. She is a master at helping me understand the legal ramifications surrounding contracts, agreements, and more. I find her to be truly innovative. focused on possibility, and highly knowledgeable. She is able to bring the language of agreements to simple yet meaningful language that captures the spirit of the law in a way most can understand. More she is responsive and I trust her to give me excellent advice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
Estate Planning
"Ms. Wallace provided us with thorough and professional counsel, but also showed uncommon flexibility and compassion. Her assistance was invaluable during what was a difficult time for my family."
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
Easy and efficient to work with to develop a high quality product
"Megan Wallace worked with us to draft and execute four estate planning documents. We were very impressed with her professionalism, attention to making sure we understood the documents, patience with explaining to us the implications of the decisions we were making, and responsiveness. She was extremely easy and efficient to work with."
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
A great attorney!
Megan assisted me in negotiating an employee contract. I was a little gun shy due to the issues I faced with a previous employer and my contract negotiation with him. Megan helped me to completely understand the contract I was provided, she walked me through developing a list of changes and then assisted me in prioritizing the importance of each of these changes. I am happy to say that all the major changes Megan suggested were accepted by my employer and I am on my way to becoming a full partner in the company. Thank you Meagan!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
Very professional, responsive, and knowledgable!
We used Megan to craft our wills and plan our estates. She was tremendous in all aspects - providing top notch service and remaining in constant contact with us through all the stages of the process. She is a great listener and took what we said to heart, helping us craft documents that met our needs to a tee.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2009
Excellent Representation
The Virginia-based 501(c)(3) volunteer organization I work with has been privileged to have Megan as our attorney for over five years now. She has guided us through an IRS audit, drafting corporate and board documents and resolutions, minor litigation, and general business assistance such as lease review. Megan has handled all of it very capably, and she works within any client's budgetary considerations.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2009
Very professional, thorough and responsive
Megan is very professional and knowledgeable. She listened to my concerns and kept me informed throughout the process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wallace Law, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Meyers, Eisler & Leatham, LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Arthur Andersen
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M.
  • 2000
  • Western Michigan University
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Agnes Scott College
  • B.A.
  • 1990

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Bethesda Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Law Student Award
  • Western Michigan University
  • 1997

Publications

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • The Development and Impact of the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995
  • 1997
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • The Ethical Considerations of Defense Strategies When Confronted With a Victim Impact Statement - Give Us Dirty Laundry?
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • The Unmarried Couple: Estate and Tax Planning
  • Estate and Tax Planning Strategies
  • 2009
  • Parents Speaker Series
  • Estate Planning for Families with Minor Children
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • Things to Consider in Your Estate Plan
  • 2009
  • Parents Speaker Series
  • Choosing Guardians and Trustees
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Megan
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a thoughtful attorney, focused on what is best for her clients. Her attention to detail and caring approach make her a wonderful attorney, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of her services!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is an outstanding attorney that I have known for many years. She understands complex estate planning and tax matters and her advice is clear and concise. I have heard Megan speak, observed her professionalism and work ethic. She is highly regarded as a top estate planner with the skill and knowledge to work with LGBT clients, basic estate planning needs as well as complex estate and trust matters. I never hesitate to send clients to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan made an excellent presentation to the Howard County Trust and Estates Section outlining the legal concerns and considerations when drafting an estate plan for domestic partners. Her thorough and well-researched outline was much appreciated by the members. Thank you Megan!"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is quite knowledgeable and sophisticated in the field and I have enjoyed getting to know her."
Business Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I Strongly endorse Megan's work as an attorney. Megan is courtesous, knowledgeable, professional, personable, and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to consult with Megan on issues outside of my area of expertise."
Business Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is personable, intelligent and confident. I have enjoyed getting to know and interact with Megan professionally through the Triangle Business Advisory Council, the Bar Association of Montgomery County and the Lawyers' Roundtable on LGBT Issues. She is thoughtful and thorough in her approach to business and estate planning. I enjoy working with her, and look forward to working with her more closely in the years to come. She also practices in the areas of Tax and Estate Planning in addition to Business transactions."
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Bethesda Probate Lawyer Megan Marie Wallace
Megan Marie Wallace
Probate Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 25 years