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Foster Friedman concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estates and trusts. He has extensive experience advising clients on the transfer of wealth from one generation to another, including the orderly and tax-efficient succession of family owned businesses, through the preparation and implementation of Wills, Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

Mr. Friedman serves individual clients who seek to transfer assets efficiently to their chosen beneficiaries. As a part of our estate planning services at Wade, Friedman & Sutter, P.C., we also consider the impact of federal income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes on the transmission of wealth. We often help our clients achieve tax savings by establishing trusts for the benefit of family members. We also advise our clients about the many forms of charitable giving that may be used to reduce taxes.

Planning of this nature includes providing for the special needs of family members, protecting the family assets, and assuring professional management of these assets.

We advise executors and trustees about administration of estates and trusts and guide them in all aspects of fulfilling their responsibilities, including advice on income taxation of estates and trusts as well as gift and estate taxation. We represent clients in resolving will disputes, interpreting wills and trusts, and related litigation.


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Contact info

616 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 40%
    25 years, 500 cases
  2. Wills: 20%
    25 years, 500 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    25 years, 500 cases
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    25 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 199003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWade, Friedman & Sutter, P.C.2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Foster S. B. Friedman1992 - 2008
AttorneyRogers & Wells1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarCoucil Member 18th Judicial Circuit Representative2012 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee - Member2008 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationDirector2008 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationPast President2007 - 2008
Alexandria Bar Foundation, Beat the OddsChair2007 - 2008
Alexandria Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Alexandria Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2005 - 2006
Alexandria Bar AssociationTreasurer2003 - 2005
Alexandria Bar AssociationChair of Continuing Legal Education2000 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Washington and Lee UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1984