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Stein Sperling's attorneys regularly share their knowledge through professional and industry publications.  Our firm provides alerts on legal developments for clients, friends of the firm and professional contacts, as well as press alerts recognizing our attorneys' accomplishments.  Below is a listing of our most recent alerts and publications.


Most parents of young children understand the importance of executing a Will to designate a Guardian. However, since a Will has no effect during one’s lifetime, most parents overlook the importance of designating a Standby Guardian to care for their young children in the event of disability, illness or injury.

Read more - The Importance of Designating Standby Guardians for Young Children


If you are eligible to participate in the tax amnesty program, and do not do so, liabilities will grow as a result of nonparticipation. Accordingly, it's extremely important to take action now.

Read more - Virginia Tax Amnesty: If You Owe This is Your Chance to Get Current Or Suffer Penalties


Did you know that your surviving spouse has a right to claim a share of your estate upon your death – even if you have a Will providing otherwise?  In other words, you may not be able to disinherit or partially disinherit your spouse. If you live in Virginia, you may want to pay special attention to recent changes in the elective share rules.

Read more - Your Spouse Has a Right to a Share of Your Estate


Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC is pleased to announce that eight lawyers, Millard Bennett, David De Jong, David Driscoll, Casey Florance, Monica Garcia Harms, Ann Jakabcin, Paul Stein and Steve Widdes are included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Eight Stein Sperling Lawyers Listed in 2018 The Best Lawyers in America


Stein Sperling formally announced its succession plan for passing the operational leadership of the Firm to a new Managing Partner. Millard Bennett has served as the Firm’s Managing Partner since 1986, in addition to maintaining his active business law practice. Jeff Schwaber was selected by the Firm to succeed Mr. Bennett as Managing Partner effective October 2019.

Read more - Stein Sperling Plans to Transition Managing Partners in 2019


Georgetown University Law Center alumni magazine Georgetown Law publishes a full court press account of this years record breaking Home Court 30, benefiting the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, which advocates for justice for people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Washington, D.C.

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Home Court 30 Raises More Than a Million for Washington Legal Clinic


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Sperm Donor Agreements: Why You Need One Even When Using…

The purpose of a donor agreement is to clearly establish that donor is not the child's legal parent.


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Estate Planning FAQs: Maryland Probate

Letters of Administration? "Interested Persons"? Accounts? Learn about the Maryland Probate Process.


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Wage Laws in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia: Common Issues

Missteps, such as misclassification of employees and paying workers "salary," can lead to claims.


Read more - Wage Laws in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia: Common Issues
FAQs about Wage Laws in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia

The laws are complex and provide for significant penalties for any violations.


Read more - FAQs about Wage Laws in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia