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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.


It is vital that you review your estate documents and beneficiary designations every year to ensure that they reflect your current situation.

Read more - A Resolution for 2019 and Every Year: Reviewing Your Estate Plan


A properly drafted Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (“ILIT”) provides a number of useful estate planning benefits. Perhaps the most common reason to use an ILIT is to remove the life insurance proceeds from both the grantor’s and the spouse’s taxable estate while allowing the proceeds to be available to meet the needs of the surviving spouse and descendants. However, it is important to ensure that the grantor does not retain any “incidents of ownership” over the policies that would cause…

Read more - Advantages of an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)


Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 3 practice areas, including a Tier 1 recognition for the second consecutive year,  and regionally in 7 practice areas.

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Stein Sperling Ranked in U.S. News & World Report 2019 "Best Law Firms"


Stein Sperling is pleased to announce that Jeff Schwaber has succeeded Millard Bennett as the firm’s Managing Partner. This move culminates a carefully crafted five year transition plan.

Read more - Stein Sperling Transitions Managing Partners


Stein Sperling is pleased to announce that nine lawyers, Millard Bennett, Julie Christopher, David De Jong, David Driscoll, Monica Garcia Harms, Ann Jakabcin, Matthew Pavlides, Paul Stein and Steve Widdes are included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Best Lawyers in America recognizes nine Stein Sperling attorneys


Stein Sperling is pleased to announce Matthew J. Pavlides has joined the firm’s civil litigation department as a Principal. Matt represents local and national clients in the area of government contracts, corporate governance and disputes, bid protest litigation and real estate litigation. He has worked with clients on large and complex matters as well as personal ones, working to settle disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

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Stein Sperling Is Honored To Welcome Matthew J. Pavlides


Resource Center

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.


Read more - Estate Planning FAQs: Maryland Probate
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