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Foster S. B. Friedman - Alexandria, VA

500 Montgomery St. Suite 575 Alexandria, VA 22314

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Alexandria Trust and Estate Planning Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Friedman concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estate 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

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Mr. Friedman concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estate 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, 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.

About Foster S. B. Friedman

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Estate Planning 50%
  • Trust and Estate Probate Administration 25%
  • Trust and Estate Litigation 25%

Litigation

  • 25%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990
  • Virginia, 1991
  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Alexandria Bar Association, 2007 (Immediate Past President)
  • Alexandria Bar Association, 2006 (President)
  • Alexandria Bar Association, 2003 - 2005 (Treasurer and Director)
  • Alexandria Bar Association, 2000 - 2003 (Chair of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Alexandria Bar Association (Judicial Screening Committee)
  • Alexandria Bar Foundation (Director, Present)
  • Beat the Odds Chair, Steering Committee
  • Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section (Member)
  • Bar Council Representative, 18th Judicial Circuit, Virginia State Bar, 2012-2015

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
    J.D.
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1984
    B.A.
    Major: Economics

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Foster S.B. Friedman, Alexandria, Virginia, 1992 - 2008
  • Rogers & Wells, New York, New York, 1988 - 1991
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Boston, MA, 1987 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alexandria Bar Foundation Beat the Odds, Chair, 2007 - 2008

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Foster S. B. Friedman

Included on the 2024 Virginia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Foster S. B. Friedman on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine

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Office Information

Address

500 Montgomery St. Suite 575 Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax

  • 703-567-6899

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

9:00 am to 5:00pm

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