Jeffrey Kolender

Jeffrey Kolender

Principal, Paley Rothman
  • Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Jeffrey Kolender chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Administration practice groups. He concentrates primarily in those areas and also advises small businesses in tax business planning. Jeffrey recognizes that each client is different and enjoys the challenge of creating a plan that accomplishes the client’s unique goals. He advises clients about adequately providing for their family, including saving taxes, creating trusts for children, planning for disability, and the special planning issues involved in second marriages and same-sex marriages.
He understands that estate planning can be a complex and emotional process for clients. Jeffrey always takes the time to educate his clients, in plain English, on their options so they may make well-informed decisions for what they believe is best for their family. He also works with families to assist them in administering a loved one’s estate, to ensure that the decedent’s goals are met.
Jeffrey has been recognized as one of the top estate lawyers in Maryland and D.C. Prior to joining the firm, he was a tax law specialist at the Bureau of National Affairs, where, among other things, he was the technical editor of the Tax Management Estate Gifts and Trusts Journal. Jeffrey also assisted in the writing, editing and publication of Tax Management’s analysis of the many legislative changes in the tax area, most notably those brought about by the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In addition, he was a co-editor of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section, Annual Review of Maryland Case Law and has co-authored several articles of interest in the tax and estate planning area.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • Estate & Trust Administration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Paley Rothman
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (1984) | Taxation
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University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1983)
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Emory University
B.A. (1980)
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Best Lawyers (2015-2018)
Best Lawyers in America
Maryland Super Lawyers (2011-2018)
Maryland Super Lawyers
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2011-2018)
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
“Top Estate Lawyers” (2011, 2018)
Bethesda Magazine (2011, 2018)
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & Best Lawyers
- Tier 2 National Ranking for Trusts & Estates - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Trusts & Estates
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
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Montgomery College Foundation Planned Giving Committee
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District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Bar Association of Montgomery County - Chair, Estates & Trusts Section (1992)
Chair, Estates & Trusts Section (1992)
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Websites & Blogs
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354
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