Admitted in Virginia, Maryland & the District of Columbia

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Virginia Estate Planning And Probate Administration Lawyer

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Ellen Fishbein provides skilled legal and business guidance to individuals, limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations. She also provides guidance on estate planning, drafts wills and trusts, and handles estate and probate administration.

With more than 30 years of business and legal experience, Ellen provides knowledgeable business and legal guidance ranging from advising on the tax implications of different business structures to drafting wills and trusts and handling estate administration to creating and managing private foundations and public charities.

Regardless of the issue, Ellen works closely with her clients and is always quick to respond as matters evolve. This means that she continually updates the client on the status of their pressing issues during and outside of business hours.

Our Practice Areas

Business Organizations & Operation

Ellen provides knowledgeable guidance for business formation, transactions, and governance.

Estate Planning

Ellen drafts wills and trusts, advises on tax planning, beneficiary designations, and estate administration.

Probate, Estate, And Trust Administration

Ellen is an experienced administrator of estates and helps alleviate the burden of Probate Administration

Exceptionally Well – Qualified

Ellen Fishbein is well-known and highly regarded in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia metro area. Her experience working in private law firms and start-up companies provided her the experience and insight to handle a wide array of business, estate planning, and tax issues. As Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Tax Policy at AOL Time Warner, Ellen Fishbein advocated for economic incentives and tax policy issues impacting the company. Her work in the creating, managing, and advising private foundations and public charities as well as serving on the boards of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and the Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ellen’s experience, hands-on style, and focus on finding solutions that meet her clients’ needs are ideal for those looking for help with starting a new business or estate planning.

After you have decided to take that leap to run your own business, the last thing you want to worry about is the technicalities of setting up the business and complying with federal, state, and local business law requirements. Ellen will help you decide on the best legal structure for your business, ensure you are registered with the correct authorities, and have obtained the right business licenses.

Ellen will guide you as your business grows and faces new issues including:
  • Qualifying your business in other states
  • Drafting shareholder and employment agreements
  • Reviewing and drafting customer contracts
  • Guiding you through the purchase or sale of a business

Thoughtful Business And Estate Planning

Whether you are new parents or empty nesters nearing retirement, Ellen can draft a will and trust that are appropriate for your circumstances while ensuring that potential estate, income, and probate tax implications are minimized. If you have a will or trust that was drafted years ago, she can review and update those documents to reflect your current circumstances. She helps her clients structure a smart, thoughtful estate plan that will minimize the complexity of Probate Administration. Ellen”s compassion and ability to handle estate and probate administration helps relieve a family’s burden on the passing of a loved one.  The probate process and administration of an estate and/or a trust can be overwhelming.  Ellen can help the family facilitate the proper disposition of assets and can resolve unanticipated complexity that arise.

Contact Ellen To Discuss Your Legal Needs