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Gary Altman Discusses IDIGTs on CNN’s “The Situation Room”


DC area estate planning authority, Gary Altman, Esq., was invited to explain the use of IDIGTs (Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Grantor Trusts) on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” yesterday afternoon. IDIGTs have become a hot topic in the current Presidential election since it was revealed that Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, established such a trust […]

Veteran Estate Planning Attorney, Gary Altman, Esq., to Write for Examiner.com


Gary Altman, Esq., founder of the DC Metro area estate planning law firm Altman & Associates, has been selected by Examiner.com to contribute regular articles on a wide range of estate planning topics, with special emphasis on the firm’s local area. “Second only to servicing clients, educating my community and industry peers on the importance […]

Gary Altman Discusses The Hidden Cost of Divorce with AARP Writer


Responding to an inquiry from an AARP Magazine writer, estate planning attorney, Gary Altman, Esq., offers some interesting food for thought on the hidden costs of divorce, as it pertains to one’s assets/estate. “There are lots of financial issues relating to divorce – particularly in the Boomer generation,” notes Altman.  “While there are generally few […]

Local Estate Planning Attorney, Gary Altman, Esq., Selected as DC and Maryland “Super Lawyer” as the Firm Celebrates an Exciting Year of Growth


[ROCKVILLE, MD] – May 2, 2012 Gary Altman, Esq., founder of the Maryland-based estate planning law firm Altman & Associates, has been named a 2012 Maryland and Washington, DC Estate Planning and Probate “Super Lawyer”.  The acknowledgement, as published by Washington Post Magazine and DC Magazine, marks Altman’s sixth year in a row making the […]

Gary Altman Shares His Family’s Personal Encounter with Flawed Business Succession


In an interview with Private Wealth magazine, estate planning attorney, Gary Altman,  shares his family’s personal encounter with business succession gone wrong. Altman’s grandfather started a child’s coat manufacturing business in 1934, but died suddenly in 1972, leaving the business in the hands of Altman’s father who had zero management experience.  While he was able […]

Local Estate Planning Attorney, Gary Altman, Honored as DC and Maryland “Super Lawyer” as His Firm Celebrates 25 Years in Business


[ROCKVILLE, MD] – May 16, 2011 Gary Altman, Esq., founder of the Maryland-based estate planning law firm Altman & Associates, has been recognized as a 2011 Maryland and Washington, DC estate planning and probate “Super Lawyer”.  The acknowledgement, released this month by Washington Post Magazine (“A Great Way to Find Great Attorneys”), marks Altman’s fifth […]

“They Know Money” – Gary Altman Makes Washingtonian’s List of Best Estate Planners


In a recent article, “They Know Money”, estate planning expert, Gary Altman, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the Washington, DC area’s best estate planners. In compiling the coveted list, Washingtonian first surveyed hundreds of area financial professionals, asking them: “Whom would you trust with your own money?”  They also did their own intensive […]

Are Debts Inherited? ¿Se Heredan Las Deudas?


In an article with Yahoo! EN ESPAÑOL, award-winning estate planner, Gary Altman, Esq., answers questions about what happens to debts of the deceased.  The full article can be viewed (in Spanish) here.  Gary’s complete responses are below: 60% of Americans will die without having a legitimate will in place.  Even more shocking is that, according to a 2004 survey […]