In her more than 30 years at Stein Sperling, Ann Jakabcin has established a sterling reputation for her meticulously crafted estate and lifetime wealth planning work. Ann focuses her practice on estate planning and administration for large and small estates and trusts, and on accumulated wealth preservation for individuals and families.
Ann takes pride in her keen ability to translate complicated legal concepts into clear, understandable information. She is deeply committed to her clients as individuals with distinct needs. Her personal approach not only eases clients’ minds but also helps Ann build long-lasting relationships that often span generations, leading to a deep understanding of her clients’ long-term goals.
Highly respected by clients, financial advisors, insurance representatives, accountants, and peers for her decades of experience in and intricate knowledge of tax laws and estate planning strategy, Ann has received numerous accolades from Maryland and D.C. legal and continuing education groups.
Trinity College (B.A., 1973)
Temple University (J.D., 1977)
Georgetown University (LL.M.,Taxation, 1981)
In her leisure time, Ann enjoys gardening, playing bridge, traveling, family get-togethers and game nights.
Admissions & Certifications
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
Memberships & Activities
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Maryland State Bar Association
The District of Columbia Bar
The Virginia State Bar
Montgomery County Community Foundation, Board of Directors (1997-2002)
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group
Co-Author, J.K. Lasser’s “Year Round Tax Strategies” (1989-2004)
Honors + Awards
Best Lawyers (2013-2018) Super Lawyers Magazine
Maryland Super Lawyers
Maryland Super Lawyer (2007-2019)
Top 25 Female Attorneys in Maryland (2011)
Top 50 Female Attorneys in Maryland (2013, 2017)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Top 50 Female Attorneys in Washington, D.C. (2011)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer (2007-2019)
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating