Jeffrey Kolender is an experienced estate planning attorney who has devoted his career to helping individuals and families create comprehensive estate plans that meet their unique needs and goals. With a primary focus on estate planning, trusts, and probate law, Jeffrey also advises small businesses on tax and business planning matters.
One of Jeffrey's strengths is his ability to create personalized estate plans that take into account each client's specific circumstances and concerns. Whether it's planning for the care of minor children, minimizing tax liabilities, or navigating the complexities of second marriages and same-sex marriages, Jeffrey works closely with his clients to ensure that their wishes are properly reflected in their estate plans.
Jeffrey understands that estate planning can be an emotional and overwhelming process for many clients, and he takes great care to educate his clients in a clear, straightforward manner. He believes that empowering his clients with knowledge and information is key to ensuring that they make well-informed decisions about their estate plans. In addition to his estate planning work, Jeffrey also assists families with the administration of loved ones' estates, helping them navigate the probate process with sensitivity and compassion.
Emory University, (B.A., 1980)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1983)
George Washington University National Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation, 1984)
Jeffrey is an avid Springsteen fan, and enjoys playing basketball, bicycling, spending time at the beach, traveling, making bad (dad) jokes, and being with his wife, children, rescue dogs, and friends.
Admissions & Certifications
District of Columbia
Memberships & Activities
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Chair, Estates & Trusts Section (1992)
Montgomery College Foundation Planned Giving Committee Member
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Board of Directors
B’Nai Israel Congregation, Board of Governors, Former Vice President
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers (2015-2024)
Maryland Super Lawyers (2011-2023)
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2011-2020) Washingtonian
Top Financial Advisers - Estate Attorneys (2019-2020, 2022)