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Fisher Law Office

May 10, 2016 01:54PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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Estate Planning for Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses.

The Fisher Law Office works with everyone, from the individual senior citizen to the complex family, and businesses, ranging from garage tech start-ups to multi-million dollar federal contractors. “Our goal is to help the client take care of the two most important things in their life — everything they own and everyone they love — by giving in-depth, individualized attention to each client in life and in death.”

Estate Planning. A well-designed estate plan should provide for loved ones by not only avoiding probate at death and reducing or eliminating death taxes, but by avoiding guardianship during your lifetime and eliminating unnecessary delays and publicity. Mr. Fisher takes time with each client to understand their goals, family, and financial situation and to carefully explain the options and strategies, which can be put into place. While no one can prevent the changes that life can bring, once an estate plan is in place, clients will have peace of mind knowing that they have planned and provided for themselves and their families, in case the worst happens.

Asset Protection. The Fisher Law Office is focused on asset protection, often a priority of medical professionals who own their own practice, as well as other business owners. Businesses and wealthy individuals may be concerned that they become an attractive target for lawsuits. Mr. Fisher works with clients to create a plan that insulates family assets and reduces risk of loss from a potential liability. “There are multiple options, from newly-created husband and wife irrevocable trust choices here in Maryland to more complex domestic asset protection trusts in other states, for higher wealth individuals. A successful asset protection component of a creative estate plan can actually eliminate the threat of most lawsuits by removing the claimant’s economic incentive to sue.”

Estate Administration. Administering an estate or trust can seem to be an overwhelming task. Although most estates run smoothly, others involve family conflict, IRS disputes, or other challenges. We make the job more manageable by assisting you in every facet of the process.

Mr. Fisher is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national network of more than 1,800 estate and financial planning practitioners who collaborate to make sure changes in the law are understood and incorporated in their legal advice and documents. Mr. Fisher began practicing law in Washington, D.C., in 1988, and opened his Annapolis practice in 2004.In 2016, Mr. Fisher was honored with an AV rating, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards for the twentieth consecutive year by Martindale-Hubble, the legal profession’s leading peer review organization. He also has been given the “Client Distinction Award,” among other awards and honors. Mr. Fisher belongs to a number of community, professional, and legal organizations, including the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. He currently serves as Chairman of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Fisher Law Office 
888 Bestgate Road, Suite 420
Annapolis, Maryland 21401