Practice Areas

Trusts and Wills

Tri State Area Trusts and Wills Lawyer

Virginia • Maryland • Washington DC

In order to ensure that final wishes are followed and estate taxes are minimized, it is important to create an effective estate plan. At Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey, LLC, we have extensive experience practicing law and serving the needs of families in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. It is our goal to understand the individual needs of our clients and make them comfortable with the solutions we achieve together. Contact our attorney to schedule a free initial consultation regarding trusts and wills, or other estate planning matters.

Important things to Remember when Creating an Estate Plan

  • The probate administration process is usually much slower than trust administration
  • The administration of a will is public; trust administration is private
  • Estate taxes can be very expensive if the estate has significant value
  • The state will determine how to distribute your assets if you do not do so

Overcoming Challenges

By working with an experienced estate planning lawyer, you can overcome many of these challenges. Our estate lawyer, Steven Hoofnagle, works personally with clients to understand their needs concerning their estate, explain the benefits of different estate planning vehicles, establish goals, and create an estate plan to meet those goals. We assist clients in creating the following:

  • Revocable living trust
  • Irrevocable trust
  • Asset protection trust
  • Charitable trust
  • Special needs trust
  • Marital trust
  • Partner trust
  • Family trust
  • Beneficiary trust
  • Last will and testament

More Estate Planning Information…

In addition, we assist clients with many estate planning issues such as powers of attorney, living wills, and other ancillary documents that assist clients in planning for elder years.

If you would like to learn more about estate planning and how our attorneys can assist you, contact our trusts and wills lawyer for a free initial consultation.


Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey
Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey1050 17th Street, Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20036 T:(202)-776-0647