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Trust and Estate Planning, Probate, and Small Business Advisory Services

The Law Office of Jill A. Snyder, LLC, provides comprehensive trust and estate planning, probate, and small business advisory services throughout the State of Maryland.  Each client matter is handled directly by the firm’s founder, Jill A. Snyder, Esq.  Ms. Snyder’s goal is to deliver the high quality legal representation that clients would expect from a large firm, while providing the personalized attention and value typically associated with a small firm. Ms. Snyder is available to meet clients at her Towson office, downtown Baltimore office, or another mutually agreeable location.


Trust and Estate Planning Services

  • evaluating clients’ assets and objectives to devise individually-tailored estate plans
  • drafting wills, living wills, and powers of attorney
  • preparing special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, marital trusts, children’s trusts, revocable living trusts, credit-shelter trusts, and charitable trusts
  • implementing strategies to reduce or eliminate estate tax liability
  • providing recommendations regarding asset titling and beneficiary designations
  • administering trusts

Probate Services

  • guiding executors throughout the probate process
  • preparing and filing all necessary probate reports with the Register of Wills
  • negotiating with estate creditors and beneficiaries
  • administering estates with asbestos, mesothelioma, or personal injury claims pending
  • transferring assets from a decedent’s estate to beneficiaries
  • mediating probate disputes
  • representing decedents’ estates or beneficiaries at Orphans’ Court hearings

Small Business Advisory Services

  • advising new and existing small business owners regarding the most suitable corporate entity for their needs
  • preparing and filing documents to form or modify entities’ corporate structures
  • drafting and negotiating agreements such as partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • planning for changes in business ownership under various circumstances
  • counseling solo and small law firms regarding succession planning

To serve clients' legal needs outside of the practice areas described above, Ms. Snyder has established an "of counsel" relationship with the law firm of Alperstein & Diener, P.A.,in downtown Baltimore.  The attorneys at Alperstein & Diener, P.A., have extensive experience handling a broad range of legal matters including, but not limited to, automobile accidents, motor vehicle offenses, criminal matters, landlord/tenant disputes, worker’s compensation, and domestic relations. 
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For assistance with your estate planning needs, please contact the Law Office of Jill A. Snyder, LLC at (410) 864-8788
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