Bridgette E. Becker, who advises clients on complex trust and estate planning and estate administration, has joined Baker Donelson’s Baltimore office as of counsel. Becker is experienced in all fiduciary aspects of trust administration, including discretionary distributions, fiduciary tax issues, potential litigation, trust amendments, modifications, terminations, and compliance/regulatory complexities. She has advised clients on domestic and offshore asset protection strategies, and has regularly crafted and interpreted estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, retirement plan trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and deeds.
Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Becker was a Senior Fiduciary Advisor with a wealth management firm serving ultra-high net worth clients with investable assets in excess of $20 million. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Michael J. Fellerman has joined Miles & Stockbridge as a principal in the firm’s Real Estate and Transactional Finance Practice Group. Fellerman will work across practice groups in the firm on sophisticated tax matters related to public finance, health care, tax credits, and business transactions. He has significant experience with the formation and expansion of tax-exempt entities, utilization of tax credits in real estate transactions, and advising on and structuring sophisticated partnership agreements and joint ventures. His two decades of experience also includes working for a Big Four accounting firm and then at a New York law firm after earning a Master’s of Law in Taxation from New York University.
Fellerman has acted as 103 Tax Counsel and provided support (pre-issue and post issue) and opinions in nearly every type of authorized municipal financing transaction and has assisted clients in navigating through the complex tax issues to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, including Internal Revenue Service audits. He also has counseled numerous hospitals and universities in bond-issues, voluntary compliance, closing agreements, arbitrage and other tax considerations in connection with swaps and derivative instruments.
Eric N. Schloss, of Saltzberg & Schloss, became the 68th President of the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ). With 1,200 members, the MAJ is the largest Specialty Bar Association in Maryland. The Maryland Association for Justice is dedicated to improving and protecting the civil justice system through legislative advocacy and the professional development of trial lawyers. Saltzberg & Schloss is located in Towson, Maryland. Eric Schloss practices personal injury law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., representing only plaintiffs and claimants.
Kaitlyn Loughner, Rebecca Sheppard, and Peter Haukebo have been promoted at Frost Law. Loughner joined the firm in 2012 and has been essential in growing Frost Law to 35+ attorneys. As a tax attorney and CPA, she is well versed in the intricacies of working with the IRS and other collection agencies. With this skillset, she is especially equipped to both manage complex tax controversy cases and to train new attorneys to deliver exceptional outcomes. Sheppard has been with the firm since 2016 as an integral part of our Tax Controversy Practice Group. She leads on a variety of complex tax matters, both locally and throughout the country, regarding individual income and corporate income tax, sales and use tax, tax relief and collection issues, appeals, and state and local tax matters. Haukebo joined the firm in the Tax Planning and Criminal Tax Practice Groups in 2018. He has extensive experience settling disputes between the IRS and taxpayers, as well as providing mentorship to new attorneys at Frost Law.
Andy Freeman, Andrew Levy, and Joshua Treem, partners at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, have been recognized on the Chambers USA list for 2021. Freeman and Levy were recognized for their work in Litigation: General Commercial in Maryland. Treem was rated in Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations. “Our attorneys have been dedicated to providing winning and cost-effective litigation for many years, and we are very proud of this recognition,” said Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, managing partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy.