Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Matters

ALRW advises closely held businesses and their owners on a diverse range of matters arising during the lifespan of every business including entity formations, ownership agreements, contracts of all types, employee issues, executive compensation and severance matters, financing transactions, business succession planning, sales and purchases of businesses, franchising and liquidations and dissolutions. ALRW represents commercial lenders and commercial borrowers in financing transactions involving document preparation, document review, collateral perfection and title review and lien perfection. As part of its commercial finance work, the practice also assists commercial lenders and borrowers with forbearance arrangements and workouts.

Estate and Trust Administration

ALRW regularly counsels personal representatives and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts, including probate proceedings, estate and gift tax compliance, fiduciary income tax compliance and handling and resolving estate and gift tax audit matters with the Internal Revenue Service and Comptroller of Maryland. Our attorneys advise personal representatives and trustees in their fiduciary duties as they assist clients with navigating through all aspects of an estate or trust administration.

Estate Planning

ALRW advises our clients in all aspects of estate planning, including coordinating beneficiary designations to complement the overall estate plan. Our attorneys assist clients with the creation of a personalized estate plan and the implementation of foundational estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts, pre-nuptial agreements, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills. ALRW also works with clients to create and implement sophisticated estate planning strategies, including qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, supplemental needs trusts, charitable remainder trusts, irrevocable gift and generation skipping trusts, family limited partnerships and sales to defective grantor trusts.

Land Use

ALRW regularly assists clients with navigating through various state and local regulatory approvals related to real estate and development. Our attorneys advocate on behalf of clients for site plan approval, subdivision, annexation, Critical Area approval, variances, special exceptions, administrative appeals and legislative changes and enactments.


ALRW counsels and represents clients in commercial litigation matters including construction, performance and surety bond, breach of contract, UCC, trade secret, business torts, employment and non-competition contracts, corporate dissolution and shareholder disputes. ALRW also counsels and represents clients in real estate litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and claims arising from estates and trusts.

Real Estate Transactions

ALRW provides legal counsel for all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisition, due diligence, sales, financing, development, operations and condominium matters. Our attorneys regularly draft and review legal documents related to such transactions, including sales contracts, construction contracts, easements, licenses, leases, financing documents and deeds.

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