Kevin Woodbridge is an attorney in the Estates & Trusts group. He focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration/probate and litigation.
Mr. Woodbridge works with clients on the creation of complex wills and trusts, as well as power of attorney documents, advance medical directives, and other necessary estate planning documents. He prepares probate petitions, inventories, accounts, and other filings required to open and administer estates in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and works closely with Personal Representatives, family members, and court employees to administer estates.
Mr. Woodbridge has prepared hundreds of estate plans including wills, power of attorney forms, advance medical directives, and various types of trusts, including, but not limited to bypass trusts, marital trusts, qualified terminable interest property trusts, family trusts, charitable trusts, and irrevocable life insurance trusts.
- Successfully administered an estate in Montgomery County for an intestate decedent with no close relatives. This required locating all legal heirs, communicating with all heirs to explain the process, and working with them to obtain consents for the appointment of a Personal Representative. Additionally, keeping them informed throughout the administration process, managing estate debts and assets, including the sale of the estate’s real property, filing tax returns, distributing assets, and making all necessary filings with the Register of Wills for Montgomery County.
- Assisted in successfully defending a multi-million-dollar estate from a claim for the distribution of tangible personal property pursuant to an alleged oral agreement and prenuptial agreement that contradicted the terms of the decedent’s will.
- Assisted in successfully representing a multi-million-dollar estate in negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service, preventing an increase in estate tax.