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Laura L. Thomas

About Laura

Laura L. Thomas

Laura serves as Special Counsel at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny. In this role, she works with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans to preserve their legacies. Laura believes everyone benefits from having an estate plan to guide their loved ones through a difficult period.

Laura has a particular affinity for assisting multi-generational business owners with protecting the businesses they spent lifetimes building. The intersection of estate planning, business succession planning, and income tax planning requires special care and attention for these families.

Laura serves on numerous professional committees and is a frequent invited speaker, presenting her insights on the Maryland and federal estate tax.

Laura’s professional experience includes practicing estate planning and administration for private clients at a Bethesda law firm; serving as a Tax Consultant in the Estate Tax Unit at the Comptroller of Maryland: and, working at a boutique trusts and estates firm in Towson.

 

Community Involvement

  • Howard County Estate Planning Council, Member (2015-present), Board Member (2019-present), Secretary (2021-present)
  • Howard County Conservancy, Development Committee Member (2019-present)
  • OhanaHC, Fundraising Committee, Member (2020-present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Section Council Member (2021-present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Legislative Committee Member (2016-present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Young Lawyer’s Division representative (2016-2018)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section, Membership Committee Member (2021-present)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section, Young Lawyer’s Division Liaison (2019-2021)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Committee, Vice-Chair (2018-2019)

Schooling

  • Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University, LL.M. Taxation
  • Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Certificate in Dental Hygiene
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in History and Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2013-2014, 2018-present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute, Graduate (2020)

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