Marc S. Levine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Bethesda, MD

Handler & Levine, LLC
 | 4520 East West Highway, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-750-9885
Fax: 301-951-8631
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Handler & Levine, LLC, Marc S. Levine focuses his practice on estate planning and administration. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, he represents clients throughout Montgomery County and other parts of the greater District of Columbia metropolitan area. As an undergraduate, Mr. Levine attended Boston University, where he majored in journalism and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. He then pursued his legal education at The George Washington University Law School, and in 1992, he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors.

    In his estate planning practice, Mr. Levine prepares and reviews wills, advance health care directives, several types of revocable and irrevocable trusts, business succession plans, and financial and health care powers of attorney. He tailors each document to meet the particular objectives and set of circumstances for each individual client, many of whom are employees of the federal government, and that has led to him being given a security clearance. Mr. Levine’s estate administration practice involves his guiding heirs and beneficiaries through what can often be a lengthy and complex probate process, and he has represented executors, trustees and other fiduciaries along with preparing state and federal estate tax returns.

    Mr. Levine has also handled will contests, allegations of fiduciary breaches and other types of probate litigation. He is highly regarded by his colleagues for the overall high quality of his work, and this has led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, among other honors. Admitted to practice in Maryland since 1992, Mr. Levine is additionally admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia. His professional memberships include the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Closely Held Business
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    About Marc Levine

    Admitted: 1992, Maryland

    Professional Webpage: https://www.handlerlevine.com/attorneys/marc-s-levine/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, Selected in Maryland and DC, 2018-Present
    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-Present
    • Avvo, Clients' Choice Award, 2017-Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Secretary, Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD, 2019-Present
    • District of Columbia, 1994
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Section; Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, Member
    • Maryland, 1992
    • Virginia State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
    • Montgomery County Bar Association, Estate & Trust Law Section, Member
    • Virginia, 1996
    • Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD, Board Member, 2016-2019
    • District of Columbia Bar Association, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Governors and Executive Committees, B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD, 2016
    • Chair of the Planned Giving Committee, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Estate Planning with Federal Government Benefits, 2008
    • Presenter, Estate Planning for Federal Employees, National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc., Federal Government, 2001
    • Presenter, Death Taxes - 2016 & Beyond, The Montgomery County Maryland American Inn Of Court, 2016
    • Presenter, A Look Back at 2015 to Plan Ahead for 2016, National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc., Federal Government, 2015
    • Presenter, What to Do First When a Loved One Dies, National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc., Federal Government, 2016
    • Presenter, Estate Planning and Digital Assets, Federal Government, 2016
    • A summary of important estate planning goals and actions, especially for government employees and retirees., Author, Taking Care of Each Other: Estate Planning for Federal Employees, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Federal Government, 2017

    Newsletters:

    • Hey, What About Me? Estate Planning Issues for Single People, Inc., National Institute Of Transition Planning

    Educational Background:

    • John F. Kennedy High School
    • Boston University, B.S., Print Journalism, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • Federal Government; Attorneys; Professionals
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    Office Location for Marc S. Levine

    4520 East West Highway
    Suite 700
    Bethesda, MD 20814

    Phone: 301-750-9885

    Fax: 301-951-8631

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