Lynn Caudle Boynton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Gaithersburg, MD

Clifford Debelius Boynton & Hyatt Chtd.
 | 316 E. Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-840-2232
Fax: 301-975-9829
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice primarily on estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, Lynn Caudle Boynton is a partner at Clifford Debelius Boynton & Hyatt, Chtd. Lynn is sometimes appointed by the Court as a successor Personal Representative or Guardian in difficult cases due to her proven problem solving ability and her combined background in estate work as well as real estate. Lynn's office is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ms. Boynton has clients who come from Montgomery County and surrounding counties as well as the District of Columbia. Having considerable experience with commercial and residential real estate settlements and transactions, she is often appointed to sell real estate in difficult family law, civil and criminal matters.  Ms. Boynton is highly regarded by her colleagues for the quality of her work and follow through, and she has been given an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

 

Ms. Boynton regularly prepares and reviews wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living wills, advanced medical directives, medical or health care and financial powers of attorney. She also has extensive experience with guardianship proceedings. In her probate and estate administration practice, Ms. Boynton provides advice and counsel to Personal Representatives (also known as executors), helping ensure that the testator's wishes are followed with respect to distributions to heirs, that all Register of Wills requirements are complied with and applicable tax returns are filed. When not representing the Personal Representative, she also represents beneficiaries during the probate process as well.

 

Her real estate background spans  many years of title abstracting, a large volume of settlement work during the years when she had past ownership interests in title and settlement companies, in addition to the more case specific work that she continues to do at her current firm related to estate work, court appointments as a Trustee to sell real estate, corporate work and development work.

 

As an undergraduate, Ms. Boynton attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where she interned for Judge Howard Chasanow, a judge on the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1979. She attended law school at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1982. After graduation, she served a clerkship with Judge John F. McAuliffe, who was serving as a judge on the Montgomery County Circuit Court at that time, before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Real Estate (30%): Mortgage & Refinance

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Mortgage & Refinance, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Lynn Boynton

Admitted: 1982, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://clifforddebelius.com/index.php/attorneys/lynn-caudle-...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Bar Leader, BAMC Colleagues
  • Citizenship Award, BAMC, 2016
  • Selected by my peers, Law Leader , Bar Association for Montgomery County, Maryland, 2010
  • Chosen for outstanding service related to Opioid program "Speak Up Save a Life", Community Service Award, Bar Association for Montgomery County, MD, 2017
  • Based upon Martindale Hubbell ratings by my peers, Top Rated Lawyer, Wall Street Journal, 2016
  • chosen by Bar Foundation Executive Board, Law Leader, Bar Association for Montgomery County, Maryland, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed 40 hour Mediation Matters certification course, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bencher, Montgomery County Inns of Court,
  • Member, AARP and Union Plus Legal Panels
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • Maryland, 1982
  • Bar Association for Montgomery County, MD (BAMC) member of Executive Nominations Committee, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee; Bar Association for Frederick County, MD;  Maryland State Bar Association- real estate, alternative dispute resolution, elder law  and estate and trust sections (MSBA); Women's Bar Association-MD and Montgomery County(WBA); Greater Capital Association of Realtors member of Grievance, Professional Development and Community Service committees(GCAAR); Frederick County Board of Realtors (FCAR); Maryland Land Title Association(MLTA); American Land Title Association (ATLA); Maryland and National Women's Council of Realtors (WCR); Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT); Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCC); Maryland Association of Mortgage Brokers (MAMB); Union Plus Legal Service Panel Attorney (unionplus.org); American Assocation of Retired Persons Panel Attorney (AARP); licensed title agent with Fidelity National Title and Lawyer's Title Insurance Corporation., 2016
  • Judicial Selections Committee for Montgomery County , 2010
  • President of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland: responsible for leading a 2700 member association with over 40 Committees and Sections. This entailed  naming chairs and co hcairs for each committee and section, assigning members to committees, sending initial letters to all chairs as to expectations, sending mid year reviews, synthesizing those reviews and reporting to our membership. I also ran monthly executive committeee meetings dealt with budgets, judicial elections and  current events, membership issues,  social events, monthly membership luncheon meetings for which I was responsible to find speakers for each meeting. I wrote a monthly column in the associations newsletter as well as communicated with the Maryland State Bar, the Daily Record and local newspapers as to the activities and accomplishments of our bar association. I spoke at various events, schools, the Court of Appeals swearing in of new admittees, attended and spoke at Drug Court graduations and similar events. , 2015
  • President Elect of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, as President Elect I was  responsible for working directly with our Leadership Academy (young lawyers  performing community legal service) and our pipeline scholars (placing law students as summer interns with law firms or  government offices). , 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Affordable Housing Corporation and Hospice Caring of Gaithersburg
  • Counsel to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Maryland since 2001, handling real estate transactions as well as doing pro bono estate planning for new Habitat homeowmers, Board member of Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter, Rockville, MD since 2006,President and Board member of Manor Country Club Community Association 2000-2009,PTA President and member of St John's Episcopal School 1990-2000,Board member and Chair of Entranceway Project for Flower Valley Citizens Association 1993-1997,Chair and Board member of  Gaithersburg Presbyterian Preschool Board 1987-2000
  • Fisher House
  • Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church
  • President, Montgomery County Bar Foundation
  • Created corporate documents for St Patrick's School Grandparent's Club; obtained 501c3 nonprofit status with IRS for the entity which is comprised of volunteers striving to enrich the lives of students and support the staff at the school., 2018
  • Created corporate documents, handled and successfully obtained 501c 3  non profit status for entity called "Manor Connections" for neighborhood to enable community to implement "village" concept, allwoing neighborhood to seek grants from the county to provide orgnaized, vetted method of  transportation  and daily check in services for elderly and infirm residents at no cost.  this is part of a nationwide villages concept that volunteers choose to impelement to encourage people toa e inplace and remaininther homes and liv independlty for as long as possible., 2017
  • Appointed by County Executive to Local Overdose Fatality Response Team in connection with the heroin opioid epidemic, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Regularly give seminars on changing laws that effect realtors, lenders and prospective homeowner's or sellers.  Further, participate in numerous panels with other professionals in the area of estate planning and probate.  Have  been asked to speak at Gaitherburg Prebysterian Church regarding estate planning. Am an attorney panel member of AARP and Union Plus., Churches, Homeowners, Lenders, Realtors
  • This is an article about all the changes in the field of law, primarily due to technology. It also focused on reciprocal mentoring as our young lawyers could teach the older attorneys as much about utilizing this technology to work smarter as we could teach them from our many years of experience. Bottom line, we all bring something of value to the table and should share it freely and value each others offerings.  Go to barmont.org June 2015 newsletter president's message to see full article. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, These Are the Good Old Days...., Bar Association Newsletter, Bar Association For Montgomery County Maryland, 2015
  • "There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit" Ralph Waldo Emerson...this article is about all the volunteer efforts of our many members. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter May 2015, 2015
  • "The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he or she wants done, and self restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."  Theodore Roosevelt   In this column I wrote about my focus on the heroin opioid crisis and the joint effort of the Bar Association and the State's Attorney's office to make increase awareness of the risks and prevalence of the heroin problem and the immunity provided by the Good Samaritan Law. We are doing this via the Creating an Improved Tomorrow Program (C-IT)  which is a year long program in 5 schools, and our Speakers Bureau which  is a group of attorneys, police officers ands first responders who give presentations in other schools  on the subject. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter Septembber 2015, 2015
  • "The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he or she wants done, and self restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."  Theodore Roosevelt   In this column I wrote about my focus on the heroin opioid crisis and the joint effort of the Bar Association and the State's Attorney's office to make increase awareness of the risks and prevalence of the heroin problem and the immunity provided by the Good Samaritan Law. We are doing this via the Creating an Improved Tomorrow Program (C-IT)  which is a year long program in 5 schools, and our Speakers Bureau which  is a group of attorneys, police officers ands first responders who give presentations in other schools  on the subject. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter Septembber 2015, 2015
  • Have you ever noticed the connection between community and generosity? This newsletter cited the many instances of our members giving to the community at large in so many ways that as lawyers they are particularly able to do. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter October 2015, 2015
  • Veteran's Day article....how can we pay it forward and help a veteran in our practices? This article also shared details of attorney Bob Michael's volunteer work flying wounded warriors to and from Walter Reed for surgery at his own expense on his plane. , President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter November 2015, 2015
  • "Speak up Save a Life"educating the public about the heroin/opioid crisis and the Good Samaritan Law, President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter December 2015, 2015
  • An article about how you cannnot control  the things life throws at you but you can control how you respond to those things....our greatest ability is responsibility., President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter January 2016, 2016
  • "You reap what you sow", President of the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland, President, Newsletter February 2016, 2016

Transactions:

  • Represented LaFarge on a very, very large real estate transaction  involving three states, coordination of attorneys in those states, consummation of settlement on the closing.
  • Represented Montgomery County, Maryland in connection with procurement of real property for the Silver Spring Urban Renewal Project,  continue to represent Montgomery County and Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning in acquiring various parcels of real estate, represented LaFarge in purchase of large tracts of land in MD, PA, WV

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, B.A. in Political Science, 1979
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316 E. Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone: 301-840-2232

Fax: 301-975-9829

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