David B. Torchinsky

David B. Torchinsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Rockville, MD

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
 | 25 West Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-838-3219
Fax: 301-354-8119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Tax: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

While each individual’s and family’s estate planning goals are unique, relieving clients’ overall stress and anxiety throughout the process is the hallmark of David Torchinsky’s practice. He advises clients on controlling their assets during life, taking care of family members in the event of a disability and providing for survivors upon death. David takes special care to assist families in preserving wealth within the entire family unit.

David’s clients include individuals, families and business owners. He concentrates his practice on wills, trusts, estate planning, wealth preservation strategies, business succession planning, charitable planning and federal and state tax matters.

David has been recognized by both Bethesda magazine (2011) and Washingtonian magazine (2009) as one of the top estate lawyers in the D.C. metropolitan area. He has also served as the National President of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the only organization in the nation whose members are comprised of professionals dually qualified as both attorneys and certified public accountants.

David is a frequent lecturer on cutting edge estate planning techniques, as well as wealth preservation and tax reduction strategies. He has taught continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants and insurance professionals, and regularly lectures to planning professionals, charitable organizations and government agencies. David also has been featured on many radio shows and was a co-host of “The Asset Masters,” a business radio program broadcast in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, he was a contributing author for “Generations: Planning Your Legacy,” a book published by the Esperiti Peterson Institute, as well as many other publications related to estate planning.

David has served on the board of directors of many charities and currently volunteers at the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes. He is currently serving as a Trustee for the Jewish Council for the Aging where he has also served on the board and on its finance and budget committees as well as its planned giving committees. David also has served on the board of directors of his synagogue.

Before joining the firm, David was a principal in a small Montgomery County boutique estate planning and tax law firm. Prior to that, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for nearly 10 years.

Outside of the office, David is an avid genealogist. He enjoys tracing his lineage and learning about the history of his ancestors. He is an active participant in the Masonic fraternity, where he served as leader of his Lodge in 2010. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

About David Torchinsky

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.steinsperling.com/our-people/p/torchinsky

Honors/Awards:

  • Mr. Torchinsky is proud to AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • American College of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Fellow
  • Top Estate Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, 2009
  • American College of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Regent
  • Beta Alpha Psi-The National Accounting Honorary Fraternity
  • Top Estate Lawyer, Bethesda Magazine, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Torchinsky is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Maryland.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mr. Torchinsky is a Past President of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants www.attorney-cpa.com and has previously served as a director of the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland. He is a member of the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of numerous bar and professional organizations.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Torchinsky has previously served on the advisory board of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and he is currently serving as vice president of the David S. Stone Foundation.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Pros and Cons of Living Trusts", Speaker, Association Of Practicing Certified Public Accountant, 2013
  • Seminar on Maryland estate and gift tax law., Speaker, 2013
  • "Estate Planning in a Nutshell", Speaker, 2013
  • "Tax and Estate Planning", Speaker, 2012
  • "Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop", Speaker, 2012
  • Summary of 26th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Speaker, Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group, 2012
  • "Estate Planning in a Nutshell", 2015
  • Contributing Author, Generations-Planning Your Legacy, 1999
  • David Torchinsky presented an overview of state estate taxes. , Speaker, APCPA, 2015
  • Mr. Torchinsky taught a pre-retirement class that focuses on estate planning basics to government employees.  He reviewed changes to federal and state estate and gift tax laws, discuss how and why Revocable Living Trusts are implemented, explained how to avoid probate and provided a basic outline for a typical estate plan., Speaker, 2014
  • David Torchinsky presented “Estate Planning in a Nutshell,” a pre-retirement course for government employees, to Library of Congress staffers., Speaker, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Past National President-American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. www.attorney-cpa.com, 2010
  • University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Science, cum laude.  Degree in accounting., 1985

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, 1985
Office Location for David B. Torchinsky

25 West Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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