Georgetown University, Masters of Law (LLM) in Tax Law
University of Richmond, J.D.
Duke University, B.A.
Bar & Court Admissions
Janet I. McCurdy
In mid April, Janet will join Linowes and Blocher as a trust and estate planning practitioner with over 30 years of experience and a Masters of Law (LLM) in tax law from Georgetown University. Janet works with clients of all ages and professional backgrounds to devise comprehensive estate plans that provide peace of mind as they age, by reducing or deferring estate taxes, ensuring liquidity and addressing business succession issues. She utilizes her tax expertise to assist clients in establishing life insurance trusts, formal gifting programs and charitable remainder trusts. She represents personal representatives and trustees in the administration of trusts and estates, preparing inventories, accountings, estate tax returns, and instruments of conveyance for real estate and personal property.
Holding a Masters of Law (LLM) in tax law, Janet offers significant tax expertise to clients with taxable estates, and regularly works with clients to establish formal gifting programs; form partnerships and limited liability companies; establish irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILIT), charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRAT), charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUT); and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRT); and to prepare annual gift tax returns.
Janet also represents personal representatives in the administration of estates, preparing accountings, assisting with the conveyance of real estate and personal property and preparing any necessary state or federal estate tax returns. She also represents trustees in the administration, management and distribution of assets held in trust. Finally, when the appointment of a guardian becomes necessary, Janet has considerable experience serving as guardian of the person or property of minors and disabled individuals.
Affiliations & Community Involvement
Maryland State Bar Association, Serves on Estate and Trust Law Section Council
Bar Association of Frederick County, Member
Woodsboro Bank, Boards of Directors
Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Board of Directors