Linowes and Blocher launches Trusts & Estates practice with addition of Janet McCurdy and Lisa Lawler Graditor

March 9, 2018

Linowes and Blocher LLP, a leading full-service real estate and business law firm, is pleased to announce that Janet I. McCurdy and Lisa Lawler Graditor have joined the firm’s Frederick, Maryland office as partner and associate, respectively. With their arrival, the firm is enhancing its client services in the area of trusts and estates, building on the considerable experience that both attorneys. Ms. McCurdy and Ms. Graditor have in this realm. With Ms. McCurdy and Ms. Graditor joining lead Partner Bruce Dean in the Frederick office, the firm is continuing to expand its highly respected real estate and business practice within the region.

"We are thrilled to welcome Janet and Lisa, and to expand our repertoire of service offerings by leveraging their proven, high-caliber estate and trust planning and administration capabilities, as well as gift tax services,” said Linowes and Blocher Managing Partner Bob Dalrymple. “The continued growth of Frederick County offers exciting opportunities for the region and our firm. We are fortunate to add two such talented attorneys who are also outstanding and respected members of the Frederick community.”

Ms. McCurdy is a trusts and estates planning practitioner who has been serving clients throughout Frederick, Washington, Carroll and Montgomery counties for more than 30 years. She is admitted to the state bars of Maryland and Virginia, was elected to and currently serves on the Estate and Trust Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, and is an active member of the Bar Association of Frederick County. She also serves on the Woodsboro Bank Board of Directors and the Mental Health Association of Frederick County Board of Directors. Ms. McCurdy holds a masters in law (LLM) from Georgetown University.

Ms. Graditor, who previously practiced at Linowes and Blocher, returns to the firm as an associate with more than 15 years of experience in estate planning and real estate matters. She is admitted to the state bars of Maryland, California, Illinois and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Frederick County. She formerly served as counsel to the Frederick County Building Industry Association, and currently serves on one of its special projects committees. Ms. Graditor is also an active member of the Downtown Frederick Partnership Design Committee. Ms. Graditor holds a J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law.