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Foster Samuel Friedman

Managing Partner

571-308-2077 phone

703-683-0237 fax

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Mr. Friedman concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estate and trusts. He has extensive experience advising clients on the transfer of wealth from one generation to another, including the orderly and tax-efficient succession of family owned businesses, through the preparation and implementation of Wills, Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

Mr. Friedman serves individual clients who seek to transfer assets efficiently to their chosen beneficiaries. As a part of our estate planning services, we also consider the impact of federal income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes on the transmission of wealth. We often help our clients achieve tax savings by establishing trusts for the benefit of family members. We also advise our clients about the many forms of charitable giving that may be used to reduce taxes.

Planning of this nature includes providing for the special needs of family members, protecting the family assets, and assuring professional management of these assets.

We advise executors and trustees about administration of estates and trusts and guide them in all aspects of fulfilling their responsibilities, including advice on income taxation of estates and trusts as well as gift and estate taxation. We represent clients in resolving will disputes, interpreting wills and trusts, and related litigation.


50% Trust and Estate Planning
25% Trust and Estate Probate Administration
25% Trust and Estate Litigation

25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

New York, 1990
Virginia, 1991
Massachusetts, 1988
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. – 1988
Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
B.A. – 1984 Major: Economics

Alexandria Bar Association, Immediate Past President, 2007
Alexandria Bar Association, President, 2006
Alexandria Bar Association, Treasurer and Director, 2003 – 2005
Alexandria Bar Association, Chair of Continuing Legal Education, 2000 – 2003
Alexandria Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee
Alexandria Bar Foundation, Director, Present
Beat the Odds Chair, Steering Committee
Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section , Member
Bar Council Representative, 18th Judicial Circuit, Virginia State Bar, 2012-2015.

Law Offices of Foster S.B. Friedman, Alexandria, Virginia, 1992 – 2008
Rogers & Wells, New York, New York, 1988 – 1991
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Boston, MA, 1987 – 1988

Alexandria Bar Foundation Beat the Odds, Chair, 2007 – 2008


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