George P. Levendis

George Levendis joined the firm in 2014 as Senior Counsel. George’s focus is on wealth preservation and family office services for affluent families, including representation of owners of privately held businesses. He has been listed as a “Best Lawyer in America” in U.S. News for the past 24 years. George had left large-firm practice in 2006 to form his own firm, Levendis Law Group, PLLC.

George is recognized as a leading practitioner in his field. He has served in several professional leadership roles and has been both author and lecturer to the profession and advisory board member for several professional publications.

Specialties

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration (i.e., probate/trusts)
  • Complicated Tax Matters, including Applications for IRS Approval
  • Tax Controversies involving the IRS or Local Tax Authorities
  • Fiduciary Litigation (i.e., representation of either fiduciaries or beneficiaries in contested matters involving estates, trusts or charitable entities)
  • Representation of Owners of Closely-Held Businesses, including Business Succession Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Representation of Tax Exempt Entities
  • Representation of Entertainers and Athletes
  • Marital Agreements

Professional Licenses
and Designations

  • Attorney (Washington, D.C. and New York)

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association (former committee chair)
  • American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council (former President)
  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (former Director)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Selected for twenty-four years / listings determined by peer reviews
  • Author and Lecturer to the Profession on Wealth Preservation and Related Subjects
  • Current or Former Columnist / Advisor for (among others): "Estate Tax Planning Advisor", "Journal of Asset Protection", "Wealth Strategies Journal"

Education

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Virginia School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Yale University

Accolades

  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers-KHD Best Trusts and Estates Lawyers 2020
  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers-KHD Best Trusts and Estates Lawyers 2019
  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers-KHD Best Trusts and Estates Lawyers 2018
  • U.S. New and Best Lawyers-KHD Best Trusts and Estates Lawyers 2017