Sanford K. Ain is an attorney having an extensive 46 years of experience focusing on practice areas like Family Law, Divorce, Business Law, corporate dissolution, Real Estate Law, and corporate succession in Washington, DC. He is the principal and co-founder of the law firm Ain & Bank PC and has received several awards and accolades for excellence in the practice of law.
Woodward-White, Inc. listed him in The Best Lawyers in America list, both in the family law and real estate law sections in 2016. Washingtonian magazine has ranked him among the top divorce lawyers in Washington, DC for several years and has also published about his noteworthy cases.
The Town & Country magazine named him as one of the ten best divorce lawyers in America in its segment named Guide to Civilized Divorce.
He has earned the reputation of resolving some of the most notable and complex family law cases in the country. He is well known in the legal circle for his adept negotiation skills and as a top-flight courtroom advocate. His appellate cases have set examples in family law in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.
He has rich experience of many years in serving as lead counsel for many high net worth clients in complex trust & estate planning, and probate issues including business valuation disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, trust analysis & administration, asset preservation, business & wealth succession planning, and tax planning.
Sanford Ain also collaborates with his clients’ estate and trust counsel as well as family counsel to strategically resolve complex estate and trust matters.
He frequently serves as a panelist, lecturer, and speaker on family law issues throughout the United States and the national media often calls him for his legal expertise. Several publication houses widely publish his articles and papers, and his Comparison of the Domestic Relations Laws in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia is particularly noteworthy.
He serves on the faculty of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute at the South Texas College of Law and is its Fellow along with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
He is the former president of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and presently serves as its counsel. He was Counsel to the National Academy in 2001, 2005 and 2006, and a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
He completed his Bachelor’s of Arts with honors from the University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1969 and 1972 respectively. He holds the license to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sanford K. Ain served as a Partner of the law firm Sherman, Meehan, Curtin & Ain PC from 1972 and 2003. He co-founded his current law firm Ain & Bank PC in the year 2003 and has grown it into one of the most successful firms in the Washington DC area over the years with his dedication and excellence in the practice of law.
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