Seymour Stern concentrates his practice in three distinct and interrelated areas: business transactions, estate planning and administration and real estate transactions and land use. He has particular experience counseling entrepreneurs from start-up to transfer or sale.
Through his nearly fifty years of legal practice, Mr. Stern has advised clients on various business matters including entity formation, purchase and sale of business assets, employee and creditor issues, buy-sell agreements and generational transfers.
Estate Planning and Administration:
Mr. Stern provides strategic counseling for individuals and organizations in the areas of estate planning and administration, charitable giving and business continuity planning to maximize assets and meet other family and organizational objectives while reducing tax liability.
He advises clients to ensure the proper disposition of assets in accordance with client’s objectives while employing tax planning techniques such as the use of irrevocable and revocable trusts, life insurance planning, lifetime gifts and charitable trusts.
Mr. Stern advises clients in matters related to zoning, land use and real estate tax assessment law, as well as matters involving municipal law and regulations. He practices regularly before city and county administrative agencies and advisory boards concerned with matters of land use, zoning, and building permits and alcoholic beverage laws.
He provides counsel on conditional approvals, variances and other like matters to clients in diverse industries, including residential developments, religious institutions, daycare centers, restaurants, telecommunications, shopping centers and convenience stores.
Before joining Offit Kurman, Mr. Stern was a partner in a number of local and regional law firms, the most recent being Seymour B. Stern & Associates P.A., a firm which he founded for general practice serving individuals, families and entities with estate, business, family and real estate needs.
- B.A. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. 1960
- J.D. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD, 1963
- Frederick County and State of Maryland Heart Association
- Frederick City Personnel Commission
- Education Task Force for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
- District Advisory Board for the Public Defenders System District 11
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and People’s Pro Bono Action Center
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