Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactional practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs.

He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and estate planning practice, and is always looking to push the envelope to develop creative and innovative solutions to client’s unique and ever-changing needs. He has worked on and closed transactions totaling literally billions of dollars. That said, no client is too small. He enjoys taking the time to listen to individual concerns, and structure deals or negotiations accordingly. Attention to detail is a hallmark of a competent attorney, but the ability to transition to bigger picture analysis and generate solutions to practical constraints is what sets him apart.

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WHAT IS A LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?

A will or testament is a legally binding document that outlines an individual’s desires regarding the distribution of their assets after they pass away. It also specifies who will be responsible for managing the assets until they are distributed.

WHAT IS CODICIL?

A codicil is a document that can be used alongside or instead of a will, depending on the jurisdiction. It can either amend a previously made will or act as an alternative to it.

HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

On average, the probate process usually lasts about a year, starting from the date of the individual’s passing until the assets are distributed. While it is possible for the process to be completed in a shorter period of time, even uncomplicated estates typically require a minimum of six months to go through probate.

WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY INHERITANCE TAX?

When you receive an inheritance, you are required to pay inheritance tax. An inheritance includes the assets and liabilities left behind by someone who has passed away. However, there are certain situations where you may be exempt from paying inheritance tax.

WHERE DO I FIND A COPY OF THE WILL?

To obtain a copy of a will, visit the courthouse and approach a court clerk with the relevant file number. You will be required to pay a fee for the photocopying service. Alternatively, some courts may offer the option of receiving a copy of the will by fax or mail.

WHAT IS AN ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE?

An estate administrator is a legal term that refers to an individual appointed by a court to manage the assets of a deceased person who did not leave behind a will.

CAN A WILL BE CONTESTED?

Certainly! It is indeed feasible to challenge the entirety of a will. In numerous cases, this is the appropriate and necessary step to take. For instance, if the deceased person was not mentally capable of making and signing a will at the time they met with their estate planner, the entire document should be considered invalid.