Kenneth S. Aneckstein, Member

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Ken focuses his practice in estate planning for high net worth individuals and families and owners of closely held businesses and on the administration of large and complex estates. Ken represents multiple business owners and real estate developers which enables him to take a holistic approach in guiding these clients to structure family holdings so that the family’s wealth is protected and tax structures are handled tax efficiently.

To that end, Ken’s practice spans trusts and estates, business, tax, and real estate legal needs.   He advises clients on all aspects of tax planning, business succession planning, asset protection and management strategies.

Ken also often serves as outside counsel to corporate fiduciaries.

His estate planning clients include multigenerational families, real estate developers, owners of mid-market closely held businesses, executives of publicly traded companies, physicians and automotive dealers. He has successfully handled numerous estate and gift tax audits. He also provides advice to fiduciaries regarding the administration of trusts and decedent’s estates and serves as outside counsel to a national individual retirement account custodian.

Ken joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law and taught Estates and Trusts and Estate Planning from 2002-2012.

Prior to practicing law, Kenneth clerked for the Hon. Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Associate Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

410-576-4053 (direct/fax)


Real Estate
Trusts & Estates


J.D., Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Board, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 1996
A.B., Lafayette College, 1990

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1996