Kenneth S. Aneckstein, Member

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  • Knowing what matters to clients is crucial to being a trusted advisor. The starting point with each client is everything matters.

    Ken was listed in Best Lawyers 2020 for Trusts & Estates.

410-576-4026 (fax)


Kenneth concentrates 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.

He advises clients on all aspects of tax planning, business succession planning, and asset protection and management strategies.

Kenneth's 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.

Kenneth joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law in fall 2002 and teaches Estates and Trusts and Estate Planning.

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


Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts & Estates, 2020, 2021, 2022


Professional and Civic Involvement

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Director

Maryland SPCA – Board Member

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty – Treasurer

University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Board

Junior League of Baltimore Community Resource Board

Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program – 2011 Class

Publications and Lectures

410-576-4026 (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