For many years we have handled probate estates on behalf of residents of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. This representation has included appointments as a successor personal representative, conservator, and guardian. As a result of this wide-ranging experience, coupled with our focus on international debt recovery matters, we represent both American as well as overseas clients who may have been denied their rights to a share of an estate or trust, irrespective of where in the world the estate, trust or asset may be located.
As examples, through our representation of the European-based son of a father who moved to Colorado, we handled DNA testing in the son’s country which proved that he was entitled to a share of his father’s estate. We have also represented a former senior executive who was denied his rights as a beneficiary to an English Employment Benefit Trust held by a prominent international trust company located in an offshore jurisdiction. As a result of our tenacious pursuit of his entitlement, and without the need for expensive overseas litigation, this client received a multimillion dollar recovery.
Among our relationships through whom we assist clients with claims of this nature, are international organizations which employ large staffs from various regions of the world who may have a need for our services in this area. Many of our clients with such claims are not fluent in English and have had no experience with American lawyers. Through our diverse legal and professional staff, many of whom are from Latin American, African and Asian countries, we are able to communicate easily with them and provide a helpful comfort level.