Civil Litigation Trials & Appeals
Contract & Business Litigation
Estate Planning

Civil Litigation: Trials & Appeals

Michael has tried cases and argued appeals in a wide variety of legal areas.

He was a white-collar prosecutor in the Maryland and New York Attorney General’s Office and has handled cases in state and federal courts in a wide range of areas.

He has also argued cases in federal trial and appellate courts in Baltimore, Manhattan, and Albany, New York.

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Obtained favorable court rulings in a number of multi-million-dollar contract cases.

Business & Contracts Litigation

Michael Elder has worked on hundreds of contracts, both simple and highly complex, in connection with real estate transactions, construction projects, and other business areas.

He has expertly negotiated and litigated contracts and other business disputes on behalf of individuals, large and small corporations, and governmental agencies in a wide variety of areas.

Estate Planning

Plan For Your Legacy

Ensure your wishes are respected and your loved ones are protected with personalized estate planning.

Michael Elder will guide you through creating wills, trusts, and powers of attorney that meet your unique needs.

By planning ahead, you can safeguard your assets, minimize taxes, and provide for your family’s future.

Don’t leave your legacy to chance – schedule a consultation today and secure your peace of mind.

Living Trusts & Wills

Michael Elder understands the importance of planning for the future.

A well-structured living trust or will can provide peace of mind knowing that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes and your family will be taken care of when you are gone.

Michael can guide you through the process of creating a personalized plan that meets your needs and goals.

Let Michael use his legal experience to safeguard your legacy and ensure a smooth transition of assets to the next generation.

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Estate Administration & Litigation

Michael Elder can provide trust and estate administration services to help you efficiently manage and distribute assets.

He can handle all aspects of trust administration, including asset inventory, debt payment, and beneficiary distributions.

Michael will guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth and timely resolution of estate matters.

If necessary, Michael has the experience and resources necessary to resolve legal challenges and defend estate litigation.

Ensuring Your Wishes Are Respected

Power of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives

Protect your legal and healthcare choices with a comprehensive Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive.

Michael Elder will guide you in creating these legal documents that outline your preferences for end-of-life care, medical treatments, and the appointment of healthcare decision-makers.

By planning ahead, you empower your loved ones to make informed choices that align with your values and wishes.

Michael provides compassionate and personalized counsel to ensure your medical directives are legally sound and reflect your true intentions.

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Safeguard your legal and medical wishes – and peace of mind – with Michael’s guidance in Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive planning.

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Client Testimonials

“Michael was chosen after reading reviews on Google to represent me in a difficult situation. With his professionalism and kindness, we were able to get through it. I recommend placing 100% trust in him.

– Patti H.

“Michael successfully represented a case I was one of the plaintiffs involved. This issue had been going on for many years and if he had not taken care of it for us there is no doubt we would still be dealing with it.”

– Lynda S.

“Excellent consultation and theories for litigation potential and options. Excellent knowledge and able to resource plenty of information to support opinions and options.”

– Mark D.

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About Michael S. Elder

Michael Elder has a track of success with trials and appeals in Maryland and New York.

A native of Harford County, Michael’s career includes serving as an Assistant Attorney General in both states and a four-year tenure as a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

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