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At JDKatz: Attorneys at Law, each of our attorneys brings a unique set of experiences and perspective to bear on our clients’ legal problems. For each case or task we take on, we assemble a team of lawyers ideally situated to our client’s specific needs and goals. From business structuring and LLC planning to international tax law, you’ll feel confident placing your trust in our experienced hands.

Our managing partner, Jeffrey D. Katz, founded our firm in 2000 after starting his career in the tax department of Big Four accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. To learn more about our litigation, estate planning, and tax attorneys’ backgrounds and qualifications, please review their individual profiles.

Our professional staff also includes highly qualified CPAs and MBAs, and a full legal assistant staff, including law clerks and paralegals. From our office locations in Bethesda and downtown Washington, D.C., we serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our Firm

Jeffrey D. Katz, Managing Partner

Jeff Katz brings decades of experience in business, tax law, estate planning and administration, elder law and more to the firm.  He holds an L.L.M. degree in taxation, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,  U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Tax Court, among others.  He currently holds a “superb” 9.8/10.0 rating from Avvo, a lawyer rating service, and has received recognition from Lawyers World and Super Lawyers magazines. Click here to read Jeff’s full attorney profile.

Mark Rosenberg, Partner

Mark is a graduate of the University of Michigan, holds a JD from Harvard, and an LLM in tax from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice before the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US District Court for the District of Maryland, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the US Tax Court.Click here to read Mark’s full attorney profile.

Jared B. Stape, Associate Attorney

Jared joined the firm in 2021 as a law clerk and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in November 2022. Attending the University of Baltimore School of Law, Jared graduated in the top 5% of his class, served as an Associate Comment Editor on University of Baltimore’s Law Review, and was the President of the Real Estate Law Association. Click here to read Jared’s full attorney profile.

Morris Topf, Of Counsel

Morris Topf has more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of legal practice areas. He now provides JDKatz with significant support on matters regarding civil litigation, family law, small business formation and representation, probate administration, and personal injury work. Click here to read Morris’s full attorney profile.

Kelly Burchell, Of Counsel

A graduate of Howard University School of Law (JD), and Villa Nova University School of Law (LLM-Taxation) Kelly Burchell has been practicing law since 2004 and has appeared before state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Click here to read Kelly’s full attorney profile.

Elizabeth Hughes, Of Counsel

Elizabeth Hughes (“Lisa”) graduated from the University of Maryland (1985- B.A. English) and received her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law (JD-1988). Click here to read Elizabeth’s full attorney profile.

Scott Sweitzer, Of Counsel

Scott Sweitzer has been practicing law since 2010 and is licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Scott focuses on estate planning for real estate investors, parents with minor kids, and the LGBTQ community.. Click here to read Scott’s full attorney profile.

Julianne Ferrill, Paralegal

Before studying to be a Paralegal, Ms. Ferrill attended the University of Delaware. She graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Russian, and French. After graduating, she spent about a year and a half teaching English in Valencia, Spain. Since then, she has worked in the field of education in several other capacities, including the Migrant Education Program in the Kennett Square area. She recently completed her Paralegal Certification at Widener University and is thrilled to be working with JDKatz, P.C.

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