Our legal team understands the unique complexities of each case and will work with you to find the right approach.

ATTORNEYS

PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY

Gary Altman is the Founder and Principal Attorney of the estate planning law firm, Altman & Associates, practicing law since 1980.

MANAGING ATTORNEY

With the firm since 2008, Melissa is experienced in estate and trust administration and manages our probate practice area.

MANAGING ATTORNEY

Brenda has been with Altman & Associates for over twenty years. Brenda oversees the estate planning practice area and mentors junior associates.

ASSOCIATE

University of Maryland summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Coryn’s practice includes drafting Wills, Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney.

ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL

Janelle S. Straszheim, Esq started her career in law working with various Washington DC law firms, the National Tax office of Price Waterhouse Cooper.

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ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL

Robert J. Freda (Bob) began his career in accounting before earning his law degree. As a CPA, Bob brings tremendous financial expertise to estate planning.

SUPPORT STAFF

PARALEGAL

Jamie has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and a Paralegal Certificate from George Mason University.

ELIZABETH GLINES

MARKETING DIRECTOR

With over 30 years of professional, investment and legal/trust experience, Liz manages marketing and business development for the law firm.

VANESSA VAN DER HAVE

MARKETING & PR

Vanessa has been working with Altman & Associates since 2007, assisting with the firm’s public relations and marketing strategies.

MICHELE CONWARD

CLIENT SERVICE COORDINATOR

Michele has over 10 years of administrative legal experience and joined the firm in August, 2007.

LEYLI KHOSROSHAHI

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Leyli joined the firm in 2014, with a strong finance & accounting background and international client exposure.

JACKIE OHH

LEGAL & ADMIN ASSISTANT

Having previously worked for a personal injury and civil law firm, Jackie brings over 10 years of administrative legal experience to the firm.

“Very compatible and instructive first client/attorney contact. Zoom function worked well. Thank you Gary for the time and responsiveness……and please mention to Jackie and Michelle how much we appreciate their professionalism and assist!”

Carolyn and Bart G.