Eileen D. O'Brien

Eileen D. O'Brien

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Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8703
Fax: (410) 332-8702

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Eileen D. O'Brien

Eileen Day O'Brien has substantial experience counseling clients on the many facets of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She assists them in formulating a plan that will carry out their estate planning goals on many levels. In this regard, Eileen helps clients identify their personal wishes with respect to the disposition of their assets at death, taking into account such things as the effective transition of business interests, the role of charitable giving, and the creation of trusts to meet the needs of individual beneficiaries. She assists them in forming a plan that will both carry out their personal wishes and do so in a way that minimizes taxes payable at death. Particular attention is given to strategies intended to accomplish the transfer of wealth through multiple generations. In many cases, the implementation of the plan begins immediately through carefully planned gifts and the creation of trusts.

Eileen continues implementing her clients' estate planning through the administration of their estates following death, including the handling of administrative proceedings at the state level and the handling of matters pertaining to death taxes at both the federal and state levels. Implementation of the estate plan often continues even beyond the closing of an estate, and Eileen plays an active role with the ongoing administration of trusts created for surviving family members.

Eileen is a frequent lecturer to business, civic, charitable and social groups.

Thought Leadership

April 16, 2004
February 2, 2012
Sixteen Saul Ewing Partners Named to The Maryland Super Lawyers® List
July 11, 2011
Seven Saul Ewing Partners Named “Top Women Lawyers” in the July/August Edition of Arrive Magazine
February 19, 2010
Eleven Partners Named 2010 Maryland "Super Lawyers"
June 1, 2004
Trusts as Beneficiaries of Retirement Accounts - The IRS Throws a Curve Ball
September 1, 2003
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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named a "Top Woman Lawyer in the Northeast" by Arrive magazine, July/August 2011

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009 to present

Named one of "Maryland's Top 40 Legal Elite" by Baltimore SmartCEO, 2005

Memberships and Affiliations

Chair, Estates and Trusts Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, Section Council of the Estates and Trusts Section, American Bar Association

Member, Planned Giving Advisory Council, Walters Art Museum

Member and treasurer, Greater Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1982

M.A., University of Chicago, 1973

B.A., Syracuse University, 1971

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Maryland

Eileen Day O'Brien has substantial experience counseling clients on the many facets of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She assists them in formulating a plan that will carry out their estate planning goals on many levels. In this regard, Eileen helps clients identify their personal wishes with respect to the disposition of their assets at death, taking into account such things as the effective transition of business interests, the role of charitable giving, and the creation of trusts to meet the needs of individual beneficiaries. She assists them in forming a plan that will both carry out their personal wishes and do so in a way that minimizes taxes payable at death. Particular attention is given to strategies intended to accomplish the transfer of wealth through multiple generations. In many cases, the implementation of the plan begins immediately through carefully planned gifts and the creation of trusts.

Eileen continues implementing her clients' estate planning through the administration of their estates following death, including the handling of administrative proceedings at the state level and the handling of matters pertaining to death taxes at both the federal and state levels. Implementation of the estate plan often continues even beyond the closing of an estate, and Eileen plays an active role with the ongoing administration of trusts created for surviving family members.

Eileen is a frequent lecturer to business, civic, charitable and social groups.

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