Louis I. Kaplan, a partner of Nusinov Smith, provides estate and trust planning services to the firm’s professional and business clientele. In addition to estate and trust planning, he serves as co-director of the firm's disabled veteran guardianship practice, which includes management of all facets of the guardianship estates and their assets.
Before entering the private practice of law in 1970, Mr. Kaplan served as an attorney at the National Headquarters of the Office of Internal Revenue Service in the areas of estate and gift taxation and qualified employee retirement plans. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park in 1962, Mr. Kaplan received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1965.
A lecturer before business, civic and professional groups, Mr. Kaplan is an active member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Counsel, where he served as President from 1999-2000. He has served as a speaker before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Social Workers regarding advance directives and wills, and he co-authored a presentation on the lack of uniformity among the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Courts of Maryland.
Louis I. Kaplan has been recognized for excellence in estates and trusts law, bringing clients the benefits of his 50 years of experience.
Practicing for 50 years, Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, as well as the United States Tax Court. He has been recognized for his 30- year anniversary as an AV-Preeminent Attorney through Martindale-Hubbell and has been a Super Lawyer since 2012.
Mr. Kaplan was inducted into the Worldwide Registry in March of 2015 and also maintains affiliation with the Maryland State Bar Association’s Section of Taxation Employee Benefits and Estates and Trust Study Groups, where he served as the first chairman. He is also a member of the Estates & Trust Committee of the Bar Association for Baltimore City.