Ober|Kaler Adds Former Legg Mason Exec to Estates & Trusts Practice

BALTIMORE MD (LAWFUEL) – February 9, 2009 Baltimore-based law firm Ober|Kaler announced today that John P. Edgar has joined the firm’s Estates & Trusts Group. Mr. Edgar’s legal practice focuses on estate and trust planning and administration, as well as related tax and business planning issues.

Prior to joining Ober|Kaler, Mr. Edgar served from 2005-2008 as the Managing Director of the Trust Advisory Group at Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Company, where he supervised the corporate trustee, wealth advisory and custody functions of the organization. Before that, he was a partner in the Trusts & Estates Group at Venable, LLP.

Mr. Edgar currently chairs the Estate and Trust Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on the board of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent author and speaker on estate and trust law matters.

Mr. Edgar is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1990) and Syracuse University (B.A., 1985). He resides in Reisterstown, Maryland.

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