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Carter’s command of income, gift and estate tax laws – and how those laws interact – allows him to provide comprehensive advice to individuals and closely held businesses. Carter enjoys sharing his expertise with future tax practitioners enrolled in Georgetown University Law Center’s LLM program.

Carter provides tax advice and other guidance to domestic and foreign individuals and their closely held businesses. In addition to preparing wills and a wide variety of trusts, Carter has established family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and implemented the sale of family businesses to grantor and non-grantor trusts. He has administered estates, established private foundations, advised clients on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, provided post-mortem tax planning advice and represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in audits and appeals.


Harvard University Law School, 1998, J.D., cum laude

George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management, 1995, Master of Taxation, summa cum laude

Harvard College, 1991, A.B., Economics, magna cum laude

Admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia and Virginia

Professional Memberships

American College Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

American Bar Association, Tax Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

DC Bar, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section

Virginia Bar Association