I was looking for an attorney to assist me with drafting and executing my estate planning documents. I chose Cathy Mack, based on the recommendation of my financial planner. Before I met with Cathy, I always regarded estate planning as daunting and arduous. Cathy put me at ease by first providing me draft documents with detailed comments, before finalizing the documents. If you are looking for an attorney to put you at ease with this important step in your financial planning, I highly recommend Cathy Mack.
– Craig, Washington, D.C.
Thank you so much for your superb and tireless work in crafting this. Let's move ahead.
– K., Chevy Chase, MD
It has been my pleasure to refer you to my friends. After we completed our estate planning with you, we realized how horrible our previous attorney was!
– A D.C. couple
Our children had families of their own and we had recently retired, but our estate planning documents did not reflect our stage in life. Everything needed major updating, so we made an appointment with Cathy Mack to begin the process. Having worked with Cathy before on an unrelated matter, we were confident she would listen carefully to both our goals and concerns and then follow through with a comprehensive plan in a timely manner. In our discussions, she was sensitive to our particular needs and carefully explained alternative strategies and their potential effects on family dynamics as well as taxation issues. She was particularly good at making complex information intelligible to non-lawyers. Cathy walked us through the steps to a complete estate plan that includes wills, power of attorney documents and advance medical directives that fully address our current situation.
– P and T, Chevy Chase, MD
You were spectacular today. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and preparation. You left the other lawyer in the dust. I have been smiling, laughing and filled with joy all afternoon knowing that [my friend’s] money is going to go where it belongs. His life is now complete.
I greatly appreciate the comments throughout the document – this is very helpful for my understanding.
– A Maryland widow
Cathy has done a great job helping me navigate the complexities of estate planning. She is well informed and has a great communication style. Cathy worked closely with me to first educate me on my options for estate planning and then developed a customized approach that met my needs. She worked to develop a plan that took into consideration special needs planning while also preserving access to government benefits. I recommend Cathy to anyone who wants to assure that their assets are protected, their loved ones with special needs are cared for and that their wishes are carried out.
– B.J., a Maryland resident
We frequently refer our clients to Cathy Mack for estate planning and administration. She's kind, caring, extremely professional and experienced. Our clients consistently rave about their positive interactions and clarity of ideas she presents. We couldn't be more happy with our relationship.
– Jim Ludwick, CFP®, Founder, MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc.
I recently retained Cathy Mack in two estate litigation matters where unhappy family members brought baseless challenges to my client’s Last Will and Testament. Cathy is extremely experienced in responding to these difficult types of cases (where the litigation often results from historical disputes within the family, not the will itself) and her confidence, communication skills, and tough litigation background all combine together to make her the perfect person to defend a will. The fact that I have retained her twice says it all: I was (and the beneficiaries of the probate estate were) extremely pleased with her work and the outcome of the litigation.
– Luann Battersby, Maryland attorney
I have known Cathy Mack for many years and have often heard accolades about her great work. I have referred friends to her and they have been very pleased with her work and the entire experience. Now I have experienced her skills for myself and even referred her to a family member. Cathy is very accessible, responsive, and helpful. She skillfully and efficiently took this procrastinator thru the estate planning process with gentle but firm guidance. Her legal expertise is matched by her winning personality. She is a pleasure to work with.
– P.B., an estate planning client
Thanks so much for all your hard work, advice and good counsel.
– A District of Columbia judge
Thanks for your careful and thoughtful guidance and assistance.
– F.S., an elderly D.C. client
I wanted to thank you for all you did for our parents and for all the help you've given us since our mother's death! You were scrupulous, honest, thorough, and highly professional. It's been a pleasure to work with you.
– Daughter of a client
Thank you for all your help in settling my sister's estate. Our family was blessed to have you working on our behalf.
– D. H.