John C. Baldwin






John BaldwinJohn Baldwin has a substantial estate and trust practice, helping clients to preserve, plan, and implement the transfer of personal wealth, while minimizing tax consequences. He represents estates throughout the entire administration process, and serves as trustee of many substantial trusts.


John also has many years of experience in employee benefit matters, including representation of employers and institutions in the design, implementation, and operation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans (457 and 409A) and welfare benefit plans. In addition, he represents qualified retirement plans and plan sponsors in audit proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Labor.


For a select group of high net worth individuals, he also provides tax planning, specifically for the receipt of benefits from qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts.


Admitted to Practice


Court of Appeals of Maryland

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Maryland




Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1973

Washington & Lee Law Review, Managing Editor, 1973

Bates College, A.B., 1967


Professional Organizations


American Bar Association

Section on Taxation

Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law

Maryland State Bar Association

Section of Taxation

Committee on Employee Benefits, past-Chair


Professional & Community Activities


General Assembly Compensation Commission, Chair 2004-2006

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation