John C. Baldwin

Partner

 

jbaldwin@blglaw.org

 

 

Experience

 

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.

 

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

 

Education

 
 

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