About Zell Law 

Founded by Wayne M. Zell, Esq., in 2004, Zell Law continues to provide high quality, cost effective legal services to clients in various industries. We provide legal services in four main areas: business planning (including entity formation, exit planning and succession planning), estate planning (including basic and advanced estate planning), trustee and fiduciary services (including trust and estate administration, serving as professional trustee and executor, and serving on boards of directors and advisory boards), and tax planning (including income tax and gift estate, and generation skipping transfer tax planning). Wayne Zell has been a counselor and solutions provider for thousands of clients over nearly four decades, and, as a native Washingtonian, is well-connected to get you to the right person if Zell Law cannot meet your needs. Wayne Zell is the host and author of Blueprint for Wealth, a radio show/podcast and content site with deep content on the focus areas of Zell Law. Please Contact Us if you need help in any of the four focus areas or any other legal matter. We would be honored to work with you.

Popular Videos

Wayne Zell of Zell Law appears on News Channel 8's Good Morning Washington to discuss how LLCs and trusts are used to secure lottery winnings.

In this short video, Wayne Zell of Zell Law introduces a series of videos on Blueprint for Wealth discussing estate planning. 

Recent News and Blogs

SPECIAL REPORT: How the Secure Act Will Affect Your IRA's and Retirement Plans

While offering certain incentives to enhance retirement savings, proposed legislation known as the SECURE Act (the “Act”) would severely limit the use of stretch IRAs and cause many individuals to amend their estate planning documents and retirement planning generally.

Notice of Data Breach

On July 17, 2019, Zell Law was the target of a cyber attack by an unknown third party. We discovered the breach within hours of it occurring, and immediately took measures to prevent a recurrence of that event. While no data was damaged, it is possible that client confidential information may have been compromised. If personal information was compromised, you will receive a letter from us directly. For more information, please call 703-967-7070.

Wayne Zell Named to Best Lawyers in America

For the 7th consecutive year, attorney Wayne M. Zell has been named to the Best Lawyers in America - Tax Law. "Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers", according to the Best Lawyers website. 


“Using an IRA to Start Your Business?
Listen to Wayne M. Zell, Esq., discuss in his latest Blueprint for Wealth podcast why using your IRA to start or fund a business is an extremely risky proposition.

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