Loeb & Loeb has added a team of attorneys to its trust and estates department in Washington.
Mary Ann Mancini, Susan Blumenthal, Tanya Harvey and Caitlin Murphy were formerly attorneys with Bryan Cave. Mancini joins as a partner, Blumenthal and Harvey sign on as senior counsel and Murphy joins as an associate.
In an interview, Mancini described the group as a full-service estate and trust group. She said the group made the lateral jump because the trust and estate group is a core practice at Loeb that focuses on the needs of individuals.
"Loeb is so attuned to private clients and understands it so well that my client's other legal needs can be met because they are used to helping individuals," Mancini said. She said that her team will be kept busy in part because of the possible changes to the current estate tax law which are set to expire at the end of the year.
"We are tremendously busy this year because of the potential changes in the estate tax law that could take place at the end of the year," Mancini said. "I think [Loeb] will be more agile and more responsive to any kind of change that Congress throws at us."