For over 15 years, Abe has served as an attorney helping thousands of families throughout Virginia with their disability and estate planning needs. Each family is unique and they require an estate plan that specifically addresses their special circumstances. It has been our experience that the Revocable Living Trust, as the foundation of a comprehensive estate plan, best serves the requirements of today’s families. Unfortunately, the sad fact is that a huge percentage of estate plans created in the United States do not work; that is, they do not accomplish the goals that the clients sought to achieve when they created the estate plan.
Clients are paying unnecessary and exorbitant fees at death. They are waiting months, and even years, for their estates to be administered. Their loved ones are being disinherited through poorly thought out plans. Their assets are not protected from lawsuits, creditors, divorces and outsiders as they ought to be. Clients are ending up in guardianship proceedings because of powers of attorney that do not work. In other words, their plans result in an expensive, time assuming and public mess. We, at the Zysman Law Firm, P.C., can help you avoid this mess. We are dedicated to providing:
Expertise: We provide only the highest quality legal advice. Abe has almost 15 years of experience doing nothing but estate and disability planning. He has an LL.M. in Estate Planning, an advanced law degree that only a select few attorneys have acquired.
Affordability: Everyone deserves personal attention and high quality legal advice. We tailor our plans to fit our clients’ budgets.
Care: We really do care about you and your family's goals and needs. Let us show you a law firm that will make you feel like you are at a home away from home.
Integrity: We will never suggest a plan to you that we wouldn’t prepare for our own parents. Our clients are family to us and we treat them as such.
Avram H. Zysman, J.D., LL.M
Avram H. (Abe) Zysman, a passionate and dedicated advocate for his clients, has been helping families with their planning needs for almost 20 years. Abe began his legal career in 1996 as a summer associate with a firm in Arlington, Virginia. After graduation from the New York Law School in 1997, Abe joined the Epstein Becker & Green law firm in New York City, and worked with attorney Peter J. Strauss, a pioneer in elder law and one of the foremost estate planning attorneys in the country. Mr. Strauss was instrumental in nurturing Abe’s curiosity and passion for the field of estate planning.
After working in New York City for five years, Abe moved south to Williamsburg, Virginia, where he worked as an Associate for Ferris & Associates, P.C. a law firm specializing in estate, trust and business planning. Five years later, Abe and his family relocated to the Tidewater area, where he opened his own practice, The Zysman Law Firm, P.C., in Virginia Beach.
Abe meets with all types of families, young and old, blended and traditional, as well as individuals and businesses. He advises clients regarding complex individual, trust and business taxation issues. In addition, Abe implements charitable strategies and establishes elder parent’s and special needs trusts for families who wish to protect their incapacitated loved ones. He prepares LLCs, business succession plans and administers probate and intestate proceedings.
Abe has distinguished himself as an engaging and enthusiastic speaker before numerous civic and military organizations and businesses, and has spoken to thousands of families in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Abe has published numerous articles on various estate planning issues in many journals, including the Virginia State Bar’s Trust and Estates magazine.
Abe received his J.D. from The New York Law School and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. He has offices in Virginia Beach and Fairfax, Virginia and Pikesville, Maryland. He happily calls Pikesville – a quaint neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland - his home, where he resides with his wife, their son and two daughters.