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Milton Babirak and Robert Lightburn are the team at Babirak Carr who specialize in providing all types of succession planning legal services including estate planning, estate tax planning, trust administration and probate administration legal services. The firm has offices in Virginia at 47539 Coldspring Place. The lawyers are licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Milton E. Babirak is a principal in the firm and focuses on estate planning, estate tax planning, trust administration and probate administration. Mr. Babirak is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Babirak has extensive experience with regard to the preparation and revision of wills, trusts, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, family limited liability companies and partnerships, durable powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, irrevocable life insurance trusts (“ILITs”), second-to-die ILITs, charitable remainder trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, GRIT, GRATS, GRUTS, etc.

Mr. Babirak lectures on and teaches estate planning and estate tax planning. Further, he is a member of various state and county bar association sections and committees in these subject matter areas. Mr. Babirak has been on the board of directors of a leading lending institution, several corporations, and civic, religious and charitable organizations. He holds an L.L.M. (International Law) from Georgetown University Law Center (1979). He received his J.D. in 1973 from John Marshall Law School where he was editor of law review. He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, States of Maryland and Illinois (Inactive), and the District of Columbia.

Additional Biographical Information

Law Schools: Georgetown University Law School, L.L.M. (International Law), May, 1979; John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1973; Law Review Editor.

College: University of Illinois, B.S., 1968.

Bars: Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and Illinois (Inactive).

Member: Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and D.C. Bar. Fellow at the Center for International Legal Studies. Member of the Virginia State Bar Association; Member of Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council; Member of the McLean Estate Planning Council; Former Board Member of the District of Columbia Emerging Business Section.

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Robert C. Lightburn is of counsel to the firm and concentrates on estate planning, probate administration and related tax issues. Mr. Lightburn has an extensive tax background working with individuals, trusts, and estates, as well as limited liability companies, partnerships, S Corporations and C Corporations. His experience was gathered during his 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax practitioner, the last 21 as a tax partner.

Mr. Lightburn is currently an adjunct professor at American University in the Kogod School of Business. He has spoken and taught in numerous forums on tax and business law subjects. Mr. Lightburn received his JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1977. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Additional Biographical Information

Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, May 1977.

Colleges: Dickinson College, BA, 1974; George Mason University, MA, 2004

Bars: District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia

Work Experience: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 1977-2007. Pittsburgh office (1977-1986), Atlanta office (1986-1989), Memphis office (1989-1993) Atlanta office (1993-1999), Tysons Corner office (1999-2007).

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Babirak Carr, PC
47539 Coldspring Place
Sterling, Virginia 20165-7446
Telephone (703) 406-4600
E-mail: Milton Babirak
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Located in Sterling Virginia, northern Virginia, estate planning law attorney Milton Babirak provides estate planning and estate tax planning legal services to clients in Sterling, Reston, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Vienna, Manassas, Great Falls, McLean, Oakton, Leesburg, Tysons Corner, as well as residents of Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Arlington County,
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