I am dedicated to assisting my clients in the areas of Assisted Reproduction/Surrogacy and Estate Planning. Whether you are trying to start or expand your family or if you are concerned about protecting your family and assets, I will work with you and provide the guidance and support you need as you navigate the often confusing and complex areas of Assisted Reproduction and Estate Planning.
When I meet with you, we will focus on you and your goals. You teach me about you, your family, and your needs, and I will explain how the law works. I take an educational approach so you will fully understand your options and the steps you should take to achieve your goals.
ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART)/SURROGACY SERVICES
Family Building Consulting
Pre-and Post-Birth Orders
Estate Plans for Intended Parents
Nomination of Guardian Forms
Health Care Directive/Proxy
Legal Representation for Intended Parents
Legal Representation for Gestational Surrogates and Donors
ESTATE PLANNING SERVICES
Comprehensive estate plans for singles and single parents
Wills and Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Health Care Power of Attorney
Child Protection Planning (this is essential if you have minor children)
Review of existing estate plan
Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Nicole received her Juris Doctorate from George Washington University National Law Center. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry, with a specialization in Biochemistry, from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Nicole is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and its Section of General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, and the following committees: Estate Planning Committee, Probate & Trust Committee; and the Family Law Committee. Also, Nicole is a member of the ABA’s Section of Family Law and the following committees:Adoption Committee; Alternative Families Committee; and Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee.
Nicole is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and its Sections of Estate Planning & Trust Law, and Solo & Small Firm Practice. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and its Estate, Trusts and Probate Law Section.
Nicole is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Legal Professional Group), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.