Alban "Alby" Salaman, chair of Holland & Knight's
Mid-Atlantic Region Private Wealth Services group, practices in the areas of
estate planning, estate administration and employee benefits. He concentrates on
designing sophisticated estate plans and saving taxes for wealthy families in
the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and for professional athletes
nationwide, including NBA and NFL players. The group Mr. Salaman heads has been
recognized as a Tier I (best) practice for Trust and Estates Law by U.S.
News & World Report.
Mr. Salaman has 30 years' experience advising clients on a wide range of
wealth planning and preservation concerns, including: tax planning, wills,
trusts, advance medical directives, insurance planning, family business planning
(including grantor retained annuity trusts and defective trusts), family
partnerships, charitable giving, pre-marital agreements and retirement planning.
No court has ever overturned any of the prenuptial agreements he has prepared
for clients. He also administers large estates, supervises the preparation of
federal estate tax returns and represents clients before the IRS with respect to
federal estate tax audits.
His broad tax knowledge developed from Mr. Salaman's employment with the
Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, from 1977 to 1983. In
that position, he drafted legal opinions on proposed revenue rulings, letter
rulings and litigation positions when novel or complex issues were involved. Mr.
Salaman often represented his division in conferences with Treasury officials.
He also was awarded the Chief Counsel Special Achievement Award.
Before joining Holland & Knight in 1993, Mr. Salaman was the trusts and
estates partner at the law firm of Melrod, Redman & Gartlan.
Mr. Salaman has taught estate and retirement planning courses for the Greater
Washington Society of CPAs, the University of Virginia Continuing Education
Division and The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
He has been quoted in The Washington Post, The
Baltimore Sun, Washingtonian Magazine, U.S. News & World
Report, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Forbes.com, Yahoo! Finance and
others. He also has been interviewed on Fox Business Channel about estate