Alban Salaman - Holland & Knight, LLP

Alban Salaman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 202-457-5938

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,, Yahoo! Finance and others. He also has been interviewed on Fox Business Channel about estate planning issues.

Temple University School of LawJ.D. 1974New York University School of LawLL.M 1975University of PennsylvaniaBA 1971
Washington, D.C. Estate Planning CouncilAmerican Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, D.C. ChapterAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

800 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Premarital Agreements, Tax)

Other Information

Gender: Male