Jason D. Smolen is a co-founding principal of the firm focusing in the related practice areas of trusts and estates, succession planning, general corporate and business law, tax planning, mergers, and acquisitions& sales. Mr. Smolen is often sought as an expert by top media outlets, including ABC News, USA Today,Realty Times, and the Bank of America Small Business Online Community.Mr. Smolen has received numerous accolades, including being named Best Lawyers® 2017 BusinessOrganizations “Lawyer of the Year” for Washington, D.C. and included in The Best Lawyers in America or 2017 and 2016. Northern Virginia Magazine also named him a Top Lawyer in 2016, 2015, 2013,2010, and 2009. In addition, he has received SmartCEO Power Players awards in 2014 and 2013 andSmartCEO Legal Elite awards in 2013 and 2010. He was also selected to be included in the National LawJournal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates “Trailblazers” in 2016.Mr. Smolen has lectured before the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association, and other organizations on estate and succession planning matters.Mr. Smolen practices in the Washington metropolitan area, and is a member of the Bars in Virginia,Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He served as a trustee and conservator and has been appointed by the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Mr. Smolen is also a member of the Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council.