Deborah M. Beers concentrates her practice on tax exempt organizations, estate planning and federal taxation matters. She is a member of the Estates and Trusts and Tax Exempt Organizations Groups of the firm's Tax Section. She is listed in Washington D.C. & Baltimore’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in the category of Trusts and Estates.
In addition to being named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation," Deborah has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings.
Deborah has prepared opinion letters and unrelated business income tax issues for national conservation and historic preservation organizations; created and provided advice to numerous public charities and private foundations; prepared ruling requests and negotiated with IRS personnel; and served as litigation co-counsel in Greenacre Foundation v. U.S. and American Campaign Academy v. Commissioner.
Deborah is a frequent contributor to the highly regarded Tax Management publication series. For the past 40 years, Tax Management has produced more than 300 portfolios, monthly journals and periodicals, providing tax professionals and advisors with a sophisticated analysis, application and interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code.
Deborah formerly served as counsel on estate planning and charitable issues to Association for Advanced Life Underwriting and has contributed to the personal law column of Life Association News. She retains an active interest in the income, estate and gift taxation of life insurance and annuities.
Deborah was associate editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems at Columbia University.
Active in the community, Deborah is served as mayor of Glen Echo, Maryland for 25 years, 1992-2017. She was also a member of the Town Council and is a member of the Board of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.
Deborah speaks French, conversationally.
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1976
Barnard College, A.B., 1971, magna cum laude
- Washington DC
Maryland State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
American Bar Association Section of International Law
Estate Planning Council of the District of Columbia