Thoughtful & Effective
Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning

Secure Your Legacy &
Honor Your Loved Ones

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Too often, good people leave estates in disarray due to non-existent, inadequate, or outdated estate plans.

At Larkin Law, we offer experienced guidance to help our clients create masterful legacies that work, and we enable executors and trustees to fulfill their duties towards existing estates and trusts with precision and peace of mind.


We have Outstanding Experience

Our founder practiced alongside some of the most reputable estates and trusts attorneys in the DC area for close to six years, representing small to big name clients with diverse and complex legal issues.


We Take Responsibility for our Clients

We take care of our clients. We are painstakingly thorough, attentive, and responsive to each of our client's needs. We offer excellent service that you can trust, when you need it and where you need it.


We Engage a Remarkable Network

We collaborate regularly with leading professionals to study industry developments and best practices. Whenever specialized help in a related field would benefit our clients, we have a topflight network to call on.

Our Services

Estate Planning


We offer a thoughtful, straightforward estate planning process that simplifies complex concepts, helps clients to think thoughtfully about their legacy, and delivers personalized documents that are designed to stand the test of time and most tax law changes. We are at the cutting edge of several developing areas within the profession, including planning for digital assets such as email, online accounts, and cryptocurrency. Among other estate planning instruments, we prepare wills and revocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney and advance directives, and more complex irrevocable trusts for asset protection, tax planning, special needs, and charitable giving purposes. Typical estate planning services include the following:

Preparation, drafting, and execution of a thorough estate plan

Review of existing estate plan strategy and documents

Modification of existing documents or preparation of additional documents to improve plans

Probate & Trusts


We assist personal representatives and trustees administer the estate or trust placed in their care. A fiduciary appointment demonstrates trust in an individual, but may also come with exposure to significant personal liability in addition to time consuming and complex commitments to the estate or trust, its beneficiaries, federal and state courts and tax divisions, and others. Among other things, we help fiduciaries to marshal and protect all the assets of a decedent, evaluate and pay legitimate creditor claims, prepare reports and accounts for the probate court and/or beneficiaries, and prepare (with an accountant) state and federal income tax returns for the decedent and/or trust. Typical probate and trust services include the following:

Full service assistance for the fiduciary of a decedent's estate and/or trust

Specific advice and consultation for the DIY fiduciary

Ongoing advice and assistance to the trustee or beneficiary of continuing trusts

Business & Charitable Planning


We help small businesses and charitable organizations with their formation, governance, and succession planning. Typical services include the following:

Preparation and delivery of corporate documents with state and federal authorities

Tax information and counsel

Close collaboration with owners and other advisors to develop a succession plan

Our Process


Get Acquainted

Give us a call, send us an email, or set up a meeting below to begin the process - no strings attached. We want to give you (and us) the opportunity to ensure we're a great fit before making any commitment.


Prepare for Meeting

Next, we'll send you some material with key concepts and decisions for you to consider, our fact finding questionnaire, and our engagement letter to prepare for an effective meeting.


Meet & Set Plan

Once ready, we will meet to discuss the key concepts and decisions that are essential to developing a successful plan for you. In most instances, we will be able to set the plan by the end of our meeting.


Draft & Review

We will then draft your documents (whether estate planning, probate, trust, or corporate) and a concise summary for your review.  We'll modify them as necessary to incorporate your comments and prepare them in final for signing.



In this final step we will supervise the proper signing of your documents and then assist with each subsequent step - to the extent desired by you - required to implement that plan (e.g., updating all beneficiary designations to coordinate with the new plan).

Our Founder

Cory Larkin

Cory Larkin helps clients create and execute meaningful estate plans, fulfill their duties as fiduciary of estates or trusts, and create and govern business and charitable organizations. He has extensive experience working with clients of various financial backgrounds and is familiar with a broad range of diverse and complex fact patterns and strategies. In addition to traditional planning and administration services, he has been instrumental in the resolution of complex estate and trust disputes, facilitated the gifting of valuable real and personal property to charitable organizations, and provided critical legal research and advice on a host of other estates and trusts related matters.

Cory is a zealous advocate and a thoughtful counselor to his clients, helping them to consider the legal, tax, and interpersonal aspects of each of their plans, and then to execute them effectively.

Credentials & Service to the Field



College of William and Mary
B.A., 2011

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
J.D., 2014

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey


Washington, D.C.


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Publications & Presentations

Author, "Three Reasons to Use a Revocable Trust," Northwest Current (November 2017)

Speaker, "Ten Rules That Everyone Should Know About Estate Planning," Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (March 2018)

Speaker, "The Digital Revolution Is Coming for Wills: What the Maryland Practitioner Should Know," Maryland State Bar Association Section of Estate and Trust Law (March 2019)

Author, "Has the Time Come for Electronic Wills in Maryland?" Maryland State Bar Association Estate and Trust Law Section (December 2019)

Speaker, “Estate Planning for Digital Assets,” Military Officers Association of America (November 2021)

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Memberships & Contributions to the Bar

American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Tax and Estate (RPTE) Section

District of Columbia Bar (DC Bar) Estates, Trusts & Probate Law Section

Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Estate & Trust Law Section

New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section

Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council

Registered Observer on the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) Electronic Wills Committee

MSBA Estate & Trust Law Section Electronic Wills Work Group

DC Electronic Wills Task Force

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Our Office

We have Expanded to a New Office Space at 1500 K Street, NW

We are now located at the corner of 15th Street and K Street in Washington, DC, one block from McPherson Square Metro (orange, blue, and silver lines) and two blocks from Farragut Square Metro (red line)

We will continue to validate your parking ticket in our building's garage, which is now accessible from I Street