David De Jong

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Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, PC

25 W. Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 838-3204
Fax: (301) 354-8104

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David S. De Jong is an attorney and certified public accountant accredited in estate planning by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (AEP) and credentialed in valuation by both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ABV) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA).  A principal of the Rockville, Maryland law firm of Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig P.C., Mr. De Jong was named in the December 2006 issue of Worth as one of the country's top 100 attorneys and has been twice honored by CPA Magazine - in the April-May 2008 issue as one of the country's top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners and in the April-May 2009 issue as one of the country's top 40 Tax Advisors.  Mr. De Jong was listed in the 2009 and 2010 issues of Maryland Super Lawyers as among the top 50 attorneys in the State as chosen by his peers and was listed in the 2009 issue of Washington DC Super Lawyers as among the top 100 "votegetters."  He has also been listed in Washingtonian magazine and Washington Smart CEO as one of the D.C./Maryland area's top professionals.  He is one of 36 attorneys in the State of Maryland to receive initially the highest possible rating of 10.0 by Avvo.

Mr. De Jong has litigated cases in each of the three judicial forums for federal tax controversies as well as in Maryland Tax Court.  He is a frequent writer, lecturer and expert witness on various tax, estate, valuation and business topics.  Trained in collaborative law, he has arbitrated and mediated family law disputes.  Mr. De Jong has testified before the IRS Oversight Board, been quoted in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune Small Business, Redbook and The Value Examiner and been profiled in CPA Magazine and Warfields.  His 25 plus speeches annually in the Washington area and nationally focus on federal and state tax developments and on tax and business planning.  Mr. De Jong received a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland, a J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University where he served as a Law Review editor and an LL.M. degree in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. De Jong currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Bar Foundation (where he previously served as Treasurer) as well as on the Character Committee of the Maryland Court of Appeals for the Seventh Appellate Circuit.  He also serves as President (having previously served as Vice President) of the Maryland-DC Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, winning a State Chapter Presidents' Leadership Award for his service in 2007, and as a member of the Tax Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. Mr. DeJong has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland.  He has been a Trustee of the Attorney-CPA Foundation, Treasurer and Board member of the Metropolitan (Washington, DC) Center for the Visual Arts and Treasurer and Tax Section Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association.  In 2008 the Association bestowed on him the President's Citation for Distinguished Service and its Foundation awarded him the Bar Leaders Award for lifetime service to the organization.  For over 25 years Mr. De Jong taught 13 different tax and business management courses at four universities, most recently for 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Taxation in the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C.  For 16 years Mr. De Jong co-authored the J.K. Lasser annual tax planning book entitled Year-Round Tax Strategies.  He continues as a Director of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, having served as its President for 2003-04 after previously holding every other office in the organization.  In 2009, he became the 8th person to receive the Louis S. Goldberg Memorial Award for lifetime services to the AAA-CPA.





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