Michael Bakhama is an associate at DLA Piper LLP (US) in its Baltimore office, where he is developing his practice primarily in the area of litigation, including disputes related to estates and trusts, real estate, and tortious interference with contractual relations. Michael’s pro bono practice includes matters involving major issues of constitutional law, international law and criminal procedure. Michael also practices in the area of estate planning, including the drafting and construction of wills and trusts, federal wealth transfer taxation matters, advising fiduciaries, and all aspects of estate and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and families.
Mr. Bakhama received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Towson University. While in law school, he received the William Strobel Thomas Prize for attaining the highest scholastic average in his graduating class; the Judge Roszel Thomsen Prize for excellence in Federal Jurisdiction; the Levin & Gann Award for excellence in Estates and Trusts; and served as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and on the editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.