Lee Carpenter

Adjunct Professor


(410) 209-6426

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Lee Carpenter focuses his legal practice on estate planning and probate, trust administration, and general business and corporate law. His estate-planning work includes a special emphasis on the unique needs of same-sex couples and other members of the LGBTQ community.

He works with clients at all asset levels to develop comprehensive estate plans using wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, real estate deeds, and other planning tools. Depending on the client’s individual needs, he may also prepare trust documents to help reduce estate taxes, provide for minor children, or care for people with special needs.

His work for corporate clients includes the review and negotiation of commercial and residential leases and sales contracts. He also forms and maintains corporations, LLCs, and other business entities and drafts the related company documents.

Website: mdlgbtestateplanning.com


  • 2006, Maryland
  • 2018, U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Maryland School of Law (JD, 2006)
    • Dean’s Fellow
    • Editor in Chief, Journal of Business & Technology Law (2005-2006)
    • William P. Cunningham Award for distinguished service to the School of Law
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • University of Maryland University College (BA, cum laude, 2003)

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  •      Section Council, Section of Estate and Trust Law - Publications Committee
  • LGBT Bar Association
  • FreeState Justice, Board of Directors
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Planned Giving Advisory Council, Chair
  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council
  • Baltimore Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Recognition Society
  • Frequent author and lecturer on topics related to estate planning and LGBTQ law