Welcome to VERSTEGEN & FOBE

VERSTEGEN & FOBE is a boutique law firm with offices in the heart of Washington’s Central Business District, nearby the White House, the World Bank, the IMF and other international organizations.

The firm concentrates its practice entirely in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and estate and gift taxation. The firm’s principal is multilingual, thus bringing together a unique mix of talents, skills, cultures and experiences, enabling him to provide high-quality, personalized and creative legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner.

As such, the firm has built its reputation among the staff of international organizations, embassies and the diverse community in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Unique Strengths

  • Extensive estate planning experience involving both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens
  • Familiarity with green card, G-4 visa holders and diplomatic status
  • Familiarity with foreign legal systems
  • French, Dutch, German and Spanish spoken
  • Personalized, timely and cost-effective services
  • Flat fees for document drafting

Firm Principal

Nicholas Fobe_Oct 18_2012_BFSFCU_2NICHOLAS M. FOBE grew up in Belgium, where he learned French, Dutch, English, German and is currently learning Spanish. In part because of his international background, he has developed an interest in how U.S. laws affect non-U.S. citizens living in the United States. Mr. Fobe studied law at the Universities of Fordham, Georgetown and Exeter. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is a sought after lecturer on Trust and Estates, Estate and Gift Taxation at International Organizations including the World Bank, IMF, IDB, OAS, PAHO, and several Federal Credit Unions of International Organizations. Mr. Fobe has taught a course on Wills and Estates for the paralegal program at Georgetown University.

 

 

Paralegal

SYSydney PicDNEY L. KATZ is a recent graduate from The Elliott School of Interanational Affiars at The George Washington Universtiy and majored in Security policy and the Middle East. Ms. Katz speaks Arabic and Hebrew and enjoys working in a boutique law firm with an international practice. Please email skatz@fobelaw.com to schedule an appointment, request a fee schedule, or if you have questions about the estate planning process.