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Biographical Information

Milton E. Babirak is a shareholder of the firm focusing on estate and estate tax planning and probate and trust administration. Mr. Babirak is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 40 years and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers for corporate law. He advises estate planning clients with regard to the preparation and revision of wills, trusts, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, family limited liability companies, durable powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, GRIT, GRATS, GRUTS, etc. He advises clients on the probate administration of estates in all of the counties in Northern Virginia, including Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, and the administration of trusts.

 

Mr. Babirak also does work in business, corporate and commercial law matters, international transactions, and trade secret law. Mr. Babirak has extensive experience litigating trade secrets cases, non-competition and non-disclosure of proprietary information agreements and employee raiding cases. For over three decades, Mr. Babirak has served a wide range of businesses including foreign businesses seeking to do business in the United States and high tech and Internet businesses, in numerous matters, including the preparation of commercial agreements, non-competition agreements, protection of trade secrets, the purchase and sale of businesses, the sale or purchase of substantial corporate assets, the negotiation and preparation of shareholders' agreements and buy-sell agreements, directors' and officers' liabilities, wrongful discharge, and employee relations. He also provides advice on international transactions, including the formation of U.S. subsidiaries for foreign businesses, acquisition of assets of U.S. companies, acquisition of stock of U.S. companies, and purchase and sale of goods and services.

Mr. Babirak has spoken and written widely and frequently on business, corporate and commercial matters, trade secrets and estate planning.

 

Further, Mr. Babirak is a member of various federal, state and county bar association sections and committees in these subject matter areas. Mr. Babirak has been on the board of directors of a leading lending institution, several corporations, and civic, religious and charitable organizations. He holds an L.L.M. (International Law) from Georgetown University Law Center (1979). He received his J.D. in 1973 from John Marshall Law School where he was an editor of law review. He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia (1987), and was licensed in States of Maryland and Illinois (1973), and the District of Columbia but is now inactive in these later jurisdictions.

 

Additional Biographical Information

Law Schools: Georgetown University Law School, L.L.M. (International Law), May, 1979; John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1973; Law Review Editor.

College: University of Illinois, B.S., 1968.

Bars: Commonwealth of Virginia, March 6, 1987.

Member: Virginia State Bar; former member of Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Fellow at the Center for International Legal Studies; Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council; McLean Estate Planning Council; and Former Board Member of the District of Columbia Emerging Business Section.

Publications

Milton E. Babirak, co-author, "Virginia Business Torts," Chapters on Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act and Virginia Computer​

Milton E. Babirak, "The Maryland Uniform Trade Secrets Act: A Critical Summary of the Act and Case Law," 32 no.2 University of Baltimore, L.R. 181, Spring 2002.

Milton E. Babirak, "VA Uniform Trade Secrets Act," Section 8 of the 23rd Annual Business Law Seminar, Virginia Business Torts Update-2005 available on Virginia CLE® Online Seminars Website.

Milton E. Babirak, "Virginia Computer Crimes Act," Section 9 of the 23rd Annual Business Law Seminar, Virginia Business Torts Update-2005 available on Virginia CLE® Online Seminars Website.

Milton E. Babirak, "Trade Secrets: The Next Level," a D.C. Bar CLE Course Outline dated July 12, 2004.

Milton E. Babirak, "Secrets of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act," a D.C. Bar CLE Course Outline dated November 5, 2003.

Milton E. Babirak, "The Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act," published in the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section's publication "Litigation News," Summer 2001.

Milton E. Babirak, "The Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act: A Critical Summary of the Act and Case Law," 5 A. J.L.& Tech. 15 (2000).

Milton E. Babirak "The Uniform Trade Secrets Act in the United States," A speech at the ABA and Center for International Legal Studies Conference on March 21, 2000 in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

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