Ms. Blair is a Director in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, where she concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax planning, and wealth preservation strategies.

Jamie plans both taxable and nontaxable estates for families and high net worth individuals, utilizing wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, charitable giving, and a variety of trusts, including: revocable, special needs, asset protection, and irrevocable life insurance. She also advises trustees and personal representatives on proper estate and trust administration and serves as counsel in contested trust and estate litigation, including claims of undue influence, lack of capacity, breach of fiduciary duty, and fee disputes. She currently serves as the trustee of a charitable trust for one of the country’s largest publicly traded lodging real estate investment trusts.

Previously, Jamie focused on estate planning for individuals with special needs and assisted in the day-to-day administration of over sixty special needs trusts. As part of this practice, Jamie consulted with families to safeguard ongoing eligibility for means-test public benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.

Jamie earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the CALI award for academic excellence and served as the Executive Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

  • May 2023
    Navigating High Interest Rates: The Power of Qualified Personal Residence Trusts in Estate Planning
    On May 3, 2023, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, this time to a range between 5% and 5.25%.  It marked the tenth increase since March 2022.  As rates continue to rise, estate planning strategies must shift to take advantage of these new economic conditions. One such tactic is the Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT). A QPRT is ... Read More
  • May 2023
    Vermont Extends Assisted Suicide Law to Nonresidents
    In a precedent-setting move, Vermont has become the first state in the U.S. to amend its assisted suicide law, extending its provisions to terminally ill nonresidents. Signed into law by Republican Governor Phil Scott on May 2, 2023, the legislation removes the decades-old residency requirement, demonstrating a significant shift in the nation's approach to end-of-life care. This ... Read More
  • March 2022
    Using Intrafamily Loans to Transfer Wealth and Reduce Estate Taxes
    With current interest rates at near-historic lows, intrafamily loans remain an effective way to shift wealth to the next generation while avoiding estate and income tax consequences. Such loans can be part of a complex estate planning strategy, including the transfer of a closely-held family business.  However, they can also be used as a simple mechanism to assist children with ... Read More
  • December 2021
    Estate Tax Considerations for 2022: How Clients Can Plan in an Uncertain Time
    The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has released annual inflation adjustments for 2022. These include increased gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemptions (the “unified credit”), annual gift tax exclusions, and retirement account limits. The changes are as follows: The unified credit will increase to $12.06 million for an individual (from $11.7 million in 2021). This means that a married ... Read More
  • October 2021
    Trusts & Estates Practice Group | Video Overview
    https://youtu.be/rieno5jqLVw Attorney Jamie K. Blair outlines the ways in which the Trusts & Estates Practice Group has helped residents of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia prepare their end-of-life documents for generations of families. Jackson & Campbell, P.C.'s attorneys are among the most respected in Washington, routinely winning national awards and high rankings from organizations like The Best Lawyers ... Read More
  • May 2020
    Client Alert: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Authorizes Remote Witnessing for Estate Planning Documents
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has passed emergency Executive Order Number 20-04-10-01, which facilitates the execution of estate planning documents by allowing remote witnessing through video-conferencing. This Executive Order is a follow up to Executive Order 20-03-30-04 which authorized remote notarization of estate planning documents. This temporary legislation suspends the traditional in-person witnessing requirement for Wills, Advance Medical Directives, and ... Read More
  • April 2020
    Client Alert: Estate and Business Succession Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine
    As efforts to contain the coronavirus continue throughout the United States and across the globe, Jackson & Campbell remains committed to the safety and well-being of our clients, employees, and the communities in which we live and work. Although our physical office is closed to the public, we continue to service new and existing clients - not just by offering ... Read More