AFSPA proudly serves our exclusive membership with the best health, dental, disability, life, and travel insurance plans. The unique needs of our members led us to seek out the best partnerships to provide other professional services as well. 

Here you will find the summaries and contact information for our U.S.-based partner firms. Their experts will offer you legal, tax, long term care consulting, and financial services.

 


lady justice statueWith many of our members living and working abroad, it can be especially difficult to address legal issues that occur both overseas and domestically. AFSPA has arranged for several law firms in Washington, DC and Virginia to be available to represent our members. 

Common problem areas in which it may be important to have legal advice, document preparation, and/or representation include wills and living wills; trusts; estate administration; estate planning; buying, selling, and renting real estate; tax advice; starting and operating a business; accidents; domestic and elder law; and disputes.

Here’s what you need to know about these arrangements:

  • AFSPA has arranged with each firm to give preferred rates to AFSPA members for typical legal services. 
  • Each firm practices in the greater Washington, DC area; they all represent clients anywhere who need legal services involving the Federal government. 
  • Each firm has agreed to help find other counsel, if the firm you contact does not practice in the location or field of law involved in your case.
  • The firm you choose to retain will propose a fee arrangement tailored to the case at hand. 
  • You should feel free to ask questions about the proposed fee, express any concerns you may have, and make suggestions.   

Additional information about each firm can be found by following the link to the firm’s website or in the letters of agreement below.

 

Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

  • Special focus areas include civil litigation, business advice, employment issues, contracts, commercial law, estate planning, real estate, family law, personal injury, and adoptions.
  • Practice area: Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia.
  • Offers AFSPA members a 10% discount off their standard hourly rate, as well as a free initial consultation.
  • Contact James W. Korman at (703) 525-4000 or [email protected].

 

Baskin, Jackson, Hansbarger & Duffett, P.C.

  • Special focus areas include personal, business and commercial litigation; estate planning; probate and estate administration; zoning, land use and related real estate matters; commercial and residential landlord representation; lease review and litigation; and domestic relations.
  • Provides legal representation throughout Northern Virginia.
  • AFSPA members will work with one of the principal attorneys, William M. Baskin, Jr., John G. Jackson, or Martha J. Mothershead. Contact them directly at (703) 534-3610.

 

Kenneth J. Annis and Associates

  • Special focus areas include civil litigation: personal injury, medical negligence, products liability; trusts, wills and estates; domestic, DWI and criminal matters.
  • Provides legal representation within Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Lead attorney Kenneth J. Annis is fluent in French; the firm also employs Spanish-speaking staff.
  • Offers AFSPA members a special discounted fee including reduced fixed fees, discounted hourly rate, and a free in-person consultation with prospective clients.
  • Contact the firm at (202) 785-2244.

 

Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP

  • A boutique law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and San Fransicso, CA.
  • Practice areas include international law, export controls and sanctions, real estate, civil and criminal litigation, government contracts, and corporate and intellectual property law.
  • Offers AFSPA members a free consultation, either in-person or by phone, as well as a discounted standard hourly rate.
  • Contact Laina Lopez at (202) 293-5555.

Filing taxes is frequently stressful and even more so while living abroad. AFSPA partners with Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, P.C. to offer our members special discounts and top-notch service.  

  • Work with one of five CPA tax accountants, each with at least ten years’ accounting experience.
  • Receive a complimentary 20-minute consultation, and a 10% discount off standard hourly rates.
  • The firm uses a dedicated and secure email address for sensitive questions.

Simply identify yourself as an AFSPA member – retired or active – when you first contact the firm. They will issue a letter of understanding that spells out specific rates and expectations prior to providing services.

To contact the firm, email [email protected] or call (203) 787-6527.


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Life happens when you least expect it.

Get guidance to help prepare financially for the future.

If something happened to you, would your loved ones be in a tough spot without your income? Are you worried about financial debt? Do you need guidance planning for retirement?

As a valued member of the American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA), you now have access to a wide variety of financial tools and education that can help you achieve your overall financial wellness goals at no cost to you.

Visit the Financial Wellness Center, where you’ll learn how to gauge your financial needs and have access to:

  • Educational articles
  • Engaging videos
  • Infographics
  • Albums on key financial topics
  • Interactive tools such as the self-assessment tool, budgeting tool and the life insurance needs estimator.

 

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Financial Wellness offerings, including access to any third-party referrals, are provided by Prudential Workplace Solutions Group Services, LLC (“PWSGS”). PWSGS is an affiliate of Prudential Financial, Inc. PWSGS is not a licensed insurance company, does not provide insurance products or services, and does not provide financial, investment or tax advice. The Financial Wellness offerings are made available solely for general financial education purposes.  Individuals should consult appropriate professionals when making financial, investment and tax decisions.
Financial Wellness offerings, including any products, services or other solutions, described in this document are voluntary, individually-selected offerings. They are not part of any employee benefit plan, or any program sponsored or endorsed by an employer.  
Prudential, the Prudential logo, and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions

 

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Personalized Federal Retirement Planning & Counseling

There is never a better time to begin planning for your retirement. 

retirement coupleAFSPA has partnered with Retire Federal, an exceptional resource to receive guidance with planning for the future. Tammy Flanagan and her team, can help bridge the knowledge between Federal benefits and financial planning. 

You receive:

  • Guidance and pre-retirement benefits counseling (5-hour minimum, fee-for-service)
  • One-on-one review and analysis of documents affecting your retirement benefits
  • Guidance on important decisions as you approach retirement
  • Preparation on your financial journey to retirement

Tammy Flanagan HeadshotTammy Flanagan, Principal Retirement Specialist, has been providing retirement planning assistance to Federal employees since 1985 when she first began work as a retirement benefits specialist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tammy has comprehensive knowledge and resources of the various retirement benefits as they relate to your personal needs. She and her team of experts offer services through one-on-one counseling, informational webinars, and training seminars.


Learn more or schedule your appointment today!

Visit retirefederal.com or email [email protected]

Overview

AFSPA proudly serves our exclusive membership with the best health, dental, disability, life, and travel insurance plans. The unique needs of our members led us to seek out the best partnerships to provide other professional services as well. 

Here you will find the summaries and contact information for our U.S.-based partner firms. Their experts will offer you legal, tax, long term care consulting, and financial services.

 

Legal Services

lady justice statueWith many of our members living and working abroad, it can be especially difficult to address legal issues that occur both overseas and domestically. AFSPA has arranged for several law firms in Washington, DC and Virginia to be available to represent our members. 

Common problem areas in which it may be important to have legal advice, document preparation, and/or representation include wills and living wills; trusts; estate administration; estate planning; buying, selling, and renting real estate; tax advice; starting and operating a business; accidents; domestic and elder law; and disputes.

Here’s what you need to know about these arrangements:

  • AFSPA has arranged with each firm to give preferred rates to AFSPA members for typical legal services. 
  • Each firm practices in the greater Washington, DC area; they all represent clients anywhere who need legal services involving the Federal government. 
  • Each firm has agreed to help find other counsel, if the firm you contact does not practice in the location or field of law involved in your case.
  • The firm you choose to retain will propose a fee arrangement tailored to the case at hand. 
  • You should feel free to ask questions about the proposed fee, express any concerns you may have, and make suggestions.   

Additional information about each firm can be found by following the link to the firm’s website or in the letters of agreement below.

 

Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

  • Special focus areas include civil litigation, business advice, employment issues, contracts, commercial law, estate planning, real estate, family law, personal injury, and adoptions.
  • Practice area: Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia.
  • Offers AFSPA members a 10% discount off their standard hourly rate, as well as a free initial consultation.
  • Contact James W. Korman at (703) 525-4000 or [email protected].

 

Baskin, Jackson, Hansbarger & Duffett, P.C.

  • Special focus areas include personal, business and commercial litigation; estate planning; probate and estate administration; zoning, land use and related real estate matters; commercial and residential landlord representation; lease review and litigation; and domestic relations.
  • Provides legal representation throughout Northern Virginia.
  • AFSPA members will work with one of the principal attorneys, William M. Baskin, Jr., John G. Jackson, or Martha J. Mothershead. Contact them directly at (703) 534-3610.

 

Kenneth J. Annis and Associates

  • Special focus areas include civil litigation: personal injury, medical negligence, products liability; trusts, wills and estates; domestic, DWI and criminal matters.
  • Provides legal representation within Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Lead attorney Kenneth J. Annis is fluent in French; the firm also employs Spanish-speaking staff.
  • Offers AFSPA members a special discounted fee including reduced fixed fees, discounted hourly rate, and a free in-person consultation with prospective clients.
  • Contact the firm at (202) 785-2244.

 

Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP

  • A boutique law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and San Fransicso, CA.
  • Practice areas include international law, export controls and sanctions, real estate, civil and criminal litigation, government contracts, and corporate and intellectual property law.
  • Offers AFSPA members a free consultation, either in-person or by phone, as well as a discounted standard hourly rate.
  • Contact Laina Lopez at (202) 293-5555.
Tax Consulting

Filing taxes is frequently stressful and even more so while living abroad. AFSPA partners with Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, P.C. to offer our members special discounts and top-notch service.  

  • Work with one of five CPA tax accountants, each with at least ten years’ accounting experience.
  • Receive a complimentary 20-minute consultation, and a 10% discount off standard hourly rates.
  • The firm uses a dedicated and secure email address for sensitive questions.

Simply identify yourself as an AFSPA member – retired or active – when you first contact the firm. They will issue a letter of understanding that spells out specific rates and expectations prior to providing services.

To contact the firm, email [email protected] or call (203) 787-6527.

Financial Wellness Program

Financial Wellness Program

Financial Wellness Banner

 

Life happens when you least expect it.

Get guidance to help prepare financially for the future.

If something happened to you, would your loved ones be in a tough spot without your income? Are you worried about financial debt? Do you need guidance planning for retirement?

As a valued member of the American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA), you now have access to a wide variety of financial tools and education that can help you achieve your overall financial wellness goals at no cost to you.

Visit the Financial Wellness Center, where you’ll learn how to gauge your financial needs and have access to:

  • Educational articles
  • Engaging videos
  • Infographics
  • Albums on key financial topics
  • Interactive tools such as the self-assessment tool, budgeting tool and the life insurance needs estimator.

 

'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the full (but still short) story. 

Financial Wellness Apps
You can register online and personalize your experience to get info that's relevant to you, all year round.

get started button

 

Financial Wellness offerings, including access to any third-party referrals, are provided by Prudential Workplace Solutions Group Services, LLC (“PWSGS”). PWSGS is an affiliate of Prudential Financial, Inc. PWSGS is not a licensed insurance company, does not provide insurance products or services, and does not provide financial, investment or tax advice. The Financial Wellness offerings are made available solely for general financial education purposes.  Individuals should consult appropriate professionals when making financial, investment and tax decisions.
Financial Wellness offerings, including any products, services or other solutions, described in this document are voluntary, individually-selected offerings. They are not part of any employee benefit plan, or any program sponsored or endorsed by an employer.  
Prudential, the Prudential logo, and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions

 

1014850-00003-00 

Retirement Planning

Personalized Federal Retirement Planning & Counseling

There is never a better time to begin planning for your retirement. 

retirement coupleAFSPA has partnered with Retire Federal, an exceptional resource to receive guidance with planning for the future. Tammy Flanagan and her team, can help bridge the knowledge between Federal benefits and financial planning. 

You receive:

  • Guidance and pre-retirement benefits counseling (5-hour minimum, fee-for-service)
  • One-on-one review and analysis of documents affecting your retirement benefits
  • Guidance on important decisions as you approach retirement
  • Preparation on your financial journey to retirement

Tammy Flanagan HeadshotTammy Flanagan, Principal Retirement Specialist, has been providing retirement planning assistance to Federal employees since 1985 when she first began work as a retirement benefits specialist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tammy has comprehensive knowledge and resources of the various retirement benefits as they relate to your personal needs. She and her team of experts offer services through one-on-one counseling, informational webinars, and training seminars.


Learn more or schedule your appointment today!

Visit retirefederal.com or email [email protected]

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