Our Team

Charles Capute

Of Counsel

Charlie is one of Maryland’s preeminent estates and trusts attorneys and has enjoyed a lengthy career advising clients throughout the region. Charlie has focused his career on working collaboratively with businesses and individuals to develop comprehensive, tax-efficient estate and succession plans. He has a thriving estates and trust administration practice, which MDSW and Charlie expect to grow and support.

Charlie served as trust counsel to Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh before moving to Easton and becoming a partner at Miles & Stockbridge. He has had his own practice, with a concentration in estate and trust planning and administration, since 2002. He has been actively involved with many regional non-profits, including the Easton Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Salisbury University Foundation, the Art Academy Museum, and the Gunston School, and served as chair of each of those organizations. He currently sits on the board of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Charlie enjoys golf, cycling, tennis, and pickleball. He resides in Trappe with his wife, Beth Spurry.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1987

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976


  • What’s Up? Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer: Trust & Estate/Wills & Probate Law; 2024-2025


  • Capital University Law School, graduated Order of the Curia in 1976