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“Estate litigation is often emotionally draining. I’m careful to be sensitive to what my clients are going through, not everyone handles stress the same way. I am my clients’ best advocate.”

Mark Binstock

Principal

301-951-9332
301-654-0165 FAX
mbinstock@paleyrothman.com

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Mark Binstock is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group who concentrates a significant portion of his practice in litigation involving estates, trusts, guardianships and other fiduciary matters. He has experience in commercial litigation, a substantial portion of which involves commercial contracts, construction litigation, domestic relations and personal injury, while appearing regularly before the federal and state courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Every client has their own unique and individual needs and goals in pursuing matters in court. Mark strives to identify those needs during the course of representation. He is sensitive to his clients’ personalities and ability to withstand the stresses and strains that occur during the course of litigation.

Upon graduating from law school, Mark was a law clerk for the Honorable John J. Mitchell before serving as an Assistant State's Attorney for Montgomery County from 1976-1980. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. He previously was chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Interprofessional Committee and its Social Committee, was a member of the Judicial Selections Committee and is currently serving his third term on the Maryland State Bar Association Character Committee for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

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Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

Education
  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1974

  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971

Civic & Community Involvement
  • Maryland State Bar Association
         - Member, Character Committee for the Seventh Judicial Circuit

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
         - Past Chair, Interprofessional Committee
         - Past Chair, Social Committee

  • American Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Judicial Selections Committee - Past Member

Speeches & Presentations
  • “Avoiding Litigation in Estate and Trust Matters,” co-presenter at the Suburban Hospital Estate Planning Journal Club (June 2011)

  • "Estate and Trust Litigation," Maryland State Bar Association (November 2010)

  • "Implementing the Estate Plan: Anticipating and Avoiding Litigation," MICPEL (March 2009)