Robert Maclay


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Thank you for working with me here at Paley Rothman.  After many years with the firm, I will be retiring. 

Existing clients can contact for additional assistance. 

It has been a privilege serving as your counsel over the years and my best wishes for the future!

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1978

  • B.A., Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1973

Accolades & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2017-2023)
         - Trusts and Estates

  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & Best Lawyers
             - Tier 2 National Ranking for Trusts & Estates
             - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Trusts & Estates

  • "Top Attorneys," Bethesda Magazine ​(2019)
         - Business/Corporate

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Recent Publications
  • “The Debt-Equity Regulations Under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code,” (Co-Author), Taxation for Lawyers

  • “The Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning,” (Co-Author), Taxation for Lawyers

Speeches and Presentations
  • Interviewee, Executive Leaders Radio (October 2016)

  • Lecturer, The World Bank

  • Lecturer, Montgomery-Prince George’s Continuing Legal Education Institute

  • Lecturer, D.C. Bar Association - Georgetown University Estate Planning Programs

  • Lecturer, Practising Law Institute

  • Lecturer, Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education

  • Lecturer, D.C. American Institute of CPAs