Roy Niedermayer


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Roy Niedermayer is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate Practice and Government Contracts practice areas. He excels in risk management - he identifies and assesses risk in each of his cases and then discusses alternative strategies in light of probabilities of outcomes to determine what the best cost-benefit course of action is. He may create decision tree analyses, determining what factors affect risk, how to reduce risk, and assigns probability of success. When first meeting with a client, Roy finds out what the client is hoping to achieve and what their goals are - in doing this he understands what success means to them, and can proceed with focusing on the best business decision for his client. He is results-oriented.

Roy is primarily engaged in business counseling, complex commercial litigation involving commercial transactions, business torts, insurance coverage, and indemnity claims, commercial/trade secrets, real estate development and construction, corporate matters. He has represented creditors with claims and on committees in Chapter 11 reorganization and Chapter 7 liquidations, as well as individuals in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings in federal bankruptcy and state insolvency actions. He also has negotiated out-of-court workouts on behalf of debtors and creditors that often avoid bankruptcy or insolvency altogether. In addition, Roy has extensive experience in estate/trust and probate litigation including will contests. His cases often involve complex, substantial assets, and require creative and tenacious solutions. His skills, judgment, and commitment in these matters makes him a valuable resource to his business clients.

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Federal Circuit

  • United States Court of Federal Claims

  • United States Tax Court

  • J.D., Cum Laude, Harvard Law School, 1972

  • A.B., Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 1969
       - Phi Beta Kappa
       - Honors with the highest distinction in History
       - Scholar of the House

Accolades & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2020-2021)
         - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2007-2008, 2010-2018)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2007-2008, 2010-2018)

  • “Legal Advocacy Award for Civil Rights” from the Anti-Defamation League

  • Nominated for the American College of Trial Lawyers “Courageous Advocacy” Award

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Recent Publications
Civic & Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

  • Board of Governors for the Association of Yale Alumni

  • Former President of the Yale Club of Washington D.C.

  • Regional Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League

Speeches & Presentations