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Civic and Community Involvement

Paley Rothman has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years, and we understand that our role here goes deeper than servicing our clients. As a prominent business in Montgomery County, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community in any way we can. A number of our employees consistently volunteer at local soup kitchens, charitable organizations, do pro bono work and are on the boards of several county institutions.

Whether we are throwing on jeans and serving up hot meals to the homeless, running coat drives to help those in need in the winter, or putting together a team to raise money for a good cause, serving others is at the heart of our firm. At Paley Rothman, we know that it is not only important, but necessary to remain committed to the community.

Some of the organizations our attorneys and staff are involved with include:

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Professional and Civic Communities

National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda

NCCF has earned its reputation as a trusted and recognized champion of the community and its most vulnerable members by providing the love, structure, and education found in healthy families and responsive communities. Through a dedicated team, a wide variety of programs, and a commitment to enhancing the lives of the children and families they serve, NCCF is a force for human change.

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Montgomery County Special Olympics

Special Olympics Montgomery County (SOMO) provides a year-round training and competitive sports program for Montgomery County children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related developmental disabilities. The county provides training and competitions in 23 sports and leadership programs.

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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service

The Mission of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is to protect lives, property, and the environment with comprehensive risk reduction programs; and safe, efficient, and effective emergency response provided by skilled, motivated, and compassionate career and volunteer service providers representing Montgomery County’s diverse population.

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Montgomery College Foundation Planned Giving Committee

Requests for financial aid from needy students now exceed $5 million a year. To respond even modestly to current student economic need would require an endowment of more than $80 million. With financial support of alumni, friends, parents, and businessmen and women, the College can substantially narrow that gap, helping to ensure than no student will ever be denied college because of inability to pay.

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January 2, 2018

3 Paley Rothman Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers” List by Washingtonian

Glenn Cooper, Deborah Cohn, and Michelle Chapin were all selected to Washingtonian's "Best Lawyers" list for 2017.

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Are Your Leave Policies Creating Unintended Tax Issues? Part II: Leave Cash Out

Did you know that leave cash out programs can cause tax issues for employees if they aren’t properly structured?

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For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list.

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning;...

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