The Law Firm

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

Holy Cross Hospital Foundation

For more than 50 years, Holy Cross Health has responded to the needs of the community with high-quality, compassionate and equitable care for all. Once a single hospital, it is now a network of care throughout the area, serving everyone in the community regardless of ability to pay.

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Green Acres School

Green Acres School has embraced the principles of progressive education since 1934. Their program nurtures children’s development, encourages respect for others, and fosters students’ ability to observe, question, evaluate, and make decisions. At Green Acres School, their values address the world’s abiding need for compassion, community, responsibility, and independent thought. They celebrate both individuality and diversity, cultivating understanding of various backgrounds and viewpoints.

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Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Chamber form the core of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase business community. Member businesses are a part of an organization that provides networking opportunities, business leads and referrals, proactive leadership on legislative and economic development issues, and an improved business climate, all for the betterment of the community as a whole.

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D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project was founded in 2008 to help address the unmet family law needs of low-income people in Washington, DC, by recruiting, training and supporting volunteer attorneys to handle family law cases. In 2015, DCVLP helped a record number of survivors of domestic violence achieve safety and independence by handling 330 civil protection order cases and 84 family law cases (custody, divorce and child support).

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January 24, 2019

Linda D. Schwartz: 1948-2019

It is with great sadness that Paley Rothman announces the passing of our long-time partner, Linda Schwartz (Rosenthal).

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Want to Save Valentine’s Day? Sign this Prenup!

Getting a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day is so romantic. Today, though, more couples, especially millennials, are asking their fiancés to sign prenuptial agreements...

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Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin were all featured in the most recent edition of the magazine. The feature is in the July/August 2018 edition of Bethesda Magazine. This year, 17 attorneys were listed as the Top Estate Lawyers by their peers, and 8 were selected as Rising Stars.

For the sixth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been named to the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list.

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