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February 2, 2017

Paley Rothman Celebrates 45th Birthday and New Sign

  • February 2, 2017

Paley Rothman celebrated its 45th birthday yesterday (February 1, 2017), with cake and a champagne toast. We also celebrated the installation of our new sign on the exterior of our building at 4800 Hampden Lane.

On February 1, 1972, Steve Paley and Mark Rothman formed Paley, Rothman, a Montgomery County law firm focusing on tax and corporate work. They both had worked downtown, and had their own ideas about what a law firm atmosphere should look like, so they decided to start their own firm. Their initial client base consisted of doctors, lawyers and accountants – since the professional corporation came into existence as they opened their firm. The bulk of their business was forming professional corporations and advising them, they then branched out into other fields. They began to add attorneys who specialized in other practice areas (pension plans, estate planning, real estate, etc.) as they broadened the scope of work they wanted to do for their clients.

Today, Paley Rothman has grown to 39 attorneys and more than 40 staff members. We have more than 20 practice areas, and a broad range of business and individual clients. A prominent firm in Montgomery County, we are happy now to have a sign on the building, facing the Woodmont Avenue side of downtown Bethesda.

Happy Birthday Paley Rothman!

View of 4800 Hampden Lane from the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street.

Co-Presidents Jim Hammerschmidt and Bob Maclay share a toast before blowing out birthday candles.


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