Robert MacLay

Robert MacLay

Co-President, Paley Rothman
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Health Care Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Robert Maclay is Co-President of the firm, and a member of its Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Corporate and Tax practice groups, among others. In all areas of his practice, Bob’s clients continually praise him for the personal attention he consistently gives them, touting him as a good listener, responsive to their needs, and capable of managing complex issues.
On the estate planning side of his practice, Bob Maclay works with people who may be facing a very difficult time in their lives and alleviates their personal concerns regarding their children and grandchildren. Whether he is preparing wills, trusts or powers of attorney, his clients are assured that he has their best interests at heart. Bob enjoys the design and the interaction with clients that goes into crafting an estate plan. He is regularly educating clients on what options are available to them, which he can do by understanding their family relationships.
Bob Maclay has a proven track record in handling the corporate and tax planning matters of businesses and non-profits as well. He has many years of experience in negotiating business transactions, including the sale and acquisition of businesses, buy-sell transactions between shareholders, shareholder disputes, executive compensation, deferred compensation agreements, stock options, phantom stock, and other agreements. He also focuses on succession planning for his business clients, and builds trust with multiple generations of business owners who then use him as counsel to the family.
As a supporter of continuing legal education programs, Bob has lectured at a number of establishments in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Several times a year he speaks at the World Bank as part of their Pension Department’s Pre-Retirement Planning Series. He is also a member of The Group - a national dealing with closely held businesses, made up of tax attorneys, CPAs, actuaries and pension administrators.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Health Care Law
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Nonprofits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Corporate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Paley Rothman
The Catholic University of America
J.D. (1978)
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Harvard University
B.A. (1973)
Honors: Cum Laude
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U.S. News & Best Lawyers
- Tier 2 National Ranking for Trusts & Estates - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Trusts & Estates
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
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District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354
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