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Attorney Profile

People often ask me: “What kind of lawyer are you?” My response: I see the role of a lawyer as being a provider of functionally effective guidance and problem solving. Choosing the right lawyer for you depends on what you are trying to accomplish. An experienced professional who cares can help you to make good decisions and proceed with Peace of Mind.

Most legal problems and personal conflicts are rooted in behavior that long precedes the realization that a serious problem exists. Think of the problem as a manifestation of an underlying cause. Poor communication, lack of respect, blaming others and circumstances rather than taking personal responsibility, and procrastination, are the major germs that grow and fester. You may be surprised how effective relationship counseling can broaden your perspective and give you the tools you need to take control of life’s challenges. My functional law approach to understanding the role of dysfunctional behavior as a component of one’s legal problems adds a huge qualitative dimension to the legal services I offer to my clients.

If you value knowledge, experience, caring and quality, you will choose and be willing to pay a fair fee for such services. If you are looking for someone to do what you ask for, don’t want a professional review of your needs, and your selection of a lawyer is based on price, you are not looking for professional legal services and I am not the lawyer for you.

In law, as in medicine, the client or patient should present the professional with the problem and, where appropriate, the objective. Then, it is for the professional to ask the appropriate questions to explore and better understand the issues, the options, the risks, and the costs, and explain these to the client to enable the client to make an informed decision as to how the client wishes to proceed.

The easy access to information on the internet and competition to dumb down legal services to attract clients who are looking for free or almost free services has potentially dangerous consequences.  Medicine and law are complex areas of practice, that embrace far more than just rules.  Both disciplines require a sound understanding of the other areas of their professions to be able to identify problems and risks and provide  appropriate guidance.  This understanding is built on many years of practical experience involving real situations and analyses of best practices.   The advice we provide and the documents we draft, incorporate this experience. For you, this means you will have the Peace of Mind of knowing that your documents will effectively meet your needs when the critical time arrives.

Rob Goldman brings 29 years of experience to the table, tested experience that helps him relate to his client’s concerns.

EDUCATION

• Juris Doctor (with honors), University of Maryland School of Law, 1986
• B. Proc. University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Law, South Africa, 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS

• Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1986
• District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1988
• United States District Court (MD), 1990
• Supreme Court of South Africa (TPD), 1983

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Baltimore City Bar Assn
Maryland Bar Assn, Elder Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Bar Sections
• Domestic Mediator
• Arbitrator (BBB)

PRACTICE AREAS: Wills, Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy Law, Divorce, Separation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements; Legal Second Opinions & Pre-Litigation, Pre-Divorce Strategic Planning

Interests include tennis, lawn bowls, watching football (Baltimore Ravens Fan: – “Go Ravens!”

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