Linda Schwartz

Linda Schwartz

Principal, Paley Rothman
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Linda Schwartz is a senior member of the Professional Ethics & Discipline, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Corporate, and Real Estate practice groups. She has considerable experience in complex real estate and commercial transactions, business planning, executive succession planning, and estate planning and administration for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. For more than 30 years, she has served as counsel to prominent national, regional and local developers and business owners. In 2006, she was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Throughout her legal career, Linda has been active in public service. She is a former Assistant Attorney General of Maryland and was appointed in 1997 by the Court of Appeals of Maryland to serve, and continues to serve, as a member of the State Board of Law Examiners. She also served as a member of the Character Committee of the Court of Appeals for two terms (1985-1990 and 1997), and was a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland from 1985-1989.
She has contributed significantly to the advancement of legal ethics as a member of the Committee on Ethics of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) for more than two decades, including two years (2005-2006) as the chair of that committee. She also was appointed to the MSBA’s Ethics 2000 Committee, the Multidisciplinary Practice Task Force and the Ethical Considerations Subcommittee of the Committee on Lawyer’s Opinions in Commercial Transactions (1989). She has taught legal ethics as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law, American University and has consulted with numerous law firms and attorneys, frequently being asked to serve as an expert witness in both real estate and professional conduct matters. A frequent lecturer, Linda has made presentations to both professional and general audiences on the wide range of topics within her areas of concentration.

Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1974)
Activities: - Court Note Editor of Law Review, which published her Comment on title abstractor’s liability in 22 AM. U.L. Rev. 455 (1972-1973)
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.A. (1970)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Principal
Paley Rothman
Current
Awards
Best Lawyers in America (2008-2017)
Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers
Certificate of Appreciation
Montgomery County Public Schools
10th Annual Award for Professionalism
Bar Association of Montgomery County
10th Annual Award for Professionalism
Bar Association of Montgomery County
American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2006-present)
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & Best Lawyers
- Tier 2 National Ranking for Trusts & Estates and Real Estate - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Trusts & Estates and Real Estate
Top 25 Women Maryland Super Lawyers (2007)
Maryland Super Lawyers (2007-2013)
Top 100 Women in Maryland
The Daily Record (2002-2006)
Circle of Excellence for winning three times
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Chair, Committee on Ethics (2005-2006); Member (1976-1979, 1988-2006) - Member, Ethics 2000 Committee, Subcommittee on Multijurisdictional Practice (2000-2003) - Member, Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice (2000) - Member, Ethical Considerations Subcommittee Special Joint Committee on Lawyers' Opinions in Commercial Transactions (1987-1989) - Member, Special Committee on Legal Education (1985-1988)
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American Bar Association
- Member, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust
Current
Activities: - Fellow (2010) - Ethics, Professionalism and Public Education Committee (1994-2006) - Real Estate Financing (1983-2000) - Uniform Mortgage Instruments for Commercial Loans (1987-1999)
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Montgomery County Bar Foundation
Member, Board of Directors; subcommittees on leasing and financing of Foundation headquarters and formation of endowment (1990-2010)
Current
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Bar Association of Montgomery County
Current
Activities: - Designated Conciliator (1993-2006) - Member, Judicial Selections Committee (1992-1996) - Member, Long Range Planning Committee (1986-1995) - Member, Nominations and Elections Committee (1992) - Dean, Law School for the Public (1991-1992) - Chair, Ethics Committee (1983-1987); Vice Chair (1982-1983); Member (1988-1990) - Member, Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee (1989-1991)
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Court of Appeals of Maryland (1985-1990, 1994-1997)Member, Character Committee, Court of Appeals of Maryland
Member, Character Committee, (1985-1990, 1994-1997)
Current
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Fellow, Maryland State Bar Foundation
Fellow
- Current
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Women's Bar Association of Maryland (1985-present)
Member
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Professional Ethics & Discipline
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
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USA
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Fax: (301) 654-7354