Robert H. Plotkin, Attorney

Robert Plotkin Lawyer

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Elder Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, General Practice, Power of Attorney, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills, Living Wills


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Areas of Specialization

  • Estate planning
  • Elder Law planning, including wills, trusts, nursing home, and Medicare/Medicaid planning
  • Probate issues and Disputes over estates

    Other Areas of Practice 

  • Administrative Law 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution 
  • Mediation 
  • Mini-trials 
  • Business & Commercial Law 
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Contracts 
  • Joint Ventures 
  • Transactions 
  • Business Organizations
  • Dissolution 
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • LLC 
  • Partnerships 
  • Eminent Domain 
  • Education Law 
  • Employment Law (Employer and Employee)
  • Energy Law 
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment 
  • Litigation & Appeals 
  • Federal Claims Court 
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Natural Resources Law 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Taxation Law
  • Estate & Gift Taxation 
  • Payroll Taxes 
  • Property Taxes

    Summary of Qualifications

  • Over thirty-five years of increasingly responsible experience, five years exclusive in wills, estates, probate and interventions practice
  • Throughly familiar with Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure (MD, DC and Federal)
  • Proficient in Discovery Practice, Expert Witnesses and Negotiations
  • Possesses strong analytical, research and writing skills; creative in resolving problems
  • Experienced in helping resolve complex restate-related problems

    Professional Experience

    1/97 to Date
    Law Office of Robert H. Plotkin, 785-F Rockville Pike, #500, Rockville, MD 20852
    Estate planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Advance Directives, Interventions, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Elder Law, Practice in MD, DC, VA.  Litigation of probate disputes, selection of personal representatives, represent heirs, estates.

    5/93 to 12/96
    Resolution Trust Corp./Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Washington, D.C. COUNSEL
    Selected and managed contract law firms pursuing complex, high profile litigation against officers, directors, accountants, brokers and appraisers who caused large scale losses to failed Savings and Loans and Banks nationally. Additionally responsible for personally litigating similar cases.  Managed preparation and trial of $125 million case.  Involved in Bankruptcy cases, both personal and corporate, insurance coverage disputes, professional malpractice, securities and commodities.

    6/73 to 5/93
    United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. Environment and Natural Resources Division, Civil Division SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY
    Directed the activities of attorneys, paralegals and administrative personnel while responsible for the preparation and trial of major cases involving the taking (condemnation) of complex, developable real estate for various United States Government agencies and the Washington Area METRO System.  Additionally responsible for monitoring and supervising Assistant United States Attorneys handling condemnation cases in fifteen jurisdictions nationally.

  • Reviewed settlements for the United States Attorney's Office
  • Reviewed appellate briefs of defendants' appeals
  • Taught Civil Trail Practice at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute
  • Formulated, defended and implemented case preparation budgets 
  • Accomplishments

  • Won a $20 Million regional shopping center and parking garage case after lengthy trial,  with a $500,000 case preparation budget, and 3-person trial team.
  • Saved the federal government over $100 Million in a condemnation case against a major West Coast utility
  • Managed two projects, one in Massachusetts and one in Washington State, involving hundreds of condemnation cases each
  • Had an extremely strong record of trial wins and settlements
     
  • Position Organization Location Duration
    School Degree Major Graduation
    University of Pennsylvania B.S., Bachelor of Science
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    Robert H. Plotkin
    11140 Rockville Pike
    Suite 100A
    Rockville, MD 20852
    39.0398475,-77.1102224

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