Robert L. "Bob" Waldman

Robert L. "Bob" Waldman


Venable LLP

Recognized since 2007

Baltimore, Maryland

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Nonprofit / Charities Law
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Bob Waldman, Chair of the firm's Business Division, leads the firm's national representation of tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Waldman's practice includes general representation of numerous foundations, hospitals, educational institutions, trade associations and other charitable entities. Mr. Waldman also practices extensively in the areas of philanthropic and estate planning, employee benefits and taxation. Mr. Waldman is the Vice President of the Venable Foundation. Mr. Waldman is included in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employee Benefits Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law and Tax Law.

The Daily Record, the newspaper serving Baltimore's business and legal communities, honored Mr. Waldman with its "Leadership in Law" award. The award recognizes those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on Maryland, and who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the practice of law; involvement in the profession, and support of the community. Mr. Waldman was also recognized in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 and was selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2013 editions. Mr. Waldman is an Elected Fellow of the Baltimore City Bar Foundation.

Mr. Waldman is a member of the Board of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (past Chairman) and serves on the Boards of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He has also served on the Board of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is a member of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board.

Mr. Waldman is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Tax-Exempt Organizations and former chair of the Employee Benefits Subcommittee of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 900
    Baltimore, MD 21202

Education

  • Haverford College, BA, graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, Maryland State Bar
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Board of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers - past Chairman
  • Board of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations - Member
  • Boards of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore - Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member

Venable LLP
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

99 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

65 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Nonprofit / Charities Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Baltimore (2020)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Baltimore (2019)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Baltimore (2017)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Baltimore (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law

Special Focus

  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Education
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Pension, Health and Welfare
  • Private Foundations
  • Tax
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wealth Management

Awards:

  • Recognized in Legal 500, Not-For-Profit, 2012 - 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2013
  • AVĀ® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare
  • Recipient, Spirit of Partnership Award, Sodexo Foundation
  • The Daily Record, the newspaper serving Baltimore's business and legal communities, honored Mr. Waldman with its "Leadership in Law" award. The award recognizes those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has mad
  • Elected Fellow of the Baltimore City Bar Foundation

"Robert Waldman is a superior lawyer."

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