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Investing in real estate is often the biggest, long-term investment an individual or company will make, there are many considerations in structuring transactions that are advantageous to our clients

Contact Linda Schwartz

Principal Real Estate Attorney

301-951-9358
301-654-0165 FAX
lschwartz@paleyrothman.com

Linda Schwartz 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 Schwartz has been active in public service. 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 Schwartz has made presentations to both professional and general audiences on the wide range of topics within her areas of concentration, including estate planning and administration for foreign nationals, business and real estate transactions, ethics and the financing, development, leasing and management of real property interests.

Bar Admissions

Maryland
District of Columbia

Education

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1973
- Court Note Editor of Law Review, which published her Comment on title abstractor’s liability in 22 AM. U.L. Rev. 455 (1972-1973)
B.A., Cum Laude, University of Maryland, 1970
B.S., Tulane University, 1976

Accolades & Awards

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2006-present)
Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2008-2017)
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
Maryland Super Lawyers (2007-2013)
- Top 25 Women Maryland Super Lawyers (2007)
Top 100 Women in Maryland - The Daily Record (2002-2006)
- Circle of Excellence for winning three times
Certificate of Appreciation – Montgomery County Public Schools (2003)
10th Annual Award for Professionalism - Bar Association of Montgomery County (2000)
Community Service Award - Bar Association of Montgomery County (1992)
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated