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Weintraub Law Office

Richard M. Weintraub, Esquire

111 Hamlet Hill Road – Suite 1001 Baltimore, Maryland 21210 PH: 240-401-6951

Emails: rmwein1948@gmail.com / rweintraublaw@gmail.com linkedin.com/in/richard-weintraub
Website: richardweintraublawoffice.com

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE / LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS

Non-Profit Associations / Tax Exempt Organizations – Governmental Affairs – Special Projects Counsel
Public Speaking/Seminar Presentations – Drafting Corporate Contracts / Trust Agreements – Tax & Estate Planning
Estates & Trusts/Wills/Probate – Asset Protection – ERISA/Employee Benefits/Employee Welfare Plans
Creation of Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances – Corporate Governance & Compliance – Copyrights & Trademarks
Best Management & Training for Boards of Directors / Officers

Persuasive, business-minded, and astute attorney with more than 25 years of practical experience and understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities and complex various legal and advisory roles that a General Counsel brings to a nonprofit trade association and a for profit organization. Strategic thinker with strengths in visualizing the larger picture and breaking down facts and circumstances needed to advise the best courses of action. Hands-on tactician with proven capabilities in drafting business agreements, contracts, trusts, wills, MOUs, procedures and summaries to mitigate risk and prevent unwarranted litigation. Passion for creating pragmatic work products and initiatives that require critical thinking, accomplishing difficult tasks in the face of adversity, and performing the best job possible. Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Readily adapt to diverse cultures and environments. Uphold personal and professional standards of ethics and integrity.

Work is One of Life’s Greatest Satisfactions.”

Career Highlights

Professional Experience

National Sheriffs’ Association, Alexandria, VA

General Counsel (25+ years): Provide legal strategies and solutions for a national non-profit trade association representing the interests of our nation’s elected Departments/Offices of Sheriffs. Monitor good governance practices, draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, and investigate and respond to administrative and regulatory inquiries and charges. Partner with outside counsel on legal matters that require unique and specific legal expertise in litigation and other matters (e.g., working with FCC on public safety spectrum and inmate calling rates). Collaborate with executive director and staff, membership, officers, Board of Directors, and committees to achieve the non-profit association strategic objectives and mission statements while minimizing legal and other costs, risks, and liabilities.

Legal Affairs Committee / Cost & Expense Savings

Liability & Risk Reduction / Contractual Agreements / Grievance Resolution / Value Enhancement

The Law Offices of Richard Weintraub, Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC Metro Areas

Sole Tax/ERISA/Estate/Corporate Practitioner (25+ years): Started, developed, and grew a law practice specializing in a variety of legal matters, including tax law, estates and trusts, employment law, corporate law, and intellectual property law. Advise clients on drafting and negotiating business agreements, commercial litigation, formation of nonprofit and for-profit entities, tax exemption for nonprofits, will and trust agreements, health and financial directives, Powers of Attorneys, tax distributions/rollovers from IRAs, and qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.

Education

Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) – Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science – University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

Maryland Teaching Certificate, Political Science / American History – Towson University, MD

Professional & Business Memberships

Member, Maryland & District of Columbia State Bar Associations

Member, Tax Section, Maryland State Bar Association / Member, Estate and Trust Section, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, Maryland Non-Profit Council / Past Chairman, Employee Benefits Committee, Maryland State Bar Association

Member of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Publications & Briefs

Taxation for Lawyers, “Dependent Care Assistance Programs – the Employee Welfare Benefit of the 1990’s”

Maryland State Bar Association, “Pension Benefits as Marital Property in Maryland”

Trusts and Estates, “Fiduciary Investment Duties Associated with Employee Benefit Plans”

Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance, “Coping with ERISA’s Prudent Expert Rule”

Civic Organizations & Community Involvement

1Pro bono legal advice/work for non-profit organizations in PA and MD

Member – Churchill Society /Member – Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.

Former Adjunct Professor at Southeastern University in Taxation

Taught various AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) courses on taxation, ERISA, etc.

Professional Development

Attended/participated in recent webinar, courses, and seminars offered by DC/MD Bar/Law Firms and non-profit and for profit educational companies (complete list available on request):

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