About Robert Burke Law Firm

From our office in La Plata, Maryland, attorney Robert Burke offers sound and knowledgeable legal assistance to clients throughout the state. Established in 1997, we concentrate primarily on estate planning, real estate law, and business and contract law. Please visit our areas of practice page for more information.

The Firm’s Philosophy

The client-attorney relationship is a professional one. Any professional relationship depends on personal investment. In order to fully assist our clients, Robert takes great care in getting to know each client personally. Our entire staff commits their time to making sure we know what the client is concerned about and how exactly we can assist them.

Our firm’s philosophy has always been to assess the client’s legal matters while also getting to know the client. Although the legal issues facing any two clients may be the same, no two clients are ever the same. We strive to learn each client’s individual concerns, wishes, values, goals, family and business relationships. Only by knowing a client personally can the legal services provided by Robert and the firm be custom tailored to the specific needs of a client.

More About Attorney, Robert Burke

Robert M. Burke

Robert M. Burke has been a licensed Maryland attorney since 1992. He is a member of the Charles County and State of Maryland Bar Associations. He is a member of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Robert is also a former President of Charles County Chamber of Commerce and a former Chairman of the Board of the Charles County Economic Development Commission.

Robert has over 23 years of experience in practicing the following areas of law:

  • Estate Planning:
  • Wills, powers of attorney, living wills, revocable living trusts, bypass trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, probate, asset titling, guardianship, charitable remainder trusts, disclaimer trusts, Medicaid trusts.

  • Business law:
  • Incorporation, buy/sell agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, employment contracts, contracting, acquisitions, conversions, sales of businesses and stock, 501c3’s, collection, commercial contract disputes, entity dissolution.

  • Real estate law:
  • Closings, purchase contracts, construction contracts, deeds, easements, governmental dedication documents, foreclosures, condominiums, homeowner’s associations, financing, commercial leases, subdivisions, zoning, land use, development, 1031 exchanges.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He then earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Robert was born in Waldorf, grew up in La Plata, and currently resides in Chaptico with his wife, Kristen, and their sons, Casey and Tyler.

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