Areas of Practice

At Robert Burke Law Firm, our team understands that when you are in need of legal assistance for estate planning, real estate law, or contract law; you need a team you can depend on. We make it our mission to provide every client with the dependable representation and guidance they deserve.

Areas of practice we focus on include:

Estate Planning & Wills

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Estate planning is for everyone – it's a way of caring for your loved ones, seeing they are provided for, and making sure your hard-earned property is distributed according to your wishes. Learn what you need to do to save money and assure that your plans are carried out exactly as you wish.

Your estate consists of all your property, including:

  • Your home and other real estate
  • Tangible personal property such as cars and furniture
  • Intangible property like insurance, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, and pension and social security benefits
  • Any ownership interest you may have in a local business
  • An estate plan is your blueprint for where you want your property to go after you die

To learn more about our estate planning services, click here. Then when you're ready, call us to schedule a consultation.

Real Estate Law

Maryland property law leaves buyers and sellers free to enter into bad deals under sales contracts with legally ambiguous language that actually invites real estate lawsuits. In most residential home sales, these real estate contracts are drafted by real estate agents, buyers and sellers who may not understand the legal problems.

We encourage our clients to check with us before signing on the bottom line; we are often retained to check the fine print after the ink is already dry and accusations of a breach of contract have arisen. In all real estate cases, an understanding of Maryland real estate laws, consumer protection laws, real estate disclosure statutes and real estate sales and settlements is critical to winning real estate cases on behalf of buyers and sellers.

Our commercial clients have received assistance for years with sales contracts, leases, condominium regimes, enforcing liens, and creating real estate holding companies.

Business & Contract Law

We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of transactional work for small and medium sized businesses. We are committed to building on-going relationships with our clients and we believe that the better we know our clients the better legal advice and representation we are able to provide. We regularly work with our clients on issues involving:

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  • Construction Law
  • Business and Corporate Contracts
  • Business Financing
  • Stockholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Corporate By-Laws

Should business disputes arise, we are aggressive advocates for our clients' interests. We are negotiator with the ingenuity to avoid unnecessary trials and the skill and experience to successfully litigate a case when it is in our client's best interests.

Selecting the proper organizational structure can have a significant impact on tax issues, as well as the long term viability of a business. Our firm has been helping new and established entrepreneurs select appropriate corporate structures for more than fifteen years. We can explain advantages and disadvantages of partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), S-Corps, and C-Corps. We are committed to participating in the success of our clients' businesses.

*Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.