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Robert Kalinoski

Robert D. Kalinoski is an attorney with Kalinoski & Riordan, P.A. His broad experience covers business and corporate law, taxation, estate planning, estate administration, and business succession planning.

Practice Areas
  • AV Peer Review-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law.

  • Included in Smart CEO's "Legal Elite".


General Information

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Past or Present 


  • Chair, Business Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association.

  • Board Member and Chair of Governance Committee, XPX Maryland. (Exit Planning Exchange).

  • American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association.

  • Association for Corporate Growth.

  • Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

  • Founder and Chair, Maryland Business and Technology Coalition.

  • Editorial Advisory Board of The Daily Record.

  • Maryland Bar Foundation.

  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council.

  • Chair, Baltimore County Technology Council.

  • Chair, Allegheny Tax Society

Civic and Community Activities – Past or Present 


  • President, Harvard / Radcliffe Club of Maryland.

  • President, Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania.

  • Rotary International: Area Governor and Past President, Rotary Club of Towsontowne.

  • Pro Musica Rara Board Member

  • Co-founder, Mount Lebanon Schools Foundation


Selected Speaking Engagements


  • "Commercialization of Technology" - Office of Commercial Programs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

  • "How to Avoid Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Business and Your Financial Future" - Business Owners' Workshop.

  • "Forming A Company" - Johns Hopkins Technology & Life Sciences Bootcamp.

  • CNNfn, "Digital Jam," Interview regarding the feasibility of establishing the nation's first combined Business and Technology Court.

  • Maryland Public Television - "News Night Maryland," Interview on Business and Technology Court program.

  •  "Construction Contracts" - National Association of Security Bond Producers.

  • "High Tech Privacy" - Hunt Valley Business Forum.

  • "Improving Profitability of Professional Service Firms Through Effective Contract Management".

  • "Increasing Profitability Through Effective Contract Management" - Montgomery County Office of Economic Development.

  • "Tax and Estate Planning Considerations" - IDS Financial Services.

  • "Legal Concerns of Interior Design Firms, or How Many Ways Can Things Go Wrong?" - Institute of Business Designers; Baltimore Chapter.

  • "Financial and Estate Planning: An Overall Perspective" - The Bank of Baltimore.

  • "Contract Management -- How to Arrive at a Win-Win Situation" - Philadelphia Chapter of International Facility Management Association.

  • "Increasing Profitability Through Effective Contract Management" - Loyola College MBA Fellows.

  • "Legal Issues for Interior Designers" - Catonsville Community College.

  • "Legal Issues for Interior Designers". Institute of Business Designers, Baltimore Chapter.

  • "Structuring, Negotiating and Closing a Venture Capital Deal" - Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • "Contract Management: The Key to Business Profitability" - National Association of Catering Executives.

  • "Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs" - Maryland Small Business Development Center.

  • "Guaranteeing Profitability: The Effective Use of Business Contracts" - Greater Baltimore Committee

  • "Profiles in Law Practice Excellence: Ensuring Successful Outcomes" - American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section.

  • "Representing Emerging Companies" - Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers.

  • "Effective Contracts" - International Interior Design Association.

  • "Creating Win-Win Results in Project Contract Negotiations" - Project Management Institute of Baltimore.

  • "Internet Resources for Business - The Competitive Edge". Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.

  • "Effective Contract Management" - International Interior Design Association.

  • "Internet Resources for the Equipment Leasing Industry" - Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors and Equipment Leasing Association of America.

  • "Win-Win Contract Negotiations" - Rowles & Company, Client Appreciation Day.

  • "Physician Employment Agreements"  - Life After Residency Seminar; Harbor Hospital Center.

  • "Guaranteeing Success in Business" - Rowles & Company; Johns Hopkins University.

  • "Licensing Agreements for Emerging Companies" - Part of seminar on "Advising the Emerging Business" sponsored by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL).

  • "Due Diligence" - Part of seminar on "Fundamentals of a Corporate Transaction - The Anatomy of a Deal" - Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers.

  • "High Tech Privacy"- Hunt Valley Business Forum.

  •  "Patriotism and Dissent in the Modern Age" - Towsontowne Rotary Club

  • "Legal Considerations in Starting a Business" - Small Business Development Center.



  • Boston University School of Law - J.D.

  • Harvard University - A.B., Cum Laude.


Admitted to Practice


  • Maryland

  • Pennsylvania

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • U.S. Supreme Court


Selected Publications


Editorials in The Daily Record:

  • On The Legal System:

    • "The Empathy of Judges".

    • "Pakistan, Exceptionalism and the America Legal System".

  • On Legal and Social Policy:

    • "Beyond Gun Control: Preserving Freedom and Security".

    • "Diversity is More Than Race".

    • "Patriotism and Dissent in the Modern Age".

    • "Truth and Certainty in the News Media".

    • "Lawrence v. Texas: Judicial Activism in Pursuit of Social Policy"


  • On Real Estate:

    • "Quick, Take It! - The Need for Further Reform of Eminent Domain"


  • On Technology:

    • "Creating a Court for the Future"

    • "Getting Down to Business: Why Maryland Needs a Business and Technology Court"


Article in The Maryland Bar Journal:

  • "The Role of Law in Our Coming Technological World - Wisdom in the Age of Spiritual Machines".



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