Longman & Van Grack, LLC
10411 Motor City Dr. Ste 750
Bethesda, MD 20817
Robb Longman represents his clients in business matters, tax planning and litigation, as well as estate planning. Robb regularly assists businesses with the drafting of corporate documents, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts, addressing employee agreements, and formulating succession planning. Robb’s clients have continued to grow their businesses into large profitable companies.
Robb’s extensive background in tax law provides him with the ability to advise his clients not just on the corporate matters but the tax effects of those matters as well. In fact, as head of the Firm’s Tax Practice, Robb is the former Chair of Maryland State Bar Association’s Tax Section, the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Taxation Closely Held Businesses Committee, and a regularly speaker at tax seminars to attorneys and businesses on the latest tax law issues. Robb has also testified before the Maryland House of Delegates on tax legislation for the State of Maryland. Robb regularly works with his clients to devise strategies to help them minimize their taxes in their business or personal transactions. Additionally, Robb is a regular speaker on panels and presentations with the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation Meetings.
Additionally, Robb has successfully represented many business, individuals, and non-profits before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies. Robb represents his clients in tax audits, in the United States Tax Court, the Maryland Tax Court, and Robb regularly assists his clients in resolving outstanding tax debts.
Robb also works with each of his clients to help them plan for their future through estate planning, tax planning, and trust planning. With his extensive knowledge of the tax laws, Robb works with his clients to ensure that their estate plans are set up so they can take advantage of estate deductions and protecting their funds while passing the most of their assets to their families.
Robb is a native Washingtonian and attended high school in Rockville, Maryland and now resides in Bethesda. Thus, Robb is very familiar with the various issues that face Maryland and D.C. businesses and individuals.
- L.L.M., Taxation, University of Baltimore School of Law
- J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
- B.A., Hofstra University
- American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2019-Present
- Assistant Secretary, American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2017-2019
- Member of the American College of Tax Counsel, 2017-Present
- Board of Regents American College of Tax Counsel, 2018-Present
- Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Closely Held Businesses Committee, 2015
- Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Tax Section, 2015-16
- Chair, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Practice Management Committee, 2013-15
- Vice-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Tax Section, 2014-15
- AVVO Superb Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2015
- AVVO Superb Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2014
- Chair, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Young Lawyers Forum, 2010-11
- Legal Elite, Washington SmartCEO, 2009
- John S. Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2008-09
Each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack has extensive experience in all areas of state tax law, federal tax law, audit defense, and every type of legal tax disputes. Our tax law attorneys are constantly aware of the most recent changes in state and federal tax laws as our tax lawyers currently serve in leadership roles in the tax sections and committees of the Maryland State Bar Association as well as American Bar Association. Additionally, our tax lawyers have testified before the Maryland House of Delegates on Maryland state tax laws. In fact, the head of our Tax Attorney Practice, Robb Longman, is the former Chair of the Tax Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and the current Assistant Secretary of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.
Our tax attorneys not only handle tax planning and tax preparation issues, but they also have extensive experience in top quality representation of clients in IRS audits, tax controversy, and tax litigation in tax court. While each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack is able to represent all tax litigants against the IRS in every United States Tax Court, our tax lawyers primarily focus our firm’s tax law practice on Maryland tax law, DC tax law, and Virginia tax law.
Longman & Van Grack’s tax law attorneys also work with clients and the IRS in the IRS’s Offer in Compromise program. The IRS Offer in Compromise program provides our clients with the ability settle their tax debts for less than the whole tax liability. The IRS Offer in Compromise program can be applied to individuals and business/corporate taxpayers. Each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack’s regularly works with the IRS for their clients regarding the IRS Offer in Compromise program to help get a fresh start and stay in future compliance with their tax obligations.
Each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack also works with each of our tax clients for proper tax planning and estate planning in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Our tax planning attorneys meet with each of our tax clients in our Maryland Offices (Rockville and Bethesda), Washington DC Office, or Northern Virginia Office. Longman & Van Grack’s tax lawyers work directly with each of our clients to lessen the tax burdens and maximize the tax benefits associated with accomplishing each of their financial goals. Each tax attorney at Longman & Van Grack understands that tax planning is part of running a financially-successful business, thus, our tax lawyers work to provide relevant and timely advice that fits with our clients overall vision.
Longman & Van Grack is a sophisticated law firm that serves the needs of individuals, businesses, and non-profits that have legal problems and concerns. With many decades of combined experience practicing law in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Wyoming, our attorneys regularly represent clients in the areas of business law, civil litigation, tax law, estate planning, patent law, appeals, legal ethics, and recreation law. Within these legal areas, aside from successfully representing many clients, our attorneys have also been elected to head state/national bar association committees, been appointed by governors to state-wide commissions, served as expert witnesses, and taught legal courses as university professors.
Our Firm’s mission is to be your indispensable advisers, helping you make smart legal decisions through our expertise, integrity, and personalized service. Our commitment to the best possible outcome for you is cemented in our unique client-centered approach. We are your personal legal representatives whether standing up for you in a courtroom, negotiating your contract, or drafting your will, and we take that responsibility seriously. We want you to know that Longman & Van Grack exists to help you through the legal system and make your life better.