Robb A. Longman

Top rated tax attorney in Bethesda, Maryland

Longman & Van Grack, LLC
Robb A. Longman
Longman & Van Grack, LLC

Practice Areas: Tax, Business & corporate, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 2001

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016

Longman & Van Grack, LLC

10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750 #6E
Bethesda, MD 20817 Visit website

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Robb A. Longman is the managing member of Longman & Van Grack, LLC. He focuses his practice on federal and state income tax matters, business counseling and transactions, and estate planning from the firm’s office in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Longman represents people and businesses throughout the greater District of Columbia metropolitan area.

Mr. Longman handles tax planning and return preparation, and he also has extensive experience in Internal Revenue Service audits and controversies, offers in compromise, and tax liens. He has appeared before the U.S. Tax Court as well as other courts in connection with related litigation. In his estate planning practice, Mr. Longman prepares and reviews wills, living and irrevocable trusts, advance medical directives, and health care and financial powers of attorney. His business law experience includes the preparation and negotiation of employment agreements and other contracts, and he advises business owners on succession planning issues and has handled sales, acquisitions, and other transactions. The high quality of work in all of Mr. Longman’s professional endeavors has led to a great deal of positive recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Longman is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He majored in criminal psychology at Hofstra University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. Mr. Longman then enrolled at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and in 2001 he obtained his Juris Doctor and then in 2003 a Master of Laws in taxation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Tax: business, Business/corporate, Estate planning & probate, Tax: consumer

Focus areas

Tax law, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 20% Tax: business
  • 30% Business/corporate
  • 30% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Tax: consumer

First Admitted: 2001, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.lvglawfirm.com/robb-a-longman/

Educational Background:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 2017
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2001
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Taxation, L.L.M., 2003
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Build a Better Understanding of Trust MechanicsEven the most masterfully drafted trust is only as good as the people who implement and run it. This engaging legal course will walk you through the key hurdles of trust administration: from managing assets and dealing with creditors to periodic accountings, taxation, and dispute resolution. Get quick practical guidance on running a trust. Register today! Get an update on the current laws governing trust administration. Explore allowable expenses, fiduciary compensation, and creditor issues. Get a pragmatic view of periodic accountings, distributions, and tax returns. Explore trust tax planning options and challenges. Learn when and how trusts can be modified., Speaker, Utah Trust Administration Guide, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2021
  • Determining when targeted allocation provisions are beneficial and drafting best practices. Explaining how to comply with IRC 704(b), including its substantial economic effect standards, and how to choose between targeted and regulatory allocations., Speaker, Structuring Targeted Partnership Tax Allocations: Complying With IRC 704(b), Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2021
  • Understand All the Wealth Planning Options Available to Your ClientsPlanning your clients' financial future and legacy is diverse and complex, with a unique tool for every unique client situation. In this fast-paced comprehensive program, our faculty will guide you through the plethora of trust options and give you a straightforward, incisive analysis of when and how each can be used for maximum effect. Explore the goals, functions, administration hurdles, and tax implications of the top trusts in the practice. Choose the best tool for the job every time! Weigh all the pros and cons to select the best trust options for specific client situations. Anticipate tax consequences of various trusts. Use sample trust language our faculty provide to save drafting time and avoid mistakes. Clarify the powers and duties of trustees in different trusts. Compare living and testamentary trusts for straightforward estate planning. Distinguish between accounting and taxable income and learn how trust income tax is reported. Understand how recent tax laws changed the practice of marital trusts and learn when they are still useful. Review common ethical missteps that can cost you your license - and how to avoid them., Speaker, Trusts From A to Z, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2021
  • Important Ways of Avoiding Tax Disasters in Trust and Estate PlanningFor those working under the watchful eye of the IRS, it's imperative to comply with intricate and everchanging rules and allow taxpayers the option to dispute a determination if needed. Are you prepared to assist your clients and help them reach their goals with a minimum tax burden? In this engaging webcast program, expand your knowledge in trust and estate law and avoid the most common blunders and dispute traps! Manage tax returns and deadlines to correct the most common documentation errors. Identify and correct the most common trust tax reporting errors. Explore common tax practices that invite an audit. Learn how to resolve estates' tax disputes with the IRS. Gauge when requesting an advance ruling or a PLR is prudent. Review federal tax controversy negotiation and litigation process., Speaker, Top Tax Mistakes and Disputes in Trusts and Estates, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2021
  • Even the most masterfully drafted trust is only as good as the people who implement and run it. This engaging legal course will walk you through the key hurdles of trust administration: from managing assets and dealing with creditors to periodic accountings, taxation, and dispute resolution. Get quick practical guidance on running a trust. Register today! Get an update on the current laws governing trust administration. Explore allowable expenses, fiduciary compensation, and creditor issues. Get a pragmatic view of periodic accountings and distributions. Explore trust tax planning options and challenges. Learn when and how trusts can be modified., Speaker, Maryland Trust Administration Guide, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2021
  • Calculating the Section 199A Deduction of Qualified Business Income of Pass-Through Entities, which is central to the tax overhaul/reform legislation. Detailing activities eligible for the deduction, describe those excluded from the deduction, offer practical approaches for calculating the deduction, and outline planning tools for pass-through entities (PTEs) to restructure business activities to qualify., Speaker, Calculating IRC 199A Qualified Pass-Through Business Income Deduction, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2020
  • Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Medicaid Planning 101Individuals without a plan in place for incapacity, death or nursing home care will often see their wishes unfulfilled and their assets at the mercy of creditors. You have the power to prevent this. This program will show you when and how to use different estate planning tools to accomplish your clients' goals. Build a solid foundation for a successful estate planning practice! Will, trust or both? Learn how to make the right choice for your client's unique situation. Examine the different types of trusts and understand when and why they are used. Discover how to protect clients' assets when planning for Medicaid and nursing home care., Speaker, Maryland Estate Planning Essentials, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2020
  • Draft Better Estate Planning DocumentsBuild your drafting skills with this practical review and discussion of sample will and trust language. Save time and achieve better outcomes for your clients! Find out what clients often omit at the initial interview and how it affects estate plans. Avoid missing critical components of the estate with a comprehensive asset inventory. Review critical fiduciary duties and powers and spot check for common drafting problems. Find new effective ways to structure distributions., Speaker, Preparing Maryland Wills & Trusts, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2020
  • Get the Tax Basics Down: Rules, Forms, Procedures and PlanningTrusts and estates practice requires an essential understanding of tax laws and planning approaches. This practical course breaks down the main tax rules and principles driving the planning strategies and gives you a solid foundation for your practice! Get the latest updates on the TCJA, the SECURE Act and other tax laws. Clarify when and how income and capital gains tax apply. Walk through the main tax forms you need to know and use. Find out what the IRS is focusing their efforts on currently., Tax Fundamentals for Estate Planning Attorneys, Legal, Accounting, Trustee, Fiduciaries, 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • Top Tax Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2021, Top Tax Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2021
  • AVVO Superb Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2015 - 2020, AVVO Superb Rating Award, AVVO, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, 2014 - Present, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • Top Tax Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019, Top Tax Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Maryland Rising Star, 2016, Maryland Rising Start, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • AVVO Superb Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2014, AVVO Superb Rating Award, AVVO, 2014
  • John S. Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2008 - 2009, John S. Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2009
  • Legal Elite, Washington SmartCEO, 2009, Legal Elite, Washington SmartCEO, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Counsel Director, American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2019 - 2021, 2022
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Regent, 2017 - Present, 2021
  • Secretary, American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2019 - 2021, 2021
  • District of Columbia, 2021
  • American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Taxation Closely Held Businesses Committee, Vice-Chair, 2017
  • Assistant Secretary, American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2017
  • Chair Maryland State Bar Association Tax Section, 2015 - 2016  , 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Tax Section, Vice-Chair, 2014 - 2015, 2015
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Practice Management Committee, Chair, 2013 - 2015, 2015
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Young Lawyers Forum, Chair, 2010 - 2011, 2011

Office location for Robb A. Longman

10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750 #6E
Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: 301-291-5027

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016

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