Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1981
  • B.A., Haverford College, 1978


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association

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Robert L. Waldman


Bob Waldman chairs Venable's Business Division and is a member of Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Group. Bob's practice includes representation of Fortune 500 companies in their corporate social responsibility matters, foundations, hospitals, educational institutions, trade associations, community foundations, and other charitable entities. Bob represents some of the country's largest nonprofit organizations and has significant experience in international philanthropy. He also practices extensively in the areas of philanthropic and estate planning, employee benefits, and taxation. Bob is the Vice President of the Venable Foundation and former Co-Managing Partner of the firm.

Throughout his career, Bob has received numerous accolades for his outstanding achievements in the practice of law, involvement in the profession, and support of the community. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employee Benefits Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Tax Law and by The Daily Record, the newspaper serving Baltimore's business and legal communities, which honored him with its Leadership in Law award.


Bob is active in Baltimore's civic and philanthropic communities. He is an Elected Fellow of the Baltimore City Bar Foundation, is a past Chair of the Board of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, and serves on the Boards of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He has also served on the Board of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is a member of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board.

Bob is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Tax-Exempt Organizations and former chair of the Employee Benefits Subcommittee of the Maryland State Bar Association.