Zelig Robinson works in the firm’s Corporate/Business Law and Tax Planning Practice Groups, concentrating on acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, cross-border transactions, and taxation and corporate law.
He has been recognized as one of the outstanding business lawyers in the region by The Daily Record.
From 1958 to 1960, Mr. Robinson wrote rulings for the Reorganizations and Dividends Branch, Rulings Division, Internal Revenue Service. From 1961 to 1964 and from 1967 to 1968, he was Associate Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From 1968 to 1969, he was Special Legal Consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Special Subcommittee on Investigations). From 1968 to 1990, he was a member of the Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, and from 1978 to 1988, he was Chairman of the Commission’s Committee which revised the Income Tax Article.
Mr. Robinson has been a member of the MSBA’s Committee on Laws (which advises the MSBA Board of Governors of positions on legislative matters) since 1989. He served as Vice-Chairman of the International Taxation Committee of the International Commercial Law Section of the MSBA from 1983 to 1985.
As an avid supporter of the arts, Mr. Robinson has been President of Everyman Theatre since 2004 and was Vice President and Director from 2002 to 2003. He served as Chairman of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission from 1991 to 1996 and served on its board from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Robinson was a Director of the Foundation for Maryland Public Broadcasting from 1989 to 1999. From 1988 to 1994, he was a Trustee of Maryland Art Place and was Vice President and Director from 2002-2003.
Mr. Robinson is a Director and Secretary of the William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund, and from 1980 until 1988 was Director and Vice-President of the Governor’s Mansion Foundation. From 1998-2001, he served as President of Celebration 2000, Maryland’s celebration of the Millennium.
Mr. Robinson is a Trustee of the Baltimore City Historical Society and Secretary of its Board of Trustees.
In 2005 Mr. Robinson chaired the Baltimore City Council Transition Commission, advising the Council in connection with City Charter changes and Council Rules, when it was restructured by referendum from six three-member districts to 14 single-member districts.
Mr. Robinson is a founder and a Director of the Baltimore Efficiency and Economic Foundation. From 1974 to 1982, he was Chairman of the Baltimore City Minimum Wage Commission. In addition, Mr. Robinson was a founding Director of the Baltimore Coalition of Homeowners.
- AV Rating in Martindale Hubbell
- Who’s Who in America, 1990 – Present
- Who’s Who in American Law, 1996 – Present
- Who’s Who in the World, 2000 – Present
- Who’s Who in the East, 1997 – Present
- Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 2001, 2003
Professional and Civic Involvement
- Vice President, Director, Everyman Theatre, 2002 – Present
- Trustee, Baltimore City Historical Society, 2002 – Present
- American Bar Association, International Taxation Member 1991 – Present
- Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Laws 1989 – Present
- Member, Advisory Council of the Community Law Center, 2001 – Present
- Chairman, 1991 – 1996 and Board Member, 1989 – 1996, Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission
Publications and Lectures
“Non-Recourse Debt Financing Provides Opportunities for Real Estate Partnerships”, Small Business Taxation, 24, Sept./Oct. 1988
Co-Author, “Structuring a Partner’s Retirement to Achieve the Best Results for Partner and Partnership”, 38 Taxation for Accountants 278, May 1987
Areas of Specialty
- Commercial Financing Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Tax Advice and Planning