Attorneys

Roy Niedermayer

Principal

301-951-4456
301-654-7354 FAX
rniedermayer@paleyrothman.com

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Roy Niedermayer is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate Practice and Government Contracts practice areas. He excels in risk management - he identifies and assesses risk in each of his cases and then discusses alternative strategies in light of probabilities of outcomes to determine what the best cost-benefit course of action is. He may create decision tree analyses, determining what factors affect risk, how to reduce risk, and assigns probability of success. When first meeting with a client, Roy finds out what the client is hoping to achieve and what their goals are - in doing this he understands what success means to them, and can proceed with focusing on the best business decision for his client. He is results-oriented.

Roy is primarily engaged in business counseling, complex commercial litigation involving commercial transactions, business torts, insurance coverage, and indemnity claims, commercial/trade secrets, real estate development and construction, corporate matters. He has represented creditors with claims and on committees in Chapter 11 reorganization and Chapter 7 liquidations, as well as individuals in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings in federal bankruptcy and state insolvency actions. He also has negotiated out-of-court workouts on behalf of debtors and creditors that often avoid bankruptcy or insolvency altogether. In addition, Roy has extensive experience in estate/trust and probate litigation including will contests. His cases often involve complex, substantial assets, and require creative and tenacious solutions. His skills, judgment, and commitment in these matters makes him a valuable resource to his business clients.

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Federal Circuit

  • United States Court of Federal Claims

  • United States Tax Court

Education
  • J.D., Cum Laude, Harvard Law School, 1972

  • A.B., Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 1969
       - Phi Beta Kappa
       - Honors with the highest distinction in History
       - Scholar of the House

Accolades & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2020-2021)
         - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2007-2008, 2010-2018)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2007-2008, 2010-2018)

  • “Legal Advocacy Award for Civil Rights” from the Anti-Defamation League

  • Nominated for the American College of Trial Lawyers “Courageous Advocacy” Award

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Recent Publications
Civic & Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

  • Board of Governors for the Association of Yale Alumni

  • Former President of the Yale Club of Washington D.C.

  • Regional Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League

Speeches & Presentations
Representative Matters
  • After obtaining an AAA arbitration award (a) removing trustees who violated fiduciary duties by dissipation of trust assets and (b) awarding a recovery of $800,000 against the removed trustees, the award was reduced to a judicial judgment in the Circuit Court. The judgment was successfully affirmed on appeal in the Court of Special Appeals, including the award of additional judgment interest to the judgment creditor on a cross-appeal.

  • Represented personal representative of estate on appeal and obtained affirmation of Montgomery County, MD Orphans’ Court judgment upholding the estate’s denial of $150,000 creditor claim for personal services.