The resolution of family law issues impacts a person’s long term financial well-being and parental rights. It is important, therefore, to attain the best possible outcome. Robin B. Taub, a principal and founding member of Paradiso, Taub, Sinay, Owel, and Kostecka, P.C., has built her legal reputation upon this principle. She focuses her practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia on negotiation, mediation and collaboration, and is frequently appointed by D.C. and Montgomery County Courts as a mediator. Leveraging her negotiation skills and her ability to diffuse emotional disputes, Ms. Taub is able to find creative solutions for even the most complex or financially sophisticated cases. She employs a well-informed and financially sophisticated approach, that is direct and straightforward, in order to establish negotiating positions that are both defensible and reasonable. Ms. Taub has frequently been named amongst the area’s top family law attorneys by Washingtonian Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers and the Washington Post Magazine. She has received the highest possible peer review ratings for her legal abilities and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as a top international/matrimonial “High Net Worth Lawyer”. Ms. Taub handles all types of family law matters, including divorce, child support, custody, property settlement agreements, and prenuptial agreements. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on the topics of Ethics and Collaborative Practice at many Universities, Professional Legal Forums and Associations.
Donna Rismiller, an accomplished litigator and collaborative resolution professional, is founder of RLG Law. Focusing her practice in Family Law, she assists her clients with complex financial resolutions, significant custody decisions, as well as highly emotionally-charged disputes. She considers it a privilege to serve clients throughout the state of Maryland, a hallmark of the firm that she founded in 2005. Today, RLG Law focuses in six core areas of practice: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Business Law, Trusts and Estates, Civil Litigation and Employment Law. Donna has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations throughout her more than 21 years of practice. Among other accolades, she has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers Association, a Top 10 Family Lawyer by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, a Super Lawyer, and a member of the prestigious National Association of Distinguished Counsel. She has lectured extensively on numerous topics, including “The Fundamentals of Divorce,” “Domestic Violence and its Impact Upon Child Custody and Divorce Proceedings,” and “Basics of Divorce Litigation.” In addition to membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association, she is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Women’s Law Center of Maryland and the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council. For her dedication to community service, she received the Forerunner Award by the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation and the Community Award by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.
Sogand Zamani is a strong, creative and persistent advocate of her client’s interests throughout representation in all aspects of family and domestic relations law. As a former client observed: “Her legal talents are matched in their quality and depth only by her ability to connect on a human level with clients.” Sogand is called upon by colleagues and/or courts to serve in her capacity as a trained mediator, parent coordinator or best interest attorney (Guardian ad litem) for minor children. Sogand is a strong advocate for Collaborative dispute resolution processes and leader in the Collaborative community, representing individuals seeking to pursue divorce and dissolution in a dignified and less acrimonious way through the Collaborative practice. When out-of-court options do not suffice, she is equal to the task of litigating matters with pragmatism and discretion through appeal.