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Robert Bohan

Law Office of Robert Z. Bohan, LLC

Robert Bohan

Law Office of Robert Z. Bohan, LLC

Robert Bohan

Law Office of Robert Z. Bohan, LLC

Bob Bohan earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Denver.  He subsequently completed a Masters of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

He started his legal career in private law practice in Denver. After moving to Washington, D.C., he served as an Associate Minority Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare and as Minority Counsel to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. After leaving the U.S. Senate, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Soft Drink Association in Washington from 1979 to 1992.

In 1993, he opened his own office in Annapolis, concentrating his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and family business counseling. His professional memberships include the American, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Academy of Special Needs Planning Attorneys, and Wealth Counsel.

Since opening his office, Bob has also served as an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College in American Government and Business Law and teaches a Continuing Education course for the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors, focusing on legal issues for realtors in working with the elderly.

Bob and his wife, Barbara, have resided in Annapolis since 1977. Their personal interests range from scuba diving to travel. Most recently they spent two weeks in France, primarily in Provence. 

Firm Description

The Law Office of Robert Z. Bohan, LLC provides services to clients of all ages in estate planning, family business operations, elder law, and special needs planning. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Bob and his staff concentrate on the following:

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Business Planning
  • Medical Assistance Planning Evaluations
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Estate Administration

The focus of the firm enables the office to be particularly sensitive to the multiple stresses that individuals and families confront on a daily basis, stresses compounded by the complexities of the American legal, tax, and health care systems. The Law Office of Robert Z. Bohan helps its clients navigate this system by providing answers where they are hard to find and identifying solutions to the clients’ particular needs and goals.

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Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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Main Office

175 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401

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