Women in Business PROFILES SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
AWARDS AND HONORS
Fellow of American Colleges of Trust & Estate (2008-18), Tax (2007-2018) and
Employee Benefits Counsels (2000-18); Best Lawyers (2014-18), Maryland & D.C.
(2007-18) Super Lawyers.
4800 Hampden Lane, 6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
What do you love most about your job?
There’s great satisfaction in working closely with my clients to ensure their
estate plan and documents fully implement their desires. I make sure to protect
any surviving spouses, children and grandchildren—or other beneficiaries—as
much as possible, while minimizing administrative hassles and family conflicts
that may arise. Of course, I also work to minimize federal and state estate taxes.
I greatly enjoy getting to know my clients and their families—they’re some
of the most talented and wonderful people. And it’s a particular honor to work
with multiple generations of the same family. Paley Rothman has employed a
significant number of women lawyers and in the estate and trust group alone,
I’m privileged to work with three: Michelle Chapin, Laura Thomas and Debbie
Cohn. We’re supported by some of the most talented estate administration
paralegals in town, together amassing more than 100 years of experience!
PRINCIPAL, PALEY ROTHMAN
11140 Rockville Pike | North Bethesda, MD 20852
240-249-8492 | www.LEPowerUp.com
Why do you do what you do?
Wendy: The unexpected call, the medical diagnosis, the panicked response—
we as mothers have both been there. Chronic illness can turn a child’s—along
with his/her caretakers’—whole world upside down. Each day brings new
challenges, and a new resolve to “Make it a good day.” With Power UP, a new
collaborative initiative of Learning Essentials, our mission is to provide services
and be the liaison for families, educators and medical providers of children
living with chronic illness. We have joined forces to provide consultation
services, action plans and professional programs to empower kids.
What motivates and inspires you?
Julie: Our own personal stories motivate us to help others. We’re inspired by
children who persevere despite adversity, but realize it is a tough journey. We
decided to tackle an unmet need in the community by leveraging health and
education networks to support families with chronic medical conditions.
Julie Schumacher & Wendy Taylor
OWNERS, LE POWER UP
2018 Best of Bethesda Readers Poll, A Top Vote Getter, Best Tutoring Firm,