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Robert M. 'Robbie' Goldman

Robert M. 'Robbie' Goldman

Robert M. "Robbie" Goldman, former managing partner of the old Baltimore law firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, whose legal career spanned more than half a century, died Friday of complications of an infection at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson.

He was 98.

"The thing about Robbie Goldman was that he was a paragon of excellence. His aim was to be the best, and he ultimately succeeded," said Shale S. Stiller, a longtime friend and partner at DLA Piper US LLP.

"As a lawyer, and this is not hyperbole, he was the best real estate lawyer in Baltimore. He was generally considered a business, real estate, taxation and...