Richard B. Maltby

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Richard B. Maltby

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Rich Maltby is a partner at Folds, Walker & Maltby LLC. He represents clients in areas that include business law, complex commercial litigation, local government, taxation, real estate and construction, and business succession and wealth planning. He has handled disputes in state and federal courts, appellate courts, and various arbitration and administrative forums, including the Internal Revenue Service, throughout the country. He has also represented clients on a national basis in the various phases of real estate development—whether custom-built homes or multi-million-dollar industrial projects, including legal due diligence on project sites, project financing, contract negotiations and performance, and dispute resolution. In addition, Rich has assisted clients with business acquisitions, including asset purchases and stock sales, in a variety of industries. Rich draws on his experience in litigation and his tax training to offer unique perspectives to his clients who are evaluating and contemplating new business ventures. In many cases, his clients are small, closely-held companies that have needs for general business law services on a periodic basis. Previously, Rich spent several years of his career in the real estate and construction practice group of an international firm, which today is the largest law firm in the world. Following that experience, he was a partner at another reputable medium-sized business law firm in Missouri.



  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 2002
    • Law Journal: Saint Louis University Law Journal, Editor
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M. – 2015
    • Major: Taxation
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.A. – 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Business

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member, March of Dimes Greater Gainesville Market
  • Member, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Gainesville Quarterback Club
  • Past President, Construction Specifications Institute of Southwest Missouri
  • Past Board Member, Junior Achievement Springfield, Missouri Chapter
  • Past Board Member, Friends of Abilities First
  • Alumnus, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Building Trial Skills Program
  • Participant, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Past Positions

  • Herzog Crebs LLP, Associate

Published Works

  • The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and the Missed Opportunity to Apply the Act to Guardianships, St. Louis U. L.J., 213, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Commercial Finance/Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2002
  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2002
  • Florida, 2016
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2010


  • Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers (construction law)
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly
  • Forty Under Forty, Springfield Business Journal
  • Alumnus, Leadership Springfield Class 29 (Springfield, Missouri)