Richard “Rich” B. Maltby



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.


Business and Corporate Law

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate and Construction


Estate Planning

Government and Administrative Law

Labor & Employment



Banking and Commercial Finance/Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida (2016)

U.S. Tax Court (2017)

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (2018)
Missouri (2002)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2002)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2010)
Illinois (2003)


Kalamazoo College, Economics and Business, B.A., with honors, 1999

Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2002 (Staff Editor, Law Journal)

University of Florida, LL.M. Taxation, 2015

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Board Member, March of Dimes Greater Gainesville Market

Member, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Member, Gainesville Quarterback Club

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)

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


Rich grew up in Michigan. He then lived in Missouri for 15 years before moving to Gainesville in 2014 to complete the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Florida. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two young daughters.