• District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, with distinction
  • Elon University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
  • Rollins College, BA, cum laude
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L. Madeline Obler


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Madeline Obler-Grill concentrates her practice in the areas of federal tax controversy, tax credit finance, and business tax law. She counsels individuals, corporations, and partnerships in a broad array of tax matters including negotiation and litigation with the IRS as well as domestic and international tax matters. In addition, she helps clients finance real estate projects using historic rehabilitation tax credits and new markets tax credits. She also has experience assisting tax-exempt organizations.

Ms. Obler-Grill is a contributor to Blank Rome’s Tax Controversy Watch blog (, which focuses on addressing and providing a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the tax controversy field.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ms. Obler-Grill served as a law clerk for the Honorable John O. Colvin, U.S. Tax Court, in Washington, D.C.

During law school, Ms. Obler-Grill served as the editor-in-chief of the Elon Law Review, as a teacher’s aide to the Director of the Legal Writing and Research department, and as a member of the Honor Council. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James L. Gale, North Carolina Business Court, in Greensboro, NC.