Richard (Rich) B. Maltby

Richard (Rich) B. Maltby



Phone: (352) 372-1282
Fax: (352) 375-9960


Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Design, Construction, and Development
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Taxation/Tax Controversy
  • Business Succession and Wealth Planning
  • Banking and Commercial Finance/Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals


Rich Maltby is a partner at Folds & Walker, LLC. He represents clients in areas that include business law, complex commercial litigation, 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, Mr. Maltby has assisted clients with business acquisitions, including asset purchases and stock sales, in a variety of industries. Mr. Maltby 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, Mr. Maltby 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.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Maltby is admitted to practice in Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; Missouri; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Illinois; and the U.S. Tax Court.


  • 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


  • Board Member, March of Dimes Greater Gainesville Market
  • 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

Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter, “Resolving Construction Defect Claims and Navigating the Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage”, Construction Specifications Institute of Southwest Missouri, Springfield, MO, Jan. 2013
  • Co-Presenter, “Preventing and Resolving Construction Defect Claims”, ACI Construction Litigation Conference (CLE), Orlando, FL, Feb.-Mar. 2012
  • Author, “Missouri Prevailing Wage Laws Have Broad Application”, Springfield (MO) Business Journal, June 2011
  • Presenter, “Design & Engineering Phase Contracts”, AIA Springfield, Springfield, MO, July 2011
  • Author, “Change to Mechanic’s Lien Laws Add Advance Notice Rules”, Springfield (MO) Business Journal, June 2011
  • Presenter, “Tackling the Legal Aspects of Going Paperless in the Construction Industry”, Construction Specifications Institute of Southwest Missouri, Springfield, MO, Jan. 2011
  • Presenter, “The Owner-Architect Relationship”, Dentons (CLE), St. Louis, MO, May 2010
  • Author, “The Indian Child Welfare Act and the Missed Opportunity to Apply the Act to Guardianships”, 46 St. Louis U. L.J. 213, 2002


Mr. Maltby grew up in Michigan. He 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.