Hobbs Manages Fisher Campaign for Orphans Court

Bodie Law Partner, Chester H. Hobbs, has been appointed Campaign Manager for the election campaign of Juliet Fisher, candidate for Judge, Orphans Couty for Baltimore County. Below is a picture of Ms. Fisher and her two fellow candidates for Judge:  Chief Judge Bill Evans and attorney Arthur Frank. For more information, please contact Chester Hobbs…

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Breach of Contract Basics

It is difficult to imagine a world without contracts.  It has become an everyday task to enter into contracts with companies, employees, suppliers, customers and other businesses.  But even in a contract-driven world, surprisingly few people know their legal rights when it comes to breaches of contract.

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Negotiating a Commercial Real Estate Lease

Information on commercial leases and things to consider when negotiating contracts Deciding to “move-in together” is a big step. Signing commercial leases is its own version of taking a relationship to the next level. Only in this version, it is typically accompanied by a few hundred pages of paperwork. The standard terms of commercial leases…

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Not a Limitless Power: POA in Real Estate Transactions

Power of Attorney documents are a well-known component of estate planning, usually associated with assigning decision making roles for end of life planning and instances when someone is otherwise incapable of caring for themselves. However, the power granted in a power of attorney is not limitless.

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Business Law: Asset Protection Planning for Businesses

Reducing the gamble of owning a business through effective planning Anyone who has lost money at a casino can attest, “if you want to be a winner, you have to walk away from the table a winner.”  However, even an unfortunate trip to a casino can provide valuable lessons in asset protection planning for business…

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Filial Support Laws: Picking Up the Tab for Mom and Dad

America is facing a long-term care crisis.  Statistics show that the amount of time elderly people are spending in nursing homes increases each year. This is a result of both the baby boomer generation, as well as advances in modern medicine. Without proper estate planning, children may be the ones left picking up the tab…

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Springing out Powers

Maryland seniors may want to think about updating their estate plan before retiring in the Sunshine State, due to Florida’s Power of Attorney Act.  Recent estate law changes in Florida may prevent power of attorney documents from “springing” into action.

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Bodie “Swings” for PB Knickers

Bodie Lawyers Chester Hobbs and Ryan Naugle participated in the PB Knickers Annual Fall Tournament at Greencastle Greens.  The event took place September 14th at 2000 Castlegreen Drive, Greencastle, Pennsylvania. The proceeds from the tournament benefited the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, a non-profit organization that helps U.S. Military children and spouses with college grants,…

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Chester Hobbs to Be a Guest Speaker on The Savvy Investor

Michael Canet, host of The Savvy Investor, welcomed Chester Hobbs as a guest speaker on his show Sunday, September 15th at 11:30 a.m. on WMAR Channel 2. Mr. Hobbs  provided more information on estate planning, the specific documents needed to start an estate plan, and methods that can reduce estate taxes.

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Louis Grenzer Receives AV Peer Review Rating From Martindale-Hubbell®

Bodie congratulates Lou Grenzer for his excellent 5 out of 5 AV Peer Review Rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM are a complimentary service to the bar that enables members of the legal community to benefit from the candid and objective peer-to-peer feedback of other lawyers.  The extensive and confidential review conducted by members of the Bar…

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