After many years as a solo practitioner sharing space with Brown, Goldstein & Levy,... more
After many years as a solo practitioner sharing space with Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Mel Sykes decided to formalize his relationship with the firm in July 2008, when he became Of Counsel. Mel’s breadth of experience in the practice of law is unparalleled. He has handled cases involving patents, corporate law, constitutional issues, contracts, medical malpractice, products liability, municipa... view profile
Mr. Hobbs serves as the Treasurer of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C.... more
Mr. Hobbs serves as the Treasurer of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C. and manages the estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax, and bankruptcy departments of the firm. Mr. Hobbs graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1987, receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1987 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1988. Mr. Hobbs also... view profile
I worked as a paralegal full-time while attending law school at night. I have been... more
I worked as a paralegal full-time while attending law school at night. I have been an attorney since 2004, but have been working in the estate planning and probate fields since 1999. I feel that my experiences as a paralegal and an evening student give me a greater level of understanding of the probate and estate planning processes.
Laura is a member in Gordon Feinblatt's Trusts and Estates Group. Her practice... more
Laura is a member in Gordon Feinblatt's Trusts and Estates Group. Her practice includes estate and trust administration, estate planning (including the preparation of last wills and testaments, powers of attorney, various types of trusts, and other documents to facilitate gifts of real estate and other interests), guardianship, litigation involving tax controversies and other contested matters,... view profile
Yale Ginsburg became associated with Adelberg, Rudow in August 1994, and became a... more
Yale Ginsburg became associated with Adelberg, Rudow in August 1994, and became a Member in January 1999, concentrating in Estate Planning, Estate Administration and General Tax Planning. Mr. Ginsburg represents a broad base of clients, ranging from those requiring basic estate planning to those requiring charitable trusts, revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, and other sophisticated tax pl... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.