Chester Hobbs serves as President of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell, and Grenzer, P.C. and manages the Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, and Bankruptcy departments of the firm. He also regularly advises clients regarding the establishment of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He represents businesses and individuals in estate planning and business continuation issues, as well as representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy and credit workout situations. He frequently drafts Deeds to transfer real property when related to his other practice areas. In addition, he is a recognized title agent for Chicago Title Company, and is also a certified mediator for the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County.
Chester 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 received an LLM Degree in Taxation from the University of Baltimore in December of 2003.
From 1990 to 2003, Chester was a member of the faculty of Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) in the Paralegal Department. He has lectured at seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute and has been a guest speaker at numerous educational events sponsored by accountants and financial planners in and around Baltimore. Mr. Hobbs frequently appeared as a guest on the Savvi Investor radio and television series.
He received the 10-year pro bono award from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service and is a member of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council, the Maryland Estate Planning Council and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Krieger Planned Giving Council, and currently serves on the Board of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council. He has also served as Chairperson of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Baltimore County Bar Association.