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MARIANNA BATIE is the owner of the Law Office of Marianna Batie in West Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland. Ms. Batie concentrates her practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, estate administration, tax controversy and Medicaid planning. She is a former board member of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and a current board member of Junior Achievement in Worcester County. Ms. Batie speaks publicly and writes on a wide variety of topics pertinent to tax and estate planning. She earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from Wake Forest University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law. Ms. Batie is admitted to practice in Georgia and Maryland. (Annapolis location)
ELIZABETH FORGOTSON GOLDBERG is a sole practitioner at the Law Offices of Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg located in Bethesda, Maryland, where she practices in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, special needs trusts, elder law, probate, estate administration, family law, homeowners' association law and estate planning for the elderly. Ms. Forgotson Goldberg is a NELF certified attorney. She earned her B.A. degree and M.A. degree from Duke University, and her J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School. Ms. Forgotson Goldberg is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland. (Annapolis location)
ALAN B. FRANKLE is a sole practitioner in Rockville, Maryland. He practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, estate administration, and business law. Mr. Frankle is admitted in both the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland State and American bar associations. In addition to his professional skills, Mr. Frankle is a member (currently chairman) of the Board of Appeals for the City of Rockville, Maryland, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the B’nai B’rith Homecrest House (senior living facility) in Silver Spring, Maryland. He provides pro bono services to residents of the Lisner-Louise-Hurt-Dickson Home in Washington, D.C. Mr. Frankle earned his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University. (Linthicum Heights and Annapolis locations)
DAVID A. HALL is a member attorney with King|Hall LLC. He provides representation in fiduciary litigation, transactional matters, and estate planning. Mr. Hall has practiced law before the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Tax Court. He is admitted to the Maryland State Bar Assocation, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Hall is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and Howard County Bar Association. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law, his M.A. degree from the American University School of International Service, and his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Salisbury University. (Linthicum Heights location)
CHESTER H. HOBBS IV is a partner with the law firm of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C. His practice is focused on estate planning and administration, trust drafting and administration, consumer bankruptcy and corporate law. Mr. Hobbs also handles commercial and residential real estate transactions for the firm. He is an agent for the Chicago Title Company and Commonwealth Land Title Company. Mr. Hobbs has taught estate and trust law at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland. He is a member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council (Board of Governors); Baltimore County Bar Association; and the Maryland State Bar Association (Estates and Trusts Section). Mr. Hobbs earned his B.A. degree from the University of Baltimore, and his J.D. and LL.M. degrees in taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law. (Linthicum Heights location)
RICHARD MAYBERRY is of counsel to Mayberry Law Firm. His litigation practice spanned some 20 years and has included both plaintiffsÂ and insurance defense cases. Mr. Mayberry is a regular CLE instructor on ethics in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School. (Linthicum Heights and Annapolis locations)
JENNIFER C. MCMANUS is an attorney in the law firm of Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny, LLC, where she practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, elder law, estate and trust administration, special needs planning, asset protection and tax planning. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, and the Howard County Bar Association (chair, Estates and Trusts Section, 2014 to present). Ms. McManus earned her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and her J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. (Linthicum Heights and Annapolis locations)
LESLEY A. MOSS is a principal in the law firm of Oram & Moss, Chartered. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, family wealth transfers and wealth preservation, estate and gift taxation, estate administration and business succession planning. Ms. Moss has given numerous presentations on estate planning and wealth preservation for a diverse set of audiences to include ventured capitalists, CPAs, financial analysts, wealth advisors and clients. She has been recognized by both Maryland’s Super Lawyers and published in Baltimore Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine for her work as an estate planner and wealth advisor. She has also contributed to several articles in the Wall Street Journal related to estate planning. Ms. Moss is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (Estate and Trust Law Section); the District of Columbia Bar (Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section); the Virginia State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section); and The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section). She is also a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County (Trust and Estates Section), and the Fairfax Bar Association (Wills, Trusts and Estates Section). Ms. Moss earned her B.A. degrees from The George Washington University and her J.D. degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. (Baltimore and Annapolis locations)
CATHLEEN C. OPEL is special counsel in the personal wealth, estates and trusts practice group in the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Ms. Opel's practice encompasses all aspects of estate, gift, charitable, and special needs planning, as well as estate and trust administration. Her clients include individuals, family-owned businesses and fiduciaries. Ms. Opel provides counsel to individuals and families on how to avoid and resolve probate disputes, represents clients in probate litigation, and assists clients with family-owned businesses on business succession matters. She frequently speaks to professional organizations and business institutes, including National Business Institute, where she has been a contributing author and presenter for “Estate Planning Oddities and Challenges,” “The Probate Process from Start to Finish,” “Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates" and “Estate Administration Boot Camp.” Ms. Opel is a member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She earned her B. A. degree from the University of Maryland and her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law. (Annapolis location)