Chestertown, Maryland Law Firm is Dedicated to Providing All Clients with High Quality, Personal and Professional Service
Chestertown, Maryland real estate, estate planning and administration, and zoning/land use law firm:
Hoon & Associates, LLC has been skillfully handling clients' cases, always with the aim of protecting and upholding their best interests. We help individuals and businesses achieve a fair resolution in all their legal matters. You can feel confident we will stand up for your rights.
Attorney Philip W. Hoon began practicing law in 1980 and initiated his practice in Chestertown in 1982. He formed Hoon & Associates in 1996. In addition to Mr. Hoon, Stephan E. Klingelhofer is Of Counsel to the firm. John W. Koontz, Technical Assistant, a Real Estate Specialist and two experienced and highly competent Legal Assistants are also on the Hoon & Associates staff.
Hoon & Associates is involved in the general practice of law. We seek to provide comprehensive legal services, by our own personnel and, when necessary, through affiliations with other lawyers on a co-counsel or referral basis.
The mission of Hoon & Associates is to provide the highest possible quality legal services and counseling on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. The firm demands professionalism and discretion from all staff and strives to provide maximum and prompt attentiveness to its clients' needs. The firm also endeavors to provide appropriate efficiency of costs for legal services.
We routinely handle cases involving:
-General civil trial and appellate practice
-Mediation / Arbitration
104 South Cross Street
Chestertown MD 21620
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Hoon & Associates, LLC can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues.
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Powers of Attorney
-Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your Living Will and Last Will and Testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures you that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your Will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of Guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
-Real estate law
-Historic preservation law
-Land conservation law
-Estate planning law
Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1980
University of Maryland, J.D., 1980
Duke University, BA, 1976 (History & Economics)
Associations & Memberships:
Kent County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association (Member, Real Estate Section)
Miller vs. Pinto, 305 Md. 396, 504 A.2d 1140
Dean vs. Pinder, 312 Md. 154, 538 A.2d 1184, 70 Md. App. 252, 520 A2.d 1119
Grasslands Plantation, Inc. vs. Frizz-King Enterprises, LLC, 410 Md. 191; 978 A.2d 622 (2009)
Director & General Counsel to The Chesapeake Bank & Trust Company.
Chestertown, Maryland, December 14, 1953
University of Maryland
Juris Doctorate, 1980