Let’s dish: Inside Faidley Seafood’s Catonsville restaurant and why you should eat ice cream with ants in it

Exciting updates from our friends and clients, the Devine family, as Faidley’s Famous Crabcakes head north to a new Baltimore County location.


Batoff Associates, P.A. Recognized as 2021 AV Preeminent Law Firm

Batoff Associates, P.A. is pleased to once again be recognized as an AV Preeminent law firm by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards – a distinction achieved by fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the gold standard in attorney ratings, recognize lawyers rated by their peers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

Batoff Associates is a results-oriented law firm. We use creative and cost-effective strategies that enable our clients to achieve their business goals. For over 28 years, we have served as trusted advisors to entrepreneurs, start-ups, middle-market and international companies. Our clients command a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment/media, manufacturing, financial services, food and beverage, real estate, consumer products, and healthcare. For more information, visit www.Batoffassociates.com 

Batoff Associates, P.A. attorney recognized as “Maryland Super Lawyer” for 2018

Batoff Associates, P.A. is pleased to announce that Justin A. Batoff has been named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list for 2018. Additionally, Justin was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers recognizes only the top 5 percent of all Maryland attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  Super Lawyers identifies candidates who are evaluated on professional achievement and peer recognition. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.  The 2018 selections will be published in the Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine as well as in the January 2018 edition of Baltimore Magazine.

Batoff Associates, P.A. representing Construction Risk Solutions in AJG Acquisition

Batoff Associates, P.A. was pleased to represent Construction Risk Solutions in this successful acquisition, as reported on nasdaq.com 

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) Buys Construction Risk Solutions

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co . AJG recently acquired Construction Risk Solutions, LLC. The acquisition will expand the broker’s presence in Northeast Region. Terms of the deal remained undisclosed.

Hunt Valley, MD-based Construction Risk Solutions was established in 2006. Construction Risk is a construction industry expert and provides property/casualty and risk management insurance and surety services. The retail insurance broker specializes in the provision of coverage for trade, general and civil contractors; home builders and developers; construction suppliers; and real estate firms across the United States. Hence, the acquisition is a strategic fit for Arthur J. Gallagher’s Northeast Region.

Arthur J. Gallagher remains focused on strategic acquisitions that strengthen as well as add capabilities to its portfolio. The company’s impressive growth is driven by organic sales, acquisition and mergers. While the buyouts widen its geographical footprint, these also support its enhanced portfolio of services and strengthen its position in retail and wholesale insurance brokerage services and risk management industries. Notably, this is the third buyout by the company in 2017.

Shares of Arthur J. Gallagher have gained 3.70% in the last three months, outperforming the Zacks categorized Insurance Broker industry’s 3.05% improvement.


Arthur J. Gallagher is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter results on Feb 7. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter is pegged at 66 cents per share, which translates into a year-over-year increase of 14.4%. Though the company’s favorable Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) increases the predictive power of an earnings beat, an Earnings ESP of 0.00% makes prediction difficult. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here . The company has a track of delivering surprise for the last five quarters.

Gilchrist Kids Hospice Care

Batoff Associates, P.A. was pleased to renew its support for Gilchrist Hospice Care at the 5th annual Rally on the Rail hosted by the Old Line Society at the Legacy Chase Steeplechase Races.

All proceeds from Rally on the Rail sport the Gilchrist Kids, the largest dedicated pediatric hospice team in Maryland, providing care for infants, children and young adults diagnosed with life limited illness or injury throughout central Maryland.







Community support for Gilchrist Kids is critical to ensuring a strong pediatric hospice program for children and families in our community. Gilchrist accepts all hospice patients,  regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Support at Rally on the Rail helped advance Gilchrist’s goal to support children with life limiting illnesses or conditions “live well” during their last months, weeks and days and to provide their loved ones with the support they need during their most difficult time.