Checkerspot Brewing Co. buys a new building, plans move in 2023

Seller’s counsel: Justin Batoff of Batoff Associates, P.A.
Buyer’s counsel: Nancy Haas of Rosen Neuberger LLP

After four years at 1399 S. Sharp St. in Stadium Area, Checkerspot Brewing Company will move a few blocks west to 1421 Ridgely St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. Checkerspot Brewing Company owners and married couple Judy and Rob Neff purchased the 24,000 sq. ft. building yesterday and will soon begin a renovation to convert the new space into a brewery.

Miner Limited, an OnPoint Group Company, Acquires Charles H. Hodges & Son

Charles H. Hodges & Son, Inc. was represented by Justin Batoff of Batoff Associates, P.A. in Baltimore, Maryland. Miner Ltd. / OnPoint Group was represented by Eric Halperin and David Ostermann of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, New York

September 07, 2022 

PERRYSBURG, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Miner Ltd., the dock and door division of OnPoint Group, has acquired Charles H. Hodges & Son, Maryland’s oldest and most reputable loading dock specialist. A single-source provider for the design, installation and maintenance of commercial dock and door equipment, Charles H. Hodges & Son has been a partner to both commercial and industrial customers for more than four generations. The company serves businesses across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome the Hodges team to the Miner family as we expand our reach in a critical market. The team at Hodges serves a well-established customer base and their industry expertise directly aligns with our mission of improving safety and efficiency at the loading dock,” said Miner President, Dave Wright.

A legendary name in the dock and door industry, Hodges installed the first dock leveler on the East Coast in Baltimore in 1954. Today the team is an established leader in this top 30 industrial property market and a top performing distributor for a variety of key product suppliers.

“For more than four generations we have focused on providing customers with the best professional sales, service and installations possible for their loading dock needs. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a family business, we are equipped to meet the full breadth of our customers’ needs—especially now as Miner expands our capabilities and national reach,” said Charles H. Hodges & Son’s President, Jamie Hodges.

Charles H. Hodges & Son, Inc. was represented by Justin Batoff of Batoff Associates, P.A. in Baltimore, Maryland
Miner Ltd. was representing by Eric Halperin and David Ostermann of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, New York

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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 

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 

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.

Asset Preservation and Protection

Batoff Associates specializes in a variety of legal issues, including asset preservation and protection. Batoff Associates is well-positioned to provide tailored financial and legal advice regarding the preservation of an individual’s assets.

Tools used to aid clients in asset preservation include Dynasty Trusts, Offshore Trusts, and Inheritance Protection.

Estate Planning for Beginners

Batoff Associates is a Baltimore-based law firm specializing in a range of legal matters, including estate planning. Estate planning is an important component of financial planning, but is often left undone. In fact, more than 50% of Americans do not have a plan for their estate. Estate planning refers to the preparation of a will, and the posthumous bequeathing of one’s assets.

Estate planning allows individuals to feel security regarding their assets and how they will be handled after their death. It encompasses a wide variety of elements, ranging from the purchasing of life insurance, to the establishment of trusts.

Batoff Associates has assisted hundreds of families in estate planning, and brings comprehensive knowledge and experience to the table.


Bowl for Kids’ Sake supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake


At the Bowl for Kids Sake Winter Happy Hour, Batoff Associates joined the Old Line Society in support of the mentoring initiatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (BBBS). Hosted at Mustang Alley’s Bowling and Bistro in Harbor East, over 70 young professionals came out to bowl for prizes and bragging rights and had an opportunity to meet Bigs and their Littles while learning about the many mentoring and volunteer opportunities available through BBBS.

For more than 60 years, BBBS has helped children and youth reach their fullest potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact. At BBBS, you can donate your money or time to help a child reach his or her potential. Click the BBBS logo for more information. It might be the start of Something BIG.

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14th Annual Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Golf Tournament

Batoff Associates is a proud supporter of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Since 1922, MWPH has been a leading children’s facility providing unsurpassed pediatric care for children with complex medical needs. As a local hospital delivering outstanding care for patients across Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic, MWPH provides rehabilitative and transitional care along with supportive resources for children and their families.


(L-R) Sandy Rich, Justin Batoff, Keith Hinder, Michael Finney

The firm recently fielded a team of four golfers in sponsoring the 14th Annual Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Golf Tournament at the Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Maryland. As an annual event, the tournament benefits patient programs such as Weight Smart,  Feeding Day Program, Center for Nutritional Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Clinic, and Burn Treatment facilities.

Please click here to learn about the many wonderful ways this local hospital supports the community and for opportunities in which you can become a partner in the very important work that they do.