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Mark C. Hobbs
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  • Founding Partner

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Mark Hobbs is a Founding Partner of the Firm. His primary areas of practice include estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship, business succession planning, and other matters involving family wealth planning and management. His elder law practice includes assisting clients in the development of a comprehensive plan which maximizes the potential for eligible government benefits, including VA Aid & Attendance as well as Medicaid. He also regularly advises nonprofit organizations in the formation, operation, and governance of tax-exempt entities. Mark is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

Prior to law school, Mark held the position of Senior Associate in the Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Group, where his business consulting practice primarily involved the valuation of business entities and corporate merger and acquisition advisory. Thereafter, he held the position of Finance Manager of Intrinsity, Inc., an Austin, Texas designer of high-performance microprocessors, where he developed and maintained the company's business plan financials and assisted in a successful effort to raise venture capital funding.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Business succession planning
  • Family wealth planning and management
  • Elder Law
  • Trusts
  • Nonprofit

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012
  • Guardianship Ad Litem Attorney, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Accredited Attorney - Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Abilene Christian University
    • B.B.A.
  • Baylor University
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers– Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Judge Abner V. McCall Inn of Court, 2013 to 2014
  • Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, 2009
  • Trusts Committee - Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Member, 09/2015 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 04/2015 to Present
  • Texas Guardianship Association, Professional Member, 10/2015 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Group, Senior Associate
  • Intrinsity, Inc., Finance Manager

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation, Board of Trustees, 04/2016 to Present
  • United Way of Waco-McLennan County, Governing Board, 02/2016 to Present
  • Waco Montessori School, Board of Trustees, 2010-2014 (President 2012-2013)
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Trustee, 06/2014 to Present
  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Waco Class XXIII

Peer Recognition

Other lawyers recognize the value JHS is bringing to its clients. All three of JHS’s founding partners have been recognized by their peers as top lawyers in Texas in their respective practice areas.

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Board Certified(R) - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Estate Planning and Probate Law