Cynthia D. Penny-Ardinger

E-mail: cpa@bbsclaw.com
Direct line: 410-385-8130
Cell phone:  410-456-955
Fax number: 410-230-3801   

Biography

Cynthia Penny-Ardinger

Cynthia “Cindy” Penny-Ardinger is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience representing clients in Baxter Baker’s estates and trusts and business practice areas. Cindy assists clients in estate tax planning, probate, trust administration and guardianships. She also represents businesses, individuals and families in areas such as business planning, navigating the challenges associated with founding, owning and operating small-to-midsize businesses, tackling issues such as corporate structure, negotiating leases, business succession planning, commercial real estate, leases and acquisitions.

Cindy recognizes the challenges associated with all estate planning, estate administration, tax, and business operation issues. Her clients know that they can count on her for strong legal counsel and advocacy that works with all of their needs. Cindy’s acute business acumen and proactive hands-on service helps each client resolve their business problems quickly, before they become larger issues. She excels at managing every type of transaction and challenge her clients may encounter.

Cindy’s practice is grounded in a multi-faceted approach, where she strives to maintain long-term professional relationships with her clients. To her clients, she is thorough, accessible and responsive, and approaches all issues in a comprehensible manner. Cindy is more than just an attorney – she is an advocate and adviser who will remain in their corner for years to come.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Estate Administration

Tax

Business

Education

University of Maryland School of Law

Juris Doctor, with Honor, 1992

University of Maryland

BA, Economics, Minor, Accounting, Finance and Managerial Economics, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1992

Court Admissions

  • United States Tax Court, 2007

Memberships, Certifications

  • Past member of the legal committee of a condominium association, where she presented issues to the state of Maryland and the Attorney General addressing the oversight of construction and the enforcement of building and safety codes in the construction of real estate in the state of Maryland, with specific emphasis on municipalities that allow third party inspections.
  • Charter Review Commission 2011 of Howard County, Commission Member as selected by the then Howard County Executive
  • Campaign Manager for Campaign for the Re-election of Courtney Watson to Howard County Council.
  • Friends of Howard County Library held various positions including President for a number of years.
  • Neighbor Ride, Howard County, served as a board member for a year.
  • Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department served as a board member for a year.
  • President of an elementary, middle school and high school PTA for consecutive terms over a number of years.
  • Chair of various ad hoc committees for the purpose of educational advocacy in Howard County that achieved the successful lobbying of the State of Maryland and Howard County for the funding and construction of a high school and then a separate lobbying for a revision to the requirement for the renovation of older schools, specifically resulting in a multi-million dollar renovation of a high school located in Howard County.
  • Served on a number of educational committees formed through the Howard County school system for various purposes throughout the years.
    Certified Public Accountant – licensed in State of Maryland 1987
  • Admitted to AICPA, 1988
  • Admitted to MD Association of CPA, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Am Jur Award in Sales and Secured Transactions, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Bridgewater M. Arnold Prize in Sales and Secured Transactions, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Am Jur Award in Estates and Trust, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Senior Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Managerial Economics, University of Marlyand, 1985
  • In the News                    Governor Hogan appoints Baxter Baker attorney Cindy Penny-Ardinger to Maryland Transportation Authority Board      The Howard County Patch, Fox45 News and the Maryland Daily Record reported that Baxter Baker partner Cynthia “Cindy” Penny-Ardinger has been appointed as the newest member of the Maryland Transportation Authority Board by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
    Cindy is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant who has over 25 years of experience in representing clients in business and estates and trust practice areas. She assists clients in estate tax planning, probate, trust administration and guardianships. Cindy also represents businesses, individuals and families in areas such as business planning, navigating the challenges associated with founding, owning and operating small-to-midsize businesses, tackling issues such as corporate structure, negotiating leases, business succession planning, commercial real estate, leases and acquisitions.
    MDTA Chairman and Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn cited Cindy’s law and business expertise as positive assets for the MDTA team.
    “I look forward to the opportunity to join the Maryland Transportation Authority Board as we work with our community and other stakeholders to address the transportation needs of our fellow Marylanders,” Cindy said.