About the Author

Fred Hopkins

National Head of Unique Asset Administration

As national head of Unique Asset Administration, Fred oversees several teams that administer interests in closely held businesses, real estate, mineral interests, loans and notes, life insurance, and other unique and hard to value assets that are held in trust, agency, or custody accounts.

Fred joined Wilmington Trust in 2013 with considerable tenure in the wealth management industry. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an editor on the Business Lawyer, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College.

Fred is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Baltimore, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Baltimore Estate Planning Council. He currently serves as chairman of the investment committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and serves on the board of trustees of Friends of Clifton Mansion.

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Have You Created a Transition Plan for Your Business

Fred Hopkins |
My Business

Busting the four myths of business succession planning.Planning for business transition doesn’t mean giving up control of your company.Succession planning isn’t a distraction, it’s another component of protecting and strengthening the legacy you’ve built.As a business owner, you owe it to yourself, your family, employees, and customers to plan ahead.If you are a business owner who has put off creating a transition plan for your business, you are not alone.