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About Our Firm


Clients have relied on the expertise and advice of the attorneys of Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. to help them navigate complex and challenging legal issues. Whether shepherding a development project from acquisition through regulatory approvals or aggressively advocating in complicated, multi-party litigation, clients turn to SLHS for creative legal strategies and advice.

Our attorneys represent clients ranging from individuals and families to local and national companies on a wide range of legal matters including business formations, conversions pursuant to new laws which become effective in July or October of each year, mergers and acquisitions, liquor licenses, trademarks, estate planning and administration, real estate development, civil and criminal litigation, government relations, commercial law (finance), administrative law and alternative dispute resolution.

Business Law

Business Law SLHS has broad experience representing and advising individual and corporate clients, in connection with a wide range of business transactions. Our clients include company owners and entrepreneurs, developers, home builders, contractors and engineers. Our lawyers guide companies through every stage of development from inception of an idea through marketing, licensing and capitalization. We…

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Commercial Law

Commercial Law SLHS represents and advises lenders, individuals and corporate clients, related to commercial financing in connection with residential and commercial transactions, including but not limited to original loans, acquisition, construction, renovation loans, annuities, revolving lines of credit, refinancings, modifications, workouts, confession of judgment actions, foreclosures, and collection of judgments. Out clients include lenders, individuals,…

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Construction Law

Construction Law SLHS assists clients involved in every aspect of construction, including owners, developers, public and private contractors and lenders. The firm is experienced in public works projects, heavy industrial complexes as well as malls, retail space and use developments, office buildings, institutions and residential developments, including golf course, communities. We practice in virtually every…

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Criminal Law

Criminal Law SLHS attorneys have extensive experience in representing individuals, including juveniles, and businesses in all phases of criminal prosecutions. SLHS attorneys appear regularly in Circuit and District Courts throughout the State of Maryland as well as before various administrative and regulatory bodies in response to criminal allegations filed against clients. Our attorneys have experience…

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Employment Law

Employment Law SLHS lawyers work with employers to prevent and solve employment problems. Our attorneys have advised management in all types of employment disputes including claims of sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination. More importantly, we help design and implement contracts, policies and handbooks to help avoid such claims. We offer employment law services…

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Estate & Trust Planning

Estate & Trust Planning As a vital element of comprehensive service, SLHS provides multifaceted estate planning services by preparing wills, a variety of trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives and related documents for personal and business planning purposes. SLHS’s Estate and Trust Planning services include: Wills, complete and simple Powers of Attorney Advance Medical Directives…

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Estate Administration

Estate Administration SLHS helps clients to preserve personal wealth and plan for its transfer in a manner that achieves personal objectives while minimizing related taxes and other costs. Estate Planning and Administration Services Our attorneys assist in the administration of estates and trusts including the handling of probate and other judicial proceedings.  We help resolve…

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Family/Domestic Law

Family/Domestic Law SLHS attorneys skillfully and compassionately serve families during the most challenging experiences in life, such as entering or ending a marriage, child custody and visitation disputes, establishing or enforcing child and spousal support, and managing domestic violence matters. Divorce At SLHS, our priority when working with divorce clients is making sure that the…

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Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations The SLHS lawyers represent a broad range of clients doing business with the Harford and Cecil County governments as well as the State of Maryland. Our practice involves every aspect of government approvals at the local level and provides a broad perspective on addressing government approval related issues. Governmental Relations Services SLHS attorneys…

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Homeowners Association Law

Homeowners Association Law Whether you are considering the purchase of real estate, or you already reside in a location that is governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), it is vital that you are well informed of your responsibilities and rights pertaining to the association.  At Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A., our attorneys understand the…

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Recent Posts

Joe Snee Joins Governor Hogan and Other Political Leaders At Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake

July 24, 2017

SLHS Shareholder, Joe Snee, joined the Governor of Maryland and many other top republicans and democrats from the state in attending the annual Tawes Crab Feast this past Wednesday as a board member of Presbyterian Homes of Maryland.  Read an article about the event published by WBAL here.     

Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act

June 21, 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees the right to take time off for a variety of reasons. Here, the legal professionals at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger detail what those reasons are as well as clarify other issues regarding FMLA. Eligibility for FMLA Employees who fall into the following circumstances are…

What You Should Know Before Buying a Second Home

June 21, 2017

For those in the financial position to do so, a second home can be a great investment, but there are serious issues to consider before taking the next step. Here, the real estate law and estate planning experts at SLHS detail considerations you should make before choosing to purchase a second home. What is the…

Independent Contractors: The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

June 21, 2017

Hiring independent contractors has become necessary for many companies and prominent within entire industries. But, many contractors are actually treated like employees, for which there is a large difference under the law. Here, the employment law attorneys at SLHS provide considerations for hiring an independent contractor. There are distinct differences between employees and independent contractors.…

2017 Maryland General Assembly Key Issues

April 27, 2017

The 2017 Maryland General Assembly has adjourned.  Here is a summary of key issues.

SLHS Lawyers Participate In DUI Mock Trials

April 21, 2017

Joe Snee and Laura Bechtel were again among the local volunteers who assisted in bringing life-like DUI mock trials to area high schools amidst the 2017 Prom season.  For 30 years, Judge Stephen M. Waldron, retired Associate Judge of the Harford County Circuit Court, has led teams of local attorneys and prosecutors in putting on…

Snee Leads Efforts On Alcoholic Beverages Bills In Annapolis

April 21, 2017

Joseph F. Snee, Jr., a shareholder with Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A.,  led the efforts on 2 alcoholic beverages bills during the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The first bill, House Bill 795, entitled “Harford County-Alcoholic Beverages-Waiver From School Distance Restrictions” allows the Liquor Control Board for Harford County to waive the…

Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A., Prides Itself In Community Service

April 21, 2017

The law firm of Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. has a long history of participating in Harford County activities that benefit the community.  While the practice of law is demanding and time-consuming, the lawyers at SLHS are dedicated to public service.  Pro bono activities provide a source of dedication, pride and civic duty for…

Big Law Firm Talent, Hometown Budget Legal Fees

April 21, 2017

Prior to establishing itself as the premier law firm in Harford County, Maryland, many of the lawyers at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. were members of large, well-established Maryland law firms.  Joseph F. Snee, Jr. became partner at Venable, Baetjer & Howard (now Venable and currently Maryland’s largest law firm) in 1993.  Snee was…


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112 South Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Phone: (410) 893-7500
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