112 South Main Street Bel Air, Maryland 21014 | Phone: (410) 893-7500

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Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. is excited to have served as a trusted legal partner and community advocate for 25 years!
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About Our Firm

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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

Changes to Maryland’s Annual Business Filing Process

February 16, 2018

On December 14, 2017, the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) posted a release regarding changes to the annual business filing process.  The current Form 1 will be separated into an Annual Report and a Personal Property Tax Return. The reason for this change is because a majority of Maryland entities do not have…

The Basics of Employment Contracts

February 16, 2018

An employment contract protects the interests of both the employer and employee, while stipulating the working responsibilities and overall environment the employee should expect. Here, the business law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger explain the basic components of employment contracts. Stipulate the Responsibilities of The Position One of the most important parts of…

Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

February 16, 2018

Foreclosure can be extremely damaging to your credit and overall financial health, so it is important to avoid it if you can. Here, the commercial law and real estate attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger provide tips for avoiding foreclosure. Foreclosure occurs when a lender repossesses a property due to delinquent or nonexistent mortgage…

Estate Planning for Blended Families

January 12, 2018

The number of remarriages has been steadily rising over the past few decades. Families now include children, stepchildren, former spouses and in-laws. When it comes to estate planning for such families, the concept of who gets what after a death in the family can become complicated. Here, the estate and trust planning law specialists at…

What to Know About Domestic Violence and Child Custody

January 12, 2018

Victims of domestic violence have an elevated set of concerns when considering divorce and child custody. Here, the family law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger provide information for victims of domestic violence who are attempting to obtain child custody. You May Be Able to Obtain an Emergency Protective Order If you have decided…

Filing for Tax-Exempt Status as a Non-Profit

January 12, 2018

Although many believe that a non-profit is exempt as soon as it is established, this is not the case. A non-profit must file for tax-exempt status, with the IRS. Here, the business and non-profit law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger explain how a non-profit may file for tax-exempt status. Tax-exempt status refers to…

Wow! SLHS, P.A. Is Celebrating 25 Years!

January 12, 2018

  The year 2018 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. The current firm’s roots date back to the summer of 1982 when Joe Snee started as a law clerk for the firm of Whitfill, Leaf and Hertsch. In 1983, after partner Cy Whitfill became a Judge of the Circuit…

An Unforgettable Evening

January 12, 2018

On November 18, 2017, Stephen Lutche & Colleen Helmlinger were honored to join family, friends and associates of the Boyle family at the Maryland Automobile Dealer Association Foundation’s “An Unforgettable Evening” at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs.  The evening was a tribute to Clarence C. Boyle, Sr. as he was inducted posthumously into the Maryland…

Harford County Tax Credits – New As Of July 1, 2018!

January 12, 2018

Harford County has signed into law Bill No. 17-201 which gives property tax credits to: a) retired military veterans sixty-five (65) years old or older; and/or b) any individual who is at least sixty-five (65) years old and has lived in the same residence in Harford County for at least forty (40) years.  The new…

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112 South Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Phone: (410) 893-7500
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