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

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

Legislative Update

November 16, 2017

As a business lawyer, Colleen Helmlinger, former Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee and a continuing member, attends the bi-monthly Legislative Committee Meetings which are held at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room during each Legislative Session to keep a pulse on all things at work in Annapolis and developing during the Session which may…

Attorney Spotlight: Colleen Helmlinger

November 16, 2017

Colleen Helmlinger is a Shareholder at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A., and has been a dedicated member of the local legal community for many years, as well as a board member for several charities and non-profit organizations in the community. Her practice is concentrated in corporate mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisition and development,…

SLHS Sponsors Route 40 Business Association Halloween Bash

November 16, 2017

Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. was a sponsor of the  Route 40 Business Assocation’s 2017 Halloween Bash on October 20th.

Ways to Finance Your Business

October 30, 2017

Ways to Finance Your Business Having a viable business plan is a valuable first step to establishing your own business, but afterwards, finding the capital to bring it to fruition is critical. Here, the business advisors at SLHS detail ways to finance your business plan. Equity Financing Equity financing is when an investor provides equity…

New Expungement Law in Effect October 1, 2017

October 26, 2017

Some criminal convictions are now eligible for expungement under the Justice Reinvestment Act, which went into effect on October 1, 2017.  As a general rule, a case with a Guilty disposition cannot be expunged.  However, some misdemeanor convictions will be expungeable after October 1, 2017, provided they meet certain criteria. The case must be from…

Colleen Helmlinger Participates in “Ask the Experts” Seminar

October 26, 2017

SLHS Attorneys Participate in HCPS College & Career Fair

October 26, 2017

SLHS Attorneys Colleen Helmlinger and Laura Bechtel represented the legal profession at Harford County Public School’s annual College & Career Fair held on October 11, 2017 at the Harford Community College APGFCU Arena.  In addition to the more than 135 colleges that were present, SLHS was again asked to participate as a representative of the…

Snee and Lutche Lead the Way on 2017 Comprehensive Rezoning

October 26, 2017

Shareholders Joseph F. Snee, Jr. and Stephen W. Lutche led all Harford County attorneys in the number of Issues filed (requests for comprehensive rezoning) and  the successful passage of  those Issues during the recently concluded 2017 Harford County Comprehensive Rezoning process. After the filing of the applications for rezoning from December 2016 to February 2017,…

Snee Receives GBACF Thomas Broumel Award

October 26, 2017

On October 2, 2017, during a ceremony at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, Shareholder Joseph F. Snee, Jr. received the Thomas Broumel Award from the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Inc.  Snee is the second recipient of the Broumel Memorial Award.  It was given last year to Chuck Boyle, Dealer and President of Boyle…


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