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Clients have relied on the expertise and advice of the attorneys of Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger 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 SLH 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.

"To provide premier, exceptional and unsurpassed legal services for every client, every day."

Business Law

Business Law SLH 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 SLH 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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Estate & Trust Planning

Estate & Trust Planning As a vital element of comprehensive service, SLH 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. SLH’s Estate and Trust Planning services include: Wills, complete and simple Powers of Attorney Advance Medical…

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Estate Administration

Estate Administration SLH 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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Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations The SLH 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 SLH attorneys…

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Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law As technology advances, so do the needs of those SLH clients who engage in technology transactions. Our attorneys assist clients with legal decisions related to technology development and the protection of information. We inform and educate clients about state laws, federal acts and private agreements that can guard and defend their tradenames,…

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Land Use & Zoning

Land Use & Zoning For decades, SLH lawyers have been known and recognized for the expertise and success in advising clients in land use and zoning matters. SLH attorneys have obtained hundreds of zoning approval of all kinds, including variances, special exceptions piece meal and comprehensive rezoning, in Harford County, the Town of Bel Air,…

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Landlord/Tenant For decades, SLH has assisted both individuals and businesses throughout Harford County with litigation services related to commercial and residential leases. Our attorneys have the experience and skills to represent landlords and tenants in a number of legal matters. Landlord Services Under Maryland law, landlords of both residential and commercial properties have certain rights.…

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Liquor License Law

Liquor License Law SLH lawyers advise clients with respect to all legal matters related to the issuance of liquor licenses. Whether it involves obtaining a new liquor license, a request to transfer a liquor license in connection with the purchase of a new or existing restaurant or tavern, the opening of a brand new establishment…

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Litigation SLH provides representation for clients through both state and federal court systems. Some of the many legal challenges handled by our litigation group include commercial disputes, collections, real estate litigation, environmental matters, government contract disputes, product liability disputes and general business litigation. SLH lawyers have the resources and experience to handle complex matters in…

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Recent Posts

Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. is now Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A.

September 21, 2022

With the retirement of Gail D. Spielberger on July 29, 2022, the firm has changed names and we have re-branded.   Besides the name change, the firm remains the same. We are here to service our clients and will provide the best legal services available in Harford County and the State of Maryland. As our…

SLH Personal Injury Attorneys Recover Over $3.4 Million

July 14, 2022

SLH’s personal injury attorneys have had three banner years in a row recovering over $3.4 Million for their personal injury clients from 2019 through 2021. Joseph F. Snee, Jr. and Laura Bechtel provide a variety of legal advocacy services to those who have been injured – physically or psychologically – as a result of the…

How to Obtain A Deed

November 29, 2021

  Consult the Harford County Real Estate Attorneys at SLH  If you require assistance, the attorneys at SLH are well prepared to provide prompt and effective counsel in order to achieve the client’s goals. For further information about SLH’s real estate services, or to request a consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact SLH.…

What’s the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

November 22, 2021

Contact the Harford County Real Estate Attorneys at SLH for Assistance  If you need assistance, the attorneys at SLH are well equipped to provide responsive, effective representation to accomplish the client’s objective. For additional information regarding the SLH real estate services, or to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact SLH.   *Deed Infographic…

What Is a Deed?

November 15, 2021

Contact the Harford County Real Estate Attorneys at SLH for Assistance  If you need assistance, the attorneys at SLH are well equipped to provide responsive, effective representation to accomplish the client’s objective. For additional information regarding the SLH real estate services, or to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact SLH.   *Deed Infographic…

SDAT’s 2021 Annual Business Filings Due April 15, Extension System Available

April 14, 2021

2021 Annual Reports and/or Personal Property Tax Returns must be filed for all domestic and foreign business entities with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) no later than Thursday, April 15. If you request a two-month filing extension through SDAT’s online extension system, your filings will be due to the Department no later…

Congratulations To Our Very Own Laura Bechtel!

January 29, 2021

Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger , P.A. is pleased to announce that Laura E. Bechtel has become a shareholder at the firm! Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger , P.A. proudly recognizes Laura for her hard work, legal abilities and dedication to the practice of law. Laura joined SLH in 2011 and concentrates her practice in civil litigation,…

Annual Business Filings and Extension Requests Due by April 15

January 29, 2021

2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns, and Extension Requests Now Available to File Online The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) today announced the availability of 2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns, and Extension Requests. All domestic and foreign business entities must file an Annual Report or request an extension by April 15,…

Harford County Launches Online Applications for New Residential Building Permits

October 16, 2020

BEL AIR, Md., (Oct. 14, 2020) – Harford County continues to bring more services online to make it easier and more efficient to do business. Through the Harford County ePermit Center, home builders can complete online the entire permitting process for residential building permits for new single-family and two-family homes and townhouses. Paper permit applications…


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