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

Did Your Entity Miss It’s Personal Property Tax Return And Annual Reporting For 2019?

June 19, 2019

Did you miss the filing deadline and/or the extension for the 2019 Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return? If you missed the April 15th filing date and/or the June 17th extension deadline your entity is no longer in good standing with Maryland SDAT.  Contact Colleen Helmlinger for assistance filing your delinquent returns and reports…

Tax Implications for Estate Planning

May 15, 2019

The estate planning attorneys at Snee, Lutch, Helmlinger & Spielberger help clients resolve disputes regarding wills, trusts and estates and can oversee administration of any estate, no matter the size. Contact our team of estate planning attorneys today for more information.

Constructing a Contract

May 15, 2019

The business law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, explain how to construct a legally binding contract. It is always recommended that you have an attorney draft or review any contract that you intend to use. However, it is also important that you understand the essential components of a contract. Below, the attorneys at…

Is There Fault in Your Divorce?

May 15, 2019

In Maryland, divorce may be filed as either a no-fault (mutual consent) or fault-based divorce, and understanding the grounds for fault in divorce may be advantageous to your situation. Here, the family and domestic law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger discuss the components of a fault divorce. What Is a Fault Divorce? A…

Overdue Annual Reports Can Now Be Filed Online

May 15, 2019

SDAT’s Maryland Business Express Begins Accepting Previous Year Filings Online The Maryland Business Express (MBE) website of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) now allows for online filing of up to 10 years of overdue Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns. This previously paper-based process will enable business owners to more quickly and…

Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. Participates in the Annual Harford County Housing Fair

May 15, 2019

In April, Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. participated in the annual Harford County Housing Fair at the McFaul Activities Center.  The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development presented a free first-time homebuyers workshop.  Shareholder Colleen Ferg Helmlinger represented SLHS and advised attendees regarding the drafting and review of contracts of sale by…

Maryland Personal Property Tax Return and Annual Report Extensions Available

May 15, 2019

While the 2019 Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return were due by April 15th in order for an entity to remain in good standing, two-month filing extensions are available through the Maryland SDAT’s online extension request system, extending the filing due date to no later than June 17th. SLHS can assist you with filing…

SLHS’s Bowling Outing

May 15, 2019

In March SLHS shareholders and employees took time out to have a team building afternoon of healthy competition via bowling, complete with team colors, silly props and fun trophies.  The primary goal was to take employees away from the office and blow off steam for the afternoon. The result was a renewed sense of camaraderie…

Joseph F. Snee, Jr. & Stephen W. Lutche celebrated Landmark anniversaries with SLHS in April 2019.

May 15, 2019

Joseph F. Snee, Jr. & Stephen W. Lutche celebrated their 35th (Joe) and 25th (Steve) anniversary with Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. in April 2019.  The occasion was marked with a luncheon celebration with shareholders and employees of SLHS. Surprise special guests included County Executive Glassman, County Council President Pat Vincenti and Council Members…


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