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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.

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

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

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

Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase IV of the Maryland Judiciary’s Reopening Plan

September 18, 2020

Governor Hogan’s “Substantial Loss of Income” defense applies to residential, commercial and industrial tenants. If a tenant successfully raises this defense, no eviction can take place until Governor Hogan’s Executive Order of 4/3/2020 is rescinded and/or the state of emergency is lifted. Read more here. “Substantial Loss of Income” Defense First, pertaining to residential, commercial…

SDAT’s 2020 Annual Business Filings Due in Two Weeks

July 1, 2020

Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns must be filed by July 15, 2020, no further deadline extensions will be permitted. Here, the qualified Maryland attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. outline SDAT’s 2020 annual business filing process in the midst of COVID-19.  SDAT Will Not Be Granting Any Further Deadline Extensions According…

Business Interruption As a Result of COVID-19 Outbreak

May 18, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating impact on numerous business industries. Many businesses have closed, or will, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is not surprising that thousands are filing business interruption claims with their insurance companies across the United States. Many insurers are denying these claims as a matter of course,…

With 14 New Online Services, Nearly All Business Filings Can Now Be Completed Online with SDAT

May 8, 2020

Online Expedited Fees Waived for Businesses Seeking to Revive Online The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has announced 14 new online services on Maryland Business Express that will make it significantly easier for businesses to get back into “Good Standing” status, a requirement necessary for many types of Coronavirus-related relief programs. We strongly…

Defective Military Earplugs Linked To Hearing Loss

April 17, 2020

If you or someone you love has served in the U.S. military since 2003 and experienced hearing loss or ear-related problems, it may be due to defective earplugs.  3M Company manufactured and sold dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs to the U.S. government for combat and training purposes between 2003 and 2015. It was later revealed that…

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