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Law firms BROWN, BROWN & YOUNG, A Professional Association and SNEE, LUTCHE & HELMLINGER, P.A. have agreed to terms to merge their respective law firms known as; Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A.

“I could not be more proud of the firm we have created today. The Brown family has served our clients for 122 years and this merger represents a strategic succession planning strategy that ensures that our current and future clients continue to receive exceptional and unsurpassed legal services for many years to come”, said Gus Brown. “Jay and I have been discussing this opportunity with Joe, Steve and Colleen for some time now and the timing is perfect”, Brown continued. “With our merger, our new firm’s legal team is now uniquely qualified to provide a wide array of sophisticated and detailed legal counsel”. “We will continue with our team-oriented culture prioritizing responsiveness and agility when providing legal counsel”, said Joe Snee. Snee continued, “This partnership represents a firm with an extraordinary breadth of services that cover the full spectrum of legal matters including but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, land use and real estate development, personal injury, estate planning, criminal, personal injury, family matters and probate proceedings, government relations, liquor license and more. Our mutual respect for each other’s firms made this a logical evolution of our legal practices. We believe that our new firm will be the preeminent legal resource in northeastern Maryland and beyond”.

This new partnership brings together a talented group of legal specialists with a diverse set of skills that complement each other. The firm has created a power base to help clients continue to navigate challenging affairs. Stephanie Schneider will continue to be the firm’s Chief Financial Officer (CF0) and the Firm Administrator. The main office for Snee, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A. is located at 112 South Main Street in Bel Air, Maryland 21014 with a satellite office at 212 East Main Street in Elkton, Maryland 21921. For more information, please contact Stephanie Schneider at 410-893-7500.