Mariela C. D'Alessio
Mariela D'Alessio is the Chair of the Estates and Trust Department and focuses her practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration.
Ms. D’Alessio regularly meets with clients to implement an individualized and complete estate plan, which often includes a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. In addition to the drafting of a client’s unique estate plan, Ms. D’Alessio is frequently retained to handle the administration of both estates and trusts.
Aside from her Estates and Trust practice, Ms. D’Alessio can assist clients with various transactional needs such as business formation, review and drafting of business contracts and agreements, real estate transactions such as deeds, contracts of sale, and leases, both commercial and residential.
Prior to joining SGS, Ms. D’Alessio worked initially as a paralegal and then as an associate attorney at the AV-rated firm of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell and Grenzer, P.C. Ms. D’Alessio is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law and Villa Julie College, now known as Stevenson University. While in law school, Ms. D’Alessio served as a judicial intern to Judge Peter O. Dearing, Probate Division of the Fourth Circuit of Duval County, Florida.
Ms. D'Alessio is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Baltimore County Bar Association (BCBA), Baltimore County Estate and Trust Committee, and is an active member of the Young Lawyer Section of the Baltimore County Bar Association. Ms. D'Alessio is also a member of the following Florida Bar Sections: Business Law; Out-of-State Practitioners Division; Real Property Probate and Trust Law; and The Young Lawyers Division. Ms. D'Alessio is also a member of the following Pennsylvania Bar Sections: Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the York County Bar Association.
As a result of Ms. D’Alessio’s dedication and professionalism, she was named a Rising Star in the SuperLawyers Magazine in the annual list of top attorneys in Maryland for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ms. D’Alessio was featured as the legal guest for a Webinar hosted by Phillip Dyer of Dyer Financial Advisory, titled “Caring for Aging Parents without Going Broke (or Crazy)”. Ms. D’Alessio was also a presenter for a continued legal education course hosted by FoxMoor Continuing Education, titled “The Complete Trust Course."
Listen to her interview with Picket Fence Financial's Kurt Kinder here (Flash required):
In the News:
- Michael DeHaven, a partner with Towson-based firm Smith, Gildea & Schmidt LLC, was acknowledged by Super Lawyers magazine for the field of law for 2018 while attorneys Mariela D’Alessio and Sarah Zadrozny were named as “Rising Stars.” DeHaven is an attorney with more than 25 years of litigation experience. His practice primarily focuses on family […]Read More »
- Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm with offices in Towson and Baltimore, is pleased to announce that the firm will merge with the Law Office of Mary G. Loker on October 1. Loker, who has had an established estates and trust practice in Phoenix, Md. for more than 40 years, will […]Read More »
- The Estates & Trust Committee of the Baltimore County Bar Association celebrated its third annual dinner on May 24th at the Country Club of Maryland. The event was chaired by Mariela C. D’Alessio of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC, the incoming vice chair of the committee. The event was well attended with over thirty (30) […]Read More »
- Many small business owners anticipate transitioning their business to the next generation. This generational transitioning is one of the hardest obstacles that a business will face. Which family members have the right skills sets and, as importantly, the desire? Are they going to be ready for these role(s) at the time that you need them? […]Read More »
- Mariela D’Alessio, an attorney with Smith, Gildea & Schmidt LLC in Towson, was initiated as a Fellow in the Maryland Bar Foundation at their Annual Meeting on June 16. Fellows are limited to no more than 2.5 percent of Maryland State Bar Association membership. D’Alessio, chairwoman of the Estates and Trust Department, joined SGS as […]Read More »