Is your management style “leave it to chance” or deliberate?

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? […]

Michael DeHaven to teach seminar for the National Business Institute

How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out) With all of the changes surrounding social media and email, it’s critical to get up to speed on the latest rules, procedures and case law. Our family law partner, Michael DeHaven, will be teaching part of a full-day, cutting-edge course […]

Smith, Gildea join Baltimore mayor’s team

Officials with regional law firm Smith, Gildea & Schmidt LLC announced Wednesday that James T. Smith Jr. has left the firm to take on the role of chief of strategic alliances in the administration of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Managing Partner David K. Gildea has been appointed to serve on Pugh’s transition team. Full […]

Jim Smith Named Chief of Strategic Alliances by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS) has announced that James T. Smith Jr. has left the firm to take on the role of Chief of Strategic Alliances in newly elected Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration. Jim Smith initially joined SGS in 2011 after spending eight years as Baltimore County Executive. In May 2013, Smith left […]

David Gildea appointed to Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Transition Team

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner David K. Gildea has been appointed to serve on newly elected Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s transition team. He has been named to the Development and Permitting committee of the Transition Team, which has been tasked with providing recommendations for streamlining and refining […]

Lawrence E. Schmidt Receives Alumni Community Service Award from McDaniel College

Lawrence (Larry) Schmidt of Timonium, Md., has received the alumni community service award from McDaniel College. He is a 1975 alumnus of the college. Presented annually during McDaniel’s Homecoming, the alumni community service award is given to a graduate who has performed outstanding voluntary service to their community beyond normal business or professional obligations. A […]

Jason T. Vettori Named President of Greater Towson Committee

BALTIMORE, October 27, 2016 — Jason T. Vettori, a partner of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm based in Towson, was recently named the President of the Greater Towson Committee (GTC). GTC is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1979 to promote investment in Towson through development and revitalization of […]

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt Earns Victory for Parkton Homeowners in Forest Conservation Case

On June 8, 2016, the Baltimore County Board of Appeals reversed a prior decision of the Baltimore County Administrative Law Judge in the case of a Parkton couple charged with violating Baltimore County’s Forest Conservation Regulations.In October 2015, Michael and Jessica Adams received a violation and were ordered to pay a $16,535 fine after having […]

Daily Record Publishes Article by Michael DeHaven

Mike DeHaven: How to admit social media posts into evidence Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. (formerly Google), has called the Internet “the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Although Mr. Schmidt’s observation may well exemplify the general public’s view […]

Lawrence E. Schmidt honored with Leadership in Law Award

The Daily Record today announced its 2016 Leadership in Law honorees – and among them, our very own Lawrence E. Schmidt! The top winner of this year’s Leadership in Law awards will be announced at the celebration event in conjunction with Law Day, May 5 at The Westin Annapolis. The honoree will be determined by […]

Melissa English Joins Smith, Gildea & Schmidt’s Growing Complex Civil Litigation Team

Former award winning Assistant Professor with focus on complex business litigation Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm based in Towson, is pleased to announce Melissa English, an experienced litigator and award winning professor, has joined the firm.English joins SGS after spending the past three years as an Assistant Professor of Business […]