Michael Bowman Joins Smith, Gildea & Schmidt as an Associate

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm with offices in Towson and Baltimore, is pleased to announce that Michael Bowman has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Prior to joining SGS, Bowman was an associate attorney for 11 years at Wexler Wallace LLP, a Chicago-based litigation firm, where he specialized in […]

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC Sponsors Annual BCBA Golf Tournament

On June 1, 2017, members of the Baltimore County Bar Association, along with some friends and valued sponsors, took part in one of the greatest annual events at Rocky Point Golf Course. The weather was perfect and the course was in great shape. To quote Jeff Bell, the Head Golf Professional, “With all the rain […]

Mariela D’Alessio Chairs 3rd Annual BCBA Estates & Trust Committee Event

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) […]

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 […]