Michael G. DeHaven to teach NBI Seminar in April

Michael G. DeHaven, a partner at Smith, Gildea and Schmidt, LLC will be a presenter at the National Business Institute on April 11, 2018.  Subjects will include such legal hurdles such as social media, emails and texts and the hearsay challenges made to same, as well as other evidentiary issues as it relates to electronic […]

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt Names Carmelo D. Morabito Associate

BALTIMORE, January 29, 2018 — Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm with offices in Towson and Baltimore, is pleased to announce that Carmelo D. Morabito has been named associate at the firm. Morabito brings years of personal injury experience to SGS, where he started as a paralegal in 2016. Previously, he […]

Featured in SuperLawyers – Ensuring Fairness and Getting to Court Sooner

A limited divorce can provide relief to Maryland couples Maryland’s lengthy divorce process can send those seeking to end their marriage into a limbo of insecurity and fear. “People are very concerned about the uncertainty when they first separate,” says Shelly Ingram, a family law attorney in Fulton. “Where is money going to come from? How […]

Great Taste for a Great Cause

If you’re looking for a night of fine food and drinks, music and dancing, and a chance to bid on fabulous auction items all for a great cause, you’ll be in good company at the Best Buddies Maryland Tastebuds event. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates […]

Michael G. DeHaven to present seminar on the admission of electronic evidence

Michael G. DeHaven has been asked by the Family Law Committee of the BCBA to give a presentation on how to get electronically stored information, such as emails, texts, web pages, etc. admitted into evidence. He has written articles on this subject published by the Daily Record and Maryland Family Law Advocate, and has presented […]

Lawsuit challenging Red Run Station dismissed

A lawsuit from a business group and others seeking to stop the development of an affordable apartment complex in Owings Mills has been dismissed. The lawsuit challenging the approval of a planned unit development that allows for the construction of Red Run Station at 10630 Red Run Blvd. was tossed out of Baltimore County Circuit […]

SGS Files First Maryland-Only Lawsuit Against Equifax

Video courtesy WJZ-13 BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Two Baltimore County law firms file the first Maryland-only class-action lawsuit against Equifax. The credit reporting agency’s data breach involves 143 million Americans, including millions of Marylanders. The suit alleges that Equifax failed to secure and safeguard consumers. The first thing that may come to mind is, “am I included?” […]

Mary G. Loker Merges Practice with Smith, Gildea & Schmidt

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 […]

Jason T. Vettori Re-elected President of Greater Towson Committee

Jason T. Vettori, a partner of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm with offices in Towson and Baltimore, was recently re-elected 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 property and infrastructure […]

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? […]