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 […]

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 […]