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Stephen Reichert

Probate Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   69 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    35%
    I represent clients--and estates--in probate management as well as probate disputes. Call now at 410.469.7686 for a free case evaluation. Let me help you today.

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    The Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC provides comprehensive estate planning services including consultation, trusts, wills, business succession plans, business reorganization, charitable giving plans, gift tax returns, durable powers of attorney, health care directives, living will declarations, and pet protection agreements, as well as employing gift and estate tax minimization strategies. http://reichertlegal.com/estate-planning/

  3. Business
    15%
    Areas of practice have included: Formation, Operations, Reorganization, Contracts (review and drafting), Licensing, Commercial Lease Agreements, Powers of Attorney (full, limited & statutory), Debt Collection, Labor and Employment Disputes, Hiring and Firing Employees, Risk Management Assessment, Civil Disputes & Business Succession Planning

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Maryland Property Deed Modification, Deed Transfers, Quitclaim Deeds, Warranty Deeds & Special Warrant Deeds

  5. Administrative law
    1%
    I presided over administrative law hearings in Washington, DC for twelve years.

  6. Contracts and agreements
    1%
    I have written contracts, negotiated contracts and represented clients in contract disputes. I have experience in service and good contracts, including software "shrinkwrap" negotiations and contracts.

  7. Copyright application
    1%
    I will take your application though the entire copyright filing process.

  8. Corporate and incorporation
    1%
    Areas of practice have included: Formation, Operations, Reorganization, Contracts (review and drafting), Licensing, Commercial Lease Agreements, Powers of Attorney (full, limited & statutory), Debt Collection, Labor and Employment Disputes, Hiring and Firing Employees, Risk Management Assessment, Civil Disputes & Business Succession Planning

  9. Education
    1%
    Currently negotiating and potentially litigating cases with two Maryland graduate programs. Cases have included financial disputes, grade disputes and proposed expulsion.

  10. Entertainment
    1%
    I have represented authors and publishing companies in book contracts and negotiations. I have negotiated movie and television options rights for writers. I am the founding Editor of Smartish Pace (www.smartishpace.com) and have worked in the publishing industry since 1998.

  11. Litigation
    1%
    As it relates to my other practice areas. For example, I will litigate a probate dispute when managing a probate estate. I litigate property tax appeals throughout the state of Maryland.

  12. Power of attorney
    1%
    I create custom powers of attorney: financial, health, limited and those needed for specific client needs. Blog example: http://reichertlegal.com/maryland-estate-planning-benefits-of-having-a-durable-power-of-attorney-for-finances-financial-power-of-attorney-power-of-attorney-durable-power-of-attorney-maryland-power-of-attorney/

  13. Trusts
    1%
    By taking you personally through each step of this process, Stephen J. Reichert will help reduce any anxiety you may have about the process by creating a legally binding estate plan that meets your specific needs.

  14. Wills and living wills
    1%
    By taking you personally through each step of this process, Stephen J. Reichert will help reduce any anxiety you may have about the process by creating a legally binding estate plan that meets your specific needs.

Attorney Stephen J. Reichert is dedicated to providing quality legal advice and advocacy that meets the specific needs of his clients. He will personally handle all aspects of your case. Contact Mr. Reichert today for a free, confidential consultation at 410-469-7686, [email protected] or www.reichertlegal.com.

Mr. Reichert received a degree in philosophy at Trinity College before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has served on the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade and The Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and directed and advised student attorneys working in the University of Maryland law clinic. Mr. Reichert clerked for a Maryland Circuit Court Judge, working primarily on complex litigation and criminal cases.

He has worked for a small law firm, non-profit organizations, and for over a decade as an administrative law judge.

Mr. Reichert is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and the Federal Circuit Bar. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), and the MSBA Estate and Trust Law and Solo-Practice sections; he also has worked as a researcher for the MSBA.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Reichert is the founder and editor of the nationally recognized poetry magazine Smartish Pace. www.smartishpace.com.

For a free, confidential consultation contact Stephen J. Reichert at 410-469-7686 or [email protected]

Licensed for 21 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jack | April 29, 2019
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Best Attorney in Maryland
This attorney is efficient and his fees are very competitive! I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Stephen Reichert displayed excellent knowledge in completing a deed transfer!
Stephen provided the correct information and listed the steps needed to complete a semi-complicated deed transfer from an estate of a deceased grandparent! His follow up on the completion on the deed were excellent! I will definitely use his services as needed in the future.
Posted by Nathaniel | July 8, 2022
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Great to deal with
I used Stephen for a deed transfer. He always responded promptly and services was excellent.
Posted by Dayna | July 1, 2022
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Prompt, Informative and Helpful
Stephen Reichert was thorough at explaining the most sensible options regarding being added to my grandmother’s Deed. He was responsive at returning all of my messages and answered all of my questions and outlined my options, which had resolved with me being added as a co-owner with rights of survivorship on the Deed. After working with Stephen, I feel more confident about my future living situation, and know that I can count on him for his reputable legal real estate planning service in the future.
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Posted by Seth | July 1, 2022
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Quit Claim Deed
Stephen was extremely knowledgeable and took care of my quit claim deed expertly and quickly even with the personal hiccups I had along the way.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2022
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Easy to work with knowledgeable attorney
Stephen was easy to talk to and quickly provided a convenient solution to my issue. I highly recommend giving him a call.
Posted by Pamela | February 16, 2022
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ABOVE AND BEYOND!!
I contacted Mr. Reichert, to manage a deed transfer. Mr. Reichert remained in constant contact with me, which was important because I was in and out of the country, most of the time. He explained the process thoroughly, I was updated regularly during the process and Stephen always responded in a timely manner, to my questions and concerns. Mr. Reichert is undoubtable Experienced, Reliable and Trustworthy. I look forward to doing business with him again
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Posted by E. Crawford | January 6, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable, and great customer service
Stephen did an excellent job with a deed transfer. He explained the process in detail and was there to answer any questions throughout the process. I truly appreciate his exceptional customer service and responsiveness.
Posted by James might | December 28, 2021
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REVIEW
My experience was great with Stephen Reichert the service was on point and perfect I'm happy I found Stephen because both times I needed his service he had zero problems completing the task I would recommend his service to anyone
Posted by Ali S. | December 15, 2021
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Professional, Expert, Courteous, Prompt
I requested support from Stephen for a property deed transfer within my family. Stephen explained to me the way that is handled in the state legal system, and politely corrected some of my misconceptions about how this case can be handled based on what i'd gleaned from the web. I felt confident with him handling the case, and more importantly, felt at ease to ask him abecedarian questions, as he took time to answer everything, precisely and in a layman terms that I could understand. The deed transfer happened during a very challenging time for me and my family, being stationed abroad, with pandemic related slowdown/shutdown of consulate services; but throughout Stephen was patient and supportive, and even at some point I asked and he provided advise on matters that were out of the scope of our contract. Overall, he demonstrated professionalism, expertise, courtesy, and promptness. I will always go back to Stephen for any legal matters related to property and estate planning, and highly recommend him to others seeking the same.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2021
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Outstanding Service
Mr. Reichert prepared a Life Estate Deed for us. He responded to our inquiry promptly. During the consultation he took the time to listen to our concerns and thoroughly answered all of our questions and stated how the process would work step-by-step. He communicated with us personally throughout the process and it proceeded quickly and efficiently to completion. We appreciated his personal attention to each step and we never had to worry that someone dropped the ball and we never had to check on things as they progressed because he informed us of exactly what to expect and when. He made everything as easy as possible and it was all done remotely which was a huge convenience. I would definitely use Mr. Reichert’s services again and highly recommend him to anyone who can use the services he offers.
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Posted by Robyn | December 1, 2021
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The Barrister for You
I hired Mr. Reichert a couple years age for some business in MD while I was residing in VA. The distance did not matter at all. He was attentive and personable. Mr. Reichert also brought my case to a favorable resolution. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2021
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Help with a deed
Stephen helped me with transferring a deed into my name and was very helpful and courteous. He kept me updated along the way. I would highly recommend his services!
Posted by Terri | October 31, 2021
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Super Attorney
I was looking for an attorney for 3 years to handle a real estate matter. I contacted Stephen and he handled my issue. I am very satisfied.
Posted by Dawne | October 27, 2021
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The BEST hands down!
Stephen, helped my family with deed transfers. He was awesome! The process went so smoothly and affordable. He answered our questions. We will be using his services again for our estate planning. Thank you again!
Posted by Gbenga | October 13, 2021
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Rewriting deed
Stephen provides excellent service for us in rewriting our deed to transfer ownership. Covid slowed things down but he made sure to keep us updated thru the whole process.
Posted by Elizabeth | May 5, 2021
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Excellent experience
Hes very knowledgeable and takes his time to explain everything. Goes that extra mile for you and charges are reasonable. Had the best experience.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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Great service!
Mr. Reichert answered my request immediately. Any questions that I had, he responded right away with an understandable answer. Everything was taken care of in less time than I had thought.
Posted by Carolyn | July 22, 2020
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Ground Rent Purchase
Mr. Reichert, Help me to purchase the ground rent on my home. He answered all my questions and kept me updated on the process.
Posted by Margaret | June 10, 2019
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Highly satisfied
Stephen guided us through the preparation of writing a will and advanced directive. He was thorough, timely, patient, and very willing to make changes which met our needs. Would use again for any legal need. Recommend him without reservation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • District of Columbia Government
  • 2001 - Present
  • Editor & Founder
  • Smartish Pace
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Parra & Reichert, LLC
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk for Judge Steven I. Platt
  • Maryland 7th Circuit Court
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Trinity College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Panalist
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Maryland Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

  • AAMR
  • Consent Handbook for Self-Advocates and Support Staff
  • 2000
  • Arkansas Review
  • Interview with David Kirby
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • HOT*L Poets Series
  • Publishing, Literature
  • 2019
  • Employee Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Monthly Meeting of The G & L Caldwell Investment Group
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Property Deeds & Life Estate Deeds
  • 2014
  • Western Illinois University Speaker Series
  • Publishing and Technology
  • 2011
  • Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Program Speaker Series
  • Publishing: Legal, Practical & Aesthetic Considerations
  • 2009
  • Writer's Conference at Old Dominion University
  • Operating a Publication: Business, Legal & Creative
  • 2008
  • The University of British Columbia, Graduate Program Guest Speaker Series
  • Copyright/Legal, Ethical & Business Concerns in Publishing
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Probate Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Stephen is a superb attorney to whom I regularly refer clients. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his comprehensive knowledge of wills and estate management, keen intelligence, and dedication to clients."
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