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About Sengstacke & Evans, LLC

Diane Sengstacke and Carolyn Evans have assisted their clients in all aspects of business from establishing corporate entities, selling businesses, reviewing contracts and landlord-tenant leases, helping landlords through the process of working with new tenants or evicting existing ones as well as myriad other matters since establishing their Bel Air law firm.

We are corporate attorneys and real estate attorneys, and we also handle estates and trusts and bankruptcies, whether we are representing the creditor or the debtor, says Sengstacke. “We are a successful and stable, long-standing firm that has been together since 2001”.

Sengstacke began her career working up the ladder from legal secretary to paralegal to attorney, to running a title company as executive vice president, to owning her own title company. Home Title Co. of Md. Inc. opened its doors in 1991. At the same time, Sengstacke operated her own law practice, and Evans joined Sengstacke in 2001, forming Sengstacke & Evans LLC.

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Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

Both Sengstacke and Evans are actively involved in the Harford County community.

Evans received The Bel Air Rotary Club’s Paul Harris award, sat on the Maryland Transportation Authority Board for nine years and was named one of the Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.

For me, public service has always been very rewarding in meeting new people and supporting the needs of the community, she says, adding that she is on the board of directors of Harford Bank and the current president of the Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network.

Carolyn was also the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Athena Leadership Award for Harford County.

Evans:

  • Board, Harford Bank
  • Board, Center for the Arts
  • Co-chair, Dancing for the Arts Gala
  • 2016 ATHENA Award Winner
  • Past-President, CPWN

Diane Sengstacke

Diane Sengstacke

Sengstacke currently serves on the Harford Community College Foundation Board and Harford County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board, is vice president of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and financial officer of the Upper Chesapeake Chorus. She has been a member of The Bel Air Rotary Club since 1991, was president in 2001-2002 and became assistant district governor for District 7620 (Baltimore/Washington area). She assists many community organizations, including The ARC, Anna’s House, Center for the Arts, Greater Excellence Education Foundation and Harford Leadership Academy.

But perhaps what the two are most proud of is that they have a base of dedicated clients who return to them repeatedly with their business concerns and who often refer other clients to them. “Once you work with people and get to know them and they get comfortable with you, you will be successful”, says Evans. “Our business model is giving good legal advice, providing wonderful customer service and having an excellent reputation”.

Sengstacke:

  • Board, Harford Comm. College Foundation
  • VP, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
  • Financial Officer, Upper Chesapeake Chorus
  • Past-President, Bel Air Rotary
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Our Specialties

Corporate Law
Formation, buying and sell businesses, lease review, liquor board, trademarks and trade names

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Landlord/Tenant
Commercial and residential

Bankruptcy
Debtor and creditor

Wills and Estates
Will preparation, estate probate, will contests and caveat proceedings

Employment Law
Overtime and Unpaid Wage claims

Real Estate
Deeds, Like-Kind Exchanges, Partitions, Foreclosures

Personal Injury


 

Sengstacke & Evans …

Diane Sengstacke and Carolyn W. Evans have been partners in Sengstacke & Evans, LLC, for 15 years, assisting clients in all types of business needs. “We are corporate attorneys and real estate attorneys, and we also handle estates and trusts, bankruptcies representing the creditor or the debtor, and most any aspect of doing business”, says Sengstacke. “We are a successful and stable, long-standing firm that has been together since 2001”. Due to their extensive range of experience, they serve a wide clientele.

In addition to being partner in the firm, Sengstacke also owns Home Title Company of Maryland, Inc., and as such, her work revolves around real estate. Through the title company, she handles both residential and commercial, purchases and refinance settlements throughout Maryland. Her many clients include lenders, Realtors, builders and repeat customers from her 25 years in business. She combines this knowledge for contracts, deeds and leases.

Evans’s clients include both individuals and businesses, forming corporations and LLCs, securing trademarks, representing buyers or sellers of a purchase or sale of a business, liquor board, lease negotiations, landlord evictions, and mechanics’ liens. “I also deal in the employment arena, representing employees through the EEOC claim process, to litigation in the Federal and State courts, says Evans. “And, I represent clients with unpaid wage claims, including overtime, as well as defending clients against such claims”.

As a general practice law firm, they provide guardianships, wills and estate planning, and probate services to settle an estate. “An important part of any planning are powers of attorney and healthcare directives”, says Sengstacke.

Both Sengstacke and Evans are active in the community. Sengstacke was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Judicial Nominating Commission, and appointed by County Executive Barry Glassman to the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board, and serves on the Harford County Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board. Evans is immediate Past President of the Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network, and a Past Chairman of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

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