business brief

Former county executive Jim Smith, now of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, left, stands with another former county executive - U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (2nd Congressional District), center - and Dan Gundersen, director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. (Submitted photo / October 23, 2012)

The Towson Law firm of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt recently hosted a celebration to mark the renaming of its home base, 600 Washington Ave., Towson, as the Smith, Gildea & Schmidt Building.

At an event on Oct. 4, the firm hosted an unveiling of the building's new sign, and a reception with tours of the facilities. The firm includes former County Executive Jim Smith; David Gildea and Lawrence Schmidt; among other attorneys.

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt is a law firm that practices all areas of law, from class-action litigation to local land use cases.