Attorney Cedulie Laumann is the managing attorney of small law firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The firm accepts clients in real estate, small business, guardianship and civil litigation matters.
She enjoys helping clients reach positive solutions to their legal needs. Whether a client needs a simple deed transfer or representation in a "high stakes" lawsuit, quality representation should keep the client's unique needs in mind. Her firm employs innovative "flat fee" billing arrangements and fee options outside the traditional hourly based approach.
"Legal Answers & Representation Relevant to YOUR needs!"
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate Law
- General Civil
10 minute no-cost phone consult. Call 410-216-7000 $180 consult fee for most matters (w/out document review) up to 1.5 hrs $200 consult fee w/ document review up to 1.5 hours 50%-100% of the consult fee credited to client's account if the firm is retained for full service within 30 days of consult.
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Attorneys fees may be handled on a contingency basis (client does not pay unless there is recovery) in certain cases, including injury, certain types of real estate matters and judgment collections.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
10 min no cost initial consult by phone. Flat fee consultations for up to 1.5 hour attorney meeting. Option of flat fee billing many types of cases, including Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, etc.), Business Formation (LLCs, etc.) and Real Estate (tax sale foreclosure litigation, deeds, contracts, etc.) Representative 2017 flat fees: $240 for most deeds, $250 for PR/estate/corporate deeds $80 for powers of attorney $750 for single member LLC formation package, $505 for estate planning package (individual), $1,250 for revocable trust package. While all the firm's clients are given clear understanding of fees up-front, this list is not a promise to represent, some situations may require additional work and no attorney/client relationship is formed unless we meet and both agree.
- English: Spoken, Written
- managing attorney
- Arden Law Firm, LLC
- Adjunct Faculty
- St. Joseph's University
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
- Honors: Order of the Coif Top 10% of Graduating Class
- Maryland State Bar
- - Current
- Q. I might partner on 2 rental properties. In addition to a contract, which is better, a lien or being added to the deed?
- A: A deed and lien (mortgage) have two distinct purposes and different sets of pros and cons. However, one can't deed a property over without getting approval of the existing mortgage lender and without paying the applicable transfer and recordation taxes. A deed would make one an owner, which not only gives the presumptive right to 1/2 of the rental income and 1/2 of the sale proceeds, but also carries with it obligations. Those obligations are increased when the property is rented out. (for instance, the requirements to register the property, get necessary lead certs, fix code violations, etc.) In addition, one cannot just deed over property encumbered by an existing mortgage without getting lender approval. A lien by way of a secondary mortgage doesn't give any rights to sales proceeds beyond what may be necessary to pay off the mortgage lien. A mortgage will typically involve recordation but not transfer taxes. It will necessarily be secondary to any existing mortgage (unless the primary lien holder agrees to subordinate which doesn't seem likely). While having a documented interest would protect an investor, neither a deed nor a junior mortgage offer much help if the property is underwater or if the owner has existing mortgages, judgments, etc that wipe out the equity. The above only offers very general legal information and is not intended to offer any legal advice specific to a particular situation. The precise facts of any given situation may affect how general principles apply. You are encouraged to get legal assistance with preparing any of the binding legal documents discussed. While this is not a promise to represent, I hope that it helps answer the general questions.
- Q. What POA do I choose to handle all of my mentally disabled Uncles affairs
- A: A disabled person who is unable to manage their affairs may not be competent enough to execute a valid Power of Attorney. Instead, if someone is incompetent without a pre-existing Power of Attorney the family usually needs to seek legal guardianship through the courts. The specific facts of a particular situation may affect how this general statement of law applies. The above is not legal advice and questions seeking guidance in a specific situation should be raised with an attorney in a confidential setting.
- Q. Hello! I am the only owner employee of a corporation operating in Maryland. Is workers' compensation required for me?
- A: An owner who is also an employee has an option under Maryland law to either pay for coverage or waive coverage so long as they own at least 20% of the company. The relevant law is Labor & Employment Article §9-206. While not legal advice, I hope this general information helps answer your question.