Lynda (“Lyn”) Striegel of Striegel & Baddour came to Calvert County from Philadelphia in 2001 after over twenty-five years in practice as a corporate and securities attorney. Starting at the Securities & Exchange Commission, she has worked with major law firms (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom), major corporations (Sallie Mae and SEI Investments) and major financial institutions (Riggs Bank, Barnett Bank, Bank of America) in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and Jacksonville. Lyn joined partner Carl Buchheister, former head of the Public Defender’s Office for Southern Maryland and past President of the Calvert County Bar Association to create Striegel & Buchheister in 2008. Carl retired and, in 2017, Lyn joined with named partner Andrea B. Baddour to create STRIEGEL & BADDOUR. Lyn’s practice focuses on corporate law and estate planning, including buying and selling small businesses, creating contracts and agreements and acting as “General Counsel” for small businesses. Her focus in the estate planning practice is on trusts, specifically revocable living trusts, a structure used to avoid the probate process.
Andrea B. Baddour, an attorney with over fifteen years’ experience, focuses her practice on estate planning, including revocable living trusts, special needs and supplemental trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, trust and probate administration. Andrea formerly was a law clerk to Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland and an intern at the Office of County Attorney, Anne Arundel County. For the past several years, Andrea has been “Of Counsel” to the firm.
Lyn and Andrea are joined in the practice by Pamela J. Desko, CPA, whose primary focus is to coordinate with banks, brokerage firms, investment advisors, insurance companies, recorders of deeds and others to ensure proper funding of trusts.
Lyn and Andrea speak extensively on the subject of estate planning and are happy to do so for community groups. Lyn is the author of a book titled “Live Secure: Financial and Estate Planning for Women”, and writes a regular “Your Money Matters” column for the Chesapeake Current.Get to know the team here