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.
Both 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.
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.” I95