Marianne Schmitt Hellauer

Marianne Hellauer Schmidt

Marianne Hellauer advises high-net-worth clients on estate planning strategies that include complex business entity and trust structuring issues. Marianne concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for entrepreneurs and executives of public companies as well as the representation of fiduciaries in all aspects of trust and estate administration, including tax audits and probate matters. She also advises individuals and institutions on charitable planning matters, including the organization and operation of private foundations and public endowments.




  • J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law 1980
  • B.A. Government & Politics cum laude University of Maryland 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Past chair, Estates and Trusts Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association 
  • Legislative liaison, State of Maryland, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of Baltimore Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of Baltimore
  • Member, Board of Advisors, The Johns Hopkins University Lyme Disease Research Center
  • Past trustee, Horizon Foundation; Member of Investment Committee
  • Past trustee, Howard County Conservancy


  • Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law, Maryland, 2022 – 2023
  • Daily Record, Top 100 Women, 2020 Circle of Excellence Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America, for over 20 years
    • Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • Arrive, Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, Maryland, 2007 – 2020