Maureen Sentman Danos has joined Brown Brown & Young!
The firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., announces that Maureen Sentman Danos, recently the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable William O. Carr (Judge of the Circuit Court for Harford County), has joined the law firm.
Ms. Danos is a cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School, where she received a joint Juris Doctor degree and a Master's Degree in Environmental Law and Policy. The Cecil County native received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and received the Holstein Prize for Ethics.
As Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Carr, her duties included processing motions, managing dockets, drafting judicial opinions, orders and judgments, and handling chambers correspondence. She also served as law clerk to Judges Curtin and Bowen during extended jury trials. Ms. Danos formerly served as a Law Clerk for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Department of Natural Resources Unit, where she assisted staff attorneys in land acquisition and planning, and worked with the Maryland Environmental Trust. For the Trust, she helped draft enforcement policies and letters of notice, reviewed and analyzed conservation easements, conducted field monitoring projects and assisted in the land trust accreditation process, among many other responsibilities.
At Brown, Brown & Young, Ms. Danos intends to concentrate her practice in the fields of estate planning, land conservation, the preservation of family holdings through conservation easements and trusts, assisting non-profit corporations, and general land use and land transaction law. "There's a great need for estate planning in Cecil and Harford Counties because of the number of long-held family farms at risk due to tax implications," she says. "I intend to work to keep these properties in their families, while also counseling individuals and entities in the general area of land transaction and land use law," Danos adds.
According to principal firm member Albert J. A. "Jay" Young, the addition of Maureen Danos is a significant achievement for the practice. "She's just brilliant," says Young, "and – even more important – Maureen Danos is committed to applying today's legal developments and tools to estate planning and land management challenges, to greatly assist the community of people trying to keep their property and their assets under their own control."
While in law school, Ms. Danos served as a full‐time extern with Brown, Brown & Young, handling the drafting of letters, pleadings and contracts, and assisting with estate planning matters, business and contract law, and civil discovery. She also has experience in family law and domestic relations, having served as a Domestic Relations Intern to Master Jane C. Murray (now the Hon. Jane C. Murray) of the Circuit Court for Cecil County.
Ms. Danos is an active supporter of Ducks Unlimited and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, and serves on the board of the Cecil County Arts Council.
Founded in 1901 by Augustus Brown's grandfather A. Freeborn Brown, Jr., the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, PA, with offices in Bel Air and Elkton, has been in practice longer than any other law firm in Harford or Cecil County. For more information on the firm, please visit lawbrown.com, or call 410-879-2220.