Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Stephen W. Spence Attorney

Business Consulting & Commercial Litigation Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy


  • University of Delaware, 1975
  • Widener University School of Law, 1981


Steve has an established practice serving individuals and business clients throughout Delaware. With thirty-nine years of legal experience, he represents numerous small businesses, restaurants, and real estate owners regarding the issues they face during formation, financing, litigation, and in the purchase and sale of real estate and business assets.

Steve maintains a comprehensive creditors' rights, foreclosure, insolvency, and bankruptcy practice, serving local and regional financial institutions and other creditors. He also practices before the office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for the acquisition and transfer of liquor licenses, as well as related enforcement actions.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned his law degree from Widener University Delaware Law School, Cum Laude. He is a resident of the Cape region and a co-founder of Atlantic Lacrosse Club.


  • Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Banking Law in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021
  • Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Bankruptcy, Business in 2018
  • Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Business Law in 2016 and 2019

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  • Delaware State Bar

You have been a true pleasure to work with and again I thank you!

I can tell you that you were an absolute Godsend, and I don’t say that lightly. If it were not for you, and later Steve, I am not sure I would have been able to keep it together.

You were prompt with responses no matter if during the workday, after hours, or the weekend, and you always brought a ray of hope to keep moving forward. This is over the top and something I have never experienced, and I truly am very grateful for. This has been a very distasteful and ugly matter to deal with, but you have been a true pleasure to work with and again I thank you!!

– Dawn

Thank you for the expertise, knowledge, and advice!

I wanted to again thank you for the expertise, knowledge, and advice you offered throughout the process of filing/settling the suit related to my mother’s case. Your guidance was invaluable during all the steps, decisions, and options that needed to be discussed and decided. I wanted to express my appreciation for all you did for our family to support us through the process.

I will highly recommend you and your firm to others and will use your services again as needed in the future.

– Linda

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