Steven M Berger

Steven M Berger

Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Maryland
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Summary

I serve estate planning clients with plans that promote family harmony while minimizing future tax and administration expenses. A large percentage of my clients are government and corporate employees who have been good stewards of their earnings. Helping families makes my job very rewarding as I listen to life stories and put dreams and concerns into legally binding instructions. My clients become friends and I look forward to their visits.

Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
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United States Air Force Academy
B.S. | Economics, Management
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
- Current
Independent firm focused on estate planning and administration
Of Counsel
Duvall Law Firm, LLC
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Mr. Berger focus on estates, trusts, and probate specifically for the residents of Anne Arundel County. Mr. Berger is an accredited attorney for claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Of Counsel
Law Office of Michael L Wilsman
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Mr. Berger served as Of Counsel preparing wills and trusts for the residents of Severna Park and the surrounding area.
Speaking Engagements
Will Preparation for Lawyers, Training for Volunteer Wills for Heroes Attorneys, Millersville, Maryland
Wills of Heroes
Annual event to provide basic estate planning documents to firefighters, police, and veterans. I instruct volunteer attorneys on how to prepare the documents and ensure that the 40 to 50 documents prepared meet the needs of the clients and comply with Maryland Law.
Certifications
Specialist in Estate Planning
Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
Professional Associations
ElderCounsel
Member
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National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Member
- Current
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Wills for Heroes
Teach Attorney Orientation
- Current
Activities: Teach attorneys to write wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives for the Firefighters and Police of Anne Arundel County. I also supervise the preparation of these documents.
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WealthCounsel
Member
- Current
Activities: Symposiums - Attend National and Regional, Training - In person and on-line, List Serve
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Estates and Trusts Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
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Fees
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    Mastercard, VISA
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most Estate Plans and wills are flat fees based on the complexity of the matter. Will packages for parents with young children start at $1250. Complete trust packages are usually priced between four to five thousand dollars. Probate fees can be based on the estate size and limited to the fees allowed by the Courts. My estate administrator handles many of the details of probate and allows our firm to provide personalized, cost effective administration. All appointments require a $150 fee that is a credit toward retained work.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
821 West Benfield Road
Suite One
Severna Park, MD 21146
USA
Telephone: (410) 777-5916
Fax: (815) 550-1653