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Steve is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney. He was willing to "hold our hand" when needed but allowed us to do many tasks with a little bit of guidance which saved us money. He kept the beneficiaries informed when we asked him to and also negotiated with credit card companies to save is money. He also gave us a lot of help and saved us money on the inheritance tax return.
I learned of Mr. Zelinger through Avvo. While I received several responses from attorneys on Avvo, Mr.lZelinger's was the most responsive. My concern was whether or not the successor trustee would have any problem in selling a particular property which did not show that trustee's name in the deed. That is, would it be necessary to go to the expense of changing the deed? He came up with a practical idea to have a title company review the trust to determine if they saw any problem with the successor trustee being able to sell the property. Mr. Zelinger indicated there should be no problem but did express several concerns, all of which he outlined orally and in writing--all for a nominal fee.
For the past year of my life, I was exsisting and not living due to a tax issue that needed to be address leading to possibly losing my home. My excellent lawyer Steven Zelinger, made no promises to the results of my case but what he did do was reassure me that he would give his all towards me keeping my home and also resolve my tax issues. Steve worked very deligently and very hard to get the results I was looking for, he never sugar coated anything and kept me informed about all that was going on each step of the way. As a result to his hard work and dedication I can live again and want to thank you once again.
Steve was referred to us by a friend of ours. His availability to travel to our house for the initial information session and to confirm specifics was appreciated. Prior to the final signing meeting Steve was available for a 40 min telephone call to review some technical questions. Overall...outstanding job. We are looking forward to working with Steve when we need to alter our estate/trust/guardianship plans as life progresses.
Steven Zelinger handled our estate planning process. He explained everything very well and was very patient as we worked through the documentation and decisions.
Steve has been incredibly helpful during our estate planning exercise. He is always responsive and is very patient when we ask for assistance.
Steve helped us plan as if he was planning for his his own child. His knowledge of estate planning was phenomenal. We were very comfortable working with him, and trusting him with our future. He helped to make the legal jargon accessible by explaining things in different terms.
He charges a flat fee which was VERY reasonable, guided us through the entire process, beginning with a free phone call to discuss before we even decided if we were going to go with him - it took maybe 90 minutes! - to him coming to our home at night after our kids were in bed to hammer out details. We got a living trust, a living will/health care proxies, a Kid Protection Plan stipulating both short-term and long-term guardians. When we bought a new house, I just sent him an email to ask some details about the living trust, and he got back to me right away. He'll also check in with us every 3 years to see if anything has changed.
Best money I ever spent.