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Steven M Zelinger

Steven M Zelinger

also known as Steve Zelinger

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Life Insurance

About Me

I'm a lawyer doing what I love to do - helping families better understand how to manage their future by using proper wills, trusts and asset protection.  I work with all types of clients, from business owners to the elderly to young families.  I enjoy face-to-face interaction with clients to first let them understand what estate planning is and can do for them...then working with other professionals (Insurance, financial advisors, accountants) to give clients the whole package of having an organized life both personally and financially.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Trusts: 16%
  2. Power Of Attorney: 16%
  3. Probate: 16%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Tax: 16%
    8 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 36%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

75 total 

  • Kenneth E Gray Jr.

    Mr. Zelinger is a regular contributor to the tax questions forum here on Avvo. His answers consistently demonstrate an in-depth, substantial knowledge of tax law and represent the kind of advice every client should seek from legal counsel. I endorse Mr. Zelinger


    Kenneth Gray Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • W. Tyler Melling

    I admire Mr. Zellinger's contributions to this site and his timely responses to inquiries. I endorse this lawyer.


    W. Melling Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steven M Zelinger, LLC

2322 Fitzwater St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Anastasio Law Firm, LLC (of Counsel)

1221 Locust St.
Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA, 19107




DCActive 201305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Avvo Top Contributor Estate PlanningAvvo2013
Avvo Top Contributor ProbateAvvo2013
Hero Day HonoreePhiladelphia Fire Department2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Steven M. Zelinger, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyRabil & Kingett, LLC2009 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Friends of Chester Aurthur SchoolTreasurer2010 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$400,000 Tax Debt, Client Paid $27,000Client Paid about 5% of what he owed.
Protected Trust Assets of Drug Addicted BeneficiaryHappy Client with Updated Estate Plan
Self Employed Tax Payer AuditedReduction in tax liability of $12,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
From IRS Publication 501IRS Tax Tips2012
BlogRefreshing - It's not just for beverages2012
Steven Zelinger WebsiteIt's The End of the World As We Know It!2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Kenyon CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Moms and More March MeetingEstate Planning for Families2015
Death and TaxesPennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return - Schedule A Real Estate2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Death and TaxesPenn Inheritance Tax2012
Parent Speaker SeriesEstate Planning for Families2012
Campus of Courses10 Mistakes to Avoid in Estate Planning2011