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Steven M Zelinger

also known as Steve Zelinger

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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

  1. Estate Planning: 36%
    9 years, 250 cases
  2. Trusts: 16%
  3. Power Of Attorney: 16%
  4. Probate: 16%
    9 years, 50 cases
  5. Tax: 16%
    9 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Heidi Rai Stewart

    I have viewed Mr. Zelinger's responses to questions on AVVO for many months. I am impressed with his technical knowledge, his common sense and his ability to convey his responses on legal issues in a manner that is easily understood by the reader. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Zelinger to anyone seeking a skilled and compassionate attorney to assist them with their affairs.

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    Heidi Stewart Estate planning Attorney
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  • Brandon Alexander Robinson

    Attorney Zelinger is a highly credentialed attorney in all aspects of estate planning. His Avvo responses and resume demonstrate deep knowledge of the law of trusts, wills, probate and related fiduciary issues, as well as practical understanding of how each of these impact real individuals and their families. He is a great resource to his clients, and a credit to the legal profession.

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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

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201307/10/2016
NJActive200706/25/2016
PAActive200704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2016
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
Associations
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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Publications
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
Education
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