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Steven Michael Berger

Estate planning Attorney at Severna Park, MD

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Steven M. Berger

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Complete estate plan tailored to the individual or couple includes trust, will, power of attorney, living will, beneficiary check, and deed verification.

    18 years, 200 cases

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate is handled for the Personal Representative complying with the laws of Maryland while ensuring that the wishes of the testator are fulfilled.

    18 years, 30 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%
    A will ensures that your wishes are complied with for distribution of your property and the naming of a guardian for your children. A simple will contains no trust provisions and allows your property to be distributed directly to your beneficiaries. Living wills ensure that medical providers know what your wishes are for end of life card.

    34 years, 300 cases

  4. Power of attorney
    5%
    A power of attorney will allow someone to handle your financial affairs. A Power of Attorney is critical if you are disabled and need to ensure that your bills are paic.

    18 years, 300 cases

My passion is helping families pass their wealth to the next generation according to their wishes without any surprizes. My goal is to draft an estate plan that minimizes taxes, fees, and governmental interference. Providing value to the client in wills, trusts, and probate creates satisfied clients who provide a base of referrals.

 

I am a graduate of the Air Force Academy and serve as President of the Baltimore Chapter of Air Force Academy Graduates. I flew RC-135 and KC-135 aircraft for the USAF. I belong to the Service Academy Business Professionals joining other Academy Graduates to improve our business skills and vision. I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2014. I enjoy running and biking for fitness. Our family has a ski condo in Colorado and there is something special about getting away to the mountains.

Photos and videos

My Grandson - Alistair Feist
Summer in Colorado
My Parents are celebrating their 80th Birthdays

Location

Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
821 West Benfield Road
Suite One
Severna Park, MD, 21146

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Reviews

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Posted by Debbie | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, personalized service
Mr. Berger previously worked with my partner on his will and estate documents. Due to the birth of a child, we have returned to seek his assistance in updating our estate plans. He has provided thoughtful options based on our circumstance and our goals in providing for our daughter, and has patiently talked us through the advantages and disadvantages of taking different paths. Mr. Berger is timely, professional, and well versed in the current and potential future tax laws, and we would recommend him for anyone seeking estate planning.
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Posted by Ron | April 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Update and completely re-evaluate wills and trusts
Steve did a great job with my wife and I as we re-evaluated and updated our wills and trusts in view of changes in our children's age and status, our own economic changes and our future plans. He was thorough and complete on the re-write, respectful of costs and options and of each of our perspectives, and acted quickly whenever necessary. A very helpful attorney.
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Response from Steven Berger May 31, 2016
Thank you for the kind words.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Duvall Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Michael L. Wilsman
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Associations

  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Accredited Estate Planner, Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney Advocate of the Year - 2018
  • Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Anne Arundel County - Wills for Heroes
  • Basics of Will Writing for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Anne Arundel County Wills for Heroes
  • http://www.willsforheroes.org/program.htm
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is the leader of our small group of local attorneys where we meet monthly and exchange information about recent developments in the legal field. Steve often brings news about recent changes in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate to our meetings so is not only a leader of our small attorney group, but also a subject matter expert in these legal fields."
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Severna Park Estate planning Lawyer Steven Michael Berger
Steven Michael Berger
Estate planning Attorney
Severna Park, MD
Licensed for 33 years