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Steven D. Beres

Estate planning Attorney at Stuart, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1981
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I have prepared documents of all levels of complexity from simple wills and revocable trusts, to complex documents necessary to implement sophisticated tax planning techniques such as irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and charitable trusts.

    42 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Probate
    I have handled both simple and complex estate administrations using both formal and summary administration.

    42 years, 600 cases

  3. Trusts
    I assist trustees in settling and distributing trusts upon the death of the creator of the trust and also assist with the administration of other trusts which are created prior to death.

    42 years, 300 cases

  4. Tax
    Preparation of estate tax returns, gift tax returns, and income tax returns of estates and trusts.

    42 years, 200 cases

Steve is a Florida native who was born in Miami and moved to the Treasure Coast over 20 years ago.  He is an avid college football fan, and enjoys water and shooting sports. 

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Crary Buchanan
759 SW Federal Highway
Suite 106
Stuart, FL, 34994-2972

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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2013
Highest Marks on All Fronts....
My family and I have been associated with Steve Beres for almost 15 years. During that time we have consistently benefited from the high level of service he provides. Steve is extremely articulate and professional and has the rare ability to take complicated issues, clarify them and create understandable plans of action. He is objective and focused resulting in superb advice. We feel so fortunate to have access to his excellent legal services.
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Posted by Bill | October 7, 2013
The lawyer I will always use and recommend for trust and estate work in Florida.
Steve presents himself with a relaxed patient demeanor that works very well when discussing estate and end of life decisions. He knows his subject and is very good in explaining options and issues that one might face.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Shareholder
  • Crary Buchanan
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 1982 - 1992


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1982
  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978


  • Martin Health Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Martin County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1995


  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Limiting Liability of a Financial Institution Releasing a Decedent's Funds
  • 1989

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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve Beres personally and professionally for over twenty years, and he and I have had mutual and related clients. He is eminently competent in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, and he practices with the highest level of integrity and honesty. I endorse Steve Beres without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steven D. Beres as an excellent lawyer with impeccable integrity and established expertise in the area of estate planning."
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