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Marcus N Seiter

Estate planning Attorney at Tempe, AZ

5.0   103 reviews

Licensed for 7 years

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About Marcus

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Probate avoidance - Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Deeds, and Peace of Mind!

  2. Trusts
    30%

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%

  4. Power of attorney
    15%

I am passionate about helping people formulate plans to reach their goals.  Since 1999, I have been involved in that process with hundreds of clients as a professional in the financial services industry.  In 2011, I enrolled at Arizona Summit Law School. It wasn’t always easy balancing family and school while maintaining a growing financial services company.  But with the help of my wife and others, along with some divine intervention, I graduated with honors (summa cum laude) in 2014.  The rest is history.  Now I spend my time helping individuals and families create and maintain solid estate plans – truly an important work!

On a more personal note:

Before becoming an attorney, I grew up in Scottsdale, went to Horizon High School, and then joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves.  Following my active duty training, I went on a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later graduated from Arizona State University – go Sun Devils!  Along the way I moved to Mesa where I met my sweetheart – Jennifer.  We were married in 1999 and have since been blessed with 6 children (4 boys & 2 girls)!  So when I’m not at work, I’m usually playing with my family, fixing up the house, or playing basketball.

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Licensed for 7 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Marcus N Seiter
960 W Elliot Rd, Suite 114
Tempe, AZ, 85284

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Marcus received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Carolyn | November 20, 2022
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Estate Planning
Marcus made our estate planning simple and easy. I was very concerned about the process but Marcus made us comfortable during the process.
Posted by Vicki | October 17, 2022
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Marcus Seiter recommendation
A friend suggested my husband and I consider talking with Marcus Seiter about representing us to review and update our trust. Selecting Marcus to assist us was one of the best decisions we ever made. He hit all the right buttons at our first meeting. Marcus was professional, knowledgeable, listened and heard our concerns. He offered suggestions and alternatives addressing our situation. He explained the legalities and complications we faced with patience and in language our “elder ears and minds “could comprehend. Marcus is respectful, witty, funny, a family man and just a super nice guy. Without hesitation it is our pleasure to recommend Marcus Seiter Law for Estate Planning. Vicki Meyers
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Posted by Bob | August 31, 2022
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Competent and Easy to Work With
Years ago, my we had our will and trust professionally written and realized it was time to rewrite and update. I checked with several friends and Marcus Seiter’s name came up multiple times. I called his office to check out the details of the procedure and costs. Mr. Seiter was straightforward. He mentioned the steps that needed to be completed, how to make an appointment, the time frame to completion, and cost. We were immediately onboard because he explained what was required of us and what the outcome would be. If you are looking for a pleasant and easy to understand person to work with, we would rank Marcus at the top of the list. We were most pleased with the outcome and his ability to make everything easy to understand. Finally, his office staff is pleasant, well-organized, and relaxed. The entire process was painless and went smoothly. Deb and I feel like we made the right decision.
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Posted by Lucia | August 29, 2022
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A great, seamless experience! And what a nice guy!
We had an excellent experience working with Marcus on our estate plan. He is a knowledgeable professional, exuding kindness and patience as he guided us through the documents and terms. He made the process seamless and was available to answer questions via email between appointments. We enjoyed the time we spent working with him, and we especially appreciate the follow up communication from his office to ensure that the final tasks on our list are completed. We highly, highly recommend Marcus Seiter for your estate planning process – it is an essential “to-do list” item, and going through this law office was the best decision we could have made. Two thumbs up!
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Posted by Mireille | July 25, 2022
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New family Trust.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your staff for all the care you have shown us to ensure that we have a perfect new family trust. Our first family trust dating from 1996 was outdated.It needed to be amended and getting a new one was a must. Marcus has been very generous with his time, his legal expertise,professionalism and efforts. Thank you again for everything.
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Posted by Jackie | July 22, 2022
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Amazing team!
Marcus and his team were amazing. Very responsive , worked with our schedules and helped us walk through each step of our planning process for our eatate and will ! Highly recommend!
Posted by Regina | July 22, 2022
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Great Trust Attorney
Upon moving from IL to AZ, a neighbor recommended contacting Seiter Law to update my trust & POAs. He was easy to work with and provided a draft to review well before the signing appointment. I loved working with him and have recommended him to my nephew & husband.
Posted by Karianna | April 7, 2022
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Will prep
Marcus was great to work with to get our wills and such in order. We now feel confident that our wishes will be honored upon our death.
Posted by Donald | March 20, 2022
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Great Estate Planning Update
Marcus reviewed our existing estate plan and made updates. The comprehensive review added to our awareness of the requirements (that were previously missing) and illustrated that he is very familiar with Arizona law. Marcus is a good fellow with his feet on the ground. We feel that we have a good plan going forward. We would highly recommend his services; professional and cost-effective.
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Posted by Dawn Hornelaz | March 11, 2022
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Marcus Seiter
Marcus has been excellent from start to finish, I highly recommend him! He was very patient and thorough.
Posted by Harold and Libby | March 11, 2022
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Experienced Professional
It had been a number of years since our wills had been updated. We felt we needed to get that done and did a Google search for Tempe Estate planning lawyers. Boy, were we lucky when we found Marcus Seiter!! Marcus sat with us and through a list of thorough questions, ascertained both our needs and helped us think about some additional planning. In just a few weeks we were invited back to review all our materials. We left with a complete portfolio of documents that should make handling all our affairs very simple for either the surviving spouse and/or our children. With just a little forethought, one's assets can be protected and any final wishes can be spelled out. Marcus' professionalism and knowledge went a long way in establishing our trust in him. We would highly recommend Marcus Seiter.
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Posted by Dave | January 25, 2022
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Trustworthy!
We were looking to update our Trust after many years and many life changes. We researched law firms in the Tempe/Chandler area and found excellent reviews on Marcus Seiter and Seiter Law. Our experience was well above our expectations. The process was very easy and thorough. We had all of our questions clearly answered with just right enough information and not too much to get us confused or overwhelmed. We completely feel the costs were reasonable for the quality/value we received. We left with a huge smile and a sense of relief to finally have a solid Trust in our hands! We would highly recommend Seiter Law!
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Posted by Femi | November 2, 2021
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Highly recommend
I would highly recommend working with Marcus and his team. The entire staff is nice. Marcus has very good knowledge and is very thorough in his explanations. He helped us in setting up a living trust. The process was smooth and he covered all points.
Posted by Stephanie | October 13, 2021
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Very professional
We recently used Seiter Law, PLLC to set up a trust for our family. We were pressed for time as we were getting ready to take a vacation out of the country and Marcus got it done in a timely manner. Marcus was wonderful to work with and explained everything to us in a way we could easily understand. He went above and beyond and gave us a binder with letters already made out to the accounts we needed to transfer the names to the trust. We would highly recommend Seiter Law, PLLC!
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Posted by Robert & Elaine | September 22, 2021
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From Elaine & Bob
We were exceptionally pleased with the Trust Preparation and related documents prepared for us by Marcus Seiter. Marcus “Restated” our Family Trust and other related Trust, as well as our Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Medical Directives. Over the past 30 years, we have worked with 2 other attorneys, who have since retired. We are so very pleased that we found Marcus Seiter to bring all our Trust Documents up to date. We would highly recommend Marcus for his Trust Services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2021
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Retired
Marcus explained everything, my family trust was two visits, and we were done, lawyers and court procedures can be stressful. Marcus is your friend, and your coach.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Estate Planning
Estate Planning. Marcus helped us with our first estate planning. The process went smooth then I expected it to be, this shows the professionalism and service oriented leadership from Marcus and team. Marcus was able to find the time for any questions we had from his busy schedule. Thanks Marcus making the process easier for us and help us through this journey. We will definitely recommend your services to our family and friends. With Best Regards
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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Professional Attorney
Professional and courteous. Marcus provided me with a few weeks to review the documents prior to finalizing. Invited me to ask questions during review of trust, and after signing complete. Prior to hiring Marcus he answered several questions by email and he provided a video chat consultation. Covid placed delays on everyone, but Marcus accounted for the time and we met in the time frame he originally estimated. He is respectful of people and considerate of their time. I expect to work with Marcus again.
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Posted by James & Linda | June 5, 2021
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Very Professional
We were referred to Marcus Seiter for our Estate Planning. Could not have been more pleased with his knowledge of the law and the process. He helped us navigate through some 100+ pages of legal documents with ease. He was always there to answer any questions and reassure us about the decisions we were making. He is very professional and easy to talk with about these matters. I would recommend his service to anyone. Also very reasonably priced.
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Posted by Louise | May 17, 2021
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Pure Excellence
Marcus is consistent with his professionalism and attention to detail. He constantly monitors my portfolio and makes suggestions. He also revised my trust and will recently. He is proactive! I have never doubted how capable he is. I can't say enough great things about Marcus. I highly recommend him!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Seiter Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Professional
  • Financial Services Industry
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Arizona State University
  • BIS - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Declaration of Death
  • Declaratory Relief was granted.

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Religious Liberty Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Leader
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Director
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice - Estate Planning
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice - Estate Planning
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Order of the Quill
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1994
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Making Sense of Wills, Trusts, Probate and Incapacity
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning - Making Sense of Wills, Trusts, Probate and Incapacity
  • Living Trusts
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • MCC Campus
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning
  • Estate Planning - Making Sense of Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Incapacity
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (27)
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to sit with Marcus and discuss his practice and his approach to estate planning. I found him to be very thoughtful and deliberate in the way in which he strives to assist his clients. He is down to earth and I would have no hesitation in referring clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to spend years observing Mr. Seiter. His commitment and dedication to his clients is exceptional. He truly and deeply cares for every person he has contact with. Mr. Seiter, "Marcus," has gained my absolute trust and, I can assure you, the trust of many more attorneys. Mr. Seiter is rare breed of attorney that you can have complete confidence in. I recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to get to know Mr. Seiter and have been very impressed with his integrity and his personable attention to others. I would most certainly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Friend
"Marcus is a thoughtful and thorough attorney. I have been impressed by his dedication to his field and his clients. You will not be better served by anyone else in the estate-planning field. I highly recommend and endorse Marcus."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Marcus for your Estate Planning needs. Marcus is skilled at analyzing his clients' issues and determining the best course of action to maximize the benefits to his clients. Marcus is a talented attorney who can handle complex legal issues and clearly communicate those issues with his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is a conscientious attorney with a really strong financial background. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is a fine lawyer and an even better person. I have had opportunities to discuss estate planning matters with him. He is sharp and knowledgeable."
Estate planning Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for your estate planning needs. He is very dedicated to his clients and always working to do increase his knowledge on the many issues that can come up during estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Marcus to be an honest and fair attorney. His ethics and values are above par."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Seiter because of the excellent attention to detail he provides to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew Marcus in law school and was always impressed with his conscientious analysis. Now, as a lawyer, I endorse him because of his prior expertise and because I know he always strives to do what's best for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently met Marcus. He is an intelligent and caring attorney. He is very interested in continually expanding his knowledge in the field. He also brings his financial services background into his understanding and planning for his clients. All to their benefit."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is a caring and effective advocate and he truly has the best interests of his clients at heart. He is trustworthy and willing to go the extra mile. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is a thoughtful and detail oriented attorney. He takes great care in creating a customized estate plan for his clients. His financial background is of tremendous benefit as he works through his recommendations and helps his clients feel very comfortable with his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Super smart guy! I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus has the highest level of personal integrity and many years of investment experience. If you need help with estate planning or other financial services I recommend Marcus to you without qualification."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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