Wills, Trusts & Estates
Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC
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Our office

The Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC was established in 2012. Based in Severna Park, Maryland, we serve our community in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas, including Crofton and Odenton. Owner Steven M. Berger saw a need for a local practice that focuses solely on wills, trusts and estate administration. He created a firm that can be there for families as they plan for what lies ahead and process what has happened after the loss of a loved one.

We often see middle class households who want to protect and pass down their assets and values to the next generation. Many of our clients are government or corporate employees who have accumulated their assets by long years of loyal service. Our firm strives to keep up with the latest technologies and changes in the law. The Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC can provide your family with a comprehensive estate plan at a fair and reasonable cost.

 

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We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us with any estate planning or administration questions you have.

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Our team

 
 
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Owner

Steven M. Berger

Steven M. Berger has been concentrating his practice on estate planning in Maryland for over 10 years. He sees estate work as a place where values can be put into action, both within families and through charitable and community organizations you support. A properly drafted estate plan can minimize strife amongst your heirs and passes along hard earned assets to family and charities.

He attends ongoing training in the field through WealthCounsel and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Steven is recognized as an Accredited Estate Planner by the NAEPC, a professional specialization awarded to estate planning professionals who demonstrate a depth of knowledge, experience, education, professional reputation and character. He is also a board certified Estate Planning Law Specialist.

Steven is married to Valerie, a kindergarten teacher, and has three daughters and four grandchildren. He is an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and formerly served on the executive council. He ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2014 after a summer of training with the Annapolis Striders. He is a licensed pilot and continues to bike, run and enjoy the outdoors.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1990

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
B.S., Economics, Management, 1976

Activities & Affiliations

• Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, Member
• Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Secretary, Baltimore Chapter
• Wills for Heroes, Pro bono attorney

Designations

• Estate Planning Law Specialist
• Accredited Estate Planner
• Accredited Attorney for Veterans Affairs
• Maryland State Bar

 
 

 
 
 
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Paralegal

Sabrina Coughlin

As a paralegal (and pseudo-expert in military life after 21 years as a Navy wife), Sabrina dedicates her time to assist our clients in planning for their future. Always focused on the client's best interests, she employs her knowledge and expertise drafting wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, probate and various forms. 

Sabrina spends her personal time enjoying her hometown, Severna Park, the local communities and all they have to offer, U.S. Naval Academy activities (her husband is class of ‘81), old friends and of course, her ever-growing family (four grandchildren and counting!). Go Navy! 

 

Education

ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
A.A.S., Paralegal Studies

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE, COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME
Coursework

 
 

 
 
 
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Estate Administrator

Karla Horn

Karla handles much of the estate administration and probate matters in our office. At her former job at the Department of Defense, she was an auditor and supervisor at the Defense Contract Audit Agency. She brings her experience in accounting and auditing to make sure that our estates are handled efficiently.

Karla and her husband are raising their three school age children in the area. They keep busy with basketball, soccer and swimming through Broadneck Area Youth Sports and the Severna Park YMCA.

 

Education

FROSTBERG STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Accounting, 1989
C.P.A., 1998

 
 

 
 
 
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Information officer

Juliana Mann

Juliana manages the technology systems that keeps the office running smoothly and securely. Prior to working at the Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC, she was a web developer at Barnes & Noble. Juliana has worked in graphic design and web development for over 10 years. She enjoys making client experience better through clear language, functional design and easy to use online tools.

Juliana works remotely from the NYC area and has two preschool aged children, Jupiter and Epiphany.

Education

BENNINGTON COLLEGE
B.A., Liberal Arts, 2003

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
B.F.A, Design, 2007