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Susan Eleff - Bethesda, MD

7315 Wisconsin Ave.Suite 400 West Bethesda, MD 20814

Updated: 07/19/2021

Bethesda Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer

Overview

I am Susan Eleff, an attorney with over thirty-five years of experience in estate planning, business transactions and commercial real estate matters. I welcome new clients in the areas where I practice, and make every effort to provide outstanding service.

My estate planning practice includes the preparation of wills, trust agreements, family limited partnerships with planned gifting, powers of attorney, medical directives, and estate administration, including resolution of controversies...

I am Susan Eleff, an attorney with over thirty-five years of experience in estate planning, business transactions and commercial real estate matters. I welcome new clients in the areas where I practice, and make every effort to provide outstanding service.

My estate planning practice includes the preparation of wills, trust agreements, family limited partnerships with planned gifting, powers of attorney, medical directives, and estate administration, including resolution of controversies. I formulate comprehensive plans to address tax aspects, asset protection and business succession, in accordance with clients' needs and priorities.

In transactional work, my practice extends to a broad range of matters, including corporate, partnership and limited liability company start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, private placement of securities, buy-sell and employment agreements, secured transactions and intercreditor agreements, work-outs and refinancings.

My real estate work encompasses property acquisitions, sales, development, financing, tax-free exchanges, leasing, restrictive covenant and easement agreements for retail, office, industrial, residential, condominium and mixed-use properties, including big box and shopping center developments, office buildings, raw land, and other real estate. I have also handled trial and appellate litigation on adverse possession cases in the Maryland state courts.

I am admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois. I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving my B.A. there in two years after high school, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in my major, Economics, where I was awarded the Shanbaum Prize (top Economics graduate). I have been rated "AV Preeminent" in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest rating possible for both skills and ethics, and hold a 10.0 Superb rating with the Avvo attorney rating website. 

I can be reached at 301.857.1990 or 800.765.2662, or via law@eleff.net. I look forward to hearing from you.     

About Susan Eleff

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Probate 80%
  • Real Estate 10%
  • Business Planning, Organizations, & Transactions 10%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2016
  • Virginia, 2015
  • Illinois, 2001
  • Maryland, 1987
  • New Jersey, 1978
  • Pennsylvania, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2008 - 2018 (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, 2011 - Present

Past Positions

  • Bregman Berbert Schwartz & Gilday LLC, Of Counsel, 2011 - 2018
  • Ballard Spahr, Of Counsel, 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Major: Economics (recipient of Shanbaum Prize in Economics)

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

7315 Wisconsin Ave.Suite 400 West Bethesda, MD 20814

Fax

  • 301-961-6525

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