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Elville and Associates engages clients in a multi-step educational process to ensure that estate and elder law planning works from inception, throughout lifetime, and at death. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of the Planning Team Concept for leading edge, customized planning. The education of clients and their families through counseling and superior legal-technical knowledge is the mission of Elville and Associates. Proudly serving clients in Central Maryland, the Washington Metro Area, and the Eastern Shore.

Seminar – Topics in Contemporary Estate Planning

Join us for this interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, as he discusses “Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs.” Hosted by Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors, this lunch event will cover the types of special needs trusts and their specific purposes, who can be the…

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Workshop – Estate Planning

Wednesday, March 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fusco Financial Associates, Inc. 505 Baltimore Avenue, Towson, MD 21204 (fuscofinancial.com)

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Workshop – Topics in Contemporary Estate Planning for 2016

Join us for this interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, as he discusses “Topics in Contemporary Estate Planning”, including asset protection, the new era of portability planning and what it means to clients, traditional planning versus the estate planning continuum, planning for retirement plan assets, planning…

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Understanding Guardianship & the Alternatives

Join us for this impactful workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, as we partner with the Howard County Department of Citizen Services for an in-depth discussion surrounding guardianships. Among the topics to be covered are 1) What is guardianship? 2) What are the benefits and drawbacks? 3)…

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Workshop – Estate Planning Essentials

This interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, is designed to explore many estate planning topics and thoroughly educate attendees about estate planning and incapacity planning issues. Some of the topics addressed are: understanding the planning process, including the reasons for estate planning; wills vs. trusts; probate…

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Workshop – An Overview of Advance Medical Directives and Estate Planning 101 – How to Get Started with Your Estate Plan

Wednesday, April 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lake Shore Plaza Shopping Center, 4103 Mountain Branch Road, Pasadena, MD 21122 aacounty.org

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Workshop – Estate Planning Essentials

This interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, is designed to explore many estate planning topics and thoroughly educate attendees about estate planning and incapacity planning issues. Some of the topics addressed are: understanding the planning process, including the reasons for estate planning; wills vs. trusts; probate…

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Estate Planning Essentials Workshop

This interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, is designed to explore many estate planning topics and thoroughly educate attendees about estate planning and incapacity planning issues. Some of the topics addressed are: understanding the planning process, including the reasons for estate planning; wills vs. trusts; probate…

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Seminar — VA Aid and Attendance

Join us for this interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, as he discusses “VA Aid & Attendance,” a little-known benefit offered through the Veterans’s Administration (VA) for Veterans and spouses of Veterans. Hosted by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging Caregivers’ Conference, as a VA-accredited…

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Elder Law and Estate Planning Essentials Workshop

This interactive workshop presentation featuring Stephen R. Elville, principal and lead attorney of Elville and Associates, is designed to explore many estate planning topics and thoroughly educate attendees about estate planning and incapacity planning issues. Some of the topics addressed are: understanding the planning process, including the reasons for estate planning; wills vs. trusts; probate…

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“Thought for the Day” #661 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

According to information presented at this year’s 2016 Heckerling Institute in Orlando Florida, the annual epicenter of estate planning in the U.S. and extension of the University of Miami Law School, 47% of all estate planning attorneys have made no change in the way they conduct their estate planning practices and engage with clients – this, despite massive changes in Federal law over the past five years that has altered the course and outlook of estate planning; not to mention the impact of technology on estate planning, shifts in consumer values, sentiment, and priorities, long-term health care and the costs of care, and much more.  The point of this morning’s blog is this – the responsibility to recognize change as the new status quo is yours.  If you abdicate this responsibility, you have nearly a 50% chance of plan failure that could result simply by way of your choice of estate planning attorney, not to mention the numerous other ways plans can fail through poor design or lack of maintenance and updating.  As part of your planning process, don’t be afraid to ask questions designed to ensure that your estate planner is part of the new 53%.

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Elville and Associates’ practice areas include: elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration, civil litigation, fiduciary representation, guardianships, VA Benefits, long-term care planning, asset protection (including for Medicaid), business law, and business succession planning. Our five offices are conveniently located in Columbia, Baltimore, Rockville, Annapolis, and Frederick.


9192 Red Branch Road,
Ste 300 |
Columbia, Maryland 21045

443-393-7696 (phone) | 443-393-7697 (facsimile)

Baltimore Address:
710 W. 40th Street,
Suite 358 In The Rotunda,
711 W. 40th Street,
Ste 358,
Baltimore, MD 21211