Meet Your Attorney, Stephen L. Miller
Location: South Burlington, Vermont
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Stephen L. Miller concentrates his practice on estate planning, elder law, trust and estate administration and guardianship law. Steve regularly drafts Wills, Revocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Insurance Trusts, Power of Attorney Designations, Healthcare Directives and other documents related to estate planning.
Steve has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals as well as clients with less significant resources. Whether focusing on multigenerational trust and estate tax planning, selecting the best available trustee or best guardian for a minor child, Steve works with his clients to create an estate plan specifically tailored to meet their needs. Steve takes a proactive and preventative law view of estate planning and works to minimize possible future conflicts that often arise in estate work after the death of the testator or grantor.
Steve also works regularly on guardianship cases for the Chittenden Probate Court. His Master's Degree in Psychology Counseling enhances his ability to deal with the contentious disputes that often arise in guardianship and probate cases. Steve successfully serves as guardian for multiple clients, including both elderly and disabled wards.
In addition to his work at the law firm, Steve teaches legal education classes in the Vermont correctional system and prelaw classes at Champlain College. Steve serves on the board for NFI, Vermont, a mental health agency that serves the needs of adolescents and their families throughout the State.
Areas of Practice
- 95% Trust and Estate Law, Guardianship Law
- Vermont, 2002
- Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
- Fordham University, NYC, New York
- Antioch N.E. Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire
- Major: Psychology Counseling
Pro Bono Activities
- Chittenden Probate Court, 2008 - Present
- Windsor Probate Court, 2002 - 2008
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