Experience You Can Trust
Ms. Merilyn M. Steele, J.D., C.P.A. has been practicing law for over 25 years and has gained extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, corporate, tax, real estate, and trust administration matters. Her first profession was in the accounting field, having obtained her C.P.A. license in 1984. She practiced public accounting at Kenneth Leventhal, a Big 8 firm with a specialty in real estate and is now merged with Ernst & Young, LLP, a Big 4 accounting firm.
After 10 years, Ms. Steele left the field of accounting to attend law school. She completed her law degree and obtained her license to practice law in 1996 and opened her own law firm in 2004.
Estate planning can be an emotional and technical roller coaster ride, so many things to consider, so many choices to make. Merilyn Steele helped ease the pain of going through this process. She was patient, understanding and insightful. She offered many options to us that we were unaware existed and could only be discovered through her expertise. Something we truly dreaded embarking on became very manageable and doable with Merilyn. We highly recommend Merilyn and the entire Messner Steele Firm to our family and closest friends and anyone who would benefit from her services.
Owner of the Real Estate Investment Firm, La Jolla California
Working the past twenty years with Merilyn Steele has been a rewarding experience in dealing with her expertise covering our needs. We can expect nothing more than excellent service and advice when we call upon her. We expect a long working relationship and we know that our company will be in good hands in our legal and business ventures. as well as my personal estate planning.
Former Owner / Director and Real Estate Entrepreneur
Merilyn was excellent to work with on my estate planning. She was very well prepared whenever we met and was very thorough. She gave me great advice for my particular circumstances and delivered on the schedule she promised. I had considered using one of those online services; I am so thankful that I didn't. I will be recommending Merilyn to all my friends and family.