Verena Meiser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fulton, MD

Lewicky, O'Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC
 | 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 175
Fulton, MD 20759
Phone: 410-489-1996
Fax: 443-283-4056
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Verena Meiser is a partner with the Lewicky, O'Connor, Hunt & Meiser law firm in Fulton, Maryland. A top-rated attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, Ms. Meiser serves individuals and families throughout the greater Baltimore metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Estate planning and asset protection

· Social Security Disability and special needs planning

· Elder law

· Veterans Affairs planning

· Estate administration

· Trusts and trust administration

· Trustee support

Ms. Meiser holds Veterans Administration accreditation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as well as advanced certification in civil mediation. With these credentials, she is able to better address the needs of her veteran clients, and she can assist with resolving any estate-related disputes that may arise effectively and without the need for court intervention.

No matter her clients' needs, Ms. Meiser always provides highly personalized support and counsel, and she has earned a reputation for devising flexible yet comprehensive estate plans and trusts that are tailored to her clients' unique circumstances and goals. Recognized for her professionalism and service, she has earned many accolades from her peers along with numerous positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients, including the Clients' Choice award from Avvo.

A 1983 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Ms. Meiser earned her Master of Science in applied mathematics from Claremont Graduate University in 1985 and her Master of Science in computer science from Vanderbilt University in 1988. In 2002, she obtained her Juris Doctor from University of Tennessee College of Law, and she is admitted to practice in Maryland as well as California.

Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Meiser has published several articles and conducted lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of estate planning topics. She is also an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Howard County Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and the American Bar Association's Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Devoted to those less fortunate in her community, Ms. Meiser volunteers her time and services with Maryland Volunteer Legal Service. She also serves on the board of directors of Maple Lawn Farms Condominiums and is a former board member of FIRN, Inc., which assists immigrants and refugees seeking a new life in America.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (20%)

Social Security Disability (10%)

Military/Veterans Law (10%): Veteran's Benefits

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Veteran's Benefits

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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White Papers

  • Healthcare Decisionmaking (2018) - A look at the current state of healthcare decisionmaking in Maryland

  • Making Charitable Donations Abroad (2017) - Various strategies for making charitable donations abroad and get an income tax deduction at home.

  • The Advantages of Having a Separate Retirement Plan Trust (2019) - Large retirement accounts may be safely planned for with the use of a separate retirement plan trust.

  • About Verena Meiser

    Admitted: 2007, Maryland

    Professional Webpage: https://lohmlaw.com/team/verena-meiser/

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Advanced Certification in Civil Mediation, 2003
    • Present VA Accredited Attorney, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland
    • Present Member, NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), 2018
    • Present Member, Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2019
    • Present Member, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, 2018
    • Present Member, Howard County Estate Planning Council, 2014
    • Present Member, ABA (American Bar Association); Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, 2002
    • Present Member, Wealth Counsel, 2014
    • Admitted to State Bar of California, 2018
    • Member, Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2019
    • Present Member, Maryland Bar Association, 2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Maple Lawn Farms Condominiums Board of Directors – since 2011
    • Annual participation in Maryland's "Law Day"; serving the low income elderly., 2014
    • Board of Directors of FIRN, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the immigrant population, 2007
    • Present Volunteer Attorney, Maryland Volunteer Legal Services (MVLS), 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Estate Tax and Asset Protection Planning for Families and Business Owners.  Families with loved ones with special needs.  Retirees.  Veterans. Young Parents. Business Succession Planning for Business Owners.  Support to Individuals serving as Trustees., 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Passed the July 2018 California Bar Exam and Admittance to the State Bar of California, 2018

    Videos:

    • This video encourages viewers to share important information for the development of a successful estate plan., Attorney Verena Meiser : How I Work, Accountants, Financial Advisers, Insurance Advisors, 2019
    • This video describes our comprehensive planning approach for the entire lifecycle of an individual with special needs., Attorney Verena Meiser : Special Needs Planning, Accountants, Financial Advisers, Insurance Advisers, Special Needs Community, 2019
    • This video encourages and motivates viewers to engage in estate planning., Attorney Verena Meiser: Introduction, Accountants, Financial Advisers, Insurance Advisers, 2019

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    Educational Background:

    • Bryn Mawr College, B.A., Mathematics
    • Claremont University, M.Sc., Applied Mathematics
    • Vanderbilt University, M.Sc., Computer Science

    Industry Groups

    • Accountants
    • Attorneys
    • Financial Advisers
    • Insurance Advisers
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    Office Location for Verena Meiser

    8115 Maple Lawn Blvd.
    Suite 175
    Fulton, MD 20759

    Phone: 410-489-1996

    Fax: 443-283-4056

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    Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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