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Skilled Legal Counsel

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Skilled Legal Counsel

With Proven Results

Eleff Law


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Susan Eleff takes special care to understand the unique needs of clients to design custom solutions that exceed expectations. She is proud of her work and shares these recent testimonials from her clients:

Fantastic experience!

I felt very comfortable with an uncomfortable topic. Susan Eleff explained all my estate planning documents so I fully understood them, she did not rush me and I left confident in my choice of hiring this attorney. Betsy M.

Would highly recommend for estate planning

My husband and I used the services of Susan Eleff for Wills and Estate Planning. She is extremely knowledgeable about all of the legal details of such planning. Her professionalism and experience simplified an otherwise complicated process for us, and we are very grateful to have found such a skilled attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for excellence. Sharon F.

Excellent, honest, professional and easy to get in touch with

​My experience with Attorney Susan Eleff has been nothing but positive. She was easy to reach by phone and she returned all of my phone calls promptly. I found her to be thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate about my difficult situation. Her fees were reasonable, for her many years of experience. I would refer Susan to any of my friends and family without hesitation. Mary B.

Business Startup

My partner and I were starting a new small business and had no experience in this area. Susan Eleff came highly recommended and for obvious reasons. She helped us successfully navigate the process for creating a LLC in Washington, D.C. and created our operating agreement. We also relied on her for expert tax advice during the process. We were pleased to be up and running within a few short weeks! Judy P.

She does excellent work

Ms Eleff is a superior attorney. She is bright and conscientious. She responds quickly and concisely. Richard S.

Highly recommended for employment agreements and other contracts

My husband and I have used Susan Eleff to review and modify our employment contracts, and to provide us with legal advice. We relied on her excellent guidance and were very happy with the results. I highly recommend Susan for anyone looking for a lawyer to assist in contract preparation and negotiation. Ruth S.

Negotiated big deals.

I hired Susan to represent me in two deals. To negotiate the acquisition of an 80,000 SF office building and to negotiate as well as draft a commercial office lease for a 21,000 sf tenant. Susan is pleasant, responsive, well-versed and results oriented. She is very transparent in terms of fees which is quite refreshing. She is also quite gifted at breaking down and explaining different scenarios in an intuitive way. I highly recommend her unless you are hiring her in a matter against me. Jay D.

Thorough and competent, highly recommended

Susan helped dissolve a trust and rewrite my will, health care directive and power of attorney documents following a divorce. She was highly recommended and did an outstanding job at a reasonable fee. I would recommend her without reservations to friends – and have already done so. Allen B.

Prompt service!

I contacted Susan with some questions about business structure and formation. She helped me understand the details of incorporation and was an excellent resource, especially compared with the other offices I contacted. Now I give her name when my friends ask for attorney recommendations. Jim K.

Intelligent, Thoughtful, Responsive

I can’t say enough about Attorney Susan Eleff‘s ability to provide thoughtful advice regarding estate planning. I would 100% recommend her services. Ms. Eleff was clearly educated on the topics at hand, treated me thoughtfully and was extremely responsive. Thanks Susan! Dawn L.

Smart, Responsive, Explains Everything Clearly

Susan is exceptionally smart, responsive and detail-minded. First, she responded to my initial call within 24 hours (I had never met with her before) and drafted the documents I needed within 2 days. I had asked her to review an existing trust document and she identified multiple errors and problems with the existing document. Most important to me, she clearly and respectfully explained every problem with the original document so that I genuinely understood those problems and could make subsequent decisions with a better understanding of what I needed. I’ve talked to lots of lawyer in my life and what I appreciated most was the clarity of her explanations and then the timeliness and thoroughness of her work. I recommend her highly. Lynn K.

A true honest professional

Susan has handled quite a few real estate transactions for me. From the start of each deal, she reviewed every aspect, from negotiating the agreement of sale, through handling the closing and post-closing matters that arose. I had one deal that the other party tried to include terms that were unfavorable to me (I would say detrimental). In my reading of the contract I saw no adverse items. But, Susan spotted the issue and we were able to exclude those terms. Susan is a rare breed of lawyer who really does protect her clients in a fair equitable, ethical and professional manner. She is a pleasure to work with. I will be dealing with her in my next real estate deal. Constance K.

Great Work

Susan Eleff did more than just prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives for my parents. She also guided them through some very difficult decision making and advised them on tax-minimizing strategy. Later, she handled the probate when one of my parents passed away, and worked with the accountants on the requisite tax returns. I rate her a super lawyer in all respects and highly recommend her. Jill W

Expertise in business contracts

It was a pleasure working with Ms. Eleff. She had amazing advice for relocating my business. She wrote a contract and was incredibly responsive and efficient throughout the process. Ms. Eleff brings many years of expertise and I felt very well represented. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney. Shaindy K.

Wonderful attorney!

I utilized Susan Eleff to prepare all of my estate planning documents. She not only explained every aspect of each document but also answered all of my questions with easy to understand answers. With her expert handling of those documents, I then engaged her to assist my sister and I with family real estate matters. Again, she deftly navigated through aspects that were confusing to us. We were thrilled with the results and I cannot recommend Ms. Eleff highly enough for anyone who needs an attorney. She is professional yet very personable and has a way of making complex issues easy to understand. Laura S.

Superb Attorney

Susan Eleff has been providing outstanding legal counsel and professional services to my mother for several years, including will writing, estate planning, power of attorney preparation, and assistance with a particularly difficult financial matter. She is an extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, resourceful, and patient attorney who respects her clients’ opinions and cares about their welfare. She always goes the extra mile — even to the extent that she offers flexible appointment times. I am thrilled that she is assisting my mother and could not recommend her more highly! Brenda B.

Estate plan pro

Susan helped us to update our 10-year-old estate plan. She does a terrific job of explaining the arcane but important nuances of trusts and has a solid grasp on the latest changes in the law. And the end of the process we felt we had a solid, updated plan, and she was pleasant to work with. I recommend her highly. Mike M.

Highly Recommended Legal Counsel

Ms. Eleff is more than prompt, professional, and personable (though she is these things in abundance) – she handled all my questions in a timely manner and made accessible those parts of the law I needed to understand. Fifteen minutes into our first meeting, I knew I could trust Ms. Eleff with all my questions about a will and other legal matters. I would definitely recommend her to my friends, and have done so. Diane H.

Susan Eleff is a true professional!

Susan helped me with two specific situations-both times she was easy to reach and responded in a timely fashion given the urgency of the situation. I would highly recommend her to friends and family! Rajiv L.

Highly recommended

Ms Eleff is a considerate, courteous, and experienced lawyer. She offered me a good advice to get my issue resolved in the most efficient and cost-effective way. She is punctual, detail-oriented and delivers on her promises. She has a great personality and is very competent. I highly recommend her. Houda M.

Great help when our mom passed away

Susan, was very professional, prompt, and down to earth. While working with her for estate planning after our mom’s passing, she was very easy to work with and we found her counsel invaluable and very comforting, considering the circumstances. She is very knowledgeable and if my family should require real estate planning counsel in the future, we will definitely work with her and recommend her to our friends and family. Thanks again Susan. William P.

Excellent service

Susan helped me with a number of questions related to liability and business formation. Of course I’ll return to her when I need additional services! Ron S.

Got a great deal

I want to thank you once more for re-negotiating our contract. It was a complex matter, and we just could not deal with it. You took over, and we got a better deal than we hoped for, and the savings will continue in the future. Henry T.

Advisory Services-Financial Planning

Ms. Eleff provided advisory services and financial planning regarding our retirement. She also assisted in setting up a trust for us, and updated our wills. Joe S.

Great advocate

We had such a great experience with Susan Eleff. She respected us and made us feel very important. When we met her we did not know what to expect but she explained everything that we could expect and did not try to charge us with any unnecessary fees. When we called her for advice, she was always available to speak to us. She was a great advocate for us when dealing with legal issues. I have highly recommended Susan to friends and family who need or may need her services in the future. Thank you Susan for all you have done, it was such a relief to have someone like you on our side after losing my mother and having to go through so much with the mortgage lender. Joseph T.


Our experience with Susan Eleff was outstanding! We need support to start the estate planning process for my Mother, and Susan was kind, patient, thorough and an incredible professional in starting the process and explaining all of the needs and states requirements. We were also very short on time, as travel deadlines needed to be met and Susan was kind enough to accommodate us on a very accelerated schedule. We look forward to our next interaction with Susan and highly recommend her legal services. Spiro K.

Sale of business

We used Susan Eleff to negotiate and document the sale of a business and lease of office space. She handled all the details in a thorough, timely and professional manner. We were particularly impressed when our deal took a surprising detour, and she skillfully maneuvered the transaction to accomplish our goal. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for an experienced attorney for business transaction. Ruhi G.

Highly recommended.

Outstanding experience with Attorney Eleff. She addressed my needs professionally and demonstrated much experience with the matter in which my husband and I sought her out for. She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and easy to talk to. The information she offered was valuable and easy to comprehend in dealing with subject matters that were not in my expertise. I highly recommend her to any one that is seeking an attorney with knowledge, skill, professionalism, and the ability to get results. Yvette H.

Our go-to lawyer

Susan Eleff is our go-to lawyer for so many diverse matters that have come up over the years. She has advised us on real estate leasing, purchases and sales, as well as wills, trusts and estate planning, and she always comes through with the best and most practical solutions. I highly recommend her. Michelle M.

Excellent work product

As an environmental attorney, I know what it takes to deliver an excellent work product that satisfies a client. I have consulted with Susan Eleff on various legal issues in her area of expertise. Susan Eleff impresses me with her skill, knowledge, focus and her ability to get the job done at the highest level of excellence, promptly and at a reasonable cost. Carol G.

Talented and effective

Susan is a talented and effective estates and trusts lawyer. She knows the law very well and provides practical solutions to difficult problems. I am confident in her ability to solve any problem in this area and to provide the best in legal services. Mark R.

The one I trust

Susan’s ability as an attorney is 2nd to none. She is the one person you can count on to not only get everything done in a timely manner but with an attention to detail that makes every project that much easier to complete. I can highly recommend her to untangle and fix for any legal issues you might encounter. As for her real estate expertise WOW, she’s the only person I would trust on any transaction. Eileen G.

Trustworthy and caring

My experience with working with Susan Eleff, Attorney at Law, was a very awesome and professional experience. Attorney Eleff was trustworthy yet caring. Susan was exceptionally knowledgeable and willing to provide me her expertise for a very complex legal matter. Judy G.

Accessible and responsible

Not only is Susan Eleff a consummate professional, but also she’s extremely personable. She’s both extremely accessible and thoroughly responsive. She has been indispensable in guiding me through starting up two businesses. I value her sage counsel and plan to continue retaining her, not only as my current business counsel but also as my future estate planning counsel. I give Susan my highest endorsement! Dale B.

Helpful and quick to respond

Susan is wonderful to work with. She has assisted me multiple times with estate planning issues and is helpful and quick to respond. I highly recommend her services. Andy K.

In-depth knowledge

We have relied on Susan advice and experience in contract matters and have always been very satisfied. Her in-depth knowledge, skill to apply it, ease to deal with on the personal level – this why we are coming back every time we need a legal advice. Marina S.

Dependable and knowledgeable

I have had a wonderful experience with attorney Susan Eleff. She has been responsive, dependable and knowledgeable. I would recommend Susan Eleff to anyone who needs legal help in estate planning, business transactions or commercial real estate. Josh V .

Excellent attorney

I have known Susan for many years. Susan is an excellent attorney. She is intelligent, professional and committed to providing superior advice and service to her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Susan. Maris L.

Highly recommend her

Susan came to our aide on very short notice. She created a POA and brought it to our home. She was extremely professional and I highly recommend her. I plan on using her services again. Patty H.

Creative and thorough

Susan Eleff – conscientious, tenacious,, creative and thorough. Susan cares about me and my family, providing timely, practical solutions for our unique planning needs and concerns. Highly recommended – as the five star rating says – I loved it. Dianne L.

Easy to work with

I have worked with Susan on several business transactions over the past few years and she is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend her services. Pam K.

Highly competent

Susan is a highly competent attorney who strives to develop and maintain valued client relationships. Evan F.

Diligent attorney

Susan is very diligent and was a great help! Arpita G.

Happy to recommend

I had the pleasure of working with Susan when she was practicing in the Chicago area. If you are looking for a professional who is intelligent, organized and more than willing to do whatever the client needs in any particular matter, I would highly recommend that you call Susan. You will be happy that you did! Ted T.

Excellent and complete work

I have worked with Susan for more than 25 years. Her work is excellent and complete. As a fellow lawyer, I have relied on her abilities in several areas of the law, including business matters, corporate matters, SEC matters and estate planning matters. Theodore H.


My few properties – residential and commercial in Maryland and Pennsylvania needed to be transferred into my trust. Ms Susan Eleff handled all legal matters efficiently and finished the task in timely fashion. Thanks Susan. Bipin P.

Hard working attorney

Susan Eleff is a pleasant, hard-working and diligent attorney. Her vast experience in the estates and trusts field has caused her to be well-recognized as an authority in the subject among her peers. I would enthusiastically recommend her services to anyone with issues concerning estate planning or probate. Richard S.

High standards

Brilliant attorney!! Susan possesses experience, knowledge, honesty, dedication, high standards and looks out for the best interests of her clients. I would highly recommend her. Barry N.

Very knowledgeable

I have worked with Susan Eleff on many different legal projects over the last 25 years. Susan is very knowledgeable about estate planning and probate matters, and is more than willing to take the time to explain what she advises in terms that I can readily understand. Jeffrey M.

Tops in field

My professional experience with Susan Eleff spans over 30 years. Susan has always demonstrated intelligence, practice area knowledge and em relationship abilities with clients. Robert M.

Great insights and caring

Susan has been fantastic — she went to my Mom’s home to assist and she is always responsive and thoughtful — Great insights and caring! Patty D.

Smart and compassionate

Susan, I just wanted to thank you for how you’ve hung in there with us after our Mom’s untimely death. The estate issues were overwhelming and you have helped us plow through them. For anyone looking for a smart, knowledgeable, aggressive, no nonsense, but compassionate advocate, please give Susan a call. William P.

Always pleased

Ms. Eleff is a competent and knowledgeable attorney. Her clients were always pleased with her work product. She is responsive to her clients and helps navigate them through every step of their estate planning needs. Claudette T.

Our family lawyer

I have contracted with Susan Eleff for wills, trusts, power of attorney and other legal matters for well over 25 years and always found her services to be EXCELLENT. She is meticulous, professional, and accessible in patiently answering and advising my family on all estate legal matters. Certainly she is a ‘super lawyer,’ as many others have rated her, but for us she is also our family lawyer. I would highly recommend her. Henry B.

Got me through a nightmare

Susan has been wonderful and amazing throughout one of the most difficult times in my life. When my father passed away suddenly I was left with an estate in chaos. Susan has walked me through every step and gone above and beyond in helping me with every part of this extremely difficult process, even though we have never met in person. My case involves some unique aspects including the fact that I live on the West Coast and an extremely difficult 3rd party person that is involved in the closing of the Estate. Susan has taken each new issue and risen to the challenge. I would never have been able to go through this nightmare without her. I will never be able to say enough good things about Susan. She is professional, patient, kind, understanding, knowledgeable, and endlessly helpful. I cannot thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone. Melissa J.

For estate planning and administration

Susan Eleff has a wealth of knowledge about estate planning and administration. Susan also has a warm and compassionate personality, which makes this process much less difficult. Susie F.

Caring and professional

I have had a number of great experiences working with Susan over the years. She combines an authentic caring nature with professional expertise. Best of all she brings a can-do attitude to every interaction. Dave S.

Personable and professional

Susan Eleff helped my husband and me re-write our wills. She was very personable and professional. Nina R.

Knowledgeable and very professional

I highly recommend Susan. She’s knowledgeable and very professional. Yves M.