Randy Hope Steen, Esquire
The Law Office of Randy Hope Steen, Ltd.
Mrs. Steen focuses her practice in all aspects of estate, trust, tax, business and special needs planning, international estate planning, asset protection planning, IRS disputes, and charitable planning. Mrs. Steen has been practicing law in this specialized area for over two decades, and frequently lectures Attorneys, Financial Advisors, and Parental Support Groups on various tax, estates, special needs and business issues. Mrs. Steen co-authored many articles for the Legal Intelligencer, and speaks to non-profit groups and families of children and adults with special needs on a pro bono basis. Mrs. Steen served on the Board of Directors of the Timothy School and has volunteered her services for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent. She has represented women pro bono in the Philadelphia Region class action suit against Dow Chemicals in defective breast implant litigation.
Background: Mrs. Steen started her legal career in 1992, as an associate in the boutique estate and tax planning firm of Gerald S. Susman & Associates, in Philadelphia, which later became the Rittenhouse Law Group. In 1999, Mrs. Steen became a sole practitioner, and built a sophisticated trust, estate and tax planning firm. Mrs. Steen strove to diversify her experience, and in 2002, she became a Trust Officer, for PNC Advisors, in Philadelphia, where she administered trust agreements for high net worth individuals and assisted them in designing and implementing their estate planning. Mrs. Steen became a certified Mediator, and served as an Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, during 2001-2003. Mrs. Steen left PNC Advisors in April of 2002, to become the Director of Estate and Business Analysis at Karr Barth Associates/AXA-Advisors, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Steen served as in house counsel, and advised hundreds of financial advisors on estate, tax, trust, business, retirement, and investment and special needs issues. While at AXA-Advisors, Mrs. Steen created a program for families of children and adults with special needs, and that program has been implemented by the company nationwide. Mrs. Steen received her certification to practice before the Veteran's Administration in 2009. In July of 2010, Mrs. Steen decided to pursue her own legal practice full time. Since that time, Mrs. Steen has served on the Jewish Federation's Board of Directors for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, served on the Advisory team to Philadelphia's Venture Philanthropy Partnership to develop inclusive resources and programming for special needs children and adults in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Steen served on the Jewish Federation's Exploratory Council for Autism. Additionally, Mrs. Steen has served on the Board of Directors of The Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and recently finished her term as Vice President.
Education: Mrs. Steen received her BA in history from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bar Admissions Pennsylvania, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Veteran's Administration.
Business Associations: PBA Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chester County Estate Planning Council, ASCEND Charitable Organizations, The Timothy School, Brandywine YMCA, Locust Lane Riding Center, ASCEND