VirtuWill Solutions, Ltd. was founded by Steven H. Seel in 1999.
Beginning in 1992, Steve began working as a practicing lawyer in the fields of estate planning, corporate, and litigation. Steve saw the need in the legal community for more precise – and concise — writing, both in technical drafting and in brief writing. He also saw the value (both in efficiency and malpractice avoidance) in harnessing the power of the computer to generate complex, yet largely repetitive, documents from well-groomed forms.
Drawing on his skills as a writer and editor and computer geek, and joining those skills with his entrepreneurial bent, Steve spent many years developing and refining his concepts on law office automation and document assembly techniques. The current version of VirtuWill is the culmination of that thinking, organizing, and automation – a unique document assembly solution for estate planning practitioners – and its offshoot, VirtuWill Super-Simple Will.
Steve has practiced in the fields of Trusts and Estates since 1992 and is a member of Metz Lewis LLC, a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of middle market businesses and their owners. Steve previously was a partner at Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP. As an attorney, Steve assists clients in estate planning and administration matters. In his law practice, Steve has counseled many families in crafting their business succession and estate plans and has also administered countless complex estates. In addition, Steve has represented both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust-related litigation, as well as in estate tax audit situations with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service. Steve also participates in training and educational programs presented by The Heritage Institute.
Steve has the highest rating — AV — by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named a Five Star Wealth Manager.
In addition to law practice, Steve has lectured extensively on estate and business succession planning topics to community groups, through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for continuing legal education, and CPA organizations. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Steve graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1992. While at Pitt Law, he served as a member and Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Commerce and was the recipient of an Owens Fellowship and the Thomas S. Burchfield Scholarship. In 1990, Steve published an article entitled Fleet Factors and the Vanishing of CERCLA §101(20)(A), 10 J. L. & Com. 311 (1990).
Prior to becoming an attorney, Steve worked as a technical and marketing writer. He earned his B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh,cum laude, in 1988. While at Pitt, Steve received the Clyde and Dorothy Burkhardt Scholarship for achievement in English studies and was invited to join the Golden Key National Honor Society.