Attorney Profile

Practice Areas

Probate, Trust and Guardianship Litigation: Probate, Trust and Guardianship Administration; Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Review and Negotiation of Contracts; and
Mediation

Admitted

1979, Florida; 1986, New Jersey

Law School

University of Miami, J.D., 1979

College

Pennsylvania State University; Temple University, B.B.A., Cum Laude, 1975
Special Licenses/Certifications: Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Civil Mediator and County Court Mediator, since 1999.

Bar Memberships

Member, Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar; Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (“RPPTL”); Chair, July 2002-June 2004, Guardianship Law and Procedure Committee of RPPTL; Vice Chair, July 1996-June 1998, Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course of RPPTL; Vice Chair, July 1986–June 1987, and Chair, July 1987-June 1988, Consumer Protection Law Committee of The Florida Bar; Member; July 2001-June 2004, Probate Rules Committee of The Florida Bar; Former Member, Executive Council of RPPTL; Member, Estate Planning and Advance Directives Committee, Probate of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar; Member, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation Committee of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar; Member, Guardianship Committee of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar; Member, Guardianship Law and Procedure Committee of RPPTL; Member, Probate Law and Procedure Committee of RPPTL; Member, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee of RPPTL; Member, Trust Law Committee of RPPTL; Member, Florida Lawyers Network, Boca Raton Chapter; and Member, South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Biography

Co-Author: Chapter 3, Jurisdiction, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, Third Edition, The Florida Bar, 2002; Florida Probate Dictionary, Florida Lawyers Support Services, Inc., 1996, 1997 and 1998. Continuing Legal Education: Seminar Lecturer and Author, Disputes over Joint Ownership of Assets, 1990 and 1991; Comerica Bank & Trust FSB, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Disputes over Joint Ownership of Assets, 1992; Florida Legal Education Association, Seminar Lecturer, Jointly Held Assets, 1993; National Business Institute, Inc., Seminar Lecturer and Author, Florida Probate: Beyond the Basics, 1994; Seminar Lecturer at the Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course, 1995 to 1998; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, The Contested Guardianship, 1997; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Litigation of Claims, Securing Medical Records and Medical Testimony, 1999; The Florida Bar CLE, Program Co-Chair and Moderator, Practicing Guardianship Law in the New Millennium, 2000; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Accounting Information for the Revocable Trust: Who Gets It? When?, 2001; Florida Legal Education Association, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Least Restrictive Alternatives, 2004; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Estate Planning and Gifting under Powers of Attorney a/k/a Attack of the Doctrine of the Last Antecedent, 2005; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Establishing Guardianship: An Overview of the Petitions Necessary to Commence a Guardianship, 2008; The Florida Bar CLE, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Guardianship Busters – Alternatives to Guardianship, 2009; Dade County Probate and Guardianship Committee, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Trust Accounting Update; the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Trust Accounting and Guardianship Update; Probate Law Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Seminar Lecturer and Author, Guardianship Busters – Alternatives to Guardianship, 2010; Probate and Pumpernickel Continuing Education Forum for Attorneys and CPAs,  Seminar Lecturer and Author,  Guardianship Busters – Alternatives to Guardianship,  2015;  Greater Delray Beach Estate Planning Roundtable,  Seminar Lecturer and Author,  Guardianship Busters – Alternatives to Guardianship,  2015; West Broward Estate Planning Council, Seminar Lecturer and Author, 2016; Author, Proceedings in Accordance with a Living Will, published in the Fall 2017 Edition of “The Advocate”, the online publication of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association; and Author and Speaker, Florida State Guardianship Association 32nd Annual Conference 2019, Guardianship Law – Change Is In The Air, Will You Be Ready?.

Awards and Honors

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2011 – Elder Law; Super Lawyers; and Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent for Twenty-Five Years.

Reported Cases

Samara Development Corp. v. Marlow, 556 So.2d 1097 (Fla. 1990); Siegel v. Novak and JP Morgan Trust Company, N.A., 920 So.2d 89 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006).

Practice Areas

Probate

Wills & Trust

Guardianship

Commercial & Real Estate

Contracts

Mediation

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Office: (561) 614-2770

1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd.
Suite 301 - West Bldg.
Boca Raton, FL 33431