When you hire an attorney to draft your legacy planning documents, you should be able to read and understand them. That is why I draft my documents in plain English. I established my law firm in 2016 in order to help my clients accomplish their goals and wishes so anyone who came across their documents would understand them.
Growing up in Miami, I always wanted to be a concert pianist. My love for music led me to Florida State University where I majored in Music and Italian Literature. After I graduated from FSU, I worked at a law firm in Tallahassee for an Estates and Trusts attorney for a few years. I fell in love with the work and ability to help people with uncomfortable decisions and transition during difficult times of their lives. I then decided to head back to Miami where I attended Florida International University College of Law.
Right out of law school I worked for a prestigious boutique Trusts and Estates law firm in Coral Gables, Florida. Wanting to see the other side (administration) of the Trust and Estate field, I left law to work for an investment company in the capacity as Trustee. That gave me an inside and up-close view of managing both the financial and administration aspects of Trusts and Estates. It was there I learned the true importance of being precise and clear in your documents to help others accomplish your purposes for setting up your legacy planning in the first place. I felt confined to the corporate Trustee’s rules, and opened my own law firm in order to help my clients set up their legacy plans to avoid unwanted corporate rules and regulations in a way that would benefit them and their families.
I am very involved in this field of law, because it is something I truly enjoy doing. I serve on the boards of the Greater Miami Estate Planning Council and the Coral Gables South Dade Estate Planning Council, where I am a Past President. I graduated from the ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute Class II, and am a member of the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, the Tax Law Section, the Elder Law Section, and the Solo and Small Firms Section. I am also a member of the Dade County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
I focus my practice only in the areas of estate planning, trust planning and administration, business succession planning, and probate. I still play piano and spend most of my free time with my daughter or practicing my Spanish.