People are sometimes surprised when they hear Phil’s journey to becoming a lawyer. His early career was in television where he worked for nonprofit public television stations for 15 years. Then, while working full-time in broadcasting during the day, Phil attended law school at night.
Today, Phil still works for public television and many other nonprofits as an attorney with a deep knowledge of nonprofit law, an area he loves best along with emerging companies. He also concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, entertainment and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and employment.
Few attorneys in Florida have had as long and distinguished career as John Flanigan. It was no surprise that John was one of the attorneys in the acquisition of Martin Health System by Cleveland Clinic.
John brings decades of experience to clients who need assistance in the areas of banking and finance (including public finance) and commercial real estate law. He represents national, state and community financial institutions, developers, purchasers and individuals on the local and national level, often negotiating complex financing for a variety of commercial endeavors.
Whether owning rescue dogs, being on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, or supporting the fight against breast cancer, Brad brings an uncommon level of compassion and enthusiasm to our firm. Brad has broad experience in corporate and real estate matters, estate planning, and a thirst for tackling legal issues in the nonprofit arena. Brad also has financial expertise from his years in the banking industry.
Small and mid-sized businesses, corporations and limited-liability companies are a major part of Brad’s focus. “They need our services from setting up business, business transactions, business planning and more,’ says Brad.
What you may not know about lacrosse you could likely learn from Ellen. To say she loves it is an understatement. She is a “huge” lacrosse fan. Ellen is equally enthusiastic about estate planning.
Ellen is highly skilled at creating estate plans from the most basic plans using wills and revocable living trusts, to very sophisticated plans which include dynasty trusts, family limited partnerships, grantor retained annuity trusts, residence trusts, charitable trusts and insurance trusts.
In a photograph, Terry stands next to the shoulder high words – Do Justice. Whether it is in her many community involvements or when helping a client, Terry always strives to – Do Justice.
Terry says the practice of law is not what you see on television. “Our profession requires civility,” she says, “it’s gentle, like a game of chess” and it’s an important part of the lawyer/client relationship.
Terry represents both mortgagors and mortgagees in residential and commercial foreclosures, landlords and tenants in commercial and residential evictions, and both national and closely-held entities involved in disputes ranging from issues such as non-compete enforcement to derivative actions.
When one of the biggest land deals in Palm Beach County took place, one of the attorneys was Michael Sim who helped close the $127.5 million sale of the 607-acre Briger tract in Palm Beach Gardens. It was a hole-in-one for this once top high school and college golfer.
Now, Michael has brought his considerable commercial and residential real-estate legal skills to our firm. “There’s a real human aspect to our work,” says Michael. “We care about our clients and try to help in any way we can. It’s the on-going relationship for many years.”
Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. One thing both men have in common is they are admired by Matt Turko who would have loved to have dinner with Einstein. And he considers Jobs to be a technology hero. Matt also would have been an expert at helping them plan their wills and estates.
Matt focuses his practice on estate planning, federal income and estate tax issues, and probate and trust administration. His practice encompasses the creation of basic estate plans, including wills and revocable trusts, to the creation of sophisticated estate plans, including dynasty trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), and family limited partnerships (FLPs).
Ocean kayaking can be challenging but for Gary Woodfield it is just one of many challenges he enjoys whether helping a client with a complex case, or helping those in need as a board member of the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
A former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Gary practices in the area of general civil, commercial and probate litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He has tried more than 50 jury and non-jury trials in a wide range of cases including a matter involving investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Japan, Nepal, India, Vietnam, are just some of the places that Susan has traveled. When she is not on the road, Susan is determined to do her very best for her clients.
Susan concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and trust litigation, securities litigation/arbitration, commercial litigation and appeals. She is a certified Florida Supreme Court Mediator and is available to mediate any commercial matter that is tried in the Circuit and Civil courts of Florida.