Joanne Fanizza

Joanne Fanizza

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law...
  • District of Columbia, Florida, New York
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Summary

I am your New York-Florida connection, with offices on Long Island and in Fort Lauderdale. I practice: Estate planning for New Yorkers and Floridians, especially for those contemplating changing domiciles; administration of estates in both states, especially ancillary administrations for decedents with properties in both or either state; real estate transactions in both states, especially New Yorkers buying or selling in Florida. I also practice in the areas of litigation and small business law. I have more than 25 years' experience practicing law in Florida, and eight in New York. My office provides caring service with an attitude toward getting it done at the least cost to the client.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Legal fees are based on the type of legal matter being handled. Some cases are flat fees, some are hourly, and occasionally fees are contingent.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Florida
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New York
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5th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
sole practitioner
Law Offices of Joanne Fanizza, P.A.
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associate attorney
Ferrero & Middlebrooks, P.A.
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Education
University of Florida
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: Book award, Constitutional Law
Activities: John Marshall Bar Association
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University of Florida
B.A. (1981) | Political Science
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Broward Community College
A.A. (1978) | General Studies
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Awards
First Annual Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition
Nassau County Bar Association
President's Pro Bono Lawyers Award, 17th Judicial Circuit
The Florida Bar
Best of the Bar Pro Bono
South Florida Business Journal
Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
Broward Lawyers Care
Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
Broward Lawyers Care
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
member
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Nassau County Bar Association
member
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American Bar Association
member
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
member
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Activities: (break in membership years)
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Broward County Bar Association
member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Seniors - You Can Maintain Control After Control Slips Away With the Right Plan"
eZines
"Don't Believe this Medicaid Myth"
thelaw.tv
"The ABC's of Medicaid For the Elderly"
eZines
"Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples -- An Ever-Changing Area of the Law",
eZines
"Pre-prepared Legal Documents -- Why "Canned" Documents Can Get You Canned"
eZines
"Should You Trust the Living Trust?"
eZines
“The (Optional) Last Step Before Filing Appeal: Rule 59(e)’s Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment (a/k/a the ‘Motion for Reconsideration’)”
TIPS Committee News
Speaking Engagements
What to do when the nursing home makes a claim against your client: Creative ideas and solutions from the perspective of both the nursing home and the client" (client's perspective), Social Services and Health Advocacy Committee, Mineola, New York
Nassau County Bar Association
Estate planning practice and how it relates to women and health care reform, BlogTalkRadio
Power Woman Magazine
Stop! In the name of love ... A Guide to Estate Planning for the Gay Couple, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Stonewall Library and Archives
What Every Homeowner Should Know About Improvement Contractors, Wilton Manors, Florida
Tropical Pines Civic Association and Friends of Wilton Manors Library
The First Amendment and Florida's Public Disclosure Laws, Gulfstream Chapter meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Relations Society of America
A Nuts and Bolts Overview of the Trial of an Auto Negligence Case, CLE seminar (moderator), Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Certifications
STEP Program/Intensive Skills Training for Estate Planners (2008)
American Bar Association/Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Primary Office
One East Main Street
Suite 1
Bay Shore, NY 11706
USA
Telephone: (631) 647-9595
Secondary Office
2631 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
USA
Telephone: (954) 565-5445