Ward Damon Expanding Practice And Services Firm Hires Two New Attorneys And Now Offers Collaborative Family Law

Jan 2017

West Palm Beach, FL (January 31, 2017) –Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, is expanding its practice with two new attorneys and a new service to their Marital and Family Law practice. Sasha A. Klein joins the firm as a partner in the firm’s Private Wealth group, expanding this area of practice that focuses on estate planning, tax planning and trust administration. Labeed Choudhry joins the firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation practice representing a broad range of clients involved in complex disputes while focusing on client goals along with an expeditious and cost-effective resolution. Eddie Stephens, a partner who is board certified in marital and family law attorney, is now a trained collaborative attorney who will offer Collaborative Law at Ward Damon as an alternative to traditional adversarial divorce proceedings.

Sasha A. Klein focuses on private wealth services at Ward Damon and counsels affluent individuals and families in personal tax and estate planning. She advises on structuring wealth to achieve client goals including protecting against risk and minimizing income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. She also advises the firm’s fiduciary litigators on tax, trust and estate matters. Klein is a national lecturer and frequent published author on a range of estate planning, wealth management and tax law topics. She holds various leadership roles in the Trust and Estate Sections of the American Bar and the Florida Bar, is Chair of the Legislation Committee for Florida Bankers, and immediate past President of the Palm Beach Tax Institute. She also graduated from Leadership Palm Beach County (2011) and from the Emerging Leadership Program in the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Klein earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and holds a post graduate degree in Tax Law (LL.M) from the University of Florida Law School.

Labeed Choudhry is a civil litigator with a focus on commercial litigation and civil appellate work. He represents a wide gamut of businesses and corporate clients in civil cases throughout South Florida including landlords in commercial eviction cases, professional engineers and consultants in multiparty, multimillion dollar construction litigation cases, and small business owners in various types of litigation. stChoudhry enjoys traveling and mentoring youth groups. He earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida.

What is Collaborative Law?
When a separating couple decides to choose collaborative approach, it allows them to dissolve their relationship through a process that distinctly emphasizes cooperation, respect, mutual outcomes, transparency, and privacy.The value of privacy is foremost in collaborative law and it starts with a pledge not to go to court. Unlike litigated divorce or paternity cases where family matters are handled inside a courtroom resulting in public filings, the collaborative process is performed out of court and keeps private family matters out of the public record.

Eddie Stephens is a board certified attorney in Family and Marital Law. After starting his career asan attorney for the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office, Stephens has developed a successful family law practice focused on highly disputed divorces. Stephens is also a popular and engaging motivational speaker and is involved with a number of charitable endeavors. Hehas been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years and is also involved with Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Palm Beach County’s largest no-kill dog rescue. He recently graduated from the Leadership Palm Beach County program and was elected to serve on its Board of Governors. Stephens earned his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law.

About Ward Damon
Ward Damon is an AV-rated, multi-disciplined law firm serving the legal needs of its clients and community since 1987. Ward Damon represents businesses and individuals through legal counseling, transactional work and litigation in federal and state courts. The firm has offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter/Juno Beach and Stuart. For more information, visit www.warddamon.com or call 561.842.3000.