Ward Damon

Use It Or (maybe) Lose It: Why You Should Consider Utilizing The Gift Tax Exemption Now

Ward Damon

Oct 2020

This election could bring significant changes to estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax exemptions. The potential result? A meaningful reduction in how much families can transfer to heirs tax free. Currently, the transfer tax exemptions (aka the amounts that can be transferred tax free) are $11.58 million per individual, or $23.16 million for a married couple. These exemptions are set to increase annually through 2025.

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Adam R. Seligman Promoted To Vice President Of Ward Damon

Ward Damon

Sep 2020

West Palm Beach, FL (September 21, 2020) – Adam R. Seligman, equity partner and business and real estate attorney at Ward Damon, has been promoted to Vice President of the West Palm Beach-based law firm. Seligman now joins fellow equity partner and Vice President I. Jeffrey Pheterson, and President Philip Ward in managing all aspects of the law firm. As vice president, Seligman will oversee the overall growth of the firm including recruitment and staffing, strategic management of budgets, staff and daily operations, as well as marketing and community relations outreach.

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Sasha Klein Featured In ActionLine Magazine

Ward Damon

May 2020

Sasha Klein, Ward Damon partner and Chair of the firm’s Estate and Tax Planning group, is featured in Summer 2020 edition of ActionLine Magazine. The magazine is prepared and published by the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar for its members. Sasha co-wrote the article with Mark R. Parthemer, Esq. AEP, a Senior Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust Company, Palm Beach, FL. The article covers 7 Strategic Estate Planning Techniques during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here:

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Caryn A. Stevens Published In The Florida Bar Commentator Magazine

Ward Damon

Mar 2020

Ward Damon Marital & Family law attorney, and former mental health counselor, Caryn A. Stevens had an article published The Florida Bar Family Law Section publication, the COMMENTATOR magazine. Caryn wrote about: ACEs and Divorce: How We Can Begin to Help Combat the Epidemic. Read about what ACEs are, how divorce is one of the most significant ACEs for children, and how family law practitioners can intervene or event prevent these traumatic events for children.

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Jason E. Handin On Questions For Lawyers Show

Ward Damon

Feb 2020

Our Board-Certified Construction Law Attorney JASON HANDIN, was interviewed on Questions For Lawyers Show by Adelman Injury Law. Learn more about Jason and his journey to construction law and find out everything you ever wanted to know about this topic from our expert...What is construction law? What kind of work does it consist of? How are fees assessed? What kind of questions to ask before hiring a contractor? Why to use a written contract? What to expect in a contract? Who is responsible for damages and defective work? Licensed vs unlicensed contractors? and much more. Watch especially if you are looking to do any renovation work to your home or business.

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Ward Damon Names Dane Leitner Equity Partner

Ward Damon

Jan 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2020) — Dane Leitner, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named Equity Partner at the West Palm Beach-based multidiscipline law firm.Leitner, who concentrates his practice in civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law, joined Ward Damon in 2012 and was named a partner in 2018.

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Sasha Klein Featured In Palm Beach Daily News Estate Planning Supplement

Ward Damon

Jan 2020

Sasha Klein, Ward Damon partner and Chair of the firm’s Estate and Tax Planning group, was recently featured in a special Estate Planning supplement for the Palm Beach Daily News aka The Shiny Sheet.Her article “Ready or Not, Electronic Wills Have Arrived!,” discusses various elements to electronic wills including the history of will execution, current legal requirements for creating an electronic will, the issue of remote presence, and modernizing will execution.

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Jason E. Handin Named Fellow Of CLSA And Appointed To FHBA

Ward Damon

Dec 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. (December 10, 2019) —Ward Damon attorney, Jason E. Handin, B.C.S., has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and appointed to the Board of Directors for the Florida Home Builders Association. The Construction Lawyers Society of America is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields.Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels.The Florida Home Builders Association works to advance the home building industry. The organization works with home builders and trade partners to promote and advocate optimum housing for all, constant improvement of home building standards and techniques in Florida, and government regulations that support beneficial opportunities.

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Eddie Stephens Published In Commentator Magazine

Ward Damon

Nov 2019

Our board certified Marital & Family Law partner, EDDIE STEPHENS, wrote an article that was published in Fall 2019 edition of The Florida Bar Family Law Section's COMMENTATOR magazine. As a family law attorney, Eddie is exposed to toxicity on a daily basis, becoming mentally and physically ill during those moments of high stress on the job. In his article "Invincible," read Eddie's tips to stay sane in a vocation that is often irrational.

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Ward Damon Welcomes Attorney Colleen B. Sullivan

Ward Damon

Nov 2019

West Palm Beach, FL (November 4, 2019) – Ward Damon, a multidiscipline law firm in West Palm Beach, is pleased to welcome attorney Colleen B. Sullivan to its practice. Sullivan is an associate attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate law, corporate law, and financing. In her role, Sullivan will assist clients with corporate formation and governance, secured lending, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and title examination.

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Caryn A. Stevens Named Partner At Ward Damon

Ward Damon

Oct 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 22, 2019) — Caryn A. Stevens, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named a partner at the West Palm Beach multidiscipline law firm. Stevens joined Ward Damon in 2017 and focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of marital and family law, working alongside the firm’s board-certified marital and family law partner and department head, Eddie Stephens.

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Sasha Klein Featured In ABA Probate & Property Magazine

Ward Damon

Aug 2019

Ward Damon partner Sasha Klein co-wrote an article with Mark R. Parthemer that is featured in the July/August 2019 (33:4) issue of Probate & Property magazine for the American Bar Association. Titled "Estate Planning in a Rising Interest Rate Environment," the article discusses how rising interest rates are affecting estate and gift tax planning strategies. It also describes the basic characteristics of some of the most popular wealth-transfer strategies and when they tend to be most efficient.

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Ward Damon Attorney Jason E. Handin Board Certified In Construction Law

Ward Damon

Aug 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. (August 1, 2019) —Ward Damon attorney, Jason E. Handin, B.C.S., has been recognized as Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, identifying him as a specialist in this area of law.Board certification recognizes attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice.Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified.

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Three Ward Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers, Additional Three Named Rising Stars

Ward Damon

Jun 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 11, 2019) – Attorneys Michael J Posner, I. Jeffrey Pheterson and Eddie Stephens of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, were recently named Super Lawyers for 2019. Super Lawyers also selected three Ward Damon attorneys as 2019 Rising Stars including Dane Leitner, Jason E. Handin, and Labeed A. Choudhry.

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Ward Damon Closes Deal With Sunwave Health & Blueprint Equity

Ward Damon

May 2019

Ward Damon recently helped their client Sunwave Health, Inc. close the deal with Blueprint Equity, a venture capital equity investor from Silicon Valley. Our skilled team of business and employment law attorneys including RANA GORZECK, PHIL WARD, BARI GOLDSTEIN, and CATHLEEN WARD assisted in the closing of the transaction as Blueprint Equity purchased ownership interest of the company. Sunwave Health is a leading technology provider based in South Florida that offers software solutions to some of the largest and most reputable substance abuse treatment centers including medical, customer and revenue records management. This strategic partnership will enable Sunwave to continue its trajectory of rapid growth and to deliver its groundbreaking technology to even more treatment centers worldwide.

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