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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
West Palm Beach, FL (April 24, 2019) – Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined West Palm Beach-based law firm, is expanding its employment and litigation law practices with the addition of two new partners, Bari L. Goldstein and Kenneth Rehns. Goldstein focuses her practice on employment and labor law, preventative labor and employment defense work, as well as compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.Rehns primarily focuses on business and commercial law, labor and employment litigation as well as complex commercial litigation.read more
CONGRATULATIONS to our very own real estate and business attorney ADAM SELIGMAN who was recognized today by the Daily Business Review as one of the area's 2019 "On the Rise" attorneys under 40. The annual awards recognize standout achievements in 2018 by Florida legal professionals. We get a front row seat to his leadership, expertise, commitment and loyalty every day – both at work and in the community. Kudos on this recognition Adam...well deserved.read more
West Palm Beach, FL (October 29, 2018) – Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined West Palm Beach-based law firm, continues to expand its practice with the addition of attorney Christopher B. Posner. Posner is an associate attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and civil litigation as well as marital and family law. Posner also has experience in areas of personal injury and administrative law.read more
West Palm Beach, Fla. (August 15, 2018) — Three Ward Damon attorneys, Philip H. Ward, III, I. Jeffrey Pheterson and Eddie E. Stephens, III, have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the prestigious national publication, Best Lawyers® in America. Ward was recognized for Real Estate Law, Pheterson was recognized for Labor Law and Employment Law, and Stephens was recognized for Family Law. Best Lawyers® in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. This distinction is bestowed upon the most esteemed in the legal profession, and only recognizes the top 4% of attorneys in the country.read more
West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 20, 2018) – Attorneys I. Jeffrey Pheterson, Michael J Posner and Sally Still of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, were recently named Super Lawyers for 2018. Super Lawyers also selected three Ward Damon attorneys as 2018 Rising Stars including Dane Leitner, Jason E. Handin, and Labeed A. Choudhry. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained high degrees of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of attorneys in Florida are recognized with this distinction and only 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected to Rising Stars.read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2018) — Eddie E. Stephens III, a partner at Ward Damon, has been announced as the recipient ofthe 2018 Leadership Excellence Award (LEA) in the Private Sector category by Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC).The awards recognize exceptional LPBC alumni who have made significant contributions to improve their community. Award recipients are celebrated as being living examples of the vision and mission of LPBC while demonstrating the need to connect, collaborate and change.read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 7, 2018) — Dane Leitner, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named a partner at the West Palm Beach-based multi-disciplined law firm.Leitner joined Ward Damon in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law.read more
I. Jeffrey Pheterson has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bethesda Health, Inc. He also has been named to the Board of Trustees of Baptist Health South Florida, Inc., which now has completed successfully its merger with Bethesda Health, Inc. Mr. Pheterson has also been appointed to Baptist Health’s Long Range Planning Committee, the Baptist Health Outpatient Services Committee and the Baptist Health Enterprise Committee, the for-profit company affiliated with the Baptist Health System. Baptist Health operates 12 hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. U.S. News & World Report has honored Baptist Health with 26 medals of excellence in 13 types of care, including cancer, cardiovascular, orthopedic and neurological.read more
West Palm Beach, FL (November 29, 2017) – Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined West Palm Beach-based law firm, continues to expand its practice with the addition of attorneys Caryn A. Stevens. Stevens is an associate who focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of marital and family law.read more
Attorney at Law Magazine has recognized Ward Damon partner Adam R. Seligman as a 2017 South Florida Superstar! These attorneys have been nominated by their peers to be recognized for their accomplishments both inside and outside the courtroom. Learn more about Adam and the path that have led them to such a standout careers.read more
Sasha A. Klein, a partner in the private wealth group at Ward Damon, was recently published in Florida Banking magazine. Her article, Be Sure To Check Your WIFI Connection - The Electronic Wills Act!, appears in the July 2017 issue of the magazine for Florida Bankers Association, which serves as the voice of Florida banking since 1888.
This article discusses the introduction of the Electronic Wills Act to the past Florida legislative session, and addresses what every banker needs to know about electronic wills. Read Sasha's insights and thoughts on this hot topic including: what the act requires, is remote presence enough, and the electronic execution ceremony.