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Professional Background

Judith A. Frankel, Attorney At Law

1973-1982- Internal Revenue Service, Estate and Gift Tax Division

Estate and Gift Tax Attorney, Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service conducting audits on Estate and Gift Tax returns filed in the S.  Florida area

1982-present           Sole Practitioner
           
Private practice with principal emphasis on estate/probate administration including representation of heirs/beneficiaries to protect their interest or even unravel land title problems arising from inherited property as well as determination of incapacity, creating guardianships and legal assistance to guardians and interested persons.  All forms of representation of the personal representatives (executors), guardianship planning and administration,  preparation of testamentary/ end of life documents, including Last Will and Testament, health care surrogate designations, “living wills”, durable powers of attorney and trusts.
                                   
Court Appointed attorney in matters of determination of incapacity, adult protective services, guardian ad litem in mortgage foreclosure litigation, representing  unknown heirs.    

1983-87         Special Master-Law, Miami-Dade County VAAB

Special Master conducting evidentiary hearings on legal matters affecting real estate valuation for ad valorem taxation and providing a report and recommendation based on findings of facts and conclusions of law

Admissions & Certifications      

The Florida Bar, admitted 1973                
                                                                       
Education                            

1968   Bachelor of Arts
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
                                                                       
1973   Juris Doctor
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Fl

Associations/Awards       

The Florida Bar
Real Property, Probate Trust Law Section
        Guardianship Law Committee
        Dade County Bar Association
        Probate, Guardianship Committee
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
National Organization for Women
Miami Jewish Home and Hospital                                                                                                        
Upper North Bay Road Homeowners’ Association
        Treasurer               
Miami Beach Bar Association
Florida State Guardian Association
        South Florida Chapter
Miami Beach Bar Association, Unsung Hero Award, 2004
Put Something Back”, 2004 Pro Bono Project Mortgage Foreclosure Representation