Solkoff Legal, P.A. has a founding heritage in assisting the elderly, the disabled, their caregivers and their families with legal services. The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Kiplinger's Magazine and numerous other national publications have reported on the work of the firm and/or its attorneys.
The attorneys of Solkoff Legal, P.A. are nationally-recognized for excellence in leadership in the field of elder and disability law. The goal of Solkoff Legal, P.A. is to make planning for long-term care, estate planning and similar matters understandable and accessible for all of its clients.
Practice areas include:
Long-Term Care Planning: We help our clients pursue alternatives to nursing homes but if a nursing home or other extensive care is necessary, we help alleviate the otherwise overwhelming burden of placing a loved one in a facility. We accomplish our client's goals by protecting our clients' life savings against catastrophic care costs and by lending our many years of expertise in assisting families to access the best of long-term care. Our attorneys have helped thousands of people to protect their life savings while accessing better care.
Special Needs Planning for the Disabled: In order for many disabled people to obtain health insurance and other assistance, they must qualify for Medicaid and other government programs based on financial need. We help our clients to legally protect assets so as to retain or obtain eligibility for these sometimes life-giving benefits. This planning also applies to our clients who wish to provide for a disabled heir in a will or a trust.
Guardianship: We seek ways for our clients to avoid guardianship proceedings but sometimes it is necessary for families to pursue guardianship when it is the only way to help an incompetent loved one. We have great experience in guardianship cases and can help our clients minimize costs and aggravation in these proceedings.
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration: Solkoff Legal, P.A. has attorneys and staff dedicated to the efficient and safe administration of wills, trusts and estates. Through years of experience, our firm can provide efficiencies not easily found. Our goal is to settle estates as quickly as possible, with good communication and diligence.
General Aging and Disability Advice: Sometimes the greatest service we bring to a client is our depth of experience and resources in aging and disability matters. A client may come in to our office for a specific legal issue such as a new Will, but that client often leaves with a feeling that the greatest value is the guidance and support which comes so naturally from each attorney and staff member.
Some of Scott Solkoff's activities are listed here.
Past Chair, Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar
Past President, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Appointed to the Legislatively-created Education Committee to the Statewide Public Guardianship Office
Appointed to Florida Attorney General's Elder Exploitation and Abuse Task Force
Eagle Member (Benefactor), Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Director, Florida State Guardianship Association
Initiated the successful national class action on behalf of elderly sweepstakes victims
Recent Appearances and Sourcing
Presidential Showcase Speaker, American Bar Association Annual Convention
Moderator (for 4 years), Florida Statewide Judicial Panel at the Florida State Guardianship Association's Annual Conference
Faculty Member, Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges Conference
Faculty Member, Institutes and Symposiums of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Author, Numerous law review articles and outlines for the professional development of other attorneys
Frequent Appearances in mainstream media including CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, South Florida Sun-Sentinel et al.
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Scott M. Solkoff, Esq.
SOLKOFF LEGAL, P.A.
2605 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, Florida 33445
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Scott Solkoff is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Elder Law. He represents clients who live at least part-time anywhere in Florida. The firm he founded, Solkoff Legal, P.A., is based in Delray Beach (Palm Beach County), Florida. Solkoff Legal, P.A. is a law firm which exclusively represents the elderly, people with disabilities and their caregivers. Scott and his father, Jerome Solkoff, are co-authors of the leading textbook on the subject (written for lawyers), now beyond it's 14th print edition. Scott has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Scott has served as Chair of The Florida Bar's Elder Law Section, as President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and as a Director of both the Florida State Guardianship Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Scott is rated A/V by Martindale Hubble, representing the highest standard of practice in the legal community. He has also been chosen to Florida Super Lawyers annually since 2005.