Mr. Kempe joined us in February, 2017 after completion of his post doctorate studies at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he obtained his LL.M. degree in tax law. While there he completed the paper, Trustee Grant of Power, A Simpler Approach to Modifying GST Exempt Trusts, which is out for publication:
Mr. Hap is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Florida Law Review and an Appellate Advocacy Teaching Assistant. He attended law school after having graduated from Florida State University, Cum Laude, with a degree in Criminology where he was a member of the Dean’s and President’s Lists and the President and Re-Founder of the Pre-Law Society.
Mr. Hap is a native of Palm Beach County, Florida.
A graduate of Ave Maria School of Law, with honors, in 2020 and Tufts University with a B.A, degree in American History in 2017, Mr. Kempe was also a member of the Tufts University 2014 and 2015 NCAA National Championship lacrosse teams. Prior to Tufts, Mr. Kempe was a High School All American member of two state championship lacrosse teams, at the Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Upon graduating from Tufts and before attending Ave Maria Law, Mr. Kempe attended the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program, at Dartmouth College, which is an immersion program into international business, finance, and investment banking. He also served as a Congressional intern to Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) in Washington, D.C., during the Summer of 2016.
Mr. Kempe will serve our clients as a member of our Business, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Wealth Management Departments, where his background will further deepen the Firm’s tax law, business, and estate planning expertise.
Ms. Mochegova obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, summa cum laude, and a Master of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology with Honors, from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Mr. Lazarchick received his undergraduate degree, Cum Laude, in Psychology from the University of Florida. Upon graduation from the University of Florida, he worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, located in Baltimore, Maryland and specialized in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities who had severe behavior problems. Mr. Lazarchick graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 2006. While in law school he participated in NSU’s Children and Families Clinic becoming authorized as a Certified Legal Intern (CLI) where he gained extensive litigation experience with an emphasis on assisting the economically disadvantaged in the area of marital and family law. Upon graduation from law school he began his legal career working at a boutique family law firm, in West Palm Beach, Florida, handling all matters related to marital and family law from inception to trial. The boutique family law firm merged with a national law firm where he continued to handle all issues related to marital and family law.
Mr. Lazarchick assisted in forming and has served as the President of Palm Beach’s First Family Law Inn of Court recognizing that legal skills and the preservation of the highest standards of excellence in professionalism, ethics, and civility are essential to achieving justice under the Rule of Law. As a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, he has served in numerous leadership positions including Co-Chairing the Palm Beach County Bar Associations Bench Bar Conference (the associations largest event hosting and educating 1,300 Judges, Lawyers, and other legal professionals) and Chairing the Judicial Relations Committee. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, in the area of marital and family law, whose selection process ensures that no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Florida are name “Rising Star.”
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The Firm offers legal representation in state and federal tax disputes, income and estate tax planning, and tax planning related to business operations. Our legal representation is supported by an experienced tax accounting department, which offers our clients not only assistance with tax planning in conjunction with our attorneys, but also assistance with budgeting, tax planning, and state and federal tax compliance and reporting.
Mr. Posten is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Stuart/Martin County LEADERship Alumni.
Ms. Alpert holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), and a Bachelor of Science (BS), Magna Cum Laude, from Barry University. She grew up in the same areas of Miami where Mr. Kempe was raised and have many common friends from the Miami area. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Bradley was a team leader for the Alabama Army National Guard and received an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantry Badge during his deployment to Afghanistan, where he was an Infantry Specialist.
Mr. Bradley is a member of our tax compliance, planning, and wealth management departments.