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:
Ms. Pulitzer becomes a member of our Wealth Management, Estate Administration, and Estate Planning Departments. She will also become a member of our newly formed Multigenerational Fiduciary Service Department, which has been created to serve the needs of families as wealth passes between generations. This department has been developed in order to not only shelter wealth from state and federal tax systems, but also to educate junior family members on the need to preserve family wealth and to protect it against adverse marital rights and third party liability.
Jessie attended the University of Georgia and Florida Atlantic University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetorical Studies. She received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University’s Shephard Broad Law Center in 2013 and has since been an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court, the Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, where she has served as a board member.
Jessie comes from a close-knit family whose roots in Palm Beach date back three generations. She spent her childhood between Palm Beach and family’s citrus groves in Okeechobee, where she cultivated her love for all things outdoors. Jessie is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton and excelled as both an honors and AP student and a competitive equestrian and tennis player. She is passionate about helping the local community, as evidenced by her involvement with the Center For Family Services, where she was a member of the Board of Directors; Meals on Wheels’ “Pie it Forward” Committee; the American Heart Association, “Lawyers Have Heart” Committee; and the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, Gentlemen of the Garden Ladies’ Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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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.