Incapacity/Estate Planning & Asset Preservation

Palm Lakes Plaza
7284 W. Atlantic Boulevard
Margate, Florida 33063
(954) 975-5159

c/o MacLean & Ema
2600 N.E. 14th Street Causeway
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
(754) 307-5217

SEE ALSO:
Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities
www.floridasvoice.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arlene Lakin, Elder Law Attorney

Arlene Hechter Lakin. Esq.

Attorney at Law

Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

EDUCATION

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Planned Giving Program with Certification in Planned Giving
through California State University (March 1996)

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Juris Doctor Degree, June 1991
Book Award in Legal Rights of the Handicapped

TULANE UNIVERSITY
New Orleans, Louisiana
Master of Arts, 1971
Spanish Major and Graduate Teaching Assistantship Recipient

SOPHIE NEWCOMB COLLEGE OF TULANE UNIVERSITY
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts, l969
Spanish Major, Dean's List, La Tertulia Spanish Honorary,
Junior Year Study in Mexico City, Athletic Dept. Tutor

POSTGRADUATE COURSE WORK
Florida, Texas, South Carolina, France

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION LAW CLERK, Spring 1991
The Honorable Susan Lebow
County Court, 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Fl.

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION LAW CLERK, Summer 1990
The Honorable Patti Englander Henning
17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Fl.

LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP
State Rep. Anne MacKenzie, 99th District, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Spring 1991

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Special Needs Trusts: A Primer - “Let Me Count the Ways” The Barrister (Broward County Bar Association) - (March 2017)
  • “Powers of Attorney” The Record (Broward County Medical Association) (Summer 2015)
  • “The ABC’s of Special Needs Trusts” - The Barrister (Broward County Bar Association) - (May 2015)
  • “Special Needs Planning Is Growing In Importance for Many.” South Florida Business Journal (Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2012)
  • “Elder Law Experts Are Becoming Key to Seniors’ Decision-Making” South Florida Business Journal (March 9, 2012)
  • “Doctors and Elder Law: Where do My Responsibilities Begin and End?” The Record (Broward County Medical Association), Fall 2001
  • "Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Retarded: Big v. Little: A National and Florida Perspective" Medicine, Science and the Law (Official Journal:British Academy of Forensic Sciences),Oct. 1991
Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

BAR MEMBERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL RATING

The Florida Bar (Board Certified Elder Law Attorney); U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; American Bar Association; Broward County Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys; Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities (Founding and Current President); Broward County Bar Association Elder Law Section (Co-Chair); Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (Board); JAFCO advisory board; Seniors Foundation of NW Broward, Inc. (Board)

SPECIAL HONORS

Florida Bar Association board certified in elder law: “Certificationisthehighestlevel of recognition given by The Florida Bar for competency and experiencewithin an area of law.”

AV Pre-Eminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell: “AnAVratingisasignificant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rankhim or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must beadmitted to the Bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating."

May 6, 2016: Inducted into Broward County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Senior Hall of Fame

January 2014: “Leaders in Law 2014" in the category of Wills, Trusts, and Estate selected by Lifestyle Media

November 9, 2010: “Service Above Self” recognition by the Rotary Club of Plantation, Florida

March 4, 2006: Special Honoree of the Alzheimer’s Family Center at annual Black Tie Affair, Woodmont Country Club, Tamarac, Florida