Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Estate Planning and Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Genny Bernstein, has been named by The Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section as a Member of the Year. The announcement came during a recent Executive Council meeting in which three Elder Law Section members were recognized for their outstanding service.
Genny was chosen as an award recipient for her dedication and longstanding contributions to the Section. She was recently named Chair of the Publication Committee, responsible for the Section’s newsletter, The Elder Law Advocate. Released 3 times per year, the newsletter provides Florida Elder Law practitioners with legal insights, recommendations and strategies, industry resources, and analysis of case law and new legislation affecting the elderly and individuals with special needs.
The Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar exists to cultivate and promote professionalism, expertise, and knowledge in the practice of law regarding issues affecting the elderly and persons with special needs, and advocates on behalf of its members.
Genny is a member of the Firm’s Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice group. She focuses her practice in the areas of, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, Veteran Benefits, and Asset Planning and Protection for Medicaid to assist in obtaining benefits for home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing facilities. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and Florida Courts and is an Accredited Attorney for Claims, Preparation, Presentation and Prosecution with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Genny is a regular speaker on the topics of Estate Planning, and Elder Law issues including Medicaid and Veterans Benefits at public and private events, workshops, healthcare fairs, and seminars throughout Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. She is actively involved in several industry organizations and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board Certification Committee for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Palm Beach County (FAWL PBC). She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA), the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA).
Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. The Firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit www.jonesfoster.com.