Our Professionals

Our Professionals

Attorneys

Joseph C. Kempe, Esq., is the principal of the Firm. Though a general practice Firm, Mr. Kempe’s practice is centered on complex estate and business planning. He is double board certified in wills, trusts, and estates and tax law under Florida’s Certification program of specialists. He has held those designations...

Mr. Tassell joined the Firm in the year 2001, from Brookmyer, Hochman, Probst & Tassell, P.A., a Palm Beach Gardens firm, where he was a shareholder. Mr. Tassell maintains a practice focusing in the areas of real estate, both residential and commercial, condominium development, the acquisition and sale...

Mrs. Poncy joined the Firm in 2011 and heads our Bioethics and Health Care Advocacy Department. Our Bioethics and Health Care Advocacy department offers representation to families, hospitals, trust companies, assisted living facilities, and physicians concerning the legal consequences of...

Mr. Kempe joined the Firm 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 his thesis, Trustee Grant of Power, A Simpler Approach to Modifying GST Exempt Trusts: ....

Mrs. Lazarchick is a Jupiter, Florida native and has practiced in Palm Beach County since 2007. She began her career as an associate attorney with the litigation firm, Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard & Tuzzio , which was followed by four years of trial practice with Rosenbaum Mollengarden Janssen & Siracusa....

Mr. Hap joined the firm in 2020 after practicing in West Palm Beach and holding an internship with the Fourth District Court of Appeals.  His practice is focused on residential and commercial real estate; landlord tenant relationships and disputes; condominium and association law and title...

Mr. Kempe joined the firm in 2021 after completion of his post doctorate studies in tax law at the nationally 3rd ranked University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Tax Law Program, where he received his LL.M., degree with honors.  While there he completed his post graduate paper, The Use of Powers of...

Ms. Mochegova  joined us in 2016 from the Durham, NC law firm of Stubbs, Cole, Breedlove, Prentis & Briggs, where she was an associate attorney in the real estate, estate planning and administration departments of the firm.   Prior to her practice there, she was a legal extern with the United States Attorney’s...

Practicing Alliance Attorneys

The following attorneys presently hold a strategic practicing alliance with the Firm for specialized matters not otherwise handled by the Firm:

Mr. Lazarchick Jr. practices in all areas of family law (both contested and uncontested) involving time sharing issues regarding children, identification and valuation of assets and liabilities, alimony, child support, domestic violence, paternity, jurisdictional issues, appellate matters, post Final...

CPAs, Tax Accountants and Analysts

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. Devlen is a member of our Tax Accounting and Wealth Management Departments. Prior to joining us, he was a senior associate with  WTAS, LLC (formerly Arthur Andersen) in West Palm Beach, where he gained substantial experience in federal and state tax compliance and investment consulting and...

Mr. Bourdeau is a member of our Tax Compliance Department. Mr. Bordeau holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from the Florida Atlantic University. He was previously with Wieseneck, Andres & Co. His background lies in federal and state, corporate, individual, partnership and fiduciary tax preparation...

Mr. Posten  is a graduate of the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting with both a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mr. Posten joins us from the Stuart, Florida firm of Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal, where he was a Tax Manager. Prior to his practice there, Mr. Posten...

Denise B. Alpert, CPA , joins our Income, Gift and Estate Planning Department from the Palm Beach Gardens firm of LKD CPAs & Consultants, where she practiced since 2005. Prior to then, Ms. Alpert gained considerable experience in a broad range of tax planning for individuals and business at the national and...

Owen N. Bradley, CPA –  Mr. Bradley joins us from the international accounting firm, Deloitte Tax, LLP, where he was a member of their Business Tax Services department, specializing in private wealth and private equity. A graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with major in...

Mr. Crane  is a graduate of the University of Florida, cum laude.  Mr. Crane began his professional career as a Senior Tax Associate with the international accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. At PwC he focused on individual, corporate, and partnership tax compliance...

Mr. Dortch - joined the firm in 2021.  He comes to us with prior experience as a Supervisor in the Tax and Multi-Family Office departments of Daszkal Bolton, LLP, a regional accounting firm where he progressed from an intern in 2016, to Senior Associate in 2018, and to Supervisor of a Family Office team of 4-6 accountants in 2020....

Ms. Rigaudon joined the firm in August 2005 as a member of our Tax Accounting and Wealth Management Departments. Mrs. Rigaudon has been focused on federal and state tax compliance, client income and estate tax planning, Advent Axys® reporting, and bill paying services.  Prior to joining us, she spent five...

Mr. Flood joined the firm in August 2010 as member of our Wealth Management Department. Mr. Flood holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Belmont Abbey College, where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. Prior to joining the Firm he was...

Mr. Kramer is a member of the firms Fiduciary and Wealth Management Departments. Mr. Kramer holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Accounting.  Prior to joining the Firm he was with Deloitte Tax in their Pennsylvania office as well as several Accounting and Tax Firms.  Mr. Kramer reconciles economic and...

Legal Assistants and Paralegals

Ms. Overton  is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where she obtained her Bachelors Degree with a double major in Psychology and Classic Civilization.  Ms. Overton came to us in 1998 having worked in both advertising and banking.  After 6 years with the firm she went on hiatus to...

Mrs. Baummier has dedicated most of her time within the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach areas, starting out with Keane, Murphy & Hough in Stuart, FL, then to our firm where was employed with us 8 years.  Donna ventured out and worked with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in WPB, and made her way back to us in 2014. ...

Mrs. Engvalson  works in the Estate Administration Department.

Ms. Urbina – is a member of our Estate Planning team.  She joined us after having spent several years in a law firm in South Florida handling Estate Planning and Probate Administration.  She is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

Ms. Chadwick  is a member of our Health Care Advocacy department assisting Attorney Marnie Poncy.

Mrs. Rodgers works within our title company, Counselors Title Company LLC.  She handles all aspects of real estate closings.

Ms. Wallace works as a Paralegal in the Corporate and Estate Planning Departments.

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Ms. Legner  works in our Estate Planning Department as the new client Coordinator.

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Ms. Gallagher  assists in our Estate Planning Department.

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