Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 05, 2017
International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. hosted a free Estate Planning Clinic for Holocaust survivors March 26 in conjunction with Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward.
Greenberg Traurig attorneys from the Fort Lauderdale office provided pro bono legal services and helped the Holocaust survivors prepare estate planning documents, including wills, health care advance directives, and durable powers of attorney. The event, organized by Parker F. Taylor, a Shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice, is part of an ongoing program of clinics for Holocaust survivors that the firm continues to host throughout South Florida.
“We are proud to provide pro bono estate planning clinics to help some of our community’s most vulnerable members – Holocaust survivors,” Taylor said. “The clinics, which are designed to provide specific services to those who very much need and deserve them, reflect Greenberg Traurig's long-standing commitment to giving back to the community.”
Other Greenberg Traurig attorneys participating in the program included Associates Richard B. Rosengarten and Chelsea Koff, both of whom are members of the firm’s Litigation Practice in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Rochelle Kaye, a paralegal in the firm’s Boca Raton office, also assisted.
In addition to the estate planning clinic, Greenberg Traurig has hosted other pro bono clinics in recent years for Holocaust survivors. Between 2008 and 2010, more than 40 Greenberg Traurig attorneys from six offices provided legal services to more than 100 Holocaust survivors, allowing them to begin receiving reparations from the German government. It’s estimated that there are close to 130,000 Holocaust survivors in the U.S. and 30 percent are living at or below the poverty line – which is three times the poverty rate for most older Americans.
Organizations in South Florida interested in scheduling Holocaust Survivor Estate Planning Clinics with Greenberg Traurig should contact Dawn R. Wolf, Pro Bono Coordinator, at 202-530-8545 or wolfda(at)gtlaw(dot)com.
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