Caring and Skilled Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers in Venice, Florida
Assisting clients so they can plan for the future with confidence
Mazzeo & Staas, P.L. is dedicated to helping Venice, Florida seniors and individuals of all ages and their families make the best legal, financial and care decisions for the future.
Whether helping you secure long term care, determining if you are eligible for Medicaid, preserving your assets or ensuring your wishes are honored in a valid estate plan, we are committed to providing you the high quality service and personal attention you deserve, from your initial consultation onward.
We start by getting to know you so we can understand your unique situation and legal goals. We tailor our services to match your requirements as we communicate with you, educate you about the law and guide you through the legal process. We help you make informed decisions about the care you want and deserve in case of accident, disability, illness or death. At the same time, we can help you protect your assets.
Mark W. Mazzeo and Kevin G. Staas have extensive experience:
Mr. Mazzeo is a past president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. He also previously served as president of the Venice Englewood Bar Association, as chair of the Annual Public Benefits Seminar of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and as a board member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.
Mr. Staas practices exclusively in the arena of elder law, including Medicaid eligibility, asset preservation, estate planning, estate administration, probate, special needs trusts and disability planning. Mr. Staas' prior service as a criminal prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit also aids in the identification and prosecution of exploitation of the elderly cases, which are both criminal and civil in nature.
Protecting those you love in Florida
We assist you in planning for your future and the future of your family in the following areas:
Elder Law We provide elder law counsel and representation to people of retirement age on legal issues such as estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, guardianships, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, special needs trusts, protection against fraud and planning for healthcare so your family assets are not depleted.
Estate Planning We can arrange for the distribution of your property according to your wishes, while minimizing gift, estate and inheritance taxes. We prepare the appropriate documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and proxies.
Probate and Trust Administration We understand how hard it is to begin the legal process after a loved one dies. We can assist you with proving the will or trust is valid, transferring your loved one's property to the beneficiaries, posting notice of trust and resolving any debts. With trusts, we guide you through an abbreviated probate process and can inform you about when the trust is going to terminate.
Proudly protecting clients in Florida
Mazzeo & Staas, P.L. assists people in Venice and throughout Sarasota County in Florida.
Experienced elder law and estate planning representation in Venice, Florida
For experienced assistance with your elder law, estate planning and probate needs, call Mazzeo & Staas, P.L. at 941-408-8555 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.
4140 Woodmere Park, Ste. 4
Jacaranda Office Park
Venice FL 94293
Accessible Elder Law Attorneys in Venice, Florida
Helping seniors with their legal needs
Your golden years afford you the opportunity to relax, spend time with your family and focus on your personal interests. By handling your legal concerns, the attorneys at Mazzeo & Staas, P.L. help you to enjoy this special time in your life. We assist seniors with their unique legal issues, including:
Wills and trusts
Social Security benefits
Medicare and Medicaid coverage
Nursing home and assisted living care
In-home medical care
Powers of attorney
Medical directives and living wills
Nursing home negligence
Lawyers dedicated to seniors' healthcare issues
Your health and quality of life depend upon access to good medical care. Our attorneys assist you in maneuvering through the frustrating red tape of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies to ensure you receive the medical care and medications you need. We address your concerns about your future medical care and shepherd you through difficult end-of-life decisions, always respectful of the family, cultural, religious and philosophical reasons for your personal choices. Our attorneys can draft valid medical documents that make certain your intentions will be honored if the time comes when you are no longer able to make these decisions for yourself.
Compassionate lawyers guiding seniors through estate planning
Often one of the most pressing concerns facing seniors is the care and security of their families upon their death. After attentively listening to your wishes, our experienced attorneys carefully analyze your estate and advise you on how best to transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establish guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes and even protect a beloved pet. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts and other legal entities beneficial to your estate.
Going the extra mile to protect seniors' rights
Seniors are often the target of unscrupulous fraudsters and abusive caretakers. If you are the victim of a financial scam, nursing-home negligence or domestic violence, our attorneys can help. We first make sure you are in a safe place, and we then pursue all available legal means to safeguard your well-being and dignity.
Contact Florida elder law attorneys you can trust
Call Mazzeo & Staas, P.L. at 941-408-8555 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Venice office.
Trusts and Estates
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Old Dominion University, B.S., 1972
College of William & Mary, M.Ed., 1981
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1997
1998, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida
The Florida Bar (Member, Elder Law Section)
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
President of Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, 2010
Past President of the Venice Englewood Bar Association