In West Palm Beach, Florida, there is an ever-growing population of elders. Many move to the area to escape the cold of their home states in the winter, and many end up staying. As more and more baby-boomers reach the age for retirement, questions begin popping up. What will happen to my estate? For families of the aging population, they begin to wonder about the dividing of assets and potentially moving their loved ones to assisted living homes. In a time of their lives when they are supposed to relax, life is no less stressful for the elder community.
To properly deal with these tasks, one needs a lawyer who specializes in elder care law. In West Palm Beach, Mark Shalloway is the face of elder law—and rightfully so.
Mark Shalloway, co-owner of Shalloway & Shalloway for over 25 years, has more than just the credentials to be an elder law attorney. He was one of the first Elder Law Attorneys certified by the National Elder Law Foundation. But Shalloway didn’t stop once he achieved the title. He truly wants to make an impact on elder law and the elderly community. That is why he has become a member of a number of boards and committee.
State-wide, Shalloway has served as founding chairperson of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. He is a member of the state and Treasure Coast chapters of the Florida State Guardianships Association and the Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging. He even served as President of the Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and presently serves as Chairman of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section Medicaid Committee, as well as providing technical assistance to the Florida Legislature on Elder Legislation.
Nationally, he has served as President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He served as chair of the NAELA Advanced Educational Institute in Colorado, and received the Outstanding Achievement award for his work with the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.
A Lawyer and Educator
Mark Shalloway is clearly more than just a faceless lawyer. His involvement with elder rights and elder care speaks for itself, but past that, he has taken it upon himself to educate his community on elder law and all topics surrounding it. He chairs the Board of Alzheimer’s Community Car’s educational conference. He has lectured for Stetson College of Law on Special Needs Trusts, and in Las Vegas at the National Absolute Conference on Special Needs Trust. He works as adjunct faculty at Palm Beach Community College, and lectures on Estates and Administration.
Education on financial readiness and estate planning is so important to Shalloway, in fact, that he hosts free seminars in Palm Beach County twice a month on the topic. Anyone can come to these seminars, though it is suggested you reserve a seat. In the month of July, the seminars are July 17 at 10:00 A.M., and July 19 at 10:00 A.M.
All of this and more are what granted Shalloway an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Mark Shalloway is not a man who is in the industry for the money. Mark Shalloway is a man who truly cares about his clients, and wants to make life for the aging community and their family as easy as possible.
To contact Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, or visit their website.