BROWARD - PALM BEACH
The Law Offices of
ELIZABETH J. KATES, Esq.
Write, email or call: 954-979-8783
Elizabeth J. Kates, Esq.
4411 Northwest Tenth Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33066
Florida Bar No. 309486
Elizabeth Kates (JD, LLM taxation) has been a lawyer for more than three decades.
In addition to family law appellate work, consulting and writing for lawyers around
the country, Attorney Kates maintains a local practice in South Florida, including:
FAMILY LAW: cohabitation and domestic partnership issues and legal documents,
premarital and post-nuptial agreements, intra-family asset
transfers of real property and businesses; pre-divorce coaching and
planning, post-dissolution financial planning and retirement issues; child
custody and shared parenting issues, including issues arising out of the
forensic testimony and reports of psychologists, mental health experts and
guardians ad litem, bad child custody evaluations and psychological
malfeasance, and badly drafted marital settlement agreements and orders.
ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW: wills, codiciles, trusts, trust amendments
and restatements, probate, probate avoidance, waivers of spousal rights on death,
revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts,
special needs trusts, insurance trusts and other trusts,
asset protection, durable powers of attorney and other types of powers of
attorney, health care surrogate and proxy documents, preneed guardianship
issues, living wills, medicaid planning such as personal services
contracts; real estate transfers including quit claim deeds, enhanced life
estate deeds (ladybird deeds), advance directives, protection of disabled
children and heirs; estate tax issues, and representation of executors and trustees.
BUSINESS LAW: Ms. Kates has been a corporate
and general counsel
for Fortune 500 companies, such as Revlon, is an American Arbitration Association trained mediator,
and has substantial experience in real property, commercial real estate transactions, residential and commercial
(shopping center) leasing, contract negotiations and drafting, alternate dispute resolution,
formation and dissolution of corporations, partnerships and other businesses issues, corporate,
shareholder and partnership deals and agreements, employment contracts and noncompete agreements,
stock and asset sales and purchases; and litigation management and consulting.