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Theodore Alatsas
Charter Member
Elder Law

2115 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11229

 

Theodore Alatsas, Esq. was born the child of Greek immigrants in the early 1970s. Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Theodore learned the importance of hard work and dedication to his community at an early age. As an exemplary student and community activist, Theodore often volunteered his time to help those who needed it. Theodore attended Brooklyn Technical High School, New York University and St. John? s University School of Law. During his early 20s, Theodore worked his way through college and law school, while at the same time actively participating and leading various civic organizations. Among these organizations are the Avenue U Merchants? Association, Citizens for Neighborhood Action, Change NY, and the Joint Council of Kings County Boards of Trade. Theodore?s community involvement was recognized in New York Newsday, the Bay News and various other community papers. After graduating law school, Theodore began the practice of law in the same location where his parents owned a Greek deli. Over the years, his areas of practice have become more specialized, focusing primarily on the practice of divorce & family law. His knowledge and experience as a neighborhood practitioner, has uniquely qualified him to handle a matter not only from a legal perspective, but with a compassion designed to guide the client through the process as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Theodore remains active in his community, and has been nominated as a candidate for various public offices, including Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President, and served as a member of the Public Service Commission Siting Board after having been appointed to the position by Governor Pataki. Theodore resides in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He is also fluent in Greek and Spanish.

Tom Allen
Charter Member
Elder Law

28991 Old Town Front Street, Suite 201, Temecula, CA 92590

 

In my more than 40 years of legal experience, I have practiced almost every type of civil law. I graduated from Western State University, College of Law in 1977 and was sworn in by the State Bar of California that same year. I have been in continuous practice since that time. I have practiced in everything from a one-man shop to a partnership in one of the most prestigious law firms in the country.

Andrew Bellinson
Charter Member
Elder Law

12555 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181, USA

 

As the Managing Partner and Owner of Bellinson Law Firm, P.A., Andrew Bellinson has key insights, compassion, and sound strategies for our aging population and those serving as care givers. He has an intense admiration for the aging and respect for the challenges experienced by caregivers. With a strong background in finance and elder law, Bellinson has helped thousands navigate the complex issues related to caring for a loved one during a law career spanning almost 20 years. Bellinson received his Doctor of Juris Prudence Degree from Tulane University School of Law where he served as president of his class and an editor of one of the school’s law journals. A student of international law, he also attended the Shanghai Institute of Law with a concentration on Chinese Trade Law. Bellinson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Psychology from the University of Arizona. His interest focused on the Eastern Block which brought him to study at the University of Salzburg in Austria. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar of the United States, and the Bankruptcy Bar of South Florida. Bellinson was a board member of the Urban League of Miami and a director of the Liberty City Charter School.

Orlando Cavallo
Charter Member
Elder Law

3394 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA

 

Orlando A. Cavallo, Esq. received his Juris Doctor from Touro College in 1987 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988. He was a founding partner of Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys in 1989 and has been representing the interests of his clients for over 20 years. Mr. Cavallo has concentrated his practice as an attorney in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid, Probate and Estate Administration, as well as Personal Injury. With a Master’s degree in Administration & Supervision and prior experience as an educator, Orlando A. Cavallo prides himself on his ability to help clients understand the legal issues and intricacies of Estate planning to help clients develop a plan to meet their goals. Mr. Cavallo graduated from Saint John’s University in 1967, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He is presently a member of the New York Bar Association Elder Law and Trusts and Estates sections, and of the New Rochelle Bar Association. Mr. Cavallo is also a court-appointed Referee, Arbitrator, Real Estate Broker and Insurance Broker.

Lesley Clement
Charter Member
Elder Law

3576 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

 

Lesley has been featured in Time magazine, People, Frontline, New York Times, the National Law Journal, The SacBee, and The Sacramento Business Journal for her groundbreaking work in the field of elder abuse. A 1988 graduate of San Diego School of Law, Lesley was thrust into elder abuse law when her great-aunt was abused and neglected at a residential care facility. Lesley successfully tried the case and got the facility’s license revoked. Since that time, her practice has focused exclusively on representing victims of abuse and neglect in institutional settings. Lesley believes that by holding corporations that promise to care for the vulnerable accountable to provide competent, humane care, we can improve care for everyone. Lesley is the past chair of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group and has long been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s American Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Lesley strongly believes in passing along the knowledge she has gained through her years as an advocate and educator. She teaches classes and seminars around the country and mentors young attorneys so they will be able to continue the important work of protecting our elders.