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Richard Ford, Jr.
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law



Miranda Franks
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

655 W Broadway, STE 203, San Diego, CA 92101


Ms. Franks has extensive and comprehensive experience in estate planning and business planning, litigation involving trust disputes and estate challenges, and senior care and placement issues. Her motto is proper planning is always less costly than litigation. It is Miranda's philosophy that planning for the future, and continually being aware of the status of your estate and business assets are the best ways to avoid litigation and unintended distributions of wealth. Miranda's compassionate and caring nature allows her to successful deal with many different types of personalities. She is a strong litigator, but seeks to resolve disputes through alternative methods when appropriate.

Lawrence Garbuz
Distinguished Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165, USA


Lawrence’s twenty year career within the field of trusts and estates runs the gamut of serving individual and institutional clients with personal estate planning, wealth preservation, estate and tax issues, Surrogate’s Court proceedings, contested proceedings, charitable giving planning as well as elder law considerations, including guardianship, Medicaid planning and planning for people with disabilities. Because of his level of experience, Lawrence brings a degree of sophistication and sensitivity in working with families in their time of need. Lawrence is admitted to the practice of law in both New York and Florida; he is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Southern Districts. A graduate of New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he received his law degree from the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, City Bar of New York, Westchester Bar Association and NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.)

Thomas Greene, III
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

135 St George Pl, Athens, GA 30606, USA


Tom Greene is nationally recognized in the multiple fields of asset protection, investment and asset management and business and estate planning law. He is the founder of Liberty Street Advisory Group and its affiliated entities, Liberty Street Capital, Liberty Street Law and Trusts & Estates Stewards. His professional experiences include: in-house legal counsel nationwide brokerage firm, Senior Vice President and investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs; portfolio manager Morgan Stanley; corporate counsel numerous companies nationwide; named Top 10% National Lawyer of Distinction; author, A Family Asset Protection Plan; published articles in premier journals such as Leimberg Information Services (LISI) and Trusts & Estates; asset protection lecturer, National Business Institute; American Bar Association Asset Protection Planning Committee; expert witness numerous financially-oriented litigation cases; expert testimony before the United States Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee; President’s transition team on capital finance; Chief Executive Officer American Stock Exchange-traded company; Distinguished Practitioner/Lecturer, University of Georgia Terry College.

Donald Hendel
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

116 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473, USA


Mr. Hendel has been practicing wealth preservation planning for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester, has a Masters in Business Administration (concentrating in finance and accounting) from Cornell University, and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut, with honors. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant. This background enables him to appreciate and understand the legal as well as the financial objectives of his clients, and to design and recommend planning that is not only consistent with a client’s economic goals but also is cost effective. Mr. Hendel represents successful professionals, families, and businessmen who own closely held businesses. He participates in a “virtual law firm” with several attorneys with differing areas of expertise. This allows Mr. Hendel’s clients to benefit from the legal advice of experts in many areas, and to insure that their wealth preservation plans incorporate the knowledge of several disciplines. He also has numerous legal and financial contacts throughout the world that enable him to provide clients who have international needs with planning that takes into account both US law as well as the laws of any other applicable country, and to enable clients to obtain expert advice overseas. Mr. Hendel is admitted to practice law in the States of Connecticut and New York.