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Lisa Marie Macci, Palm Beach divorce law firm, and 
Elizabeth J. Kates Florida family lawyer, family law appeals from all Florida courts Suite 324 Atrium
2255 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Lisa Macci is licensed in four states and has been practicing law for 28 years. She has extensive family law litigation and appellate experience and takes trial-level cases in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

TRIAL AND APPELLATE LAWYER: Prior to entering private practice, Lisa Macci worked as corporate counsel for the Trump organization and other firms, and was a municipal court prosecutor. Her current practice primarily includes family and constitutional law including as a trial lawyer in Palm Beach County, Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), and Miami- Dade County, Florida, as well as mediation, and family law appeals. Lisa accepts trial-level cases in South Florida, and family law appellate work throughout the State of Florida.

AREAS OF PRACTICE: comprehensive family law practice from uncontested and simplified divorces and name changes, to high-asset, interstate, and contested dissolutions of marriage, paternity and separation issues; mediation, arbitration, collaborative family law, and cooperative divorce; child custody, visitation, and time sharing, property division, property settlements and equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, child support, relocation, parental alienation, parenting plans; post-judgment enforcement of marital agreements, modification and contempt hearings, pre- and post-nuptial marital agreements, visitation and supervised visitation issues, domestic violence, parental rights, spousal rights, children's rights, military family issues, judicial misfeasance, and children's protective services (DCF, dependency) issues.

OTHER AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:Lisa has served on numerous arbitration panels including for FINRA and the Florida Lemon Law program, and as a special magistrate and hearing officer for various governmental entities. Lisa Macci also is a licensed Florida real estate broker, real estate licensing instructor, and mortgage loan originator. She has presented legal seminars to other attorneys in real estate and family law, and has served on the editorial board of the Florida Bar Journal and other legal publications. You can listen to Lisa -- and once in a while Liz -- on the Justice Hour Radio Show.



Law Offices of Elizabeth J. Kates, Esq., and Lisa Marie Macci, Florida family law appellate lawyers (Coconut Creek)
4411 NW 10th Street
Pompano Beach 33066

Elizabeth Kates (JD, LLM taxation) has been a lawyer for 36 years. 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.


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    Macci and Kates is an association of independent law firms who work with each other in consulting, co-counsel or of counsel relationships in family law appellate cases and selected trial-level matters, in order to better serve the needs of mutual clients. We also maintain separate practices.

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    We do appeals from family courts in all counties and circuits, and for all Florida appellate courts: Broward, Miami-Dade. Palm Beach, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Pasco, Pinellas, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, Orange, Osceola. Hardee, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Monroe, Brevard, Seminole, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee.

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