Leonard E. Mondschein, J.D., LL.M., CELA, CAP, is a shareholder in The Elder Law Center of Mondschein and Mondschein, P.A. with offices in Miami and Aventura, Florida. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates and is a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law for the LL.M. program in Estate Planning. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by The National Elder Law Foundation, the only national Elder Law certification recognized by the ABA, and is a member of The Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). Mr. Mondschein serves on the Board of Directors of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the New England Law and his Masters of Law degree from New York University. He is Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and is Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami and is Past President of the South Dade Estate Planning Council, as well as Past President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Aging in Miami-Dade County, served as Chairman of the Special Needs Trust Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a Member Emeritus of the Pubic Policy Task Force. He has served on several steering committees for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s Institutes and Symposiums as well as served on their Medicaid Task force. He presently serves as Chair of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s Practice Development/Practice Management Section and serves as an Editor of The NAELA News.
Mr. Mondschein is a member of the Tax Section, Real Property and Probate section, and Elder Law section of the Florida Bar, as well as a member of the Miami-Dade County Probate and Guardianship Committee. He was a speaker on “Planning for ICP Medicaid Qualification with Real Property” at the 3rd Annual Public Benefits Seminar, sponsored by the Elder Law section of the Florida Bar, and was the program chair for the 4th Annual Public Benefits Seminar, as well as the author of “Hospice Medicaid and Qualified Income Trusts” and “Medicaid Recovery, Debunking the Confusion”. His article “Beyond the Recovery – a Personal Injury Attorneys Guide to Post Settlement Issues” was published in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyer’s Journal.
Mr. Mondschein has lectured at Certification Review in past years on Long Term Care Insurance, Annuities and Reverse Mortgages. He has lectured on “How to Build an Eldercare Practice” at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Multiple-Disciplinary Practice program as well as “Elder Law Update” and “Special Needs Trusts”, and at various CPA firms. He spoke at the Florida Bar’s annual meeting on “Long Term Care Insurance”. He has been named “Chapter Member of the Year” by the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and “Member of the Year” by the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is the featured member in the October/November 2011 issue of The NAELA News. He has been published in the “Daily Business Review” as well as the “South Florida Business Journal” and the Elder Law Newsletter of the Florida Bar’s Elder Law section. The firm publishes a monthly newsletter for social workers, discharge planners, nursing home administrators and financial professionals. Mr. Mondschein is a frequent writer and lecturer on Elder Law and Estate Planning topics. His practice is devoted primarily to Elder Law, Veteran’s Benefits, Probate, Guardianship, Estate and Special Needs Planning.
PHILIP H. MONDSCHEIN
Philip H. Mondschein, J.D., LL.M., (in Taxation) is a shareholder in the law firm of Mondschein and Mondschein, P.A. with offices in Miami and Aventura Florida. He received his Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law and his Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University. He is a member of the Tax section and Elder Law section of the Florida Bar, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has lectured in the areas of estate planning, planning for incapacity and Medicaid eligibility, and planning and drafting Special Needs Trusts for disabled individuals. He has spoken on “Planning, Drafting and Taxation of Special Needs Trusts” and “Drafting and Taxation of Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts” at the Annual Florida Program sponsored by the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. His article “Planning For The Financial Independence and Security of A Disabled Child” appeared in the October/November issue of Today’s Caregiver Magazine. He has published a book on estate planning entitled “Best Ways To Reduce Estate Taxes and Avoid Probate and Guardianship Cost,” he has written extensive material on “Drafting and Taxation of Special Needs Trusts” and “Drafting and Taxation of Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts.” His practice is devoted primarily to Elder Law, Medicaid and Estate Planning. He is considered a national expert on taxation of Special Needs Trusts and Five year Medicaid Trusts.
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