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What Can We Learn From Patrick Swayze?

One of the sexiest men (confirmed by People Magazine in 1991), Patrick died in 2009 leaving his $40M estate to his long-time wife, Lisa Niemi via a last will that was signed just months before he died. Before his death, Patrick bought his mother a house and sent her a monthly allowance, which Lisa continued.  […]

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What Can We Learn From Tupac Shakur?

The Tupac Shakur estate is no stranger to litigation.  After his death in 1996,  the Gansta-rapper’s mother, Afeni, a former Black Panther and paralegal, litigated (successfully!) for five years for his unpaid royalties and the return of his unreleased recordings.  Tupac’s mom also had the foresight (and legal counseling) to establish a trust to protect […]

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What Can We Learn From Paul Walker?

Paul William Walker IV, the star of the Fast & Furious movies, died in a tragic (and ironic) high-speed car accident on November 30, 2013.   Walker was 40 years old when he died, survived by his parents and his 15-year-old daughter.  Walker executed a full estate plan complete with a last will and trust in […]

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What Can We Learn From Real Estate Tycoon, Sidney Kalikow?

Major New York player, Sidney Kalikow, died in 1990 with a last will and a qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust for the benefit of his wife, Pearl Kalikow.  Despite the estate plan, after Pearl’s passing a long battle ensued regarding the trust assets and income.  Pearl’s estate claimed that the trust owed it $16.9M […]

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What Can We Learn From the Wizard of Oz?

The original blue gingham (love that word) dress worn by Judy Garland’s character, Dorothy, in the 1939 movie the Wizard of Oz, is causing quite a stir. Gifted to Reverend Gilbert Hartke, founder of The Catholic University of America’s Department of Speech and Drama, in the early 1970s, it was thought to have been lost after […]

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Oops We Did It Again – We’re Expecting….

Yet ANOTHER attorney to join our firm!! We’re so fortunate and honored to welcome Mr. Jeffrey Homer as an of counsel attorney to the Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg. Mr. Homer has been practicing law since 1976 and received his B.A. Degree from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University […]

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We’re Expecting….

Another attorney to join our firm! LOL, I couldn’t resist. We’re fortunate and honored to welcome Mr. Michael Abrams as an of counsel attorney to the Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg. Mr. Abrams has been practicing law since 1974. He has been admitted to the bar in both FLORIDA and the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. He […]

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Blackbeard’s Blockchain

If this story is reminiscent of Pirate treasures buried in the Caribbean in the 17th Century, that’s because it is. The booty, in this case, cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, is hidden through private keys that act as password-like secrets granting their owners access.  There’s even a term, “cold storage,” that refers to this method of securing virtual […]

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We’ve Moved!!!

Our office has expanded and we moved to our brand new location! Come visit us at 33 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100 in Fort Lauderdale.

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Video Shoot in California

We ventured out to Orange County for a video shoot….Hollywood, here we come!

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Testimonial on a Monday Morning

I came into the office this morning to the nicest email. Although a testimonial, I couldn’t resist posting it as this is what makes our job as gratifying as it is. This was a very complicated estate with family members all over the place. There was property in several states and a somewhat contentious dynamic […]

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Our Firm is Growing!

It’s with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I announce my purchase of the Law Offices of McVeigh & Matlack of Wilton Manors. Linda Matlack and I will continue the tradition we have for personal service with excellent results together. The address remains the same, the telephone number remains the same, the staff […]

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