1. Please describe for our clients the foundation that the Law Office of Audra Simovitch is built upon?
I started my practice in Estate Planning to assist my grandfather with his estate. I quickly learned that I could build a relationship with my clients while fulfilling a need. I enjoy working with my clients in both the Estate Planning and Real Estate aspect of law because I am able to establish a relationship with them. This relationship often morphs into them considering me as their family attorney who can assist with many of their legal needs. I become more than a legal advisor I often become their confidant which is a true measure of success.
2. Please offer information to our Clients on your background and experience regarding your law practice?
I graduated from Nova Southeastern Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1992. I received an LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1994. I began practicing as an Estate Planning attorney for a Personal Injury Firm in Boston, Massachusetts from 1994 until 1999. In 1999 I began working with a Real Estate law firm in Charlestown Massachusetts from 1999 until 2001 when I went on my own. In 2010 I earned an LLM in Banking and Finance from Boston University Law School. I practiced in my own firm in Newton, Massachusetts from 2001 until 2011 when I moved back down to Boca Raton, Florida. I am licensed in both Massachusetts and Florida to practice law. I am admitted to practice in both State and Federal Court in Florida and Massachusetts as well as the US Tax Court. From 2010 until 2012 I handled the foreclosure and Estate Planning division of Labovick Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Since, 2012 through present I have had my own law practice, Law Office of Audra Simovitch, PA d/b/a Protect My Assets Law Group. My practice concentrates in Real Estate and Estate Planning. I am part owner of a Title Company, Worth Avenue Title, that is projected to handle over 200 closings this year. My passion for practicing law is the desire to be an attorney that is both a good listener and solution oriented.
3. Share with our clients a challengingclient you’ve worked with, how you helped and the end result?
My clients are not necessarily the challenging part of my work. I accept each client for who they are and try to help them get through their legal issues. The legal issues they have are often the challenging part and often hard to understand. I try to make sure my clients understand what legal issue they have to deal with and explain the process so they feel comfortable with what we need to do to solve the situation.
4. Please tell us some questions a client should ask when looking for a Lawyer?
There are many lawyers licensed in the State of Florida some good some bad. The most important question to as a Lawyer is can you handle this matter? Often attorneys feel they can handle every legal matter but many matters that seem very simple can be complex; for example, if an irrevocable trust is not drafted correctly the tax saving measures anticipated may not be met.
5. Describe what separates the Law Office of Audra Simovitchfrom others in your space?
There are many Estate Planning attorneys and Real Estate Attorneys in South Florida. I have taken the time to gain the extra knowledge to ensure that when I am doing an estate plan I recognize the tax consequences that may lurk in the background. In Real Estate, I make sure that I respond to realtors and answer their questions so that they can inform their seller/buyer before they sign a contract. I make myself available and make sure I call back my clients’ which is often the most common complaint against attorneys. I tried to find the unique solution to each of my clients who is unique with own legal issue.