Lavender Greenberg:

An Estate Planning and Probate Firm

Lavender Greenberg is an Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianship Law Firm, nestled in the center of Coral Gables.  We pride ourselves in being a client-centered firm that offers personalized, knowledgable, efficient and empathetic legal services to our clients.

We're With You Every Step of The Way

Our firm strives to develop a clear appreciation and understanding of your personal and family situation and to offer you practical legal guidance. Whether your concern is estate planning, taxation, probate, estate or trust administration, business planning, litigation or any related matter, our goal is to create successful and cost-efficient solutions for you and your family for today and the future.s.

Estate Planning

A well-crafted estate plan can provide protection for your family, distribute your assets in accordance with your wishes, and provide you with the peace of mind you need. In addition to helping your loved ones, estate planning will also protect you in the event you are injured or suffer an illness that prevents you from making your own decisions.

Trust Administration

When it comes to legal documents, few are as underutilized as the trust. A trust can preserve assets and provide loved ones with long-term income and security. They can be simple and designed to benefit a single person, or they can be highly complex and benefit many. Every trust however, needs to be properly created, funded, and administered.

Probate Administration

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s assets are distributed after death. To the fullest extent possible, it is a good idea to attempt to minimize what has to go through a legal probate process. This can be done using estate planning tools like trusts, willsor other vehicles.

Asset Protection

Asset protection (sometimes also referred to as debtor-creditor law) is a set of legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. The goal of asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without perjury or tax evasion.

Guardianships

Many people have an incorrect understanding of the wide range of legal matters guardianship can cover. They often assume that guardianship will only come into play should they become unable to care for their minor children (or adult children who can’t take care of themselves). The fact is, however, that legal guardianship is more often going to be there to choose who will make legal decisions on YOUR behalf should you become unable to do so.

Probate, Trust and other Litigation

By statute, a will must be properly drawn and its provisions regarding the disposition of the decedent’s assets must be followed. But closing an estate’s affairs is not always a smooth process. Undue influence in the creation of a will can lead to a party contesting a will, and allegations of malfeasance during the probate process can result in litigation.

Business Planning

For a  business that is owned by a few individuals such as members of a family, business succession involves planning proactively for the transition to new management and to new controlling ownership after the senior or majority owners and managers die, retire, or become disabled.

Discover

Schedule a meeting to sit down with us and discover what your ideal retirement looks like.

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Evaluate

We’ll examine your current financial situation and determine your retirement needs.

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Plan

Receive a custom strategy designed to help you reach your unique retirement goals.

About Us

As an estate planning attorney, Monique advises families and individuals on the financial, legal and tax aspects of their estate plans.  Lavender Greenberg PLLC’s approach focuses on the individual client and is sensitive to the fact that even where two clients may have the same assets and goals, specific factors important to each client may necessitate completely different treatment.  There is no “one size fits all” in an estate planning context, and the practice focuses on what will work best for each client.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. in Estate Planning
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Connecticut, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeal

Associations

  • Adjunct Faculty, Florida International University
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Miami
  • Member, Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
  • Member, Junior League of Miami, Inc.
  • Member, Coral Gables Bar Association
  • President, Miami Moms in Business

Recent Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Junior League of Miami Leadership Award, Fall 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019
  • Up and Coming Estate Planner, People Maven, 2019

 Planning Ahead Alleviates Pressure when the Time Comes

Our attorneys and staff have worked in the estate planning area for many years. With experience across the full range of estate issues, we have the knowledge and resources needed to provide the right solution to any estate planning, probate administration, or litigation matter. We are dedicated to providing advice and services of the highest quality in a responsive and efficient manner. The law office of Lavender Greenberg always responds promptly to your concerns and questions and is always ready to discuss any matters of importance to you.

Testimonials 

  • Monique was able to answer all of our questions. She was very kind and patient with us through the process of drafting and revising our trust.
    Scott
  • Ms. Greenberg Esq. is well versed in the areas of wills, trusts and estates and is also knowledgeable in other areas that were of importance to us, like property law and tax implications. She took her time and educated us and helped navigate through what we thought would be a daunting process.
    Rebecca
  • Monique is a true asset to the legal community. She embodies professionalism and compassion, while always striving to deliver the highest quality of work product to each and every client. I wholeheartedly endorse this fellow Florida attorney.
    Aaron Cilek
  • Attorney Monique Lavender Greenberg is not only an excellent lawyer but an outstanding person with high professional ethics. The legal service she performed for me required not only expertise but also meticulous and unbiased research.
    Laura
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