PLDO Estate Attorneys to be Featured Panelists at NBI’s “Florida Probate & Trust” Virtual Seminar

Boca Raton, Florida – December 7, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Of Counsel Bernard A. Jackvony and Senior Counsel Leah A. Foertsch will be featured panelists on “Real-World Insights for Both Estate Litigators and Planners,” Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI). The virtual event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PLDO attorneys will cover the topics, “Settlement Tips,” at 1:00 p.m., followed by “Navigating Court Rules, Processes, and Procedures” at 2 p.m.  For details about each seminar and to register, please visit

Attorney Jackvony is a nationally-recognized fiduciary litigator with over 40 years of experience representing individuals, families, fiduciaries and charitable organizations in the areas of trust and estate planning, litigation and administration. He has represented clients in fiduciary litigation in Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, California, New York, Massachusetts and Oklahoma.  In addition to his practice, he has dedicated his life to public service and volunteerism. He served the citizens of Rhode Island as Lieutenant Governor in the late 1990s, and has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society for over 30 years, including serving on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the New England Division Board of Directors and former member of the Florida Division Board of Directors.

Attorney Jackvony earned his J.D. from Suffolk University and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Florida Bar, and a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Attorney Foertsch is a member of the firm’s Florida Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team. Her practice focuses on advising individuals and families in all areas of trust and estate planning and probate administration. In addition, she has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in asset protection, wealth management and tax strategies, and has managed multimillion-dollar real estate transactions, including structuring deals and providing title insurance for both commercial and residential properties. She also works with businesses on their succession planning strategies and has advised clients regarding the best structure to meet their needs and goals.

Attorney Foertsch earned her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law. She has been helping Florida individuals, families and businesses with estate, trust and wealth management matters for over 10 years and is a member of the Florida Bar, Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust sections.

To contact Attorneys Jackvony and Foertsch, please call 561-362-2030 or email and For information about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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