Ira S. Wiesner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Advocates in Aging
 | 328 N Rhodes Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-444-6638
Fax: 941-365-4479
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner is a law firm in Sarasota, Florida, founded by attorney Ira S. Wiesner. Mr. Wiesner devotes his practice to elder law and estate planning matters involving estate administration, guardianships, Medicaid planning, probate, special needs planning, trust administration and wills. He serves individuals in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Mr. Wiesner has been practicing law since 1976 and has more than 40 years of legal experience. He is licensed in Florida and New York as well as before the U.S. Tax Court. Over the years, he has cultivated a reputation as one of the nation’s most well-known elder law attorneys.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Wiesner is active in the legal community. He is a former president and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has also advised groups, including the Florida Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Mr. Wiesner has been recognized for his knowledge and experience in the form of an invitation to participate in the White House Conference on Aging in 1995. He regularly writes on lectures on topics, including estate planning, long-term care planning and pension distribution.

Mr. Wiesner graduated cum laude from The State University of New York at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree. He holds a Master of Law degree in taxation from the University of Florida and received his law degree from The State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Law. He is certified in elder law by The Florida Bar.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Ira Wiesner

Admitted: 1976, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://sarasotaprobatelaw.com/lawyer/Ira-S.-Wiesner_cp19598...

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient of the 1996 Elder Law Advocacy Award, Stetson University College of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Aging
  • Recipient of the Charlotte Brayer Public Service Award of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Recipient of the First Theresa Award of the Theresa Foundation, 1995
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Fellow

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified as a Specialist, Elder Law
  • Certified Leader in Ethical Will Training
  • Certified Sage-ing® Leader, trained to lead workshops in Spiritual Eldering

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar Section on Elder Law, Past Chair
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • District VIII Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, Former Attorney Member
  • Florida State Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, Former ACLF Residents' Consumer Advocate Member
  • Sarasota Human Services Planning Association, Inc., Past Director
  • Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., President, 1996-1997
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978
  • New York, 1977
  • Florida, 1976

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The National Elder Law Foundation, Elder Law
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners, Advisory Council
  • Leadership Council of American Society on Aging, Member
  • Forum on Religion and Spirituality in Aging, Chair
  • CDC Workgroup on Vulnerable Older Adults, Workgroup Member
  • Jewish Families and Children Services, Inc., Director
  • Temple Beth Sholom, Past President
  • Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation, Inc., Past Director
  • Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Housing Council, Inc., Past Director

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • NAELA Unprogram, Developer
  • "Florida Day" at 3rd Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Symposium, Orlando, FL, Co-chair, May 1991
  • "OBRA '93 and Medicaid; Asset Transfers, Trust Availability, and Estate Recovery Statutory Analysis in Context," Nova Law Review, Winter 1995
  • "Elder Law:  The Emerging Practice", State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Presenter, April 7- 8, 1995
  • National Association of Health Underwriters, Advanced Estate Planning Seminar, Huntington Beach, CA, Panel Moderator, July 1994
  • National Health Underwriters Association, Annual Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Speaker, June 1994
  • "Asset Transfers, Trust Availability and Estate Recovery Under OBRA "93: Statutory Analysis in Context," Presentation to National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 3rd Annual Elder Law Institute, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 1993
  • "Introduction to Elder Law" program, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 4th Annual Elder Law Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Presenter May 1992
  • "Introduction to Elder Law" program, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 4th Annual Elder Law Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Co-chair, May 1992
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 4th Annual Elder Law Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Chair, May 1992
  • "Large Estate" presentation at 1st Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Law Institute, San Antonio, TX, Coordinator, Nov. 1991
  • "Coordinating Pension Benefits to Preserve Financial Security," 3rd Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Symposium, Orlando, FL, May 1991
  • "Coordinating Pension and Insurance Benefits to Preserve Financial Security," 2nd Annual Symposium, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, San Diego, CA, May 1990
  • "Using the QDRO to protect the Community Spouse", The Elder Law Report, November 1994
  • "OBRA '93 and Medicaid Asset Transfers, Trust Availability and Estate Recovery: Statutory Analysis in Context", Nova Law Review, Winter 1995

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York, Buffalo, B.A. in political science and philosophy, cum laude, 1973
  • University of Florida, L.LM in Taxation, 1978
  • Naropa University, Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership, 2006
  • Naropa University, Transpersonal Psychology, M.A., December 2006
  • University of South Florida, Graduate Certificate in Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life
  • University of South Florida, Graduate Certificate in Advanced Gerontology, December 2006
Office Location for Ira S. Wiesner

328 N Rhodes Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: 941-444-6638

Fax: 941-365-4479

 

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Last Updated: 10/24/2018

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