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Catherine E LaFond

Catherine E LaFond

also known as LaFond Law Group, PA

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Elder Law, Estate Planning

About Me

We are an all female firm with areas of proficiency in estate planning, elder law and real esatate closings. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 40%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christopher Santino Inglese

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christopher Inglese State, Local And Municipal Law Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Laura Waggoner Moore

    I have worked with Catherine on at least a dozen cases, and have found her to be a consummate professional in every interaction. I am endorsing her for real estate because the "menu" will not let me check all categories of her practice, but I have also worked with her as an estate planner and elder law practitioner, particularly concerning her expertise in VA benefits. She was a great help to me when my own father died, in determining what benefits were available to my mother, and she has given excellent service to all of the clients I have referred to her for both real estate closings and specialized estate planning.

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    Laura Moore Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

LaFond Law Group, PA

544 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC, 29407

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing199703/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 AV Preeminent™ RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
5.0 Preeminent™ Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
2014 AV Preeminent™ RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Women in Law 2014 Asset Protection LawyerLawyer Monthly Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™Martindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health CareAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2013
5.0 Preeminent™ Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent® peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ownercatherine e. lafond, pa elder law2006 - Present
Broker-in-Charge/Ownercopper roof properties, llc2005 - 2008
ownerJensen & LaFond2003 - 2006
ownerCope & LaFond1998 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
BridgeBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Piedmont HospiceAdvisory Council2013 - Present
PNHPMember2013 - 2014
VA Court of Appeals BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
Charleston Disabilities & Special Needs BoardBoard of Directors2012 - Present
South Carolina Elder Law BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Area Planning CouncilMember2011 - 2014
ElderCounsel, LLCMember2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
VA Accredited AttorneyAttorney2011 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (South Carolina Chapter)Board Member & CLE Chair2011 - Present
South Carolina Aging in Place CoalitionSpeaker's Bureau2011 - 2013
Lowcountry Senior NetworkBoard Member & Secretary2011 - Present
Alliance for a Full AcceptanceBoard Member2002 - Present
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, Inc.Volunteer Attorney1999 - Present
South Carolina BarMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
VA Service Connected AppealTBD

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
charlestoncurrents.comABLE Act2015
Charleston CurrentsCommon IRA Traps to Avoid2014
charlestoncurrents.comHow Does Your Deed Read?2014
LawLinesSouth Carolina Property Tax Relief2014
Charleston CurrentsComparing Revocable Living Trusts to Wills2013
charlestoncurrents.comWhy You Should Have a Personal Property Memo2013
Charleston CurrentsAre Life Estates a Good Idea?2013
charlestoncurrents.comPersonal Property Memos2013
Charleston CurrentsTax-Free Pensions for Wartime Veterans and Surviving Spouses2013
South Carolina Senior Citizens' HandbookReverse Mortgages chapter2012
Charleston CurrentsBe Prepared: The Importance of Health Care Directives2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawEstate PlanningLL.M - Master of Laws2010
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
College of CharlestonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Older Americans Month MeetingHealth Care POA Clinic2014
Older Americans CelebrationEstate Planning Myths2014
Lowcountry Live Channel 4Health Care Directives2014
We Honor VeteransVeterans Benefits2013
Somerby SparkOut-of-State Estate Planning Documents2013
Seabrook Island POAPitfalls of Veterans Benefits2013
Baby Boomers Are You Thinking Ahead?Long-term Care Planning2013
Ask A LawyerElder Law Issues2013
Aging in PlaceElder Law Misconceptions2013
Things You Need to KnowImproved Disability Pension2012
National Geriatric Care Managers ConferenceVeterans Benefits2012
Help with Aging in PlaceTop 10 Myths of Elder Law2012