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Barbara Smilack Buxton

Elder law Attorney at Aventura, FL

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    Texas - TX 36 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Barbara

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    48%
    Attorney Barbara Buxton customizes Estate Planning to assist in asset protection and to avoid Probate. Ms. Buxton is also experienced in asset protection for Medicaid benefit qualification.

    37 years

  2. Probate
    47%
    Servicing clients thoughout South Florida, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County for Probate and Trust Administration.

    37 years

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

Ms. Buxton provides counsel to families focusing on estate planning, planning for disability and incapacity, gift and estate tax planning, charitable giving, and nursing home planning. Whether your needs are simple or complex, or your estate is modest or large, Ms. Buxton can meet your needs and guide you through every step of your legal seniors and their families who are faced with high nursing home costs, or who want to plan for the possibility of nursing home care, Ms. Buxton creates asset protection plans to preserve assets and qualify for government assistance.

Location

Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A.
20801 Biscayne Blvd Ste 400
Aventura, FL, 33180-1423
Barbara Smilack Buxton
Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A.
20801 Biscayne Blvd Ste 400
Aventura, FL, 331801423
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2010
Asset Protection Strategies for Medicaid Planning
We used Ms. Buxton this last year to guide us through Medicaid planning strategies for our parents. She offered options that would allow us to protect as many assets as possible while qualifying for the closest possible date for benefits to begin. We found her to be very knowledgable, resourceful, responsive and sensitive to our needs.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Barbara Buxton P.A.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Florida International University,The Legal Studies Institute University Outreach and Mediation Services, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Certification
  • 2001
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • St. Mary's University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
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Associations

  • Florida State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust, Elder Law & Tax Sections
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Miami-Dade and Broward County Bar Associatn, Elder Law, Probate and Trust and Real Property Sections
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Broward County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Member
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  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Put Something Back
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • ElderSmarts Campaign
  • ElderSmarts Campaign
  • 2016
  • Medicaid Reform
  • Medicaid Reform
  • 2012
  • Frankly Speaking
  • Estate Planning
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Barbara through a national organization of estate planning and elder law professionals. She is a solid contributor to the group who always provides thoughtful and valuable advice and feedback to younger lawyers who don't have her experience and education background. I would recommend Barbara to anyone in need of a qualify estate planning or elder law attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara is a highly competent attorney and does great service to her clients. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Ms. Buxton through association in professional associations. This attorney is among the top in their field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in her community. Ms. Buxton is very competent and very good with her clients. Highly recommended."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara is among the top in her field. I would definitely would refer clients who needed help in her community. Holland is extremely competent and good with her clients. Highly recommended."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Barbara from meeting her at various NAELA events. She is a very impressive attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney is among the top in their field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in his community. Barbara is very competent and very good with his clients. Highly recommended."
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Aventura Elder law Lawyer Barbara Smilack Buxton
Barbara Smilack Buxton
Elder law Attorney
Aventura, FL
Licensed for 36 years