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Joseph Stuart Karp

Elder law Attorney at Palm Beach Gardens, FL

4.8   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 46 years
    New York - NY 49 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    34%
    Assist clients with strategies to avoid impoverishment when long-term nursing care is needed. Provide advice and application assistance for Medicaid benefits and Veterans benefits. Assist clients to coordinate both types of benefits. Draft necessary documents like powers of attorney, irrevocable trusts, Medicaid Gifting Trust, QIT, etc. Help clients plan for the possibility of disability, including drafting documents like power of attorney, living wills, advance directives.

    31 years

  2. Estate planning
    33%
    Assist clients with planning that allows them to pass assets to heirs most effectively, minimizing unnecessary costs, hassles and applicable taxes. Advise families of special needs children to plan so that their loved one can continue to receive maximum public benefits. Draft documents like revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trust, wills, etc.

    31 years

  3. Probate
    33%
    Assist families with the many legal and administrative steps required when a loved one passes away. We treat each client with the sensitivity we would want for ourselves at this time. We provide estate administration (probate) services as well as help with trust administration.

    31 years

My goal is to help clients achieve peace of mind. With offices in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie, I  assist South Florida residents and families in the areas of Elder Law; Securing Medicaid benefits and Veterans benefits to help cover nursing home, assisted living, and home care expenses; Estate Planning;  Probate; Trusts and Wills; Asset Preservation, Trust Administration; Powers of Attorney; Disability Planning; and Tax Planning. Clients rely on The Karp Law Firm for help with some of life's most important decisions. It is an honor to be entrusted with this responsibility, and we treat every client with the same compassion and respect we want for ourselves and our own families. Please call for a consultation.

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Nationally Certified Elder Law Attorney
Florida-Bar Certified Elder Law Attorney
Member, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Port St. Lucie, Florida office
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Location

The Karp Law Firm, P.A.
2875 PGA. Blvd
Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410-2910
The Karp Law Firm, P.A.
2500 Quantum Lakes Drive
Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL, 33426
The Karp Law Firm, P.A.
1100 SW St Lucie West Blvd.
Suite 102
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34986
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4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Balvir | July 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Impressive
Mr Karp is a true professional; knowledgable, courteous, responsive and friendly.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Will and Trust
Thank you Mr. Karp. Your help and advice was very valuable. You answered all my questions and even some I didn't know I needed to ask. You and your staff are very professional, quick to respond to all my questions, and I love how organized my paperwork is. I am now relaxed and comfortable, thanks to you my family will be safe.
Posted by Elzbieta L. | November 2, 2022
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Estate planning
I am very satisfied that I hired Mr Joseph Karp as my estate attorney. I’ve found his law firm through the Google, after moving from Illinois to Florida. Joseph Karp was able to answer all my questions and he is very professional. Everyone in his office is welcoming and friendly. I will recommend The Karp Law Firm to my family and friends.
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Posted by Wayne | August 27, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Karp and his staff was very thoughtful and professional. Very knowledgeable in his field. He explained thoroughly the options available to help us select the best one that fits our needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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Best Lawyer Ever
Very thorough Great understanding of what was needed Answered all questions sufficiently Great guidance Very satisfied with entire experience
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Setting up revocable trust, living will, etc
I had 3 meetings with Joseph Karp to review my assets, heirs etc to finalize my decision to set up a revocable trust. I had a general understanding of what I wanted to do and his estate planning experience was very helpful to complete the process.
Posted by yakov | January 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
best attorney
explained all options available to us and helped to select what is best for us.
Posted by Lynn | September 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Karp Law Firm is outstanding. All their attorneys are honest and of good character. I trust them 100% in what they advise me and I don't feel I have to second guess them. They are excellent in Elder Care legal matters. I used them first for my mom, then for my dad. I would not use any other law firm. They are truly the best. They are calming during times that you are stressed and they help you navigate your Elder Care legal concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
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The Best of the Best
Mr. Karp is exceptional in the field of elder law and in problem solving. He is thorough and pays attention to the details. He is well known in the field and greatly respected by both clients and peers for his vast knowledge. His ability to communicate and remember the clients’ needs is extraordinary. Mr. Karp was able to guide us through a very complex medial and financial elder estate plan insuring and meeting Florida’s complex elder protection laws.
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Posted by Tommy | March 9, 2019
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Great, Great lawyer and man.
Great, Great lawyer and man. Not only is he a great Lawyer but also a great man. Mr Karp and his staff handled my will. He is so smart and very generous. I felt Mr Karp really cared about taking care of my needs, and protecting my children.I can rest knowing that my family has been taken care of and are protected. He has to be the wisest man I have ever met in my life
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Posted by Jean | January 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
Mr. Karp is the most organized person I know. He worked on our finances for planning in case of death. He is extremely knowledgeable about finances and could make recommendations. The staff worked well with him, and explained everything so we could understand all aspects of what we were doing and why it was the best route to go. The firm is continually monitoring finances and will help us should anything change or in case of a death. I highly recommend Mr. Karp and his law Firm!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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Excellent attorney
Me. Karp is knowledgeable and a professional in every sense of the word. He assisted my aunt in writing her will, and health care wishes when she moved to Florida from out of state. He guided her as if she was a lifelong friend even though he only met with her a few times.
Posted by Jane | November 29, 2017
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Estate Planning Documents
Attorney Karp did a thorough review of my past estate planning documents, including the titling of my deed. He made a complete revision of both. The documents he prepared are very detail oriented and comprehensive. I was extremely pleased with the final product.
Posted by Deborah | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counsel With Long Term Medicaid Entitlement!
Both my elderly mother and aunt were running short on funds and unable to continue paying for senior living services on their own towards the end of 2016. We had heard that Mr. Karp and his staff were particularly adept at helping clients navigate the labyrinth-like process of filing for long term nursing home Medicaid, so we contacted his office for assistance. As far as my husband and I are concerned, the money we paid Mr. Karp and his staff for their services was one of the best investments we ever made! Other than our having to submit all the necessary Medicaid eligibility documentation to Attorney Karp's office, his staff did everything concerning completion of the application and dealing directly with Florida DCF. Both my mother and aunt were ultimately approved for nursing home/long term Medicaid entitlement, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Karp and his hardworking staff!
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Posted by Stan | June 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Nice Experience
I first met with Joe Karp about 10 years ago to create a Family Trust for the benefit of my father in law and did some Medicaid planning in anticipation of my father in law's future needs. My father in law was 87 at the time. Fast forward 10 years, my father in law was recently transferred to a nursing home and shortly after he was admitted we applied for Medicaid for him. Within a month he was approved. The process for applying could have been a paperwork nightmare but with the help of his expert staff it was as simple a process as possible. This took what could have been a financial as well as a paperwork nightmare and became a smart decision that we made 10 years ago with Joe's expert guidance.
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Posted by JoAnn | November 14, 2014
Very Helpful
My mother and I needed some guidance regarding a legal matter that was not related to the trust the firm had prepared. They were very helpful and informative. They explained the issues and my options and gave me some recommendations for lawyers that could handle our case. I really feel like they care about their clients and have our best interests foremost on their minds. The entire staff has been so nice. Norma Cruz has been my point guard throughout all of this. She was always cheerful and did not make me feel like a bother. She was very friendly and accommodating. Thanks.
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Posted by Bruce | April 13, 2014
Elder Law; Last Will and Testament
When my Dad needed to be placed in a nursing home, Mr. Karp and his highly professional staff handled every aspect of the process for my family. All of them treated my family with dignity and respect and the highest level of competence that I could ever have imagined. What I did not realize at the time was that he also put everything in place for my Mom as well, so that when she passed away a few years later, we did not even have to go back to his office. Mr. Karp had already taken care of it. My family will always be grateful for his firm's kindess and compassion. This past year, I returned to Mr. Karp's office to update my will. He spent an hour with my wife and me, made some great suggestions, and did not charge us any money whatsoever for his time. In today's world, things like this rarely happen, and once again we owe the Karp Law Firm a debt of gratitude. I highly recommend this firm to anyone with Elder Law or last will and testament issues.
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Posted by Arlene | September 11, 2012
Highly Recommend
“I want to thank you and your staff for the professional and expert advice imparted and for always being available to our myriad questions and concerns. I also appreciated you having multiple offices, email accessibility and conference calls. I have been sharing your name with friends and colleagues. Now more than ever, I believe in being informed and educated about future challenge and to make them secure. I hope others will turn to you as I have.”
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Posted by howardo | July 17, 2012
A lawyer's lawyer !..both knowledgeable and professional
Mr. Karp and staff have made the process painless. Their prompt, reassuring and knowledgeable responses have made a significant impact on my stress level! After researching his firm on the Internet and subsequently having an initial phone conversation, my gut feelings had been reinforced ! I was in the right hands. The services and expertise his firm provided has allowed me to focus on the more important personal issues with my father. To plagiarize a phrase from Master Card…..”this has been priceless for me”. MOST IMPORTANT, it is reassuring when talking to someone, that you feel you are both on the "same page"!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2011
Testimonial, Joseph Karp
Joe Karp organized our Trust document and a case in which my wife and I were trustees, after our friend died. In all contacts, and there were many, Mr. Karp exhibit exceptional interest in our situation and helped us understand the legal ramifications of various Federal and state laws. I was particularly happy that he always used language understandable to non-legal client. While attorneys have time as their tool of the trade, we had ample time to explore our details and ask question. What, perhaps, impressed me most, is the reality that Joe, besides being an attorney, is also a deep person who quickly recognizes the essence of a given situation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Karp Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1989 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bernstein, Narkier, Monchick & Karp
  • 1982 - 1989

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • law
  • 1974

Associations

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • V.A. Accredited Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association Trust, Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President, Charter Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter
  • Board Member, Former Vice-Chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Chairman, Financial Products Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committe E Palm Beach County
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • SuperLawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Lifetime Legacy Fellow
  • American Red Cross
  • 2008
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • Florida Bar
  • 1998
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 1997
  • Award for Meritorious Service to the Public
  • Florida Bar
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2019
  • Pan Hellenic Society
  • Advance Directives
  • 2019
  • Korean Water Veterans
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2019
  • Ibis Lawyers Club
  • SECURE Act and tax strategies
  • 2019
  • Military Officers Association of America - PB County Chapter
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2018
  • Investment Club Meeting
  • Lady Bird Deeds, Trusts, Taxes and Florida Residency Requirements
  • 2018
  • Senior Academy
  • Life Planning & Estate Planning For Floridians
  • 2017
  • 45th Annual Meeting
  • Life Planning & Estate Planning for Floridians
  • 2017
  • Quest for Knowledge
  • New Federal and Florida Laws That Impact Seniors
  • 2016
  • Traditions Homeowners Association, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • What to do when a loved one passes away
  • 2015
  • Society of Former FBI Agents
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Fearless Caregiver Conference
  • Elder Law
  • 2015
  • Brooklyn College Club
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • AARP Meeting - Kings Isle, FL
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Early Stage Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Association
  • Estate Planning for Alzheimers Patients
  • 2013
  • US Submarine Veterans meeting
  • V.A. Benefits
  • 2012
  • Retired Public Employees Association of New York
  • Changes in FL Law 2012 and 2013
  • 2012
  • Jewish War Veterans
  • V.A. Benefits
  • 2012
  • FL Association of Women Lawyers
  • Legal Updates
  • 2012
  • Alzheimer's Assoc. Support Group
  • Legal Issues relating to early stage Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2012
  • Rotary Club Royal Palm Beach
  • Medicaid Reform
  • 2011
  • Alzheimer's Alliance Educational Conference
  • V.A. Benefits for Long-Term Care
  • 2011
  • Natl Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2010
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Section
  • Financial Products for the Elderly
  • 2010
  • Florida Bar - Family Law Certification Course
  • Elder Law
  • 2010
  • St Marys Hospital Memory Disorder Center Caregiver Appreciation Event
  • Panelist
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is intelligent, honest and ethical!"
Elder law Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Absolutely! I have known Joe for 35 years or more. He is an outstanding attorney and a good person. A client would be fortunate to have him as his or her attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer all my Florida cases to him He and his staff handle these cases with efficiency and compassion. He a pleasure to work with,."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joe Karp for over 6 years. In that time, we have had an opportunity to work together as I send him my Florida-related matters and he works with me on NJ-based issues. Without reservation, Joe and his team are the best elder law and estate planning attorneys in Florida. Joe really cares about his clients and their families, and there is no one better to help you with your needs in this area. If you're researching FL elder law or estate planning attorneys, stop. You've found the best - hire him immediately."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been fortunate to know Joseph for many years through the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys. He has unfailingly been an excellent resource to me and our group, and I encourage anyone in the South Florida with an interest in estate planning to visit Mr. Karp (or his very informative blog!)."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Its a pleasure to endorse Joe Karp. He is both a outstanding professional and has outstanding interpersonal skills. Clients enjoy his engaging personality and his ability to make legal solutions understandable. He is an excellent choice when choosing an attorney to handle estate planning, long-term care issues, Medicaid, VA benefits for the aged wartime veteran, and estate administration/probate"
Elder law Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Karp is the most singularly outstanding elder law attorney in the state of Florida. I have personally and professionally known Joe for 28 years. He is the consummate professional. I have referred many clients to him and will continue to do so. Joe is a great asset to our community and to his clients. Whether the matter is big or small Joe will give it his attention and will be able to offer a solution. His staff is absolutely incredible. Joe Karp is definitely a 10 out of 10."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is a pleasure to have an opportunity to endorse Attorney Karp. I have worked with Joe on several matters and referred him many clients and they have always been happy with his work. Joe is one of the most knowledgeable and creative elder law attorneys with whom I have ever worked. In fact, I have incorporated many of his ideas into my own elder law practice to improve my legal service to my own clients. I would give Attorney Karp an unqualified recommendation to any person fortunate enough to have him as their attorney"
Elder law Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"Joe Karp is an outstanding elder law and estate planning attorney. I highly endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Joseph Karp for over ten years. We have worked together in the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys. He is the past president of this group and a current board member. He has helped a number of my Idaho clients with Florida legal issues. He is generous with his expertise and cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is the best estate planning attorney I know in South Florida."
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Palm Beach Gardens Elder law Lawyer Joseph Stuart Karp
Joseph Stuart Karp
Elder law Attorney
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Licensed for 49 years