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Lesly C. Vaillancourt

Probate Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Lesly C Longa

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 16 years
    Maryland - MD 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lesly

Learn Lesly’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    50%
    Probate Administration: Formal Administration, Summary Administration.

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    40%
    Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Revocable Living Trust, Charitable Trust, Asset Protection, Wills, Living Will, Administration, Advanced Directives, International Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Family Limited Partnerships, Elder Law.

    18 years

  3. Elder law
    10%

Lesly offers big firm experience at small firm prices. Lesly focuses her practice on probate and estate planning, including wills, trusts and asset protection planning. Lesly was appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Estate and Financial Planning Committee, GPSolo, 2020-2021, and she also serves as a contributing author and editorial board member of the ABA's GPSolo magazine. She is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee. For the last 15 years, she has helped individuals and business owners protect their legacies and loved ones. As an experienced estate planning lawyer, Lesly helps clients plan for both incapacity and death. She also advises clients on the complexities of international estate planning, as well as special issues that affect business owners, doctors, and blended families. Attorney Lesly Vaillancourt is not only licensed to practice law in Florida and Maryland, but she is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Longa Law Firm also provides assistance with trust administration, elder law, medicaid, and guardianships.  Visit Lesly's website blog for valuable information, or call for a complimentary telephone consultation with Lesly to discuss your needs today.  

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Location

Longa Law Firm
1228 East 7th Avenue
Second floor
Tampa, FL, 33605
Longa Law Firm
1201 6th Avenue W
Suite 100, Unit# A294
Bradenton, FL, 34205
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Reviews

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Posted by Jordan | February 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Lesly was amazing to work with—I’m so glad our friends recommended her. She made the estate planning process easy and provided recommendations that were customized to our situation. She was personable, professional, and we felt we were in the best hands throughout the process. She made the process painless—we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family in need of estate planning services.
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Posted by Barbara | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Lesly handled our Trust and Will in a very Professional manner and did a Great job at putting our mind at ease.
Posted by Carla | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I have known Attorney Lesly Vaillancourt for many years. She never ceases to amaze me about her knowledge of the law. She has corrected other attorneys regarding my personal legal papers. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Marianne | October 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Lesly has helped me with several legal matters. She is knowledgeable, honest, and curteous. She really cares about her clients.
Posted by Art | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
A very smooth and timely experience. Les set me at ease from the moment we initiated the procedure. Offered do's and don'ts and wrapped up proceedings with no unanswered questions.
Posted by Jasmine | October 30, 2013
More than just an Attorney
Lesly is one of the brightest and most intellectual people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She made me feel as if my case was the only case she was working at the time. She knew exactly what my needs were and made all queries on my behalf exactly as I wished. Her tenacity is unparalleled and her professionalism and knowledge seem infinite. I will definitely refer other people to her as well as retain her services if ever in need of someone who is MORE THAN JUST AN ATTORNEY, Jasmine
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Posted by Jeff | October 22, 2013
Forclosure defence
Lesly Longa defended me on multiple income properties in foreclosure. She got the banks to issue dils and I even received a check from one bank. I am more then satisfied with her representation and the outcomes of the cases speak for themselves.
Posted by Elisa | October 22, 2013
Simply, THE BEST
Lesly Longa was recommended to me by a dear friend whom she very ably assisted for problems with a fraudulent contractor and an illegal tenant. In court she was a confident, well prepared presenter. She helped me with information, water-tight leases, and execellent advice when I sought to become a Landlord, and years later when I had problems with a difficult tenant. I continue to rely on her excellent advice and broad knowledge of her field.
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Posted by Cigdem | October 13, 2010
Client
Lesly is a great attorney. She is reliable and affordable. I had a great experience. I highly recomend her.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2009
Great lawyer!
Lesly helped me with my business agreements. She was always available and did a great job. I would definitely recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Longa Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mayer Brown
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Simeone & Miller
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Private Law Practice
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Shaevel & Krems
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • 2002
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Manuel Chiyen Lei
  • Resolved, closed

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Estate and Financial Planning Committee, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo)
  • Vice Chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Member, GPSolo Magazine
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Co-chair CLE Subcommittee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Graduate, Bar Leadership Institute
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Chair, Pamphlets Subcommittee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2016
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2017
  • Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2014
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2015
  • Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2013
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2014
  • Scholarship
  • Trustees of Boston University
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Residential Foreclosure Mediation Primer
  • Residential Foreclosure Mediation Primer
  • 2011
  • The Consumerist
  • Will Form v. Attorney: Is It Worth the Money to Hire an Attorney?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Hale Senior Center
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • 2020
  • Hale Senior Center
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Hale Senior Center
  • Elder Scams
  • 2016
  • Florida Bar Annual Convention, At the Corner of Technology & Consumer Law CLE
  • Technology and Litigation – Ethical Issues in Advising Clients regarding Social Media
  • 2016
  • Fox 13's Ask-A-Lawyer
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • 2013
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Foreclosure
  • 2011
  • "Ask a Lawyer" Thonotosassa
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2010
  • "Ask a Lawyer" Seffner
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Lesly
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked closely with Lesley and she is a very good attorney. She is professional, confident and knowledgeable. She is committed to her clients and to obtaining the best possible results for them. Highly recommend."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Lesly for a number of years on the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee where she was Chair for 2014-2015. I have had the opportunity to observe that she is an extremely knowledgeable and passionate advocate. As such, I give her my full endorsement!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Longa. Based upon her answers to questions posted on Avvo, she has a very high level of knowledge and experience. She would be a good choice for a client in need of representation."