I understand how hard it is for people with medical and financial issues who need help. My own grandmother who recently passed away at 94 years of age helped me to understand the issues that Seniors and those with disabilities face.
My passion is to help Seniors and Veterans to obtain the benefits that they need and deserve to help with the cost of long term care, while also trying to protect the assets for which they have worked hard all their lives. I can help you to come up with a plan to meet whatever crisis you may be facing.
We also handle estate planning, with a focus on asset preservation and probate avoidance. We prepare Wills, Trusts (irrevocable and revocable), Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate Designations, Living Wills, Deeds (including Lady Bird deeds), and other necessary documents to ensure that your assets pass to your intended beneficiaries upon your death.
After a loved one has passed, we also handle probate and trust administration so that you may transfer assets to the heirs or beneficiaries of your deceased loved one.
In addition to my J.D. (Juris Doctor) in Law, I also hold an LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Elder Law. I am a member of NAELA (the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys), and AFELA, the Association of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. I am also a VA Accredited Attorney.
My office is conveniently located one-half block East of South Dale Mabry, about 1.3 miles south of Interstate 275. We assist clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, including, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. We have a comfortable office with a large parking lot behind our building, handicapped ramp, and handicapped facilities.
I welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Please call my office to schedule an appointment. I will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options.
Debra L. Dandar, J.D., LL.M.
VA Accredited Attorney
Tampa Bay Elder Law Center
Helping Seniors and the Families That Care for Them
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||06/01/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2015|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2014|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2013|
|Owner||Law Office of Debra L. Dandar, now known as Tampa Bay Elder Law Center||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Wm. Fletcher Belcher||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Penick Inns of Court||Master||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Medicaid Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar Elder Law Section, VA Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||2009 - Present|
|Accredited to Practice Before the Veterans Administration||2009 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys||2009 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Elder Law Section||2009 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Co-Chair Elder Law Section||2014 - 2016|
|Hillsborough County Pro Bono Committee||Member||2014 - 2016|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association, Probate and Guardianship Section||1997 - 2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Jan/Feb 2015 "Lawyer" magazine||2015|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Medicaid Crisis Planning and Benefits Restoration||2014|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Long Term Care Planning Challenges and Concerns||2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Sept/Oct 2014 "Lawyer" magazine||2014|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Nov/Dec 2014 "Laywer" magazine||2014|
|Paraclete - Publication of the St. Petersburg Bar Association||Former Contributing Author and Member of Editorial Board||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2009|
|Stetson University College of Law||Juris Doctorate||1997|
|University of South Florida||Bachelor||1994|
|Advanced Elder Law||Advanced Elder Law||2014|
|Positively Tampa Bay||Use of Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate and Living Wills||2013|
|Sponsor - Taking Action for Your Parents||Elder Law||2013|
|Medicaid and VA Benefits Planning||Approval for Benefits|
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