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  1. Elder Law: 65%
    38 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    38 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 15%
    38 years, 500 cases



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Law Offices of Ira Stewart Wiesner
328 N Rhodes Ave
Sarasota, FL, 342374651


NYCurrently registered 197703/07/2016
FLMember in Good Standing197606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Recognition AwardNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2006
Member of the Year, Medicaid Task ForceElder Law Section of the Florida Bar2004
The Charlotte Brayer Public Service AwardElder Law Section of Florida Bar1999
Certified Specialist in Elder LawThe Florida Bar1998
1996 Elder Law Advocacy AwardStetson University College of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Aging1996
The Theresa AwardThe Theresa Foundation1995
Public Service AwardElder Law Section of the Florida Bar1995
FellowNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys1994
Certified Specialist in Tax LawThe Florida Bar1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
State Council MemberFlorida State Ombudsman Council1993 - 1995
District MemberFlorida Long Term Care Ombudsman1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jewish Family and Children ServicesVice-Chair2008 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersAdvisory Council2006 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2002 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
The Florida BarMember1976 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPresident1996 - 1997
Florida Bar, Elder Law CommitteeChair1993 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Nova Law ReviewOBRA '93 and Medicaid1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naropa UniversityTranspersonal PsychologyMaster2007
University of South FloridaGerontologyGraduate Certificate2006
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1978
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Nevada in Las Vegas, NVPresenter on Elder Law : The Emerging Practice1995
Nova Law ReviewOBRA '93 and Medicaid; Asset Transfers, Trust Availability, and Estate Recovery Statutory Analytsis in Context.1995
Annual Symposium in New Orleans LASpeaker National Health Underwriters Association1994
Advance Estate Planning Seminar in Huntington Beach, CAPanel Moderator, National Association of Health Underwriters1994
3rd Annual NAELA Elder Law Institute in St. Louis, MOAsset Transfers, Trust Availability and Estate Recovery Under OBRA: Statutory Analysis in Context1993
4th Annual Elder Law NAELA Symposium in San Francisco CACo-chair and Presenter on Introduction to Elder Law program1992
4th Annual Elder Law NAELA Symposium in San Francisco CAChair1992
3rd Annual Symposium Orlando FLCoordinating Pension Benefits to Preserve Financial Secutiry1991
3rd Annual NAELA Symposium in Orlando FLCo-Chaired Florida Day1991
1st Annual NAELA Symposium of Elder Law Institute in San Antonio TXCooedinator of Large Estate Presentation1991
2nd AnnualNAELA Symposium in San Diego CACoordinating Pension and Insurance Benefits to Preserve Financial Security1990