Ira S. Wiesner

Ira S. Wiesner

Founding Partner 

Mr. Wiesner is a nationally recognized elder law attorney. He is a former President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Wiesner, who is Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law devotes a significant portion of his practice to sophisticated estate and tax planning. However, the principal commitment and focus of his practice is on resolving the legal needs of the elderly and their families. 

He is one of a select group of attorneys nationwide who has been honored as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in recognition of his work in advancing the legal needs of seniors. His involvement ranges from counseling on planning for incapacity, asset preservation and guardianship, to redressing abuse, exploitation and resident's rights issues.

Mr. Wiesner was an invitee to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging and has consulted with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and the Agency for health care Administration on legislative matters. In addition to devoting a significant portion of his law practice to the legal needs of the elderly, Mr. Wiesner assists families with planning for the needs and protection of disabled and dysfunctional children.

He has lectured and written frequently on estate planning, pension distribution and planning for the financing of long-term care including:

"OBRA '93 and Medicaid Asset Transfers, Trust Availability and Estate Recovery: Statutory Analysis in Context"
Nova Law Review, Winter 1995
"Using the QDRO to protect the Community Spouse"
The Elder Law Report, November 1994


LLM Taxation 1978 
University of Florida

JD 1976
State University of
New York at Buffalo

BA 1973 cum laude
State University of
New York at Buffalo


1976 Florida
1977 New York
1978 U.S. Tax Court

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With an office in Sarasota, FL Advocates in Aging: Law Office of Ira Stewart Wiesner serves clients throughout Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota County, Manatee County, De Soto County, & Charlotte County.

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