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Meet Tara Wood

Boca Raton Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney

Tara Wood, Esq. focuses on the areas of estate planning, Medicaid planning, and elder law. She regularly prepares documents such as Last Will and Testaments, Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, health care directives, and living wills.

Prior to opening her own practice, Tara held an Associate position at a prestigious elder law firm where she gained invaluable experience from several attorneys practicing in the elder law field for over twenty years. Prior to her Associate position at the firm, Tara worked at the same firm as a law clerk during her second and third year of law school. During her time at the firm, Tara prepared simple and complex estate plans for individuals and married couples, and prepared long term care plans for elderly individuals.

Tara Wood completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in just three years, graduating cum laude. During her time at the University of Florida, she remained on the Dean's List and in her last semester, earned the highest honor of being named to the President's List.

After finishing her undergraduate degree, Tara went on to earn her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Law School. In law school, Tara was an active member of the Moot Court Society, holding board positions throughout her membership. She also served as a teaching assistant for several law professors, gaining invaluable insight from seasoned legal professionals.

Tara realized early on in her law school career that she had a passion for assisting the elderly and helping them plan for their future. Tara regularly educates the public about the importance of protecting elders by speaking at clinics and visiting nursing homes. Tara now dedicates her entire practice to advocating for elder rights. She has in-depth knowledge of elder law, including long-term care planning, Medicaid, and creating wills and trusts.

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • B.A., University of Florida

Organizations

  • Elder Law Section, the Florida Bar
  • Real Property and Probate Law Section, the Florida Bar
  • Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior League of Boca Raton

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

Awards and Recognitions


Tara Breindel Wood Clients’ ChoiceAward 2016

Meet Paul Kaplan

Medicaid Specialist

Paul Kaplan is Capital Law Group's Medicaid Specialist and Consultant. He has fourteen years in the social service industry and has worked for over five years as an eligibility specialist for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). During his time at DCF, Paul processed Medicaid applications for nursing home coverage and waiver benefits for the elderly and disabled. Prior to joining Capital Law Group, Paul worked for an elder law firm in the Palm Beach area where he assisted clients with Medicaid applications and Veteran’s benefits. Paul earned his M.A. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. Paul is an asset to the team and helps our client families through the tumultuous and emotional world of long term care planning.

Talk to Tara about your elder law case today. Call (561) 623-3314.


Meet Carol Harding

Marketing Director

Carol graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She initially went to work for Tampa’s J. Clifford Macdonald Center, serving adults with developmental disabilities as their social worker and eventually as their Director of Social and Adjustment Services for over seventeen years. Carol then returned to social services working as a Child Protective Investigator for DCF for five years before changing her emphasis to working with our elderly community. She worked as a Case Manager for a Medicaid Diversion program for five years and then served as the Social Services Director for several area Skilled Nursing Homes for over thirteen years. During her eighteen years of working with the elderly, she has assisted numerous individuals and families with the often complex and confusing Medicaid application process. She has worked with a variety of Elder Law Agencies, but was so impressed with Tara’s compassion; efficiency and reasonable services that she was happy to join our team to spread the word that Tara is an outstanding Elder Law Attorney who truly cares about her clients.


Meet Maria Lord

Florida Bar Registered Paralegal

A graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. Maria has been working in the legal industry since 2003 and brings to our firm a broad range of experience in probate administration, estate planning, litigation and real estate.


Meet Virginia Manfra

Administrative Assistant

Virginia is the newest addition to Capital Law Group and has proven to be a valuable asset to the team. Her passion for assisting the elderly and their families along with her compassion for what they go through are what make Virginia vital to Capital Law Group.

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