Meet Tara Wood
Boca Raton Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Tara Wood, Esq. focuses on the areas of
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
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.
- J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
- B.A., University of Florida
- 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
Awards and Recognitions
Meet Paul Kaplan
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
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
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.