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Marissa DeBellis, Esquire

Marissa DeBellis, Esq. joined the firm in 2018 after practicing law at well-respected Palm Beach and New York law firms. She is an active member of the Florida and New York State Bars and she is an Accredited Attorney with the Veterans Administration. Her experience in the practice of estate planning and elder law in New York has enabled her to bring new techniques and ideas to her practice of law in Florida. Attorney DeBellis takes a holistic approach to client care and creates comprehensive plans to best protect her clients and their beneficiaries. During her spare time, Attorney DeBellis is an active member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and enjoys volunteering her time to community projects to help the developmentally disabled and children in foster care.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Taxation
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Veterans Planning
  • Mental Health and Adult Protective Services

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • New York, 2013

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York, 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2008

Publications

  • “A Group Home Exclusively for Married Couples with Developmental Disabilities: A Natural Next-Step,” Touro Law Review, Vol. 28: No.2, Article 7 (2012)

Reported Cases

  • Forziano v. Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc., et. al., (2d Cir. 2015), Amicus Curiae

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York Bar
  • Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council

Professional experience

  • Associate Attorney, Doane & Doane, P.A., North Palm Beach, Florida
  • Associate Attorney, Grabie & Grabie, LLP, Smithtown, New York