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(West Palm Beach, FL) January 7, 2020

Mark Shalloway, owner and president of West Palm Beach elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce the firm’s nomination in the Palm Beach Post’s “BEST OF Palm Beach County.” Shalloway & Shalloway was voted one of the top five senior law firms in the area by the publication, and is now in the thick the final round of voting, which is determined by the people. Loyal Palm Beach Post readers have the chance to place their ballots and decide which businesses are the “BEST OF” Palm Beach County over their respective categories.

Winners of the coveted “BEST OF Palm Beach County Title” are celebrated at a red carpet gala and featured in a special print (and online) edition of The Palm Beach Post. Voting is open until January 10. To vote for Shalloway & Shalloway, visit The Palm Beach Post website.

For over 30 years, the dedicated staff at Shalloway & Shalloway have proved their worth to clients across south Florida. Mark Shalloway and his elder law attorneys offer their services to a wide variety of areas of practice. They work diligently to get the special needs trusts their clients need. They ensure their clients estate planning runs smoothly. No matter what a client needs, the staff at Shalloway & Shalloway do everything in their power to deliver.

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“Our experience with Shalloway & Shalloway P.A. is amazing. They turned literally our life around from desperate to hopeful,” one client says. “They are very professional, efficient and fast working. They are all extremely friendly and helpful. We had the feeling when we entered their office that they are just working for us…”

For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, fill out their contact form, or visit their office. To vote, visit the Palm Beach Post website between December 22 and January 10.

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) August 22, 2019

Mark Shalloway is pleased to announce his feature as one of the Top Three Estate Planning Lawyers in West Palm Beach. Three Best Rated is one of the best resources across the United States for people looking for just about any type of service by city or county. Three Best Rated uses a 50-point inspection to determine a businesses’ history of quality based of everything from trust to cost, and makes their rankings accordingly.

After 30 years of serving the Palm Beach area with the utmost dedication, it is no wonder Mark Shalloway was chosen as one of the top three estate planning lawyers. Shalloway and his staff offer a wide variety of services—from living wills to revocable trusts—to fit the needs of their diverse group of clients. Veterans, elderly, and families of people with special needs all come to Shalloway & Shalloway to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve to be treated with.

“It seems that in West Palm Beach, there really isn’t a better option for elder law than Mark Shalloway and his people at Shalloway & Shalloway,” Jasel Patel, expert and CEO of NGOTechnologies says. “Good attorneys are important, certainly, but attorneys who truly care about their clients and the outcome of their clients’ case are the best attorneys, and that is the sort of treatment clients can expect from Shalloway & Shalloway.”

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And that standard of business is exactly what clients receive from Shalloway’s dedicated staff. Time and time again, clients rave about the professional, hardworking staff who work long hours to hopefully turn lives from “desperate to hopeful.” The staff at Shalloway & Shalloway aren’t in the business for the money—they do what they do to change lives for the better.

For more information on the elder law firm, call (561) 686-6200, fill out this contact form, or visit their offices.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The media gives lawyers a bad, and frankly unfair, reputation. They are often portrayed as manipulative, spineless creatures who do whatever they can to make another buck—even if that means entirely skewing a case. Most people are aware that media representation isn’t always the most accurate, yet the stigma surrounding attorneys seems to persist nationwide.

A Life-Changing Man

Mark Shalloway

Out of the many elder law attorneys in West Palm Beach, one seems to be breaking from that mold. Mark Shalloway, the owner of Shalloway & Shalloway, is well known for his kind demeanor, his dedication to his work, and the respectful manner in which he treats his clients. Past and present clientele have raved about not only his quality of work, but how that work has immensely improved their lives.

They turned literally our life around from desperate to hopeful,” one woman says. “They are very professional, efficient and fast working. They are all extremely friendly and helpful. We had the feeling when we entered their office that they are just working for us.”

For over 25 years, Mark Shalloway has served the Palm Beach area as a top elder law attorney. The field is not only an end to a mean, but a passion for Shalloway. He is one of the first certified elder law attorneys in the nation. Over the course of his career, he has served as a member, chairman, and president of a number of elder law committees. He is a founding chairperson of the Palm Beach County Bar, and served as the President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), to name two of his many titles.

More than an Attorney

But he is more than just a dedicated legal professional—he is an educator as well. Mark Shalloway has taught classes on elder law and estate planning at both Stetson University and Palm Beach State University. Frequently, Shalloway posts updates about the field of elder law, as well as tips on estate planning, on his website. These easy to digest blog posts keep his clientele informed, so they can make the best decisions regarding their own well-being and livelihood.

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His most recent work, however, is also his most charitable. Shalloway and staff members at his firm host free seminars on estate planning around the Palm Beach area twice a month. The seminars are designed to not only educate the general public on an important life event, but to bridge the gap between an intimidating lawyer and a professional who truly wants to make a difference in their client’s life.

Clients of Mark Shalloway and his firm know that the representation lawyers have been given cannot be entirely true. Their cases have fallen into the hands of a kind man who does what he can to make their lives easier. In such a tumultuous time in their lives, this is invaluable.

For more information on Mark Shalloway and his firm, visit their website, their Facebook page, or their offices.

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South Florida is a lively and diverse region, and with warm climates and stunning beaches, it is a popular destination for retirees. While Mark Shalloway knows firsthand the beauty of the region, he also has worked hard to ensure that seniors are financially and legally protected as they age.

As an elder law attorney, Mr. Shalloway strives to establish a professional and ethical standard in his office, Shalloway & Shalloway.

Elder law is a field that protects the elderly, whether they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and want to maintain control over their future even as their cognitive function diminishes, or for those who want to have a safety net on-hand in case of an unpredicted incident such as a stroke or heart attack.

Because this field is so important and relevant to so many Americans, Mr. Shalloway has created a law practice that prioritizes ethics and is always maintaining the standards necessary to be a part of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

NAELA is dedicated to improving the legal services available to the elderly and those who qualify for special needs services, which is why their site includes a database of every attorney in their organization.

Veteran Support


Mr. Shalloway also recognizes the ever-present need for increased support for American Veterans, which is why he pursued a certification to become a Legal Professional for Veterans Benefits. Veterans need attention and support, especially as they age, and he studies the national programs available to veterans to ensure that they receive the best advice to obtain maximum benefits from each program.

There is nothing more important than education, and Mr. Shalloway is always striving to not only remain up to date with the latest changes to elder law, he teaches and lectures at various colleges and universities to ensure knowledge regarding elder law is easily accessible to the greatest number of people.

Community Outreach

Recently, Mr. Shalloway appeared on Alzheimer’s Sunrise this week to discuss the importance of an elder care law attorney, a radio show which aired to the Lake Park, Florida community on Legends 100.3 FM. While on the show, he was able to increase community awareness of elder care and the role that an elder law attorney can play in that process.

He noted how he has seen firsthand in his time as an attorney the way families can disagree on the proper care for a parent who is living with Alzheimer’s, and that is why he has grown a firm that can step in early and ensure that the parent is living the life they chose and planned out for themselves.

Mr. Shalloway also recognizes how money can quickly become a point of contention amongst family members, so establishing a financial trust early on in a patient’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis can decrease the stress on a family as time passes and people continue to age.

Mark Shalloway knows how to build relationships with his clients, and the best way to begin a professional relationship is to connect to people locally. When people who are facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or simply the inevitability of age, they want to partner with someone they trust to discuss their financial situation and future planning.

This is why Mr. Shalloway became the founding chairperson for the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. He prioritizes his clients, and in establishing this committee, he has built a dependability and professionalism for all Palm Beach County elder law attorneys and clients.

When he isn’t educating the community, building his practice, or establishing and participating in committees and local organizations, Mr. Shalloway is researching the latest changes to government funding in order to serve all his clients as intelligently as possible.

From elder law to special needs and veterans’ services, Mr. Shalloway knows that government funding will directly impact his clients’ lives and future trusts and healthcare accessibility. Any change to healthcare is a change to the money his clients need to set aside for the future, and Mr. Shalloway is always seeking to provide the best service for his community.

With an aging population and a society more and more separated from it’s roots, Americans are facing a crisis in elder care. In the state of Florida, one of the oldest states in per capita age populations, the importance and urgency of elder care is a major social issue.

Finding the Right Attorney

Attorneys such as Mark Shalloway of Shalloway & Shalloway, play integral roles within communities and families in search of safe, legal, and loving transitions when it comes to questions surrounding estates, retirement planning, assisted living and other issues associated with elder care and aging loved ones.

It is estimated that Florida is home to more than 12 million people over the age of 60 or 60% of the state’s 20 million populace. This is a huge number and the strains, both financially and economically, being placed on families can be considerable. The right elder care attorney can manage the transition of your elder loved ones form independent to assisted living while also over-seeing estates, wills and trusts in the process.

Mark Shalloway on Florida’s Unique Elderly Population

Mark Shalloway explains some of the intricacies involved for adults looking to care for their elderly parents:

Florida is a unique place in the country with its older demographics. The stresses many people faces in terms of legalities and financial questions for caring for their parents often become un-manageable. These stresses often put people in precarious financial positions and compromise the well-being of their loved ones. A good attorney will guide you through the process of managing insurance questions and handling all financial considerations. The importance of this counsel cannot be over-stated as it relieves both emotional and financial burdens. In short, hiring an elder care attorney is both a sound financial and practical move. 

When you are a child you never imagine having to care for your parents. As you get older and achieve middle age, perhaps at the age of 40, you begin to see how age influences the physical and psychological abilities of your parents to be themselves. You become the caregiver and your beloved mother and father rely on you, if you are fortunate to have them. This is where caring for them and planning ahead becomes part of your loving legacy to your family.