Marsha G. Madorsky, P.A. has more than 30 years of experience handling various estate, trust and guardianship matters. Her areas of practice include estate and trust administration and litigation; estate planning and wealth preservation for high net worth individuals; succession planning for closely-held businesses and family offices; guardianship administration and litigation; and federal estate, gift and transfer taxation. 

Ms. Madorsky handles all aspects of estate and trust matters, including probate and trust administration, representing fiduciaries or beneficiaries in Florida courts, with an emphasis on litigation involving probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships and fiduciaries. She has represented institutions and individuals in a variety of contexts, including banks, corporate fiduciaries, personal representatives (executors), trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, incapacitated persons, their families or guardians, surviving spouses and intestate heirs. 

Ms. Madorsky earned her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law in 1983. She is a 1975 graduate of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and a 1972 graduate of the University of Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation
  • Succession Planning
  • Guardianship Administration and Litigation
  • Federal Estate, Gift and Transfer Taxation

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 1983
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1975
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1972

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2016-present
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt P.A.
    - Shareholder, 2000-2016
  • Marsha Madorsky Law Office
    - Owner, 1987-2000
  • Bercuson & Cahan P.A.
    - Shareholder, 1985-1987
    - Associate, 1983-1985

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar
    - Fellow, 2010-present
    - Probate Rules Committee
    -- Chair, 2013-2014
    -- Vice Chair, 1999-2000, 2012-2013
    -- Member, 1994-2002, 2009-present
    -- Rules of Judicial Administration
    - Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
    -- Executive Committee
    -- Vice Chair, Asset Protection Committee
    -- Vice Chair, Mentoring
    -- Probate Law Committee & Trust Committee
    - The Florida Bar Student Education and Admissions Committee
    - Professionalism Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association
    - Probate and Guardianship Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Dade County Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    - Various Committee Chairmanships

Honors and Awards

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Coconut Grove Village Council
    - Elected Member, 1992-1993

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, "Smaller Estates of 2011, 2012 and 2013 Decedents Can Submit 'Late' Portability Filings," Carlton Fields Client Alert, November 2014
  • "Ready or Not...Here It Comes! E-mail Service, E-Filing and E-Service are Coming Soon to a County Near You," ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Law eReport, August 2012
  • Co-Author and Author, Introduction and Chapter, Guardianships in Florida, Florida Bar CLE Publication, 7th and 8th Editions