About Me

pic-of-self-2I’m a tax/estate planning attorney obsessed with ashtanga yoga, fitness, nutrition and family.

Professionally, I am special counsel in the Private Client Services at Proskauer Rose, LLP (www.proskauer.com). Helping protect your legacy!!  With a passion for helping individuals and families solve their most sensitive issues, I counsel affluent individuals and families in personal tax and estate planning. With over 12 years of experience, a post doctorate degree (LL.M) in tax law, and the prestigious Accredited Estate Planner designation, I focus on structuring wealth to achieve client goals, including protecting against risk and minimizing taxes, over multiple generations.

         

Personally, I am a mom of 2 children, am 38 years old, and live in North Palm Beach. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and am an avid Baltimore professional sports fan, as well as a Gator fan. I found my passion for fitness in Nashville (www.innerstrength.com) and my passion for yoga in Orlando.

Yogini: I am a totally addicted, lover of ashtanga yoga. I practice everyday because I just can’t live without my practice. I found ashtanga yoga through a gym (and a phenomenal teacher – Krista Shirley – find her: @kristayogini and www.theyogashala.org) and from there have been dedicated to learning and growing as a yogini. In 2007, I traveled to Mysore, India to visit the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and hope to return regularly. For more information on anything ashtanga yoga please visit http://kpjayi.org/. Om Shanti!

The purpose of this blog is to share my opinions and provide helpful descriptions about estate and tax planning, and about being an attorney. Nothing I write in this blog should be construed as legal advice. Also, I will be sharing my thoughts about my life as a mom, a corporate woman, a yogini, nutritional nut and just my unconditional love for ashtanga yoga and fitness.

Education/Organizations/Memberships:

I received an L.L.M., Masters in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law and earned my Juris Doctorate (J.D.)  and Law and Business Certificate from Vanderbilt University Law School.

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S.B.A. in Business. GO GATORS!  I published my thesis, “Privacy on the Internet,” 2000-2001, for University of Florida’s Scholars Program; I always had an interest in the Internet and its future.

I have also studied International Finance, the Multinational Corporation and Managerial Economics in London, England.

I am admitted to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.

I am a frequent lecturer & published author, a member various bar associations, including holding leadership roles in the American Bar Association (specifically, the Tax Section & Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, “RPTE Section”), Florida Bar Association (Tax Section and Real, Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) and Palm Beach County Bar Association, as well as many local estate and tax planning organizations. Additionally, I am involved with the Florida Bankers Association and serve as the Chair of the Legislative Committee for their Trust Executive Committee.  I am also a member of Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2011 (http://www.leadershippbc.org/index.cfm) and Emerging Leadership Program, cohort 3.

My Heart:  I am passionate about helping children and am involved with a phenomenal organization, Place of Hope (www.placeofhope.com) and serve on the Board of my children’s parent’s association as the current chair of diversity.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at SAKlein@proskauer.com.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Cable N. on January 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Sasha~ I found my way here after stumbling across your Facebook page (where I left u a message) — and now, hmmm, I discover you are profoundly more interesting and accomplished than I’d realized. Nice to know you’re a neighbor.

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