Wellington Legal Group is a one-stop-shop for legal counsel in the western communities. Clients are able to find a wide range of experienced attorneys offering a wide array of legal services.
The group encompasses four individual law firms: the Quick Law Firm, the Law Offices of Marc R. Goldstein, Alan S. Zangen Attorneys at Law and the Chapman Law Group. They work together to ensure all clients’ needs are served.
Together, the group has more than 90 years of legal experience. Attorneys Avery S. Chapman, Alan Zangen, Jaime Abigail Quick and Marc Goldstein founded Wellington Legal Group in November 2011.
“It was a joint idea amongst all of us because we realized there was a need in Wellington and the western communities for competent representation in a variety of areas — a place where we can handle all of our clients’ needs and feel comfortable with who they are being referred to for other legal needs,” Chapman said.
Chapman is the owner of the Chapman Law Group, which offers complex business law, commercial litigation matters, wealth management and general counsel to private family practices. “My main specialty is that I’m a recognized expert in equine law,” he said.
As an equine law expert, Chapman deals with anything concerning horses, from real estate to businesses. Chapman received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1991. He is a member of the Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut bar associations. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
For clients with legal family issues, Quick, co-owner of the Quick Law Firm, works along with her father, Dr. James R. Quick, Esq., to handle family law needs. Services include divorce, alimony, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and child custody issues.
Quick received her law degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and has been practicing law for 12 years. She is a member of the Florida Bar. “My father, who is my law partner, also specializes in dental malpractice,” Quick said. “He’s also a licensed dentist and practiced dentistry for the majority of his professional career.”
Goldstein brings expertise in personal injury and wrongful death cases. “That includes any kind of vehicular accident whether it be automobile, bus or motorcycle,” he said. “I also handle traffic matters related to those accidents and independent of those like people who have lost their license or DUI cases.”
Goldstein has a background as an assistant public defender and was the chief of the Palm Beach County Public Defenders Office for four years. “Since leaving that office, I’ve been practicing now for close to 36 years,” he said.
Goldstein received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in 1976 and is a member of the Florida and New York bars. Having his practice a part of Wellington Legal Group has been beneficial. “I’m able to draw upon everyone’s expertise,” he said. “If I’m dealing with a client who just had an accident and now they’re having a problem with their marriage or splitting of the proceeds, it’s good to have Quick or Zangen available for that.”
Zangen has been practicing law in Wellington since 1980. “I was one of the first attorneys in Wellington,” he said.
Zangen’s firm handles trusts, estates, probate issues, real estate purchase and sales, and zoning issues. “I have more of a general practice, but I specialize in commercial and residential real estate matters,” he said. “I also do business litigation, probates, wills and trusts, and homeowner association defense.”
Zangen received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1978 and is a member of the Florida, New York and Illinois bars. He is actively involved in the community. “I’m a general counsel for the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, on the board of trustees of Palms West Hospital and the special master for the Village of Wellington,” he said.
Wellington Legal Group is located at 12008 South Shore Blvd., Suite 107, Wellington. For more information, visit www.wellingtonlegalgroupfl.com or call (561) 422-0400.
ABOVE: Wellington Legal Group attorneys Avery S. Chapman, Alan Zangen, Jaime Abigail Quick and Marc Goldstein.