Wellington attorney Benjamin P. Shenkman has been named to the board of directors of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades.
Shenkman’s appointment was announced recently by Nancy Marshall, president of the foundation, which champions the restoration and preservation of the greater ecosystem of Florida’s historic River of Grass.
A partner in the Wellington law firm of Gonzalez & Shenkman PL, Shenkman’s practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning and administration and asset protection planning.
Shenkman has practiced law in Palm Beach County for more than 18 years, after earning a master’s degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a juris doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Shenkman has been featured on the WXEL television program Wealth and Wisdom, has contributed to the Palm Beach Post column “The Law and You,” and is a frequent lecturer to financial advisors and other professionals on estate tax planning topics.
In addition, Shenkman is a trustee of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce; a founder and the current president of the Palms West Estate Planning Council; a member of the Florida Bar and a member of the Tax Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar; a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Central Palm Beach County.
“I am proud to be associated with the Marshall Foundation, which, among other things, works to educate Floridians to respect and preserve our Everglades for the benefit of all living things — truly a worthy endeavor,” Shenkman said.
Based in Palm Beach County, the foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs.
Annually, more than 25,000 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundation’s various education programs.
Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas and involved more than 5,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.
For more information about the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, call (561) 233-9004 or visit www.artmarshall.org.
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