Williams Parker is pleased to announce partner Elizabeth P. Diaz and associate Steven D. Brownlee, MD, have obtained board certification by The Florida Bar in their areas of specialty, Wills, Trusts & Estates and Health Law, respectively. Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience and recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Only six percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Ms. Diaz and Dr. Brownlee join 20 Williams Parker attorneys who have achieved board certification.
Ms. Diaz focuses in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. She works with individuals and families to achieve their estate planning goals, including tax mitigation, wealth transfer, succession planning for closely held businesses, planning for young families, and philanthropy. Ms. Diaz holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, an M.B.A from Stetson University, an M.Acc. and a BS.Acc. from Florida State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Dr. Brownlee focuses on assisting healthcare providers with their operational and regulatory matters. In particular, he has extensive experience working with physicians, physician groups, senior living facilities, home health agencies, and related healthcare professionals throughout Florida. He holds a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. He has also received certification in Health Care Compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association.