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Laurence D. Gore, Esq.

Mr. Gore has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1978. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and NSU Law School, he has spent considerable time in advanced courses in Madrid, Spain, Oxford University and The Hague.

Mr. Gore was a member of the Florida Council on International Development.  He has been extensively involved in the practice of travel and tourism law having written numerous articles and publications including creating the first travel law course and textbook for Nova University where he served as adjunct professor.

Mr. Gore is a frequent lecturer and writer on International wealth planning strategies and business and has spoken on probate, trust, and international real estate and tourism law topics all over the world including China, Syria, Cuba, Russia, France, and Mexico and on numerous seminars at sea programs with the Florida Bar and as a guest on American Airlines Skyradio “Best Lawyers in the U.S.”

He is a long-term director of IFTTA (International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates) and former international Secretary.  Mr. Gore developed the IFTTA’s World Travel Dispute Center and trained travel industry specialists in mediation skills.

Laurence D. Gore has also been extremely active in social civic and business organizations including as Vice-Chair of Ft. Lauderdale Navy League, Aviation Advisory Board of the City of Ft. Lauderdale, the Ft. Lauderdale Budget Advisory Board and the Florida Council of International Development.  He was president of Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities for five years where he served as an international representative of business and goodwill for the city all over the globe.   Laurence Gore currently serves as Vice-Chairman and State Commissioner of the Hillsboro Inlet District.

Laurence Gore also serves as a Director of the Gore Memorial Family Foundation, a multimillion dollar charitable organization established by his grandfather the late Governor Robert H. Gore, (founder of the Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel along with hotels and numerous real estate projects in Broward County).  The foundation has served the needs of countless individuals and charitable organizations, granting more than 50 million dollars since its inception.

Elliott Goldberg, ESQ

Of Counsel – Litigation

Mr. Goldberg is an experienced litigator with over 46 years of practice. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Florida and Pennsylvania (with offices in both jurisdictions), as well as The Supreme Court of the United States and other Feder Courts. He has participated in a numerous civil, criminal, probate, appellate, administrative and arbitration proceedings – both in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Goldberg focuses his practice on commercial litigation and business transactions. His clients include business entities in the travel and tourism, yacht and real estate brokers, manufacturing, and technology industries, as well as individuals.

He is a graduate of Marietta Collage, Marietta, Ohio and University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL. He is a former Assistant District Attorney (Chester County, PA), Special Prosecutor (Wayne County, PA), School Board Solicitor (PA) and Solicitor to municipal board/commissions (PA). He has also been an Adjunct Professor (now known as Philadelphia University), In-House General Counsel (real estate developer), and is currently General Counsel to Danco Precision, Inc (PA) and Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (FL (among others). He is a Master Mason.

Stephen M. Zaloom, J.D., LL.M., CAP

Special Counsel in Estates and Trusts

Since 2000, Stephen Zaloom has been a member of The Florida Bar, and has spent his entire legal career practicing in South Florida. His areas of concentration include Wills and Trusts, Probate, Guardianship, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Charitable Planning, Business Law, Advance Directives and Fiduciary and Beneficiary Representation.

He has been recognized by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Attorney in Wills, Trusts and Estates, identifying him as an expert in that field.

Mr. Zaloom practiced for many years with a firm in North Palm Beach, before joining a the West Palm Beach office of a large global law firm headquartered in New York. He since formed his own law firm and has been of counsel with the Juno Beach firm of Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones since 2015.

He is heavily involved in the local trusts and estates professional community, including the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Counsel, and is a former president of the Planned Giving Council for Palm Beach County. He is also a member of the local Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust law section of The Florida Bar.

Mr. Zaloom volunteers with the Advisory Board of the FAU Wilkes Honors College, the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, Advisors for Philanthropic Impact, the Palm Beach Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, Jupiter Medical Center and the Philanthropy Committee of Palm Healthcare Foundation.

Mr. Zaloom completed his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (B.S.F.S.) degree at Georgetown University in 1997 and obtained his law degree (J.D.), with honors, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000. He continued his legal studies to obtain a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2001. Mr. Zaloom also holds the designation of CAP®: a Charted Advisor in Philanthropy

Petteri Lehtonen, LL.M

Special Counsel in European Union Law

Petteri Lehtonen’s practice focuses on national and international Travel and Tourism law and Consumer law. Petteri has also got a wide knowledge of Public Procurement process especially on IT –projects which he has been involved extensively.

Mr. Lehtonen is a leading expert in the travel and tourism law in Finland. He has been working closely with the travel industry in the Nordic countries including financial institutions dealing with travel related guarantees. He has taken part in numerous work groups dealing with legislation changes in travel and tourism.

Mr. Lehtonen has been a speaker at various educational establishment and numerous seminars and conventions both in Europe and around the world. He has been a licensed attorney in Finland since 2016. Before joining Law Office Lehtonen Ltd as a partner, Petteri worked for The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority as a Deputy Director for over a decade.

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