Law Firm of MacLean and Ema

Creative Estate Planning & Real Estate Services

Since 1974, MacLean and Ema has helped more than 8,500 clients preserve and protect their assets for their families. In addition to representing and protecting its clients in real estate transactions, the South Florida-based law firm has successfully designed estate plans for high-net-worth individuals, which have saved their families millions of dollars in estate taxes and avoided guardianship and probate proceedings.

More importantly, this AV-rated firm has designed estate plans that have met the personal needs of clients and their families. Not every estate is worth millions, but every family has unique situations, regardless of financial circumstances, and deserves more comprehensive asset planning and protection than a simple will can provide.

“We don’t just do a document and that’s the end of it,” says Fred MacLean, founder and senior partner. “We have a lot of elderly clients whose families are up north. It’s nice for them to feel they can call us at any time just to ask questions and get advice, not necessarily related to estate planning. Our clients are more like family.”

“We get to know the children and the grandchildren,” adds partner Sherry MacLean, who oversees estate administration. “It is important for adult children, many of whom live up north, to know that we are here to help them and their parents, not only with legal matters, but with their parents’ personal needs, as well.”

Everyone at MacLean and Ema is grateful to the firm’s clients for the success they have enjoyed, and both staff and attorneys have attempted to give back to the community. Individuals from the firm have served on the board of The Community Foundation of Broward County, the Chamber of Commerce (two as president) and its Economic Development Board, the Rotary and Exchange Clubs and numerous private foundations that benefit education and animal welfare. They have also been involved with local charities that help women in distress and needy children.

With 17 lawyers, legal assistants and support staff, MacLean and Ema has the expertise to design and manage any estate plan or real estate transaction, regardless of complexity. At the same time, the firm is small enough to offer, with the help of a very caring staff, more personalized attention than is often found at larger law firms.

“We have employees who have been here for 38 years,” says real estate partner Chris Ema. “The employees of this firm are family, just like our clients.”


AV-Rated by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

2600 N.E. 14th Street Causeway | Pompano Beach, FL 33062-8224 | 954-785-1900