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~ Edwin M. Boyer Biography ~
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Mr. Boyer is Secretary, and member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a fellow in the Academy, a member of the council of advanced practitioners of the Academy, and is the past Editor of the NAELA QUARTERLY and the past Chair of the NAELA publications committee. He presently sits on the NAELA Journal Editorial Board, and is Chair of the Programs Committee. In 2004 he received the NAELA Presidents Recognition Award for extraordinary contribution to NAELA. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the Florida Chapter of NAELA.
Mr. Boyer is past Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Certification Committee, past Chair of the Board of Governors of Senior Friendship Centers of Southwest Florida Inc., Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Society of Manasota, Inc., Chair of the Florida Department of Children and Families Adult Protection Services Team for Manatee County, Florida, member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Attorney Generals Seniors vs. Crime, Inc., and Past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Guardianship Foundation. In 1994, he received the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Boyer served as a member of the State of Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Council for 12 years. In 2001, he was appointed to the Florida Lt. Governors Task Force on Affordability and availability of Long Term Care.
Mr. Boyer practices in the area of Elder Law with an emphasis on guardianship, estate planning and administration, advance directives, end of life issues, nursing home resident's rights, and elder exploitation. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and he was named as one of Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2007. He is a co-author of the book Planning for the Elderly in Florida. He has written articles for the Quarterly Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, other elder law organizations and speaks frequently on Elder Law issues. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, where he teaches Trusts and Estates, and Survey of Florida Probate.