Paul E. Blade was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. He met his late wife, Joan, at Bowling Green State University and they married upon graduation in 1966. Paul received his law degree at Cleveland Marshall Law School and he was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1970. His first three years of practice were spent in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1973 Paul was admitted to the Florida Bar, and he, Joan and their four young children moved to Florida to begin their new life. In 1976 Paul started his own office and Blade and Blade, P.A. began as Paul E. Blade, P.A. In 1995 the firm became Blade and Blade, P.A. with the addition of son Bill. Paul is a Past-Chairman of Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund’s Broward County Advisory Team and a Past-President of Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Broward County. While he is recognized as a real estate expert, he is also very active in the areas of wills, trusts, and probate. He has written wills for nearly 4,000 clients. In the past you may have seen him in court representing a landlord in an eviction case. On the personal side, Paul is the proud parent of three sons and one daughter. He likes to talk about his children, the attorney, engineer, insurance adjustor, and school teacher; and he loves talking about his five grandchildren. Although retired from the practice of law, he remains a great resource to the firm.
Paul’s oldest son Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio along with his three younger siblings and moved to Florida when he was three years old. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee where he met his wife Roxanne. After his first year of law school at St. Thomas in Miami Lakes, Florida they got married. Upon successfully passing the bar in 1995, he started practicing with his father. Paul had been a solo practitioner since 1976. Together they moved to Deerfield Beach and opened up Blade & Blade, P.A where they still are today practicing Real Estate Law, Probate Law, & Estate Planning. When Bill is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family. He has three children, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Megan. His wife, Roxanne, also works at the office and works closely with Bill coordinating client’s financial affairs. They are busy, but enjoy their life together in South Florida.
Libo B. Fineberg
Attorney of Counsel
After his service in the U.S. Army, Libo B. Fineberg moved to Florida in 1968 and admitted to the Florida Bar in 1969. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation and Estate Planning from the University of Miami. Libo began his legal career as corporate counsel, first to a private manufacturing company, and then to a public corporation in land development. He was the resident Florida partner of a Pennsylvania law firm that included representation of the developer of Bonita Bay, on the West Coast of Florida. In 1992 he re-entered private practice in Pompano Beach, Florida and primarily specializes in real estate property, estate planning, and administration and business law. Libo has been married to his wife Louise since 1996, and they share a son who is partner with the Florida Law Firm of Lash and Goldberg, as well as a daughter, Erin Regen, who currently is working as a real estate processor at Blade Title Company. Since moving to Florida, Libo has been very involved on numerous charitable organizations, as well as one of the founders of a not-for-profit parochial day school and a for-profit school.
Suly joined our team in August of 2018. She attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Criminology. In 2002, she enrolled at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center and graduated in 2005. Suly began her legal career by focusing on real estate transactions and commercial litigation. Just prior to joining Blade & Blade, P.A., she represented national mortgage servicers and lenders in consumer finance litigation matters, some of which included title claims litigation. Suly is a fluent Spanish speaker. In her personal time, Suly enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends!
Sophie I. Buzgon
Sophie attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and International Affairs in 2009. That same year she returned to South Florida to attend the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, where she graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2012. Sophie’s previous experience includes representing national mortgage servicers and lenders in creditors’ rights litigation and resolving title issues. Prior to joining Blade & Blade, P.A. Sophie spent two years practicing in the areas of estate planning and probate in Broward County. In her spare time Sophie enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Bill’s wife Roxanne Blade, is a fully licensed Certified Financial Planner. Her business, Blade Financial Services, LLC, shares space with Blade Law Office, and her expertise is a natural fit with the estate planning efforts offered by Blade & Blade, P.A. Being a client of this husband and wife team that has been working in the field of estate and financial planning together for over 20 years gives clients an added resource for information. Bill and Roxanne work together and help each other with specific clients or cases. To view a list of Roxanne’s areas of expertise or to peruse her website please visit www.bladefinancialservices.com. Roxanne speaks Spanish fluently.
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5 Reasons Why a Do-It-Yourself Will is a Bad Idea
We’ve all thought about preparing our last will and testament.
Whether it was when you bought your first home or when your first child or grandchild was born, we all want the assurance that our loved ones have financial stability if we are no longer around to take care of them.
The reality is that although we live in an age where it’s easy to get anything from the internet, downloading a simple will template online and drafting it yourself can go terribly wrong.