Our Attorneys

Langley Clark

Langley ClarkLangley has been practicing law since 2008 in the areas of estate, gift and tax planning, asset preservation, for-profit business planning, trademark prosecution, and patent prosecution. Originally from Gainesville, Florida, Langley graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in biomedical engineering.

Post undergraduate, Langley returned to Gainesville to attend law school at the University of Florida with an emphasis in intellectual property law. After graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2008, and joining the Florida Bar, Langley joined Julia Cook (“Julie”) and John C. Bovay as an associate in their firm Bovay & Cook, P.A. During her time at Bovay & Cook, Langley also took courses in taxable estate and gift planning at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Tax LL.M. program. In 2011, Bovay & Cook was acquired by Dean Mead, and Langley joined a law firm concentrating in patent prosecution to further her expertise in the field of intellectual property law. Langley’s work included preparation, drafting, filing and prosecution of numerous patent applications for large tech companies with the United States Patent and Trademark.

In 2014, Julie and Langley re-joined to continue their practice together in taxable and non-taxable estate planning, asset preservation, tax exempt law, and intellectual property, and probates. Langley especially enjoys photography, running, spending time with her children, outdoor activities, and reading.

Julia Cook

Julie PolenghiJulia (Julie) has been practicing law for 11+ years in the areas of tax-exempt law, taxable and non-taxable estate and gift planning, asset preservation, for-profit business planning, and probate. Julie originates from St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and also studied at the University of Ghana, in Accra. Thereafter, Julie traveled and studied throughout West Africa. Julie graduated with her J.D. from the University of Oregon, concentrating in nonprofits and tax law. She also studied comparative law of the U.S., Australia, South Africa, and the U.K., at the University of Adelaide, in Australia, and wrote her J.D. thesis on comparative income tax laws of the U.S. and Australia. Julie then studied and graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law Tax LL.M. program to further her knowledge of tax law.

During Julie’s year as a U.F. Tax LL.M. student, she clerked for John C. Bovay (“Jack”), a continuously rated AV-rated lawyer and Florida Super Lawyer. Jack is one of few attorneys in the State of Florida with a J.D., C.P.A., Tax LL.M., and certified by the state in both trusts and estates and tax law. After joining the Florida Bar, Julie became an associate of Jack’s in 2005, and was made partner in 2006. Julie also served Of Counsel to the firm of Dean Mead, a nationally recognized firm of superior reputation and excellent lawyers. In 2011, Julie’s firm was acquired by Dean Mead.

Julie left private practice in 2012 to increase her expertise in the field of tax exempt law by working at the U.S. Treasury Department, Exempt Organization Division of the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. During Julie’s work at U.S. Treasury, she wrote numerous rulings and manuals for the Tax-Exempt Organization Division, and formed close relationships with U.S. Treasury employees and executives. With advanced knowledge in tax-exempt law, Julie has returned to private practice.

Julie has a special affinity for international philanthropy. Her time in West Africa, Australia, and other extensive travel give her an exceptional ability to relate and communicate effectively with the international community.

Wendy Reed, Esq.

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, Wendy has 10+ years of experience representing parents, grandparents, guardians and their children in special education cases in public and charter schools (including cyber schools) in the greater Philadelphia area and Lehigh Valley. Wendy has successfully represented numerous children with a wide range of learning and emotional disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder. She also offers free workshops for parents and behavioral health providers on the rights of children with special needs to receive a free appropriate public education.

Wendy also practices in the area of nonprofit law, including, but not limited to, formation, structural planning, governance, compliance, asset preservation, and termination, with respect to federal and state law.

Susan Licari, Esq.  susan 1

Susan I. Licari is a licensed attorney with the Oregon State Bar residing in and originating from Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon University in Criminology with a minor in Philosophy.  She graduated from University of Oregon School of Law in 2003 and began to work for the State or Oregon Child Welfare, Department of Human Services where she gained experience and knowledge regarding family law and criminal law. Susan also organized and leads a Section 501(c)(3) public charity, dedicated to animal welfare. Susan is dedicated to community service and outreach. Susan also served as in house counsel to a farm labor company. Susan’s experience has given her a breadth of knowledge of philanthropic endeavors, in depth experience with displaced abused and neglected children, and safety standards and compliance with OSHA  and BOLI laws.

Susan’s practice focuses on nonprofit law, both federal and state, and OSHA and BOLI. She also provides legal advice to and consults with nonprofits regarding governance, management, in house contracts, daily operations, social and other media fundraising, and finances.

 

adminOur Attorneys