Ocean City Today

Law firm expands to Berlin, offering elder law services

By Kara Hallissey | Feb 01, 2018
Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC opened a third office in Berlin on Thursday to better serve clients on the Eastern Shore. Pictured are attorneys, Amber Woodland, Michele Procino-Wells and Leslie Case DiPietro.

(Feb. 2, 2018) Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC opened a third office in Berlin on Thursday to better serve clients on the Eastern Shore.

“We have been serving clients in Maryland for the last two years,” Leslie Case DiPietro, a partner at the firm with Michele Procino-Wells and Amber Woodland, said. “We found to better serve our clients on the Eastern Shore, we have to be present. Berlin is an ideal location and also convenient for our southern-Delaware clients. The Town of Berlin is so welcoming and that solidified our decision.”

At Procino-Wells & Woodland, all three attorneys practice elder law, focused on estate planning to help families with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, sheltering assets from the costs of long term care, assistance with settling estates and preserving public benefits for people with special needs.

“We consider ourselves a ‘boutique’ law firm and help our clients proactively protect their assets,” DiPietro said. “We are seeing a lot of our clients through a crisis and they need long-term care right away.”

In addition to the Berlin location, Procino-Wells & Woodland has been operating out of Seaford, Delaware since 2005 and its Lewes, Delaware firm opened in 2014.

“It is unique to have three locations, with three attorneys at a practice [and] 15 additional employees, working out of all offices,” Woodland said. “They are our supporting family. Being an all-female attorney firm gives us a unique approach to things. Having in-depth conversations about elder law, digging deep and building relationships with families is important to us.”

Their CARES program “allows us to maintain a relationship and keep in communication” with clients and families throughout the process and beyond, she said.

In addition, the firm uses a fixed-price structure instead of billing hourly to ensure clients know right away what costs are going to be, regardless of how much time they spend with a lawyer.

“Several team members work with them to make sure their assets are aligned and their plan works when someone passes away or becomes disabled,” Woodland said. “We genuinely and truly care about our clients and their families. It is important for us to not treat them as a transaction, but to help them through the hardest part of their lives.”

All three Procino-Wells & Woodland offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We have an awesome team focused on developing ongoing relationships,” DiPietro said.

To schedule an appointment at the new Berlin location on William Street, call 443-513-4740 or email mjm@pwwlaw.com and ask for client concierge, Maria Mulrine.

For more information, visit www.pwwlaw.com.

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