By Holland McBurns, Managing Partner, Evergreen Elder Law

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about how life has changed these past few months and wondering where do we go next. I never thought in my lifetime a viral pandemic would bring the US to a roaring halt, much less, the rest of the world. So much sadness and fear on one side; so many acts of kindness and caring on another. Communities coming together to help those in need such as our neighbors, the homeless, families, veterans and the elderly. It is truly a beautiful thing to see.

When I opened my practice, Evergreen Elder law, in 2000, I knew I wanted to make a difference in my community. My vision for my practice started with focusing on family-value based planning; helping guide every family and individuals to make the best decisions for their situations. As my firm grew, so did the vision of how I could address the struggles and needs of those in my community.

Now, 20 years later, Evergreen Elder Law has 10 full-time employees committed to serving those most vulnerable in our society; our elderly. “My Vision” became “Our Vision” as we have grown into a law practice emphasizing pre -planning and crisis planning for Medicaid, veterans, long- term care, special needs planning, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships. Utilizing a holistic and team-centered approach for each of our clients, we can provide the guidance necessary to achieve the best possible results.

So here I sit, wondering what the world will look like next year, in 20 years, 30 years – who knows? But this I do know. With the help of many – my family, my peers, my friends, my office colleagues, we have made a difference in our communities. Come wind, rain, snow, or a yet unknown crisis – our community is strong and we are there for each other.