Ferrari, Butler, & Moneymaker, PLLC
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
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Attorneys

Elder Law Estate Planning Sarasota Venice Bradenton

Attorneys

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Partner

John L. Ferrari, Jr.

A native of the Boston area, John first enjoyed a successful corporate career while living and working all over the globe. Eventually settling in Florida, John made the decision to leave the corporate world to pursue an encore career in the practice of elder law.

Activities & Affiliations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys

  • Sarasota County Bar Association

  • Florida Bar, Elder Law and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Sections

  • Thomas E. Penick. Jr., American Inn of Court, President

  • Siesta Key Kiwanis Club, Past Board Member

  • Men of St. Thomas More, Board Member, Past President

  • Children's Dream Fund, Board Member

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • United States Supreme Court

Education

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law

F.W. OLIN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
BABSON COLLEGE

Master of Business Administration, Cum Laude

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Bachelor of Science

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Honorable Discharge

 


 
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Partner

Sierra A. Butler

Sierra embraces the use of technology to provide efficient and cost-effective services to her clients. She strives to ensure that her client-families are in the best position possible to provide quality care for their aging or disabled loved ones while maintaining their financial security.

Sierra is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Massachusetts.  Formerly living and practicing in the Boston area, Sierra clerked at the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court and practiced law at Foley & Lardner and Kates & Barlow in Boston before returning to her home state of Florida.

In her spare time, she likes playing volleyball and spending time with her husband, their son, and their three dogs.

Education

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor

TUSCULUM COLLEGE
Bachelor of Arts

Activities & Affiliations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys

  • Manatee County Bar Association, Past President, Young Lawyers Division

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Secretary, Manatee Chapter

  • Sarasota County Bar Association

  • Manatee American Inn of Court, Reporter

  • Judge Thomas E. Penick Inn of Court

  • Florida Bar, Elder Law & Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • Massachusetts

  • United States Supreme Court


 
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partner

Elizabeth D. Moneymaker

Elizabeth  is a licensed attorney in Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. She has practiced law for over 19 years in both the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) and as a civilian litigator. 

After earning her juris doctorate, Elizabeth served on active duty with the Army as a JAG for over four years. During that time she served as a legal assistance attorney, administrative law attorney, a military prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and finally as Chief, International and Criminal Law Division, Third United States Army. 

After leaving active duty, Ms. Moneymaker continued to serve the JAG Corps as a reserve officer. She served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 335th Theater Signal Command, where she was mobilized and deployed in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, ultimately being awarded the Bronze Star for her service. Ms. Moneymaker retired from the Army as a major in 2010.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Bachelor of Arts

Activities & Affiliations

  • Manatee County Bar Association

  • St. Pete Bar Association

  • Judge Thomas E. Penick Inn of Court

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Missouri

 
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