James Ballerano Named 2012-2013 President of the Boca Raton Historical Society

Attorney James A. Ballerano, Jr., AEP, president of Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, has been named president of the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Online PR News – 06-June-2012 – Boca Raton – Attorney James A. Ballerano, Jr., AEP®, President of Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, a regional estate planning, wealth preservation and real estate law firm, has been named President of the Boca Raton Historical Society for 2012-2013. A member of the Historical Society since 2009, Ballerano previously served as Vice President from 2010 to 2012.

As President of the Boca Raton Historical Society, Ballerano will be responsible for conducting monthly board meetings, monthly executive board meetings, communication with the Historical Society’s Executive Director Mary Czar and staff, and conduct monthly planning meetings for events including Boca Bacchanal - the annual wine and food fundraising weekend.

Ballerano commented on his new role. “I look forward to contributing to the mission of uniting our community through our common history,” he said. “My top three objectives are to conclude the branding project of Town Hall being renamed the Boca Raton History Museum, formalize the ten year strategic plan which will take the BRHS to its 50th anniversary, and expand the Oral History project which will serve to broaden the demographic representation of Boca Raton.”

For the past two years, Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack has been a co-sponsor with local philanthropist Madelyn Savarick of the “Town Hall Talks” lecture series. The firm will once again be a co-sponsor for the 2012-2013 lecture series.

Ranked one of the area’s Top Lawyers by Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, Ballerano focuses his practice on wealth preservation for affluent clients. He holds the AEP® – Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

In other community involvement, Ballerano serves as Vice Chair and Board Member of the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts (which produces the Festival of the Arts at Mizner Park); President (through June 2012) and Board Member of the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council; Member of the Professional Advisor Committee of the Jewish Federation for South Palm Beach County; Member of the Professional Advisor Network of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties; Member of the Professional Advisor Committee of the Boca Raton Museum of Art; and Vice Chair of Support the Arts, Inc. (known as “stARTS”), a charitable organization in formation.

About the Boca Raton Historical Society

The Boca Raton Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of greater Boca Raton. The Historical Society maintains stewardship of historic buildings including Boca Raton Town Hall and the Countess De Hoernle Pavilion (F.E.C. Railway). Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society include educational opportunities, exhibits, lectures, tours, lesson plans for teachers and education program for school students. The Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Historical Society offices are located at the Boca Raton Town Hall, 71 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL, 33432.

About Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack

Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, an AV® Peer Review Rated law firm, has served a national client base from South Florida for over 40 years. Founded in 1970, the firm of eight lawyers and 20 other professionals and staff maintains offices at 1201 George Bush Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483 and at 399 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 202, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For more information, visit Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack on the web at www.chapin-law.com or contact Helen Ballerano, Marketing Director, at 561-272-1225.
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