Eric B. Epstein, Attorney

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Industry-Knowledgable, Dedicated & Aggressive Lawyer

I am a licensed to practice law in both the States of Florida and New York. From 2009-2016, I was a hand-on owner-operator of a large private preschool in West Palm Beach, Florida. I have served on the Board of Directors of F.A.C.C.M. for several years. In addition to being an attorney, I am  also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
During my time in the childcare industry, I experienced first-hand the impact that DCF, Local Licensing and ELC regulations and monitoring had on my business, its staff, and the overall functioning of my preschool.
I know what it’s like to see the licensing inspector walking knocking on your front door. I know what it’s like to “self-report” a potential violation. I know what it’s like to receive a Class 1 violation. I know the dread, fear and uncertainty you are feeling.
Most importantly, I know this industry, the rules, regulations and procedures, and am ready to help you fight an alleged Class 1 violation, ELC Notice of SR or VPK Termination/Probation, or any other childcare business related issue you and your preschool are facing.
I am an attorney and former owner/operator of a Florida Licensed Childcare Facility who understands your business and industry and is ready to help.

Education

In 1991, I graduated from the New York University’s Stern school of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. I then attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and graduated in 1994 with a Juris Doctor Degree. Currently, in order to better understand how the emotional aspects that many legal disputes and issues impact my clients, I earned a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Marriage and Family Therapy. My professional goal is to combine both my law degree and my therapy degree to be able to help my clients using various skills, experience, education and perspectives.

While living in New York, I was employed as an attorney by several litigation firms, before joining with a partner and opening our own firm in approximately 1996. In 2003, I left that partnership and opened my own practice and had offices in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. As an attorney in New York, I concentrated on all aspects of civil litigation. I conducted and defended hundreds of depositions, engaged in trial and appellate work, and represented hundreds of clients. Between 2007-2008, I was an Arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Queens.

From 2009-2016, I, along with my wife, owned and operated a large private pre-school in West Palm Beach.  During those seven years, we had the amazing opportunity and privilege to help educate and care for over 1500 children from ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. This experience taught me that life is not only about money, fame and fortune, but, at its core, getting up every day with the goal of helping people.

I am the proud father of two children, one of whom is severely developmental disabled.

Through the process of raising my daughter, and engaging with numerous other parents of special needs children, I realized that I wanted to focus my practice on areas of the law that truly help people and business in their daily lives.

I am available to represent licensed preschools and childcare programs throughout the State of Florida, from Jacksonville to Miami and from Tampa to West Palm Beach.
I am available to consult with by phone, Skype or in-person at your location or mine. In-person meetings by appointments only. Phone Number is 954-272-8292.

I am The Wiz 4 Childcare Biz™