Stephen J. Lacey concentrates his practice in the areas of Medicaid planning, tax and estate planning, asset protection and real estate and business transaction law. Stephen is experienced in the formulation of estate plans to achieve the client’s testamentary goals and maximize his or her tax benefits and minimize probate of estates. He recognizes that some people are at higher risk of lawsuits and judgments. These people include professionals (doctors, lawyers, accountants), business and property owners, the very wealthy, people facing imminent legal, financial or medical problems and people with high risk jobs. Many of these professionals have benefited from Stephen’s vast knowledge of proper asset protection planning that can ensure that all of their personal and business assets are protected in the event of  large unforeseen lawsuit and judgment. In addition, business organizations and non-profit organizations have benefited from his advice of developing organizational documents.

Stephen has provided tax and legal advice to board members of municipal organization, non-profit organizations and private foundations. Stephen has furnished legal services to clients for tax free exchanges of real estate and facilitates large commercial real
estate closings.

Stephen is admitted to the Florida, Virginia, and Georgia State Bars. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and Medicaid Practice System.

Stephen understands the needs of businesses, individuals and families, enabling  him to be particularly sensitive to the multiple stresses that these businesses, individuals and families confront on a daily basis. He is committed to helping clients navigate the legal systems by providing honest answers where they are hard to find and identifying lawful solutions to each client’s particular needs and goals.

Stephen Lacey is the Managing Member of the law firm of McClelland, Jones, Lyons, Lacey & Williams, LLC. The attorneys of McClelland Jones have more than 145 years combined experience in the courtrooms and practicing law in Brevard County. The attorneys are recognized as the preeminent lawyers in areas such as Health Care, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Eminent Domain and Real Estate.