Arlene C. Chase has been a solo practitioner in Charlotte County since 2008. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from Bernard M. Baruch College (NYC). Arlene’s legal experience includes representing and counseling clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, marketing law, entertainment law, licensing and contract matters. She currently concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate and trust administration.
In addition to her private practice, Arlene has held various legal and management corporate positions, including serving as in-house counsel in the financial education sector and as Senior Director of Business and Legal Affairs in the entertainment industry. She has also taught Business Law and Political Processes at the undergraduate level and served as Lecturer, Gulf Coast University Certified Paralegal Exam Review (Contract Law and Trusts and Estates.)
Her volunteer work includes service as a pro-bono attorney for Florida Rural Legal Services, Volunteer, Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) and advisory board member of the Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program. She has also served as President, Charlotte Estate Planning Council (2013 – 2014), board member of the Charlotte Local Education Foundation (2013 – 2017), CLEF Mentor, pro-bono attorney for Florida Attorneys Saving Homes (2008 – 2011), pro bono attorney for the Elder Law Project, City Bar of New York (2002 – 2006), and Secretary of the Committee on Law Student Perspectives of the City Bar of New York (2004 – 2006.)
She is a member of the Florida Bar (Member Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and Elder Law Section), Charlotte County Bar Association, and Charlotte Estate Planning Council. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.