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Joseph Lindsay, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Joseph L. Lindsay

Partner

Joe has been practicing law for more than 25 years. His practice focuses on trusts and estates and business transactions.

Joe regularly represents clients in planning and administering multi-million dollar estates. He helps clients identify their primary goals and consider options in achieving these goals.

Joe works closely with owners and officers of small and large businesses on corporate governance issues, investor issues, acquisitions and dispositions of property, and mergers and acquisitions of businesses.

Joe received his law degree with honors in 1995 from Drake University Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Drake Law Review. Joe then earned a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Securities Law (which relates to business investor issues) from Georgetown University Law School. He later earned a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. Joe is admitted to practice law in Florida, Washington, D.C. and Nevada.

Todd Allen, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Todd B. Allen

Partner

Todd B. Allen focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, real estate, condominium and homeowners’ association representation.

Todd represented a significant number of homeowners facing foreclosure in Collier and Lee Counties. As a result of his work, Todd has been featured in the national media with articles in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Housing Wire, Time Magazine, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Todd has also appeared on MSNBC and Fox News to discuss his work and the foreclosure crisis. Todd was featured in a John Oliver segment on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart called “The Forecloser“.

Todd graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a degree in political science and as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. After obtaining his law degree, Todd became a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kelsey Hazzard, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Kelsey Hazzard

Attorney

Kelsey grew up in Naples, Florida. She is a proud graduate of the University of Miami (B.A. 2009) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2012). Immediately following law school, she devoted a year to public service as the 2012-2013 legal fellow for Americans United for Life in Washington, D.C. When her fellowship concluded, she returned home and began her career as a litigator. She joined Lindsay & Allen in June 2019.

Kelsey strongly values community involvement. She is a past president of the Michael R.N. McDonnell (Collier County) chapter of the American Inns of Court, scholarship chair of the Naples Junior Woman’s Club, and active member of BNI Competitive Edge. Outside of the office, you’ll find her enjoying time with her foster children or singing karaoke.

Mellissa D. Stubbs, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Mellissa D. Stubbs

Attorney

Mellissa D. Stubbs is an associate in the firm’s Trust and Estate department. She handles estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship, and assists with estate litigation. She is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts.

Mellissa graduated magna cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law, ranked third in her class. While in law school, she served as Editor-In-Chief for the school magazine, The Gavel, and was awarded the St. Thomas Aquinas Award for exemplifying the ideals of dignity, honor, and respect. Mellissa was also a judicial intern to the U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and completed two Certified Legal Internships with the State of Florida.

When she is not working, Mellissa enjoys the beach, the sun, the sea, and her family.

Maritrini “Trini” Crampton, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Maritrini “Trini” Crampton

Attorney

Trini is a transactional attorney with a practice focused on real estate and business. She represents a variety of businesses and individuals engaged in the acquisition, leasing, ownership, operation, and disposition of real estate. Skilled in drafting and negotiation, Trini started her legal career focusing exclusively on community association law and has since expanded her practice.

Trini received her law degree from the University of Florida, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law and was the recipient of the Helen Gibel Blechman Pro Bono Award. During law school, she was a Student Honors Program member with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. She also completed a study abroad program with the University of Oxford in England. Trini holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Florida.

Ryan J. Beadle, Attorney at Lindsay Allen Law

Ryan J. Beadle

Attorney

Ryan J. Beadle joined Lindsay & Allen in 2024 and has practiced law and worked in related fields for 15 years.

Ryan has counseled individuals and families in sophisticated domestic and international estate planning; life insurance planning; trust and estate settlement; and estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. His work has included foreign and domestic trusts and asset protection structures. He has assisted individuals with ownership and succession issues related to investments in real property through the use of closely held and family business entities.

Additionally, Ryan has counseled clients regarding the creation, ownership, and transfer of interest in closely held and family business entities to accomplish a wide variety of wealth succession and family planning goals. Ryan has authored numerous articles and spoken regarding a variety of estate and asset protection planning topics.

Community Service: Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council, 2016-20

Speaking: The Corporate Transparency Act, 2024 Estate Planning Symposium (Collier County Bar Association), February 23, 2024

Publications:

  • Author of The Corporate Transparency Act: Reporting Requirements for Closely Held-Companies, The Adverse Witness Vol. 219, July-August 2023
  • Co-author of E Partnershipus Unum: Once They Were Individual Partners, Now They Are One, LISI Business Entities Newsletter #150, January 21, 2016
  • Co-author of In re Ferrante: Not Modifying Trust to Comply with Tax Law Creates Bankruptcy Nightmare, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #311, November 10, 2015
  • Co-author of In re Lewiston: Bad Facts + Solid Law = Right Result, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #302, July 14, 2015
  • Co-author of Safanda v. Castellano: District Court Tells Bankruptcy Court to Cast-away-no, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #297, May 25, 2015
  • Co-author of In Re Cowin: Debtor Disposed of and Used Non-Exempt Property to Purchase Homestead with Intent to Hinder, Delay or Defraud Creditors, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #282, February 10, 2015
  • Co-author of In re Ronald Bifani: Did the 11th Circuit Get It Right?, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #277, December 16, 2014
  • Co-author of Tar Heel (or Is It Blue Devil) Trusts under North Carolina Law, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #271, November 24, 2014
  • Co-author of Mississippi’s Qualified Disposition in Trust Act: Mississippi Becomes 15th State to Permit Creation of ‘Full’ Self-Settled Asset Protection Trusts, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #250, June 24, 2014
  • Co-author of U.S. v. Rose: Fraudulent Transfer of Assets to Cook Islands Asset Protection Trust, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #244, May 7, 2014
  • Co-author of Law v. Siegel: US Supreme Court Holds California Homestead Exemption Not Subject to Bankruptcy Trustee’s Surcharge, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #241, April 3, 201
  • Co-author of Goldberg v. Rosen: Important Lessons for Advisors when Counseling Clients on Asset Protection Strategies, LISI Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #218, January 24, 2013

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