FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 25, 2013) – Heidi M. Brown, associate attorney with Osterhout & McKinney, P.A., has been elected to the position of President of Estate Planning Council of Lee County for the 2013 calendar year.

The Estate Planning Council of Lee County is comprised of local professionals including attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, bankers and trust officers who are dedicated to increasing their estate-planning skills as well as creating professional contacts and relationships within the community.

“I look forward to working with the many talented estate-planning professionals for the benefit of our mutual clients here in Southwest Florida,” said Brown.

Brown is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, The Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections of The Florida Bar and The American Bar Association. Brown is the immediate past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Alumni Association of the College of William and Mary, and most recently received accreditation for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Brown received her Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2005, and her practice focuses on the areas of probate, trust and estate planning and Medicaid planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1997.

For more than two decades, the attorneys of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. have been committed to providing legal services to the elderly of Southwest Florida, assisting in protecting their assets, preserving their independence and maintaining their security as they confront the concerns of aging and illness. The firm’s elder law focus includes estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, living wills, health care surrogates, durable powers of attorney, trusts, life care planning, special needs trusts, Medicare and Medicaid qualification.

Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. is located in Fort Myers at 3783 Seago Lane. For more information, call 239-939-4888 or visit