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EDUCATION 

Juris Doctor                            Georgia State University      Rank: 21/196
Master of Science                   Georgia State University      Personal Financial Planning
Master of Business Admin.     Northeastern University       Finance & Banking
Bachelor of Arts                      University of Virginia            Economics

EMPLOYMENT

Law

Assisted individuals and families with the legal and financial issues brought on by aging, chronic illness and disability, including estate planning, special needs trusts, senior housing options, reverse mortgages, Medicare, and long-term care planning including Medicaid and veteran's benefits.

Elder Law Office of Mark Schaefer, P.C.     Savannah, Georgia           1999-Present 

Financial Planning

Prepared and presented modular and comprehensive personal financial plans for individuals and small businesses. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® licensee.

Mark Schaefer, CFP® (self-employed)          Richmond Hill, Georgia             1998-2004
The Acacia Group/The Advisors Group, Inc.   Atlanta, Georgia                      1997-1998

Public Administration

Administered federal and state community development programs at the state and municipal levels. Federal programs administered included the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and several programs funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

City of Savannah                                            Savannah, Georgia                   1999-2000
Georgia Department of Community Affairs        Atlanta, Georgia                       1996-1997 Georgia Housing and Finance Authority           Atlanta, Georgia                       1992-1996
Georgia Small Business Development Center   Athens, Georgia                       1992
Norwalk Redevelopment Agency                      Norwalk, Connecticut               1987-1992
Worcester Cooperation Council, Inc.                Worcester, Massachusetts       1986-1987

Higher Education

Developed and taught undergraduate courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Strategic Planning.

Monroe Junior College                                  New Rochelle, New York             1988-1989
Richmond College                                        London, England                        1981-1986
Mount Ida College                                        West Newton, Massachusetts     1981 Northeastern University                                 Boston, Massachusetts              1979-1981

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of Georgia  (Fiduciary Law and Elder Law Sections)
Savannah Bar Association                                                                                           National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)                                                    Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging