Monday, February 10, 2014

Alan Rose Esq., John J. Pankauski, Pankauski Law Firm PLLC, Janet Craig of Oppenheimer and the Ted Bernstein, Robert Spallina, Donald Tescher, Kimberly Moran Fraud, Forgery Florida Estate Case in the Estate of Shirley Bernstein and the Estate of Simon Bernstein.

Does John J. Pankauski of Pankauski Law Firm PLLC have ANY Conflicts of Interest in Representing Ted Bernstein in the Estate Matters of the Shirley Bernstein Estate and the Simon Bernstein Estate?

Who is the manager of the Bernstein Family Realty LLC, and why does Janet Craig of Oppenheimer seem to be consistently lying about this matter?

Why do the police and the state attorney, know and admit that Kimberley Moran committed forgery in tracing a signature of a man that had died and of his son living in order to change estate documents, yet they do not write it up official as forgery, to protect law firm Tescher and Spallina and Ted Bernstein of Life Insurance Concepts?

Why are all of these folks willing to lie, commit forgery, lie in court and have the judge threaten miranda rights, report murder to the police that turns into a records check official and all manner of lies, deceit, fraud, forgery and abuse of the court process?

And here we Go, with Robert Spallina, Donald Tescher and Mark Manceri all jumping ship we have new "counsel" for Ted Bernstein and it appears to already smell of conflicts of interest and doubling crossing.

Take a Look.

From: John Pankauski []
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 5:06 PM
Cc: Alan Rose (; Heather Graboyes
Subject: Bernstein Family Realty LLC

Dear Mr. Bernstein,

Kindly see attached letter.

Thank you.

John J. Pankauski, Esquire
Pankauski Law Firm PLLC
Estate & Trust Litigation
120 South Olive Avenue
Guaranty 701
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
(561) 514 - 0900

Here is the Attached Letter,

Mr. Bernstein:

 I am writing in response to your email to our client, Ted S. Bernstein,

of Friday. In light of the withdrawal of Tescher & Spallina as counsel, we

have been retained along with Alan Rose, Esq. by Ted, as Successor Trustee

of the Shirley Bernstein Trust and as Successor Personal Representative of

the Estate of Shirley Bernstein. We also intend to represent Ted as

Successor Trustee of the Simon L. Bernstein Trust and, if appointed, as the 

Successor Personal Representative of the Estate of Simon L. Bernstein. 

 First, we are advising you that Ted has no relation to Bernstein

Family Realty, LLC ("BFR"). Ted is not a manager or member of that

entity. It is our understanding that BFR owns the house in which you live,

subject to two mortgages totaling (REDACTED). We are not aware of BFR

having any other assets, but have no idea either way. BFR is a defendant in

an action filed by William Stansbury. In that action, BFR's counsel has

withdrawn and it will need to seek new counsel to defend itself, if it so

chooses. By copy of this email to Oppenheimer, who we believe currently

serves as the manager of BFR, we are reminding them that they will need to

defend the action, unless someone can convince Mr. Stansbury to drop his

claims against BFR and/or dismiss BFR from the case.

 Although Ted is not involved with BFR, it is our understanding that

the entity is a manager-managed LLC; its current manager is Oppenheimer

Trust Company; and its members are three trusts created by Simon Bernstein

during his lifetime for the benefit of (REDACTED)

Oppenheimer serves as trustee of the three trusts which own BFR. Ted has

nothing to do with BFR.

 Second, please note that Ted did not assume personal financial

responsibility for you, your wife or your children, for any purposes, upon

your parent’s death. Please cease making demands upon Ted for money to

pay your personal living expenses.

 Third, in his capacity as Successor Trustee of the Shirley Bernstein 

Trust, on advice of counsel, Ted as Trustee decided to make interim 

distributions to all of the beneficiaries upon the sale of the condominium. 

These distributions were made to those beneficiaries appointed by Simon L.

Bernstein through the exercise of his Power of Appointment. In that regard,

three trusts were created and given tax id numbers, one for each of your


1. Trust f/b/o (REDACTED) under the Simon L. Bernstein Trust dtd


2. Trust f/b/o (REDACTED) under the Simon L. Bernstein Trust dtd


3. Trust f/b/o (REDACTED)n under the Simon L. Bernstein Trust dtd


 I have been advised that the Successor Trustee offered to make an

interim distribution of (REDACTED) for each of your children, to be placed into

the three trusts created by Simon’s testamentary documents, but you refused

those interim distributions and indicated you did not want to accept such


Sincerely yours,


By: John J. Pankauski, Esquire

cc: Ted S. Bernstein

 Alan B. Rose, Esq.
 Janet Craig (

To Download Document Above

Eliot Bernstein Reply to John J. Pankauski of PANKAUSKI LAW FIRM P.L.L.C. 

"Mr. Pankauski,

 nice to speak with you again, as you will recall we spoke back in September 2013 and I sent you over PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL HIGHLY SENSITIVE information regarding the Estates of my mother and father for your review and we had several correspondences on the phone and through a series of emails with you and several members of your offices in efforts to retain your firm in these same matters. 

 I anticipate that you will be withdrawing as counsel to any other parties in these matters and will explain this in your withdrawal papers to the Court with a complete removal of any papers filed in conflict. 

 I am uncertain how you could forget our meetings after being given so much information in this case already just a short time ago.  

You even told me and Candice once you reviewed the volumes of material sent to you and knew of the forgery and fraud that occurred with Tescher & Spalllina PA, where Judge Colin warned the attorneys Tescher, Spallina and Manceri and my brother Theodore in a hearing that he had enough to read them their Miranda’s, you claimed you were shocked that Judge Colin did not throw them out and seize the records, etc.  

You also proposed a retainer of $200,000.00 to handle the matters for me and my children in both estates and I informed you I would be working on raising those monies to retain you and have been working on getting that done, I had no idea you were meeting with the other side. 

 Did you run a conflicts check prior to your engagement of my brother?  

Did you not know it was my brother and my family’s estate matters after your promise of confidentiality of our information?  

After I get your response back to this email I will review your attached letter and respond if you plan on remaining counsel to my brother or any other parties in these matters.  I will expect that any charges to the estate be removed as well and copies of all letters and correspondences you have had with the other side be forwarded for my review.

Thank you,


Eliot I. Bernstein
Iviewit Holdings, Inc. – DL"

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