MD, JD, CFP®, AEP®, EPLS, FACS, FAANS, FCLM
Dr. Monasky is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and underwent neurosurgery training at Mayo Clinic and the University of Maryland followed by a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is the only physician in the country board certified in estate planning by the Estate Planning Law Specialist Board (EPLS), which is accredited by the American Bar Association. Dr. Monasky passed a comprehensive national examination designed for actively practicing estate planning attorneys to acquire this designation. He maintains active practices in both law and neurosurgery, and recently earned the Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) designation.
Dr. Monasky has practiced neurosurgery for 25 years and law for 10 years. He spends half his time practicing neurosurgery in South Dakota and the other half practicing law with a concentration on asset protection, estate, tax, and business planning. His virtual practice focuses on drafting trusts and creating business entities utilizing highly favorable South Dakota asset protection, trust, and business laws. His clients consist of physicians, particularly surgeons, and attorneys, business owners, and other high net worth individuals. Dr. Monasky has drafted hundreds of complex trusts to achieve his clients’ desires. He has given lectures to physicians, attorneys, accountants, and trust officers – many of which have qualified for continuing legal education (CLE), continuing medical education (CME), and other professional continuing education credits. He recently formed MD Wealth Protector, LLC, a niche, virtual law firm catering to physicians, surgeons, attorneys, business owners, and other high net worth individuals.
He is licensed to practice both medicine and law in North and South Dakota. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), and the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM). He is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA), Christian Legal Society (CLS), North and South Dakota State Medical Associations, American Bar Association, State Bar Association of North Dakota and State Bar of South Dakota. He is a member of the Asset Protection Council of the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law (RPTE) section of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he is the only physician member of Wealth Counsel, a National Association of estate planning attorneys. He has earned the accredited estate planner (AEP®) designation by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. He belongs to the Financial Planning Association and is an affiliate member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.
Dr. Monasky has been married to Judy for 36 years. They are the proud parents of Mark Jr., a commercial pilot based in New York City, and Heather, an attorney in Los Angeles. Dr. Monasky can be reached at Mark@MDWealthProtector.com.
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