“I really do feel that what we do here is so important. It helps families navigate difficult situations and we’re making sure that our elders are protected, cared for, and have this next stage of their life planned for so that everybody has peace of mind.”
GENNA FASULLO LAPEER, ESQ. was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Genna received her B.A. in political science from the University of Western Ontario, located in London, Ontario, in 2010. Upon graduation, Genna moved to the United States to pursue her legal education. Genna graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014, and went on to become licensed in New York in 2014, and then in Florida in 2015.
Genna worked as a prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Marion County between October 2015 and June 2020. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, she prosecuted charges ranging from second-degree misdemeanors, up to first-degree life felony offenses. Genna tried more than 20 cases before a jury, in both county and circuit court, and managed a caseload averaging 150-200 cases.
In June of 2020, after four and a half years as a prosecutor, Genna realized she wanted a change. For her, the most important thing was that she was practicing in an area of law where she is helping others and making a difference. This led to her becoming an elder law attorney.
As an elder law attorney, Genna knows that her job is important because she is making sure our elders are protected, cared for, and have the next step of their lives planned out. It is rewarding that she is able to grant the families she works with their peace of mind while she helps them navigate their important day-to-day situations.
Genna is a member of: The Florida Bar, The New York Bar, The Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
Genna lives in Gainesville with her husband, Scott, and their son Jackson. Her special interests include running, traveling (especially back home to Canada, and to Italy), playing soccer, enjoying snow sports, and cooking. She is fluent in Italian.
Genna’s practice areas include: Probate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate & Trust Litigation and Exploitation Litigation.