The DSM Law partnership was formed June 2016 through the merger of experienced local attorneys whose business experiences, shared values and perseverance created a platform to serve the community together. DSM Law strives to provide resources and a broad set of services to individuals, families and small businesses. We are here to help you as life happens.
We value our client relationships and work hard to earn your loyalty every day. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. We stand proud that many of our clients have repeatedly turned to DSM Law for counsel and representation. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
Rosanne M. Duane, Esq.
Rosanne M. Duane has practiced law for over twenty years in Palm Beach County, Florida, first with several national law firms and then in her own practice, Rosanne M. Duane, P.A., since January 2008. She has a law degree from Ohio State University and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.
Rosanne has developed a sophisticated practice in which she has dealt with many complex and intricate issues for her clients. She has received several awards and recognitions for her professional accomplishments, and in 2012 Rosanne earned the Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation. Rosanne joined the Board of Trustees for Jupiter Medical Center in January 2016 and also continues as a member of the FAU Honors College Advisory Board. Her professional memberships include the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council (past board member) and the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (past Foundation Chair). In July 2017, Rosanne was name a Florida Super Lawyer for the third time in five years.
In her free time, Rosanne puts the same passion she applies to her law practice into diverse activities including traveling with her husband (especially to Italy), cooking, writing, reading, and running. Rosanne and her husband, Christopher, are also avid golfers. They were married at Lake Como, Italy, in 2014.
Samantha R. Kelly, Esq., LL.M.
Samantha practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax planning, domicile planning and business transactions. Samantha understands that this highly personal practice area calls for a customized approach that is sensitive to your family circumstances. Samantha enjoys advising individuals on a range of estate planning strategies so they may achieve their personal and charitable objectives in a tax advantaged manner. Samantha also provides counsel to personal representatives and trustees involved with probate and trust administrations.
A Jupiter native, Samantha graduated from William T. Dwyer High School in 2008 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University College of Business in 2012, a Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2015 and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from University of Miami School of Law in 2016. Prior to joining DSM Law, Samantha practiced in Palm Beach and Vero Beach.
Samantha is admitted to practice law in Florida and Maryland. Samantha has been named to the 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers® in America Ones to Watch for her work in Tax Law and Trust and Estates. U.S. News Best Lawyers Ones to Watch identifies attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.
Emily Peters, JD
Emily Peters, born and raised in Hobe Sound, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and then went on to graduate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a certification in Business Law. A Gerber Law-Medicine Fellow while in law school, Emily served on the board of many student organizations and worked as a teaching assistant for U.S. Contract Law and International Business Transactions courses. She competed as a litigator on both Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, served as the Operations Editor for the Journal of Law, Technology, and the Internet and was elected by her peers as Law School Representative to the Graduate Student Council for all three years of law school.
Prior to joining DSM Law, Emily worked in-house at a national real estate conglomerate, as a Federal Judicial Extern for Judge Robin Rosenberg in the Southern District of Florida, and as a researcher for various professors in the fields of Professional Ethics, Bankruptcy, and Public Policy.
Growing up helping with her family’s small business has given Emily a deep understanding and insight into what it takes to make a business successful. Her experiences have given her an appreciation for all the work you have put in to grow your business and she looks forward to helping with all of your business needs. Additionally, Emily has years of experience working in elder care services and has first-hand experience in all areas of end-of-life care and the estate administration process. These experiences make her an excellent and caring resource to guide you in the administration and preservation of your legacy.
Laura A. Mallard
Office Assistant and Legal Assistant
Many of you talk with Laura initially as she is our stellar office manager. Laura has a strong background in project management, contracts and customer service as she worked for Tucson Homes for 26 years prior to joining DSM Law in 2017. Laura’s goal is to insure that our clients have all they need to complete their planning.
Laura and husband, Collins, have lived in Jupiter for 21 years. She was born in New York although lived in Broward County for most of her life. As a South Florida local, she attended St. Thomas Aquinas and attended the University of Florida. Go Gators!
Laura was the PTO Treasurer for several years when her children attended Jupiter Farms Elementary. Laura’s daughter, Elizabeth is a junior at the Jupiter High School in the Medical Academy and her son, Jonathan, is a 7th grader at Duncan Middle School. Another cool fact is that both she and Collins are animal lovers as they volunteered for Bassett Rescue for 10 years! The Mallard family enjoys spending time at the beach, volunteering at church and spending time in North Carolina at the family pecan farm.