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, including being named a Florida Super Lawyer 3 of 5 years. 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 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.
Kelly C. Sturmthal, Esq.
Kelly is a people person, if you have met her, you know that fact. She enjoys meeting with all of our clients, learning about their personal situation and meeting their estate and business needs. Her goal is to ensure you are Protecting Your Family and Protecting Your Business.
If you are a local or a snow bird, Kelly can relate! Kelly is originally from Wall, New Jersey and in 1981, her family moved to Jupiter, Florida. After graduating from Jupiter High School, she received a finance degree from the University of Central Florida and began her career with Barnett Bank, working in all areas of Banking and Marketing. As a long time Jupiter resident, she has lots of local information to share as well.
Guiding others through their planning has always been part of Kelly’s focus so she chose to pursue a law degree at the University of Miami. Since graduating, she has been practicing in the areas of Wills, Estate Planning, Probate and Small Business Planning.
Kelly and her husband moved back to Jupiter in 2002, where they decided to raise their children. She then opened up her legal practice and several other businesses, including a family business with her dad and Step Out Strategies, a business consulting firm. Sadly, her dad passed away in 2011. Kelly still continues the legacy businesses that she and her dad started. Several years ago, her mom remarried a wonderful man who was a widower. Kelly continues to draw on her life and business experiences to guide her clients in their estate planning, probate and business planning.
Kelly is married to Jeff Sturmthal, an Air Force F-16 (retired) and American Airlines pilot. In addition to her past involvement in her children’s school for five (5) years as PTO President, Kelly has also served as past President and Board member of the Jupiter High School Boosters Team and an original founder of Think Local Jupiter and Jupiter Local PBC. Visit Kelly’s other websites today.
As of 2022, this local Instagram group is now known as THINK LOCAL MILITARY, honoring local military families and providing local unique gift options.
If you need a speaker, Kelly also provides business consulting courses and regularly speaks about Planning for your LEGACY .
Family is part of Kelly’s conversation with all of our clients. She and Jeff have two sons and a puppy named Bailey. Nicholas is studying aerospace engineering at the University of Florida and Alexander is serving our country at the US Air Force Academy. Together, Jeff and Kelly enjoy parenting, volunteering at church and local organizations, race cars, planes and traveling.
Emily Peters, Esq.
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 her husband, Collins, have lived in Jupiter for over 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 senior at the Jupiter High School in the Medical Academy and her son, Jonathan, is a 8th 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.