Patricia L. Young

Firm Value Statement: Appelrouth Farah & Co. is a full-service accounting and international business advisory firm specializing in auditing, domestic and international taxation, litigation support, forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuation and family office.  Our firm has been a pioneer in serving as neutral financial professionals in collaborative family law.

Education and Degrees

  • Florida International University:
  • Master of Business Administration – 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – 1978

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – 2009)
  • Certified Legal Assistant (National Association of Legal Assistants – 2008)

Other Professional Organizations

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Affiliate Member
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Legal Assistants

Rachel K. Samek

Firm Value Statement:  Our firm exclusively practices marital and family law and is committed to resolving family issues outside of court and through a negotiated and/or mediated approach.  I am a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer and assist clients with all family issues, including divorce, paternity matters, parenting plans, modifications of existing agreements, relocation matters and pre or post nuptial agreements.

Languages: English

Education and Degrees (list 3)

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Center, 2007
  • B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002 (Psychology and Sociology)

Professional Licenses (list 3)

  • Member of the Florida Bar

Other Professional Organizations (list 3)

  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Member, Florida First Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • PTA, North Beach Elementary School

Ronda Fuchs

Firm Value Statement:  My goal is to help alleviate the chaos and emotional devastation that can accompany divorce, to have parents stay conscious of what is in the best interest for their children, and to prepare them for a more functional post-marital relationship.

Additional Office Locations:      

Willing to travel and work in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties

Education and Degrees

  • Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy

Professional Licenses   

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Other Professional Organizations           

  • American Psychological  Association
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals