About J&D Properties
After 14 dedicated years of upward mobility as a business analyst at one of North America’s largest transportation businesses, Dennis discovered that he wanted more meaning in his life. The father of two boys was searching for a balance between fatherhood and the business world, both in which he excelled. He turned to his lifelong friend, attorney Jason Penrod, and just as they had worked together in the past as little league teammates and college study partners, they brainstormed a solution. Dennis would help Jason catapult his own business venture of starting an elder law firm; thus Family Elder Law was born.
With a 30 year friendship as a foundation, a master’s degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Business Strategies) and an unparalleled work ethic, Dennis’s background provided the perfect combination to assist Jason and become the Operations Director at the new firm. Dennis instantly appreciated the flexibility and enjoyed the fulfillment of working alongside Jason and helping people in need.
As all successful and motivated businessmen can tell you, “Change is the only constant,” and progressive Dennis fully embraces this concept as he constantly strives to improve and reinvent himself and his business endeavors. In addition to his duties as Operations Director for Family Elder Law, he has also created Scovazzo Consulting and cofounded Family Financial Services and J & D Properties.
When not working away at the computer or brainstorming innovative business ideas, Dennis can be found spending time with the three loves of his life; his sons, Tyler and Dylan and the Buffalo Bills.
Fortunate to have grown up next door to his grandparents, Jason is from Pendleton, New York, a small rural town that is a half hour drive from Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
He earned his earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science while attending the Honors Program at Niagara University and was the recipient of the Sertoma Award for academic excellence. Minoring in Spanish, Jason was blessed with the life changing opportunity to live with a Spanish family in Seville, Spain while studying abroad for a semester.
Upon graduation, Jason ran for political office and worked to save money to attend law school in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University. After graduating in 2003, Jason relocated to Florida to begin his law career with G. Penfield Jennings, P.A. in Dunedin. In late 2004, Jason accepted a position with Weaver and McClendon, P.A. in Lake Wales. Having never visited Lake Wales, Jason grew an instant affection for the community and its small town charm. After a short time with the firm, partners Jim Weaver and Jay McClendon supported Jason in developing their elder law practice and Jason became a partner in 2007 with the new entity Weaver, McClendon & Penrod, LLP.
In early 2013, Jason opened the Family Elder Law Firm, P.A. with his firm’s mission to provide quality legal services in a compassionate and comforting manner to the needs of the elderly, those with special needs and to their respective families.
With his business partner and lifelong friend, Dennis Scovazzo, the two have expanded their business endeavors recently by cofounding Family Financial Services and J&D Properties.
Jason and his wife, Monica, are blessed with two beautiful children, Isabella and Alexander.