Helena G. Malchow is the managing shareholder in the
firm of Wean & Malchow, P.A. Ms. Malchow graduated with
honors from Florida State University College of Law in May,
1992. While at Florida State University, she was an Articles
and Notes Editor for the Florida State University Law Review.
She also received a book award for State Constitutional Law
and Admiralty while at FSU. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree
in Finance and International Business from Florida International
University in Miami, Florida.
Ms. Malchow began her legal career as a law clerk with the
firm of Moore, Williams, Bryant & Gautier, P.A. where
she was exposed to a number of legal areas, including creditor's
rights, civil litigation, securities, and municipal law. After
being admitted to practice in Florida in 1992, she moved to
Orlando, Florida with her husband, Kevin Malchow. She is also
admitted to practice in the U.S. Middle District Court of
Florida. Ms. Malchow has
been approved by the Ninth Judicial Circuit as eligible to
serve as a civil case arbitrator and approved by the Florida
Supreme Court as a circuit court mediator.
In March of 1994, Ms. Malchow joined the law firm of Becker
& Poliakoff, P.A. as an associate practicing in the field
of community associations. At Becker & Poliakoff, Ms.
Malchow assisted in representing close to two hundred condominium,
homeowner and time share associations. This opportunity enabled
her to gain strong legal experience in representing community
associations in both transactional and litigation matters.
In September, 1995 she joined Paul Wean in the opening of
Paul L. Wean, P.A., where she has limited her practice to
counseling all types of community associations.
Ms. Malchow has contributed several pieces to publications
directed to community associations and has lectured on many
topics. She is former Secretary of the Mid-Florida Chapter
of the Community Association Institute.
Helena was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She speaks