Saint Petersburg, Florida Estate Planning Lawyers

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Mr. Jerrold Edward Slutzky
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Safety Harbor, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
529 Harbor Grove Circle
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Jerrold E. Slutzky, J.D., CFP® is a Florida-licensed Attorney at Law and owner of The Slutzky Law Firm, which focuses primarily on Estate Planning Services ( wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogate designations, living wills, probate, guardianships, etc.) and Small Business Legal Services (start-ups, buy-sell agreements, drafting of legal documents, contract negotiations, succession planning, and general business law, counseling, and advice. Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois ( Champaign -Urbana ), and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois
Susan Charles
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Largo, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(727) 683-1483 801 West Bay Drive
Suite 518
Largo, FL 33770
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
Susan M. Charles, J.D., LL.M. (Elder Law) Attorney Susan Marie Charles is a Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" peer review rated elder law attorney practicing in Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Florida. She provides comprehensive legal services to people in the Tampa Bay area who need assistance with estate planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and trust and estate administration. A native of Rockville, Maryland, Susan enjoyed a 10-year career as an international travel consultant in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Tampa. A King-O'Neal Scholar, she graduated first in her undergraduate class, receiving her Bachelor's Degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of South...
Anne Sheffler Douglass
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Bradenton, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(941) 746-6656 4501 Manatee Ave. W. #229
Bradenton, FL 34209
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Loyola University New Orleans
Anne grew up in Manatee County, Florida and has always served those in her community. She has witnessed the devastation caused by failure of families to plan for long term care, disabilities and end of life. Her goal is to make these life challenges easier to negotiate for the Senior as well as for the Senior’s family. Having practiced law here since 1977, she practices Elder Law which includes probate and estates, estate planning, guardianships, wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance directives, Medicaid planning and Special Needs Trusts. In addition to her professional associations, Anne...
Walter B Shurden Jr.
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
611 Druid Road East
Suite 712
Clearwater, FL 33756
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Walt Shurden is a Florida Board Certifed Elder Law Attorney and a former Georgia CPA who used to audit nursing homes and hopitals for a Medicare contractor. Now he represents families who seek Medicaid and VA eligibility because they need help paying for the high cost of long term care. He devises estate plans and asset protection plans for his clients. He also serves as fiduciary, and represents other fiduciaries in probate and trust administration proceedings. All four staff members are experienced and have been with the firm for over 10 years.
Debra Lynn Dandar
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 352-3533 3705 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
I understand how hard it is for people with medical and financial issues who need help. My own grandmother, who recently passed away at 94 years of age, helped me to understand the issues that Seniors face. My passion is to help Seniors and their families to plan for their future, and to help them to prevent the devastating expense of long term nursing home or assisted living facility care. We can help Seniors and Veterans to understand the benefits that may be available to them such as Medicaid and Aid...
Zachary D. Herman
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Largo, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(727) 584-8161 200 Clearwater Largo Rd S
Largo, FL 33770
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Maritime and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Zachary D. Herman is passionate about defending the rights of his client. Call or email today to schedule a consultation.
R. Todd Burbine
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(727) 286-6257 3410 Henderson Blvd
200
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Whittier Law School
Mr. Burbine specializes in Real Estate, (Foreclosures) Development Planning and Land Use Law, Landlord/Tenant and Boundary Disputes, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and General Civil Litigation. Before starting his own firm Mr. Burbine clerked with firms practicing mainly in Civil Litigation. Mr. Burbine also clerked with the Orange County Public Defenders Office (California) and the Tampa City Attorney's Office. After passing the Bar, Mr. Burbine practice family law and general civil litigation before practicing mainly Real Estate, Municipal Law and Estate Planning and Probate. Mr. Burbine has been the Assistant City Attorney for several Local Municipalities; including Safety...
Stephen  Lee
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(833) 374-4487 3804 West North B St
Tampa, FL 33609
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of Notre Dame
We are a law firm based in the heart of Tampa with expertise in Family Law, Discrimination and Business Litigation. Our lawyers have collective experience of over 35 years handling cases just like yours. We are a boutique law firm focused on your rights and making sure that those rights are taken care of.

Our attorneys are able to provide the skills and expertise that may be found at larger firms without the overhead expenses many of these larger law firms typically pass on to its clients. We are passionate about helping to build our community and its businesses and work...
Patrick Cremeens
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 839-2000 4707 W. Gandy Blvd.
Suite 8
Tampa, FL 33611
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
We are a full-service law firm servicing clients in Tampa and throughout the State of Florida.
Susan Marie Charles
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(727) 723-2222 26750 U.S. Highway 19 North
Suite 110
Clearwater, FL 33761
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
Susan M. Charles, J.D., LL.M. (Elder Law) Attorney Susan Marie Charles is an attorney practicing in Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Florida. She provides comprehensive legal services to people in the Tampa Bay area who need assistance with estate planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and trust and estate administration. A native of Rockville, Maryland, Susan enjoyed a 10-year career as an international travel consultant in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Tampa. A King-O'Neal Scholar, she graduated first in her undergraduate class, receiving her Bachelor's Degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida Honors College in 2002. She received her...
Craig A. Epifanio
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Florida Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience

An Experienced and Aggressive Legal Advocate Providing Attentive and Caring Client Service Along Florida's Gulf Coast Lawyer Craig A. Epifanio began his practice of law solely defending those accused of a crime. He... Read More »
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Joseph Lee
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
3804 West North B St
Tampa, FL 33609
Estate Planning and Civil Rights
Duke University
Nicole M. Whitaker
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Lawyer
(813) 575-0854 Civic Memorial Office Center
6601 Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL 33615
Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
Nicole M. Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Legal, LLC, is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing. Ms. Whitaker splits her time between the Towson, Maryland and Tampa, Florida offices. After living in Madrid, Spain, Ms. Whitaker speaks Spanish fluently. In her free time, she teaches English as a Second Language for the Community College of Baltimore County.
J. Corey Silverman
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(727) 498-5207 1253 Park Street
Suite 200
Clearwater, FL 33756
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Stetson University College of Law
Michael John Faehner
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
Clearwater, FL 33764
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
Valparaiso University School of Law
Michael was born in Manhasset, New York. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance along with a Bachelors of Arts in History. He attended Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating with multiple honors in 1994. Michael passed the Bar in 1994 and has been a practicing attorney since then. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Florida School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in the state of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, the United States Supreme...
Carol A Lawson
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(727) 410-2705 28870 US Highway 19 N #300
Clearwater, FL 33761
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David Thorpe
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(727) 796-5600 3000 Gulf to Bay Boulevard #313
Clearwater, FL 33759
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University
David Thorpe is originally from the Detroit Michigan area, but since 1988 he has been a resident of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Thorpe has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 1997. Upon being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997, Mr. Thorpe served as a federal law clerk to the judges in the Middle District of Florida. Afterwards he worked as assistance legal counsel for the Hillsborough County Sheriffâs Office. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed and authorized to practice in all state courts in Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District...
Spiro J. Verras
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Palm Harbor, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(727) 493-2900 31640 US 19 N
Suite 4
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
A graduate of Yale and Tulane, Spiro’s professional background includes estate planning and probate, corporate and business law, real estate and closings, intellectual property, immigration and civil litigation, with experience in serious personal injury and probate litigation. He has handled class actions, consumer protection and privacy matters, and has pursued claims against major financial institutions on behalf of defrauded customers, and he has tirelessly championed civil rights suits. A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Spiro was formerly a partner at Jones, Verras & Freiberg, a New Orleans-based multistate law firm. After returning to the Tampa Bay area, Spiro served...
Joshua E Adams
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(321) 314-2828 235 N Garden Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
The Adams Law Firm, P.A. was founded by husband and wife attorneys, Josh and Amy Adams. Josh is an experienced trial attorney. He started his career as a criminal prosecutor, where he prosecutor crimes from minor traffic crimes, including DUI, to felonies punishable by life in prison. After leaving the prosecutors office, Josh worked at a small firm in Orlando practicing criminal defense, civil litigation, and probate. In 2013, along with his wife, he started the Adams Law Firm, P.A. with a goal or bringing excellent representation and communication to Central Florida. Amy Adams...
Joseph Noah Alexander
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Houston Law Center
Joe focuses on business and commercial litigation, real property disputes, landlord representation, title insurance claims, trust and probate litigation, and corporate and business disputes, including shareholder derivative and dissolution actions. In addition, Joe represents community associations, such as homeowners’ associations and condominium associations. Joe’s diverse experience also includes general probate administration, drafting of wills and trusts and transactional matters. Licensed in 2003, Joe has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such recognition possible for a lawyer, and one which reflects the opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Joe has also been...
Louis David Putney
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(813) 831-3376 4805 South Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
For over 33 years, Louis D. Putney has assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate and personal planning needs through wills, living trusts, and advance directives. He is an experienced trial attorney, prepared to represent his clients in will contest and undue influence litigation. Visit our website at LouisPutneyLaw.com
Joshua Keleske
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(813) 254-0044 3333 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 204
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
Gregory Allen Fox
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(888) 342-7314 2515 Countryside Boulevard
Suite G
Clearwater, FL 33763
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Florida
At Fox and Fox, P.A., experience is our strongest asset. Established in 1970 by Roland Fox, the firm has served individuals and businesses throughout Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs for more than 40 years. The founder's son, Gregory Fox, continues the firm’s long-standing tradition of providing quality, client-centered services that achieve positive results. With 30 years of experience, attorney Gregory Fox is qualified to handle a wide range of legal issues including preparing documents for your basic or complex estate planning needs, representing you in the purchase or sale of your commercial or residential property,...
Mr. Leighton J Hyde
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney
(813) 870-9555 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 213
Tampa, FL 33609
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
REAL ESTATE LAW We handle all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions including: contract drafting, due diligence, negotiations, contract review, title insurance, lease preparation and review, land trusts, quieting title, mortgage and note preparation and more. Are you are a seller, buyer, tenant, landlord, or lender involved in a real estate transaction? Call The Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde, P.A. for a free consultation. If you decide to hire us, we will work diligently to protect your interests. We are also equipped to handle your real estate litigation matters including: evictions, contract disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, code...
Neil R. Covert
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(727) 449-8200 311 Park Place Blvd, Ste. 180
Clearwater, FL 33759
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Business Planning and Corporate Legal Counsel
William Brian Rambaum
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Oldsmar, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(727) 781-5357 3684 Tampa Rd #2
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Steven P. Riley
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(813) 286-1700 4805 W. Laurel Street
Suite 230
Tampa, FL 33607
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Karnardo Garnett
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Attorney
(888) 954-5769 2002 W. Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Travis Dean Finchum
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(727) 443-7898 901 Chestnut St
Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Estate Planning and Elder
Managing Partner for Karol, Hausman, Sosnik & Finchum, LLP. Board Certified in Elder Law and Co-Chair of the Special Needs Trust Committee of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section.
Charles Houston Webb
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Anna Maria, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(941) 778-7054 P.O. Box 1849
Anna Maria, FL 34217
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
David Lee Jones
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
2451 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 200
Clearwater, FL 33759
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Richard Lee Pearse
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(727) 462-9009 1239 S Myrtle Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
University of Florida
Charlotte Combs Stone
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Tampa, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 221-2121 777 S. Harbour island Blvd., Suite 190
Tampa, FL 33602
Estate Planning
Richard Gottlieb Esq
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Clearwater, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(727) 791-1977 2475 Enterprise Rd, Ste100
Clearwater, FL 33763
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Akron School of Law
St Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 894-7000 111 2nd Ave NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
St Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(727) 381-2300 980 Tyrone Blvd N
St Petersburg, FL 33710
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Stetson University College of Law
South Pasadena, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(727) 328-1587 1135 Pasadena Avenue S., Suite 333
South Pasadena, FL 33707
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St. Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 63 years experience
(727) 822-2033 100 Second Avenue South
Suite 701
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Estate Planning
St Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(727) 230-1767 300 31st St N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
St Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(727) 525-1958 3347 49th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33710
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St Petersburg, FL Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(727) 892-3100
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8083 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33710
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.