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When the client is no longer there to make his or her voice heard, the task of interpreting his/her wishes to accurately settle the estate falls on your shoulders. Do you have all the tools you'll need? This truly start-to-finish course will take you through each stage of probate and offer time-tested techniques to handle challenges at each step of the way. Get up to speed on the latest court rulings and tax rules, on the proper application of the exemption portability and the most effective post-mortem planning tactics. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran practitioner, you'll find information you can use - order today!
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PATRICK J. DUFFEY is an attorney with Holland & Knight LLP. He concentrates his practice on sophisticated estate planning, complex or contested trust administration and probate matters, and representation of emerging enterprises. Prior to joining Holland & Knight LLP, Mr. Duffey served as fellow at the University of Florida Levin College of Law's Center for Estate Planning. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida. Mr. Duffey earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law; and his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law.
JEFFREY S. GOETHE is a partner with the Bradenton law firm of Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC. Mr. Goethe earned his B.A. degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and his law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in wills, trusts and estates law; and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Goethe has been an active member of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, serving on its Executive Council; Probate Law and Procedure Committee; Florida Bar Journal Committee; Ad Hoc Committee on Estate Planning Attorney Conflicts of Interest; Homestead Problems Study Committee; and the Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course Committee. In 2016, he was awarded the John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award for service to the RPPTL Section. He currently serves on The Florida Bar's Probate Rules Committee and is a past chair. He is a member of the Manatee County Bar Association, has served on its Board of Directors and is a past president, and is also a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Mr. Goethe is a master with the Manatee County Inn of Court and a member of the Manatee Estate Planning Council.
HARLEY S. HERMAN practices litigation, probate and general civil trial law as a managing partner of Herman and Herman, a Plant City law firm. He has taught estates and trust law at the FAMU College of Law and Business Law; criminal justice at Savannah State University; and numerous CLE courses for lawyers, accountants, and law-related professionals. Mr. Herman continues to mentor young attorneys through The Florida Bar's Lawyer to Lawyer program. In addition to his work in estates, trusts and elder law, Mr. Herman earned his LL.M. degree from Stetson University College of Law and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
APRIL D. HILL is the founder of Hill Law Group, PA, a St. Petersburg law firm devoted to the field of elder law. Her practice is focused on the areas of estate planning, trusts, Medicaid asset protection and probate. Ms. Hill is board certified in elder law by both The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and the National Elder Law Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Prior to starting Hill Law Group, PA in 2002, she was employed by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and played a key role in the establishment of the Elder Justice Center, a unique court program designed to help elderly individuals gain access to the court system. Ms. Hill is a member of The Florida Bar's Elder Law Section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree from Christopher Newport University and her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.
SPIRO J. VERRAS is the founding attorney and president of Verras Law, P.A., which maintains locations in Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. His current practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trusts, elder law, guardianships, corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Verras is active in bar organizations, including the Clearwater Bar Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Elder Law; and Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law sections of The Florida Bar; the Trusts, Estate, Probate & Immovable Property Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association; and the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law and LGBT Law sections of the State Bar of Texas. In addition to his state bar memberships, he has been admitted to practice in local and federal district courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Verras is also a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Tulane Law School.