Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk

561.694.7979

William E. Boyes, Partner
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William E. Boyes, Partner

Bill Boyes has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 35 years, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 40 years. Board Certification is the single highest individual honor achievable by member attorneys of the Florida Bar. Less than one-third of one percent of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates. A Florida Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years, and a 2020 Lawyer of Distinction, Mr. Boyes is also a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has been a member of the ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Committee since 1997. For over five decades, Bill Boyes has assisted clients in developing estate plans and administrating complex trusts and estates. He also represents clients in estate, trust and guardianship litigation and U.S. Tax Court controversies, including handling all aspects of disputes with the IRS.

Mr. Boyes earned his Juris Doctor at the Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New Jersey, the United States District Court District of New Jersey, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, United States District Court Northern District of Florida, United States District Court Southern District of Florida, United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. View Mr. Boyes’ qualifications for a complete list of affiliations. Bill Boyes is a frequent lecturer on all areas of his law practice.

Mr. Boyes has been a competitive athlete all his life, primarily basketball and tennis, where he excelled in both. Bill has also fulfilled his love of sports with a passion for all things baseball, having attended several major league fantasy camps. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Boyes is an active member of the South Florida and greater Palm Beaches legal, business and civic landscape.

bboyes@bfmlaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Estate Administration
  • Estate, Guardianship and Trust Litigation
  • US Tax Court Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1971
  • New Jersey, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
  • - J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • - National Moot Court Team
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • - Bachelor of Arts - 1967
  • - Major: History

Published Works

  • Intestate Succession Florida Bar Probate Litigation, 1980
  • Evidence Presumptions in Estate/ Trust Litigation, ACTEC
  • Post Death Application of the Attorney-Client Privilege Between the Decedent and Counsel, ACTEC
  • Hearsay, ACTEC
  • Medical Privileges in Trust and Estate Litigation, ACTEC
  • Authentication as a Predicate to Acceptance into Evidence, ACTEC
  • Proving and Contesting a Will in the Age of Covid Including Electronic Wills, ACTEC

Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney/Client Privilege Issues in Estate/Trust Litigation and Exceptions, ACTEC
  • Medical Privilege and Evidence Discoverability and HIPPA, ACTEC
  • Hearsay Within Hearsay in Estate/Trust Litigation, ACTEC
  • Evidence Presumptions in Estate/Trust Litigation, ACTEC
  • Alternatives to Guardianship and the Verified Statement, Estate and Probate CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Authentication of Evidence for Admissibility Purposes, ACTEC
  • Authentication as a Predicate to Acceptance into Evidence, ACTEC
  • Proving and Contesting a Will in the Age of Covid Including Electronic Wills, ACTEC

Representative Cases

  • Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization Of America, Inc. v. Stephen G. Melcer, Trustee, Marsha E. Gelt, Roberta Gelt, Jerilyn Gelt And National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 268 So.3d 759 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)
  • Johnson v. Townsend, Lynch, Denecke and Einhorn, 259 So.3d 851 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)
  • In re: Estate of Angeleri, App. 4 Dist. 575 So.2d 794 (1991)
  • Thebaut v. Commissioner, 47 T.C.M. 400 (1983)
  • Lightfoot v. Duval, 433 So.2d 607 (4th DCA 1983)

Classes/Seminars

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Martin County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow and Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Member
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar, Member
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