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John Farina and Kenni Judd Published by The Florida Bar

May 22, 2017

The Florida Bar has published a chapter in the Ninth Edition of Business Litigation in Florida by Attorneys John Farina and Kenni Judd. Entitled Summary Judgment in Business Litigation, the chapter covers:

Comparison of Florida and Federal rules
When a motion may be made
Notice requirement
Evidence considered by court
Affidavits
Standard for decision
Summary judgement in actions on written instruments
Summary judgement in other actions

Read the full chapter

With current authorities, succinct discussions of complex issues, and the forms vital to handling a commercial case, the Ninth Edition of Business Litigation in Florida is a must-have for business practitioners and trial attorneys alike….

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John Farina Selected 2017 Top 100 Trusts & Estates Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates

December 18, 2016

Partner John Farina has been selected a 2017 Top 100 Trusts and Estates lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) for the third consecutive year. ASLA is an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers in practice today. Less than one-and-a-half percent of licensed lawyers nationwide are members. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.

A Florida Super Lawyer, Mr….

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Attorney Joshua L. Plager Joins Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk

November 18, 2016

Attorney Joshua L. Plager recently joined the firm. He represents clients in the areas of probate and trust litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianship law, fiduciary litigation and estate planning.

Mr. Plager graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. His paper, “All Things Equal: Unintended Consequences & Allegedly Misrepresented Statistics,” was published in 2013 by the University of Miami Law Review….

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Attorney Duane L. Pinnock selected to Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

October 20, 2016

Attorney Duane L. Pinnock has been accepted into Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). The Florida Fellows Institute was created by Florida ACTEC fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by subject matter experts in each field. Between November 2016 and May 2017, Mr. Pinnock will participate in three, two-day educational sessions for lawyers who were nominated by a Florida ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process….

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Common Questions About Guardianships For Minors

July 6, 2016

For Florida parents with children under the age of 18, the naming of a guardian for minor children is an important part of an estate plan. Generally it is relatively simple to nominate a guardian and even though it may be difficult to talk about, a guardianship plan should not be put off. In this post we will address some common issues about establishing a guardianship for minors.

Before parents can select a guardian for their children, they need to consider the people in their lives who would be a good guardian….

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Partner John Farina Named Board Certified Trial Advocate

June 30, 2016

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. today announced Partner John Farina has successfully achieved recertification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy (“NBTA”) as a Board Certified Trial Advocate. Mr. Farina has been a NBTA member in good standing for 20 years. Board Certification is the highest, most stringent and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified.

A Florida Super Lawyer, Mr. Farina has been assisting clients in developing estate plans and administrating complex trusts and estates for more than two decades….

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Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk Named Best in Estate & Trust Litigation 2016—Palm Beach County

June 23, 2016

 

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. has been named Best in Estate & Trust Litigation — Palm Beach County by Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The Florida Legal Elite recognizes top attorneys practicing in the state as chosen by their colleagues. Honorees are determined through votes by members of The Florida Bar and featured in the July special report in the statewide business magazine. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others….

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Attorney Duane L. Pinnock Named Chair of Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee

April 26, 2016

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. announced The Florida Bar has appointed Attorney Duane L. Pinnock Chair of its Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee for the 2016-2017 term. A Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star™ in Estate and Trust Litigation and a Florida Trend “Legal Elite: Up and Comer,” Mr. Pinnock is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and concentrates his practice in Trusts and Estates Litigation and Administration and Estate and Tax Planning. His service as Chair begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017….

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Ways Of Avoiding Probate

February 24, 2016

Some people in Florida who are preparing an estate plan might prefer to avoid the probate process. It can be time-consuming and expensive, especially for a large and complex estate, and the records are open to the public. One option for people with a smaller estate is to arrange for a simplified probate process. For people with larger estates who prefer to be able to make a private estate plan that will not incur the cost and delay of probate, there are other ways of passing on assets….

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Attorney Adam Sabocik Receives AV Preeminent Highest Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

February 23, 2016

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. announced Attorney Adam Sabocik is a recipient of the prestigious “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards an attorney can receive from the national attorney peer review rating service. The rating signifies that an attorney’s colleagues and the judiciary perceive him to be at the pinnacle of professional success.

Mr. Sabocik, an associate attorney with Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk since 2008, focuses his practice in the areas of probate and trust litigation, guardianship litigation and administration, and estate planning and administration….

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