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Partner John Farina Receives AV Preeminent Highest Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

September 1, 2020

Partner John Farina is once again a recipient of the prestigious “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV Preeminent” rating Mr. Farina has held since 1995 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.

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Bill Boyes Named to 2020 Lawyers of Distinction

July 20, 2020

Partner Bill Boyes has been selected to the 2020 Lawyers of Distinction list. Lawyers of Distinction award winners represent the top 10% of attorneys in the United States and are chosen for their excellence in the practice of law through a rigorous evaluation and screening process led by the Lawyers of Distinction selection committee, which utilizes a U.S. Provisional Patent.

Bill Boyes has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 30 years, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 35 years….

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COVID-19 Update

July 9, 2020

Effective noon today, July 9, 2020, and until further notice, Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk will work remotely amid South Florida’s emergence as a COVID-19 epicenter.

Remote working does not impact our ability to serve your legal needs. It does protect you, our staff and visitors. All needs for in-person, in-office meetings will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Should you have any questions, please reach your attorney or paralegal via phone or email….

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Partner John Farina Named to Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee

June 28, 2020

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. announced The Florida Bar has appointed Partner John Farina to its Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee for the 2020-2021 term. His service begins July 1, 2020 and runs through June 30, 2021. The committee evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board Certification is the single highest individual honor achievable by member attorneys of the Florida Bar….

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Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

We support peaceful protest as the catalyst to real change.
We agree Black Lives Matter.
We reject racism and brutality in all forms.
We are better together.
We must be.

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COVID-19 Response

March 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues its global impact, Boyes, Farina and Matwiczyk is committed to protecting the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, as well as the continuity of business.

We are here to serve and support you during this time of uncertainty.

Our Palm Beach Gardens office remains open and available to clients between 9 AM – 5 PM EST, though some attorneys and staff may be working from off-site locations in order to minimize personal contacts as recommended by government officials and health care experts….

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Seminar Focuses On Engaging Minority Lawyers In Estate Planning Work

February 28, 2020

By Jim Ash, Senior Editor, The Florida Bar News

Organizers of a minority lawyers’ seminar were worried that not enough has changed since “Introduction to Will and Trust Drafting” drew only a handful of participants when it debuted in 2007. Considering that the January 2020 revival registered 140 — and more than a dozen lawyers were turned away at the door — the organizers are justifiably thrilled. “We pushed it hard, I have to be honest with you,” said 17th Circuit Judge Kenneth Gillespie, a prime organizer and Broward County’s first black probate judge….

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Bill Boyes named to Florida Super Lawyers for 15th Consecutive Year

January 21, 2020

Partner William (“Bill”) E. Boyes has been named to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. Bill Boyes has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 30 years, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 35 years. He has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years. 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….

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Judy Daily Named Florida Certified Paralegal – Paralegal Association of Florida

December 2, 2019

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. today announced Judy Daily has passed the Florida Certified Paralegal (FCP) exam offered by The Paralegal Association of Florida (PAF). The FCP designation complements the prerequisite national paralegal certification Daily earned from The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in February.

“I have nearly three decades of experience in the legal field, but there is always more to learn,” Daily said. “Pursuing FCP certification was the next step to becoming more effective in my position….

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Charities Beware of Testamentary Bequests: The Cy Pres Doctrine

June 10, 2019

The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in SPCA Wildlife Care Center v. Abraham, 75 So. 3d 1271 (Fla. 4thDCA 2011) reminds us that even a vaguely worded testamentary gift can be enforced, even if the named charity does not exist or the charitable intent of the testator is not worded as specifically as required.

What is the Cy Pres Doctrine? It is a principle that equity will turn a general charitable intent of a settlor to a specific one. …

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