Category: Firm News
February 22, 2021
Partner William Boyes has once again been appointed to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (“ACTEC”) Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee, where he has served on both the Fiduciary Litigation and Evidence subcommittees since 1997.
ACTEC is a national organization of more than 2,500 lawyers and law professors who are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities….
February 18, 2021
Attorneys’ fee awards in guardianship cases are governed by Florida Statute 744.108, allowing for attorney fees rendered for services provided to either a ward or to the guardian of a ward. This statute provides, in relevant part:
744.108 Guardian and attorney fees and expenses.
A guardian, or an attorney who has rendered services to the ward or to the guardian on the ward’s behalf, is entitled to a reasonable fee for services rendered and reimbursement for costs incurred on behalf of the ward.…
January 21, 2021
…A trustee stands in a fiduciary or confidential relation to another, holds the legal title to property, but maintains it in trust for the benefit of another. The trustee owes a fiduciary duty to that other person, i.e., the beneficiary.
Because the trustee is holding the trust property for the benefit of the beneficiary, the law imposes fiduciary duties upon the trustee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
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. …