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Partners William E. Boyes, John Farina & Peter Matwiczyk Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. today announced partners William (“Bill”) E. Boyes, John Farina, and Peter Matwiczyk have been named to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers™. For the 16th consecutive year, the recognition is in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate for Mr. Boyes. Mr. Farina and Mr.

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Partner John Farina Receives Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest AV Preeminent Rating

Partner John Farina is once again a recipient of the prestigious AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which he has held since 1995. 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.

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Partner Bill Boyes Appointed to ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee for 24th Consecutive Year

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….

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Guardianship Attorneys’ Fees and the Benefit to the Ward

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.

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Trust Accountings: More Than Just Financial Statements

…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. 

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

…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

…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.

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COVID-19 Update

…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.

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

…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.

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Black Lives Matter

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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