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Seminar Focuses On Engaging Minority Lawyers In Estate Planning Work

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. …

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

…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.

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Judy Daily Named Florida Certified Paralegal – Paralegal Association of Florida

…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.

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Charities Beware of Testamentary Bequests: The Cy Pres Doctrine

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.

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Probate Trivia Night Winners

…Three of our attorneys participated in the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Eighth Annual Probate Trivia Night on May 2, 2019, held at the Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  After three rounds of trivia questions and two tiebreaker rounds, our three attorneys prevailed!  Their prize winnings included gift cards, “Speed Passes” to a motion calendar hearing, and bragging rights as “Probate Code Mavens”. 

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Judy Daily Achieves Paralegal Certification National Association of Legal Assistants Certified Paralegal, Celebrates 20 Years with Firm

…Judy Daily has recently achieved her national paralegal certification from The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Recognized by the American Bar Association as a designation of a high level of professional achievement, the Certified Paralegal (CP) credential signifies that a paralegal is capable of providing superior services to law firms, corporations and their clients.

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Duane Pinnock and Adam Sabocik Named Partners, Attorney Zachary Rothman and Certified Paralegal Dawn Wiggins Join Firm

…Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. today announced Attorneys Duane L. Pinnock and Adam C. Sabocik have been named Partners. Attorney Zachary Rothman and Paralegal Dawn Wiggins join the firm’s estate planning, administration and litigation team.

A Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star™ in Trusts and Estate Litigation and a Florida Trend “Legal Elite: Up and Comer,” Duane Pinnock is Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

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2018 Super Lawyers: William E. Boyes, John Farina, Peter Matwiczyk & Duane L. Pinnock

Partners William (“Bill”) E. Boyes, John Farina and Peter Matwiczyk, along with attorney Duane L. Pinnock, have been named to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers. The recognition is in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate for Mr. Boyes, and Estate and Trust Litigation for Mr. Farina, Mr. Matwiczyk and Mr.

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What Happens to Student Loans When You Die?

Most students must take out loans in order to pay for their higher education. However, many people don’t consider what will happen to their student loan debt if they die before it’s paid off.

Most federal student loans do not require a credit check or cosigner, leaving the borrower solely responsible for repayment….

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