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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
According to one financial expert, the estate plans of business owners should have three distinct objectives. These include succession plans that let businesses transfer to new owners and help their original owners retain control via stock. Estate master plans should also incorporate retirement arrangements that let people and their spouses keep up their preferred lifestyles for as long as necessary and lifetime plans that transfer wealth while its owners are alive without sacrificing their control over the property.
In one example, a man who died left behind a $10.3 million C corporation overseen by one of his grown children….
Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A., announced Attorney Duane L. Pinnock has been selected by the University of Florida Association of Black Alumni (ABA) as an honoree for its 2nd Annual “Gator Greats” networking and recognition reception to be held February 19, 2016 at Tokyo Blue at the Ocean Manor in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The ABA is an affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association, Inc., whose mission is to build support, develop programming and create initiatives that help in the personal and professional development of University of Florida (UF) alumni, students, faculty and staff….
While it is a good idea for all adults to have a will, there are certain times in people’s life when having a will becomes essential. If a person in Florida dies without a will, they are considered intestate, and not only will their assets be divided based upon state laws, if a person has children, the state will also determine who will raise them.
Therefore, it’s a good idea for people to update or create a will when they have children….