William-Boyes (1)
William-Boyes (1)

William E. Boyes

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Bill Boyes has been an active practicing Florida attorney for more than 53 years, and has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 36 years. He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, (the highest obtainable rating), for over 40 years. Board Certification is the single highest individual honor achievable by member attorneys of the Florida Bar. Less than one-third of one percent of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates. A Florida Super Lawyer for 19 consecutive years, and a 2020-2023 Lawyer of Distinction, Mr. Boyes is currently a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) since 1997, and current Vice Chairman of the Evidence SubCommittee of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee, and has been a member of the ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Committee since 1997. For over five decades, Bill Boyes has assisted clients in developing estate plans and administrating complex trusts and estates. He also represents clients in estate, trust and guardianship litigation, and on deficiency in assessments and U.S. Tax Court controversies, including handling all aspects of disputes with the IRS.

Mr. Boyes earned his Juris Doctor at Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New Jersey, the United States District Court District of New Jersey, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, United States District Court Northern District of Florida, United States District Court Southern District of Florida, United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Bill is a frequent lecturer on all areas of his law practice. See his qualifications for a complete list of affiliations.

Bill Boyes has been a competitive athlete all his life, primarily tennis in which he excelled. He has also fulfilled his love of sports with a passion for all things tennis and baseball, having attended multiple major league fantasy camps. A devoted father and grandfather, Bill is an active member of the South Florida and greater Palm Beaches legal, business and civic landscape.

 

Estate Planning
Probate and Trust Estate Administration
Estate, Guardianship and Trust Litigation
US Tax Court Litigation

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Florida, 1971
New Jersey, 1971
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1971
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1974
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1974
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1974
U.S. Tax Court, 1974
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
– J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1970
– National Moot Court Team

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
– Bachelor of Arts – 1967
– Major: History

Intestate Succession Florida Bar Probate Litigation, 1980
Evidence Presumptions in Estate/Trust Litigation, ACTEC
Post Death Application of the Attorney-Client Privilege Between the Decedent and Counsel, ACTEC
Hearsay, ACTEC
Medical Privileges in Trust and Estate Litigation, ACTEC
Authentication as a Predicate to Acceptance into Evidence, ACTEC
Proving and Contesting a Will in the Age of COVID-19 Including Electronic Wills, ACTEC

Attorney/Client Privilege Issues in Estate/Trust Litigation and Exceptions, ACTEC
Medical Privilege and Evidence Discoverability and HIPPA, ACTEC
Hearsay Within Hearsay in Estate/Trust Litigation, ACTEC
Evidence Presumptions in Estate/Trust Litigation, ACTEC
Alternatives to Guardianship and the Verified Statement, Estate and Probate CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association
Authentication of Evidence for Admissibility Purposes, ACTEC
Authentication as a Predicate to Acceptance into Evidence, ACTEC
Proving and Contesting a Will in the Age of COVID-19 Including Electronic Wills, ACTEC

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization Of America, Inc. v. Stephen G. Melcer, Trustee, Marsha E. Gelt, Roberta Gelt, Jerilyn Gelt And National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 268 So.3d 759 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)
Johnson v. Townsend, Lynch, Denecke and Einhorn, 259 So.3d 851 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)
In re: Estate of Angeleri, App. 4 Dist. 575 So.2d 794 (1991)
Thebaut v. Commissioner, 47 T.C.M. 400 (1983)
Lightfoot v. Duval, 433 So.2d 607 (4th DCA 1983)

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Palm Beach County Bar Association
The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
Martin County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel,
Fellow and Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Since 1997
Evidence Subcommittee, Vice-chairman
Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar, Member
Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar, Chairman, Virtual Representation and Closing of Estates and Trust Committee to Real Property, 1979-1983
Wills, Trusts and Estates, Florida Bar, Board Certification Committee, Member, 2002-2005

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