Fred launched his law practice in Sarasota, Florida, in 2002, and specializes in estate planning and administration, asset preservation, tax strategy, elder and special needs planning, and charitable giving. He is passionate about devising plans that enable clients to maintain the greatest degree of flexibility and control over their assets. Fred is particularly known for establishing open, transparent, and professional relationships that are key to successfully negotiating the complex world of trust and estate work.
His years of experience have made him an invaluable asset to his clients for almost two decades because they trust and value his advice and expertise. Fred has learned that people are often more open to discussing and dealing with sensitive matters in a familiar setting. As such, he works with many of his clients at their homes or businesses, providing valuable emotional support and guidance in addition to sound legal advice and strategy.
Fred’s interest in trusts and estates law began in his mid-teens when he was involved in the planning and strategy of a large and complex family estate, assisting with comprehensive planning and administration. Once he received his general law degree, he immediately assumed the management of several trusts, partnerships, corporations, and a family foundation. These experiences, especially the in-depth strategic planning and the estate work with charitable organizations, inspired him to focus solely on becoming an estate attorney.
Fred has developed long-term working relationships with clients from Palm Beach to Miami on Florida’s East Coast, and in Sarasota, Naples, and the Greater Tampa Bay areas on Florida’s West Coast. He received his B.A. in from Emory University, and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, and in 2002, and his Master’s in Business Administration, also from Stetson College. Fred is licensed to practice law in Florida and specializes in trust and estate law and is a valuable resource for out-of-state clients relocating or purchasing property in Florida. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker Associate and is skilled in helping clients locate the right property, establish Florida residency, and can assist with all aspects of estate planning for Florida residents, both full- and part-time.
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