Clark Skatoff PA is an AV-rated boutique Florida probate, trusts & estates law firm, founded in 1971, practicing primarily in the areas of Florida probate and trust litigation, probate administration, will contests, estate planning, and estate and income tax.
For more than forty years, we have built our reputation on personal service, experience, professional ability and a genuine dedication to providing creative and innovative approaches to complex legal issues in the areas of probate and estate planning. We are professionals focused on you.
Managing Florida Probate Lawyer
The Florida firm's managing probate attorney, Jeffrey H. Skatoff, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Skatoff concentrates his Florida law practice in probate litigation, probate administration, and trusts and estates. He is a former United States Department of Justice trial attorney who litigated complex tax disputes on behalf of the Federal Government, and who was awarded the Department's Outstanding Attorney Award during his tenure. Mr. Skatoff has been involved in some of the largest probate litigation disputes in Florida, and has handled complex international inheritance and estate disputes. Mr. Skatoff has been a regular commentator with local and national media outlets, such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger's, on issues of estate planning, will contests, probate, and power of attorney abuse.
Estate Attorneys and Probate Litigation Firm
Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff practices in the areas of Florida probate, estate litigation, trust litigation, guardianship litigation, estate planning and taxation.
Craig Dreyer is an experienced Florida estate planning, probate, and tax attorney. He holds a Master in Law in Taxation from the University of Miami. He handles drafting wills and trusts for families and business owners.
Ms. Van Veen is an experienced litigation attorney who concentrates her practice in probate, trust, and guardianship litigation at both the trial court and appellate levels.
Jordan Hammer is a Florida trial attorney who handles probate, trust, estate, power of attorney abuse, probate fraud, and guardianship litigation.
Richard E. Clark has recently retired from the active practice of law, after having spent almost 40 years as an estate planning and probate attorney in Florida. He is available to consult with his former clients on estate matters.
Our experienced team of attorneys is committed to helping you reach your goals. The firm handles Florida probate administration, litigation, will contests, inheritance issues and trust dispute matters throughout the State of Florida, for clients nationwide and around the world. We also handle a select number of contingency fee cases for will contests, probate litigation, and trust disputes.
Our probate attorneys practice in the following areas of law:
Your probate litigation lawyer at Florida firm Clark Skatoff PA has over a decade of experience representing beneficiaries, personal representatives, and creditors in all matters relating to probate litigation. Some types of cases your Florida probate attorney has handled include: rights of surviving spouses in Florida, will contests, probate fraud and elective share.
Probate is the process of passing the assets of a deceased person to his or heirs, after the payment of creditors. In addition to the grief that is caused by the loss of a loved one, the personal representative of an estate is required to quickly learn the legal procedures necessary to ensure a smooth estate administration.
Speak with a Florida trust attorney at Clark Skatoff PA to help guide you through all the nuances of estate planning. Our legal team can help you with the drafting of wills or trusts, as well as navigate you through the careful planning necessary to minimize estate tax or handle any issues concerning Florida Homestead.
If you are facing any guardianship litigation or are simply interested in possible guardianship proceedings, contact a lawyer at Florida firm Clark Skatoff PA. Florida Guardianship Rules require all parties involved in guardianship litigation be represented by a lawyer.
The trustee of a trust owes the beneficiaries of the trust certain fiduciary duties. If the trustee violates these duties, the beneficiaries are urged to contact a Florida trust attorney at Clark Skatoff PA. We have extensive experience resolving trust litigation issues like improper investments, failure to make timely distribution or trust reformation.
There are different types of trusts, with various distribution provisions, management expectations and tax issues. If you are seeking advice or legal counsel regarding the administration of a trust, call a Florida trust lawyer at Clark Skatoff PA for help.
There is always the potential for fraud to occur in every power of attorney arrangement whether through self-dealing, embezzlement or unlawful gifting. If you have been a victim of power of attorney abuse, contact a probate lawyer at Florida firm Clark Skatoff PA. Your Florida probate attorney will handle such matters on a contingency fee basis in the right case.
Real estate dealing can be complex matters with very time sensitive implications. The attorneys at Florida probate law firm Clark Skatoff PA, have been involved in real estate litigation matters including Florida partition, specific performance, reformation of deed and the improper titling of real estate.