Gunster enjoys a long tradition as one of the most highly respected probate and trust litigation firms in Florida. The group’s litigators regularly handle complex, high-stakes matters, and have earned Gunster a reputation as the Florida powerhouse for fiduciary litigation.

Our attorneys are recognized as top lawyers in their field and are designated among some of the most prestigious organizations nationally. Members of our Probate, Trust & Guardianship Litigation practice are Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers and Top Lawyers in the South Florida Legal Guide; and are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Our lawyers are active in the drafting of trust, estate and guardianship legislation for the state of Florida, are leaders in the state bar, and are frequent lecturers and authors on probate and trust litigation topics throughout Florida and the U.S. Our group contains the current and immediate past chair of the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee for the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section.

Few if any law firms can match the depth of Gunster’s probate, trust and guardianship litigation practice. Our attorneys focus their practices almost exclusively in this area of the law. Gunster distinguishes itself through personalized service and institutional strength, and we pride ourselves on our ability to offer innovative solutions to the most complex of issues.

We address all aspects of trust, estate and guardianship litigation and complex and disputed administration, including:

  • Breach of fiduciary claims – defense and prosecution
  • Fiduciary risk management
  • Accounting litigation
  • Fiduciary surcharge and removal litigation
  • Will and trust contests
  • Guardianship litigation and incapacity proceedings
  • Trust modification, reformation and termination
  • Will and trust construction proceedings

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