Nicklaus Curley is a probate litigator who focuses his practice on complex Florida fiduciary, guardianship, will and trust litigation.

Professionally, Nick is accustomed to bringing and defending a wide variety of claims, which are intrinsic to high level fiduciary litigation. Nick’s practice stretches from representing individual plaintiffs in family trust or probate matters, to defending and advising large professional fiduciaries, to advising professional and non-professional guardians. Nick strives to advise clients both before and after potential litigation matters in order to explore all non-litigation alternatives to dispute resolution. In addition, Nick is an active member with the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law section (RPPTL), helping to draft Florida legislation used daily by guardianship, probate, and trust practitioners. During his tenure with the Florida Bar RPPTL section, Nick has also given numerous presentations to fellow practitioners and professionals on the ins and outs of the probate and guardianship process.

On a more personal note, when Nick is not working for clients, he is at home in Wellington with his wife and daughter. Nick was raised in West Palm Beach and is happy to have a chance to grow his own family within the city he has always called home. And last, but most definitely not least, Nick is a passionate, season ticket holding Miami Heat fan who can be seen on most game nights cheering for his team.

Nick is a litigation attorney with the Private Wealth Services Probate group in Gunster’s West Palm Beach office.

  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2017-18
  • Rising Star, Florida Bar RPPTL Section, 2016
  • Stetson Law Review
  • Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference, guardianship panelist, March 2018
  • "Incapacity and the Lucid Interval", Probate TEAM, October 2017
  • "Bob Dylan Was Right – The Times Are A-Changin'", Florida Guardianship Law Update, October 2017
  • "Interesting Episodes and case Law Update", RPPTL Guardianship Seminar, April 2017
  • "Who Controls What? The Tug-O-War Between Guardianships and Trusts", Palm Beach County Guardianship Bootcamp, February 2017
  • "Down the Rabbit Hole – A Guardianship Statutory Update," Barry University, March 2016
  • "What's Hot in Florida – A Florida Law Update," Palm Beach County Bar 32 Annual Estate and Probate Seminar, 2015
  • “Getting the Ball Rolling,” Institute for Paralegal Education, 2014
  • “Filing an Estate in Probate Court,” National Business Institute, 2014
  • “How to File an Estate in Probate Court,” Institute for Paralegal Education, 2011
  • "Jury Trials in Probate Litigation Under Florida Probate Code", Florida Bar 11th Edition
  • "Guardian of the Property: Duties, Power, and Liabilities", Florida Guardianship Practice, Florida Bar 9th Edition
  • "Marital Transfers", Basic Estate Planning in Florida, Florida Bar 8th Edition
  • "Will Construction", Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, Florida Bar 11th Edition
  • "What to Do When Best Laid Plans Go Awry? Modify Them!", Palm Beach Gardens Lifestyle Magazine, September 2012
  • Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee, chairman
      • Guardianship Code Rewrite Committee, vice-chairman
      • Probate Law and Procedure Committee
      • Trust Law Committee
      • Probate and Trust Litigation Committee
      • Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee, vice-chairman
    • Florida Probate Rules Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar, Guardianship Committee
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section

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