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Ganon James Studenberg

Ganon James Studenberg

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Business

About Me

Ganon J. Studenberg, J.D., LL.M., AEP focuses his practice to estate planning and matters involving the administration of trusts and estates. He is a member of The Florida Bar and U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Studenberg graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Marketing and Minor in Economics; Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (Juris Doctor); and University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. (Master of Laws in Estate Planning).  Ganon is rated by Martindale-Hubbell with the highest peer rating of AV Preeminent 5.0 and is certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®).


The Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation is a graduate level specialization in estate planning awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) to recognize estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation, and character. 


Mr. Studenberg was an attorney with the law firm of Snyder & Snyder, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he practiced in the areas of wills, trusts and estates. In 2007, he returned to his hometown of Melbourne, Florida and opened his own law firm dedicated to providing exceptional service, expertise, and professional integrity to the community. Ganon enjoys working with individuals, families and businesses to achieve their various estate planning objectives and goals including succession planning for closely held businesses, charitable giving, wealth preservation and asset protection. Additionally, he works with family members and professional fiduciaries through the probate and trust administration process and related post mortem planning.


Mr. Studenberg is Past President of the Brevard County Estate Planning Council and serves on the Board of Directors; a founding member of the United Way of Brevard County Major Gifts and Endowment Committee; Wuesthoff Health System Foundation Planned Giving Council; City of Melbourne Historic Preservation Board; Brevard County Bar Association; the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar; and Brevard Association of Human Services. He is a frequent speaker on various estate planning, tax, business, and trust and estate topics.


Mr. Studenberg was named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Rising Stars in Florida for 2009, 2010, and 2011. No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers to the Rising Stars list. The selections for Super Lawyers Rising Stars are made by Law & Politics. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process based on peer recognition and professional achievement that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 40%
    10 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    10 years
  4. Business: 5%
    10 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Studenberg Law (Ganon J. Studenberg, P.A.)

1119 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, FL, 32901

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated Lawyer - Trusts & Estates 2015Martindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyer 2014 - Trust and EstatesMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Rated Lawyers 2013 - Trust & EstatesAmerican Lawyer2013
AEP Designation (Accredited Estate Planner)National Association of Estate Planners & Councils2012
2012 Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer2012
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyStudenberg Law2007 - Present
AttorneySnyder & Snyder, P.A.2005 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
City of Melbourne Historic Preservation BoardBoard Member2011 - 2015
Wuesthoff Health Systems FoundationMember2008 - 2011
United Way of Brevard County Major Gifts & EndowmentBoard Member2007 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Brevard Association of Human ServicesMember2007 - 2011
Brevard County Estate Planning CouncilPast President, Board Member2007 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted2006 - Present
Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2005 - Present
West Broward Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - 2007

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarEthics2012
National Business Institute SeminarPlanning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples2012
National Business Institute SeminarEssential Knowledge for Working with Trusts2010
National Business Institute SeminarRecognizing the Different Types of Trusts2010
National Business Institute SeminarAnnual Exclusion Gifting2009
National Business Institute SeminarSupplemental Needs Trusts2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawEstate PlanningLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2005
University of FloridaBusiness Administration (Marketing)BS - Bachelor of Science2001
University of FloridaEconomicsMinor2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteRevocable Living Trusts2014
National Business InstituteWhere to Begin? - An Overview of Trusts2014
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsEstate Planning after the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 20122014
National Business InstituteStep-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts2012
National Business InstituteNavigating the Trust Process from Start to Finish2010
Brevard Estate Planning CouncilHeckerling Review2010
University of Miami School of LawEstate Planning Panel Discussion2009
National Business InstituteProbate Practice: The Essential Basics2009
National Business InstituteTop 10 Estate Planning Techniques2009
Brevard County Estate Planning CouncilBest of Heckerling: Special Needs Planning and Recurring Estate Planning Problems2009
United Way of Brevard Diamond Donor EventIncorporating Charitable Giving with your Estate Plan2008
Wuesthoff Hospital FoundationFundamentals of Estate Planning2007