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Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    40 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    40 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    40 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    40 years

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  • Alberto Victor Batista

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.


    Alberto Batista Family Attorney
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Contact info

Cummings & Lockwood LLC

3001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 400
Naples, FL, 34103-2715


FLMember in Good Standing198409/08/2015
NYResigned 197603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates LawyerThe Florida Bar2012
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Board Certified Wills Trusts and Estates LawyerFlorida Bar2007
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Board Certified Wills Trusts and Estates LawyerFlorida Bar2002
Board Certified Wills Trusts and Estates LawyerFlorida Bar1997
Board Certified Wills Trusts and Estates LawyerFlorida Bar1992
Martindale-Hubbard A V RatingMartindale-Hubbard Publishing1989
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates AttorneyFlorida Bar1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCummings & Lockwood1984 - Present
AssociateCummings & Lockwood1979 - 1983
AssociateShearman & Sterling1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember1984 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalThe Attorney as Personal Representative or Trustee1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1981
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Wesleyan UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Phillips AcademyN/AN/A1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney/Trust Officer Liason ConferenceAttorneys Serving as Fiduciaries1992