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David Michael Goldman

Estate planning Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.9   72 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 10 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Protecting assets from loss. * Protecting assets from loss to nursing home expenses * Lady Bird deed * Miller Trusts * Durable Power of Attorney * Family Limited Partnerships * Health Care Surrogate * Irrevocable Trust * LadyBird Deeds * Life Insurance Trust * Living Trust * Living Will * National Firearms Gun Trust * Pet Trusts * Revocable Trust * Supplemental Needs Trust * Wills * Asset Protection * Gun Trust

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    * Charitable Trusts * Digital Asset Trust * Durable Power of Attorney * Family Limited Partnerships * GST Trust * Gun-Firearms Trust * Health Care Surrogate * Irrevocable Trust * LadyBird Deeds * Life Insurance Trust * Living Trust * Living Will * National Firearms Gun Trust * Pet Trusts * Revocable Trust * Supplemental Needs Trust * Wills * Asset Protection * Gun Trust * NFA Trust

    17 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Probate
    25%
    * Administration * Assets Subject to Probate Administratio * Attorney-in-fact * Beneficiary * Death Taxes * Devise / Devisee * Distributions * Elective Share * Estate Taxes * Exempt property * Family Allowance * Homestead * Life Insurance Trust * Personal Representative * Special Needs Trust * Summary Administration

    17 years, 500 cases

  4. Trusts
    25%
    Protecting assets from loss. * Protecting assets from loss to creditors * Highly customizable living Trusts * Lady Bird deed * Miller Trusts * Durable Power of Attorney * Family Limited Partnerships * Health Care Surrogate * Irrevocable Trust * LadyBird Deeds * Life Insurance Trust * Living Trust * Living Will * National Firearms Gun Trust * Revocable Trust * Supplemental Needs Trust * Wills * Asset Protection * Gun Trust / NFA trust

    17 years, 10,000 cases

ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW, ASSET PROTECTION, PROBATE. CALL (904) 628-2953 NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Thank you for taking time to review my profile on . I focus my practice on issues dealing with Asset Protection which include business law, estate planning, Florida probate,  guardianships, & Florida foreclosure defense. In addition I have two legal blogs the first deals with Florida estate planning and the second deals with NFA Gun Trusts.  Our firm website also has much information on Jacksonville Estate Planning , Jacksonville Probate and Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense


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Mr. Goldman has over 20 years of business experience. He has been involved in starting and managing technology related companies involved in distribution, manufacturing, marketing, retail, direct marketing and ecommerce.  Mr. Goldman's companies have generated over 500 million in sales.   With his broad business background, Mr. Goldman concentrates in the areas of business formations, business transactions, elder law, and estate planning, and asset protection.  Mr. Goldman writes the Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog which deals with Florida Probate, Florida Estate Planning, Florida Elder Law,  Florida Guardianship, and Florida Business Law.  Mr. Goldman also writes the NFA GUN Trust Lawyers Blog which deals with Purchasing NFA items in each state.  His main website deals with Jacksonville Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Florida Asset Protection, & Elder Law

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2017,2016,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2022 2021 2020 + 8 ...

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Location

Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC
Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC
166 A1A N., Suite 101
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2008
Highly Recommended
David Goldman has a wide spectrum of knowledge in Corporate Law. In the past have seek legal advice and have experienced his quality of work. Mr. Goldman’s integrity and quality of work excels above the means of expectations. He expresses great dedication towards his clients. I recommend him for all of your legal questions and council. H. Serrano- Boynton Beach, FL
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2008
David Goldman is an attorney with a genuine concern
I met David Goldman during divorce proceedings whereby he helped advise and represent me through a mediated settlement. I found David to be a compassionate and extremely understanding person.
Posted by Candis | February 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Estate Law firm
My family worked with Wesley at the Law Office of David. M Goldman for my family's estate planning. They ensured to cover my entire family's needs from my 18 year old teenager, my elderly parents and our business. We highly recommend them to your family for your estate planning needs. You will be in great hands.
Posted by William | January 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Goldman prepared our family trusts and wills
My wife and I needed legal assistance for estate planning to avoid probate and protect assets. David Goldman and his staff are extremely proficient in this area, very organized and very pleasant to work with. We recommend them highly.
Posted by Eman | October 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
My first impression, of dealing with the office, was great as Elizabeth and other workers in the office contact you immediately when you have a question or to assist you in any way. Then I had a video call with Mr. Goldman and I thought I was going to deal with a subaltern but no you deal directly with him. Based on a questionnaire sent in advance to you to define basic stuff Mr. Goldman drafts the related documentation and the video call we had was 1 hr. long which tells you that it is a very detailed discussion. I was extremely happy as many things I didn't even think about were brought up by Mr. Goldman and to my pleasant surprise they were all aspects of protecting my assets. Mr. Goldman takes his time to go over with you in detail and explains everything in very clear terms. I am hooked now and any other related service I will definitely use him in the future. Professionalism, completeness, attention to detail, accuracy, and clarity are some of the aspects I experienced with this firm and I definitely recommend them for their services.
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Posted by Heather | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Friendly
My family and I hired this law firm to assist in Trusts/Deeds . They set our minds at ease from the first call. David and his team took care of all our questions and concerns. The office is clean and inviting. -Thankyou
Posted by jason | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very helpful
Ashley and Neil were very helpful explaining the process, and helping me when I didn't understand certain things.
Posted by Alberto | May 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
He was extremely helpful knowledgeable about my custody issue guided me to resolve the problem and also advised me how to nip future problems i strongly recommend this lawyer as someone you can trust someone that will be honest and seek the best resolution for you always
Posted by David | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Great Experience! Moved from out of state and needed to update all our Estate documentation. David was extremely helpful and did a great job of explaining the laws and pros/cons of various approaches/options. Highly recommend!
Posted by Beryl | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My personal, recommendation for quick response to achieving Medicad qualifications for people in need !!!
It is the “ Word- Of - Mouth “ from one familiar with Mr Goldman and his professional team of dedicated lawyers, that made it possible to travel through the legal system, allowing my 94 year old mom to receive the necessary around the clock medical attention she so, urgently must have !
Posted by Marco | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate planning
David Goldman is highly knowledgeable of the laws and regulations regarding trusts and estate planning. We had an excellent experience working with him. Our bank, investment companies agents, and CPA were impressed about how well our trusts are configured. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, professional, thorough
Very friendly and professional staff. David prepared more than we were expecting; it was a pleasant surprise and we're looking to do more with the firm.
Posted by Larry and Allison Olson | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and trustworthy service
We worked first with Mr. Goldman our wills and a family trust and then with Elizabeth Nostrand going forward. Our every experience has been pleasant and inspires confidence in their work. We highly recommend them.
Posted by Richard | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Wills & Estate Practice
Outstanding legal service! Very professional and knowledgeable, exceedingly thorough and detailed, and simply a wonderful Wills & Estate practice. Really grateful for their dedication. Mr. Goldman and his staff are wonderful.
Posted by Indah | September 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
David, Beth and their entire team went above and beyond with their customer service and explanations at every step of the process.
Posted by Jiahao | June 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
We worked with David Goldman to update our estate documents after a home purchase and some other life events. David went above and beyond in all of our interactions and was extremely thoughtful in considering all of our unique life situations. We will definitely use him again for any legal matters.
Posted by Bryan | May 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elderly Law Review
Mr. Goldman was awesome! He has helped my family navigate a very complex and stressful season of our life, and I feel very confident and at peace with our situation. Side note...Mr. Goldman and his office are so kind and professional to work with. I felt complete trust with them all.
Posted by David | March 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Formation
David was awesome. Very knowledgeable about trust formation. Would highly recommend.
Posted by STEPHEN | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Personable and Proficient
David Goldman, was very thorough and patient in preparing my Trust and documents. He was explained all documents and the implications of decisions to be made, as well as how they impacted my wishes. I would highly recommend David Goldman for anyone who who wants their wishes to be protected and executed in the manner that they desire.
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Posted by Shannon | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and efficient
Mr Goldman is extremely knowledgeable on estate planning and asset protection with a global view. He set up a trust for me and my family and we will be doing more work together in the future. I like that he thinks outside of the box and see things from a different perspective. Super responsive to meet all our needs and to top it off he is real nice guy!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-495 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Apple Law Firm PLLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Lawyer
  • Wood, Atter & Associates
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Ourednik Law Offices
  • 2005 - 2006
  • President
  • Power Tools
  • 1995 - 2001
  • President
  • BottomLine Distribution
  • 1991 - 2002
  • President
  • MacProducts USA
  • 1985 - 2001
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Education

  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • 2019
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Phoenix
  • BSE
  • 2002
  • St. Edwards University
  • N/A
  • University of Texas
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate
  • Assets collected and distributed to children
  • Foreclosure Defense Case
  • Stopped Sale of Home

Associations

  • Estate Planning Professionals Network
  • EPPN Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North East Florida Estate Planning Council
  • Member- Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair Real Estate - Student Representative
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star top 2.5% of lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Book Award- UCC
  • FCLS
  • 2006
  • Deans Scholars Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Deans Scholars Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005
  • Book Award- Technical Drafting
  • FCSL
  • 2005
  • Book Award - Contracts
  • FCSL
  • 2005
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Institute for the General Practice of Law
  • Summary Administration Part 1 and Part 2
  • 2008
  • Emerging Issues for Attorney Advertising Through the Internet
  • Emerging Issues for Attorney Advertising Through the Internet
  • 2008
  • Alumni Continuing Legal Education
  • Law Firm Marketing and Ethics
  • 2008
  • North Florida Course on Aging
  • Durable Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney
  • 2007
  • Asset protection and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Asset protection and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (49)
Given (38)
Endorse David
Elder law Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nobody likes going to the lawyer. Regular folks only come to see us when things are going badly or they are afraid of things going badly. High anxiety! David has a calm demeanor, evident professionalism and depth of experience. He puts people at ease so that their underlying legal issues can be dealt with creatively, effectively and efficiently. David is exactly the sort of guy you need when you are in a jam. Or worried about getting into a jam. That's why his clients love him and his peers respect him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known David for many years. We have worked together on estate planning and specialized trusts for many clients. In addition, whenever I have a client with a Florida issue, such as a trust or a deed or a matter involving asset protection, I recommend David to assist them. He has done a great job for all those clients as well."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known David for over 30 years -- earlier as an entrepreneur and skilled businessman, and later as a great attorney. I have worked with David on several estate planning and asset protection cases including setting up Gun Trusts. He is highly ethical, very knowledgeable, and has been quick to respond when I've contacted him. Clients I have referred to him sing high praises of him as well. I highly recommend contacting David for legal matters. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Goldman among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldman has the highest ethical standards and is tenacious and fearless. He will provide excellent representation for his clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldman is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Look to David for well thought out Estate Planning. David is fantastic resource for firearm law."
Trusts Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is the lawyer who taught me everything I know about Firearms Law and how to transfer guns to others without running afoul of it. There are other "gun trust" lawyers in the United States, but David wrote the book on them. If you own firearms of any sort, you should be concerned about how they are transferred to someone else. No matter where you are you are going to want to talk to David before you do it. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Goldman. Mr. Goldman's answers to the questions posted here on Avvo are concise, accurate, and helpful to those seeking advice. I respect his opinion and recommend him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can trust that you're in competent hands with Mr. Goldman. He's well known in the legal community as a strong litigator and fights for the rights of his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a conscientious and talented lawyer who brings considerable skills to his practice on behalf clients who face one of the most important aspects of their lives in planning their estate. He is a credit to the legal profession and I'm proud to endorse him."
Probate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Goldman is one of the finest attorneys in his state. I highly recommend his legal services."
Trusts Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I contacted Mr. Goldman in regards to a question relating to Firearms Trusts. He was extraordinarily knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldman provides a great many useful and competent answers to inquirers on AVVO. His answers exude competence. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him if the opportunity is presented."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a knowledgeable estate planning and probate lawyer. He has been helpful to me on a number of occasions on Florida questions. His knowledge of gun trusts and gun laws also proved to be extremely useful in a recent case that I had, and I am very grateful for his help."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was of great help on a matter dealing with a Firearms Trust."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled and respected in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David provides knowledgeable answers to Avvo questions and has a good understanding of elder law, estate planning and other related issues. He is well respected by attorneys in his community and has received high praise from clients. I would recommend Harley Herman for those looking for representation in his area."
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