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Astrid de Parry

Estate planning Attorney at Deland, FL

4.9   32 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 37 years
    Alaska - AK 42 years
    New York - NY 45 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Astrid

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PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO DISCERNING CLIENTS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR OVER 30 YEARS.

I graduated from Cornell University Law School in ed as Assistant University Counsel for Cornell University from 1977 to 1980.  Thereafter, I served as General Counsel for the University of Alaska Statewide System of Higher Education from 1980 to 1985. After moving to Florida in 1985, I went to work for a large law firm in Orlando, focusing on general corporate practice and property law (1986 - 1988). After a one year stint as General Counsel for Park Equus, Inc. (which developed the Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee, Florida), I moved to Volusia County in 1989 where I served as City Attorney for the City of DeLand until I started my own practice in 1993.  Today, I combine this experience to offer clients skilled and knowledgeable legal representation in wills, trusts and estate planning, probate and guardianship, elder law, real property transactions, land use and environmental law, business and commercial law, civil litigation and mediation. I have been a member of Rotary International since 1991.  

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2018 2013 2012 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2012

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Location

Bryant & de Parry, P.A.
107 East Church Street
Deland, FL, 32724

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sandra | March 28, 2011
Sharp, smart and completely honest
Our family has used the services of Astrid deParry for several years. She has a remarkable ability to take a complicated legal document and translate it into an understandable, concise briefing. We have had her review a number of documents and contracts and have been able to make informed decisions based on her information. When you are faced with a document which inspires nothing but confusion, it can bring a sense of dread and powerlessness. How are you to make a wise decision when you don't understand the true meaning of what is in front of you? All legal documents are open to interpretation, and it is vitally important to have on your side someone who speaks the language and can give you the secret insider information.
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Posted by Karen | March 27, 2011
Astrid deParry is my first choice for legal advice in a town filled with lawyers.
Astrid is readily available to answer questions. She is very patient during consultations and devotes as much time as one needs. Work is done quickly. She presents all options available. In addition to estate planning, she does my corporate work. Her office staff is responsive and professional. Because she is a Rotarian, one can be assured that she is ethical. Phone calls are returned promptly.
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Posted by Linda | August 28, 2020
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Probate
I had a very difficult case. Astrid de Parry went above and beyond for us. She was very professional and knowledgeable. Astrid and her staff are outstanding. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Joe and family | October 4, 2018
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Estate
We hired Astrid to help with our moms estate, and we are thoroughly pleased . She and her staff are very good at what they do, and walked us thru every step of the way! Thank you very much!
Posted by Jim | August 8, 2018
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Estate Planning
Ms. de Parry came to me highly recommended by a trusted friend and this is the second occasion I have hired her and I have been pleased on both occasions. The latest service was for estate planning. She listened carefully to my concerns and was professional & prompt throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Settlement
When my mother passed away I needed to settle her estate which had legal documents that required submitting to the Florida Court. I found that Astrid was an excellent Lawyer to handle this. Both she and her office staff provided peace of mind and professionalism throughout the process. I would highly recommend Astrid de Parry.
Posted by tony | April 2, 2018
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Probate Planning referral
Some time ago we lost my dad, then 53 weeks later mom. It was a tough time to say the least. I did some home work and actually through a referral got Astrid de Parry's contact information. That was the best move made over probate lawyer choice. Highly recommend this team based off our recent experience.
Posted by Rick | January 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Probate Client
I hired Astrid de Parry to handle my mothers probate. I was extremely pleased with her and the office staff. They kept me updated via email and I knew what was going on every step of the way. My matters were handle promptly and professionally. I would highly recommend Astrid would not hesitate to use her services again.
Posted by Jerry | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills and Probate / Estate Planning
I had a very difficult case. My cousin died and family members could not be found. A year after his death, I was made aware that he had passed. A Personal Representative had all ready been assigned. I contacted the known heirs and they wished for me to be the Personal Reprehensive. I contacted Astrid de Parry. That was the best move I could have taken! Her and her team are outstanding. This was a very complicated estate, and her and her staff walked me though several touchy situations!! She and her team are a 5 Star in my book. I was so impressed with her performance, with my cousin's estate, that I engaged her to prepare my personal estate documents. WITHOUT QUESTION YOU CAN RELY ON THIS FIRM AND STAFF TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE FAR BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS!! Jerry Rhodes - an extremely satisfied client on two different matters. You will not be disappointed with this counsel for your wills and probate, and estate planning, but you will be amazingly surprised by the professionalism you receive from this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2017
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Estate of my wife
She has done a good job with my case from start to finsh i am glad it,s over so i can move on with my life. Thank You
Posted by Darrel | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Probate
Astrid de Parry handled a family probate matter and from my first meeting was able to answer my many questions. She put me at ease and is very knowledgeable. She has a outstanding office staff who stayed on top of my case and kept me informed throughout. I highly recommend Astrid de Parry for anyone needing Probate or Estate Planning legal assistance.
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Posted by Susie | December 8, 2016
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Estate Planning
I need specific answers to how to handle my estate situation. She immediately knew exactly what I needed and how to handle it. The paperwork was handled quickly and sent to me for review and then to come in and sign the paperwork. Such a professional and her staff the same.
Posted by Tim | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further, this is the attorney you want for your Probate, Estate planning and/or Litigation
The first thing I remembered when meeting Astrid de Parry was her genuine interest in helping me with my father's estate. She is an extraordinary listener and extremely knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She does not waste your time and gets right to the point. Moreover, her staff are very professional and respond to calls and emails in short order. You can tell a lot about a person by the people they have working with them. Should I have a need for an attorney with Probate, Estate planning, Real restate or Business services my first call will be to Astrid de Parry.
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Posted by Roxanna | September 19, 2016
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Exceptional attorney for all of your legal needs
I am in my late 60’s and have used many attorneys over the prior decades. Astrid de Parry without a doubt has been the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of handling my affairs. Before being referred to Astrid via another attorney I had been using multiple attorneys for various issues. Because of Astrid’s diversity, she’s been able to handle every aspect of my needs. I highly recommend Astrid to anyone seeking a proactive, attentive, and highly knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by Sandy | August 18, 2016
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An exceptional attorney.
Ms. Astrid de Parry was a joy to work with in preparing necessary estate documentation requested by my elderly father. Her true compassion to help others should be highly commended. She is sincere, straightforward, honest and trustworthy in all aspects. I would highly recommend Ms. de Parry to anyone looking for an attorney! I can not say enough wonderful things about her and her entire staff!
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Posted by Roger | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Happy
I utilize lawyers extensively in my work, including top tier NYC firms, so I am a pretty savvy consumer of legal services. When I needed FL counsel for my father-in-law's estate I spoke to a couple of guys who treated me like an idiot and told me about everything they were going to do, and which I knew was unnecessary. Finally, I found Ms. de Parry on Avvo and I could not have been happier. She knew and described exactly what needed to be done, how to do, and got it done. The process was efficient and reasonable priced, with no unnecessary work. Her paralegal (if you don't already know, they do most of the work on estates) was excellent. All in all, great.
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Posted by Lorraine | August 5, 2015
Superb
Working with Ms. de Parry and her office staff was a combination of knowledge, timeliness, professionalism, caring, and the understanding of my needs. I was never disappointed in the way in which the estate and probate was handled. I highly recommend the law office of Astrid de Parry in De Land, Florida for your legal representation.
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Posted by Linda | April 10, 2015
Estate Planning
From the moment we made our appointment we were in the best of hands with a very trustworthy attorney and staff. Our work was completed in a very timely manner and all advice given was thoroughly discussed for our complete understanding. It was a pleasure to work with the entire staff.
Posted by Frank | April 10, 2015
Trust preparation
Ms de Parry was recommended to us by our financial advisor to prepare a trust document. She did an excellent job for for us in a remarkably short time. We were very pleased with her work, and how comfortable she made feel during the process.
Posted by Caroline | October 30, 2014
Estate planning
Astrid and her office staff are very personable and extremely professional. We were very pleased with her communication, attention to detail, and thoroughness in preparing our estate planning and wills. We highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Astrid de Parry, P.A.
  • 1993 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City of DeLand
  • 1989 - 1992
  • General Counsel and Project Coordinator
  • Park Equus, Inc.
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Associate Attorney
  • Boroughs, Grimm, Bennett & Griffin, P.A.
  • 1986 - 1987
  • General Counsel
  • University of Alaska Statewide System
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Assistant University Counsel
  • Cornell University
  • 1977 - 1980
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Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • 1974

Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Alaska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1992
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - 1980
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1977 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Flordia Supreme Court
  • 2011
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Astrid
Litigation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"She is an experienced attorney who also displays the highest level of professionalism in everything she does."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Astrid for many years, through joint efforts of community service and as an advocate on behalf of an opposing party in litigation. Whether community service or advocacy Astrid is a consummate professional. She is always well prepared and competent on whatever subject in which she's dealing. Astrid takes her obligations seriously and can be counted upon for a quality product. I have no hesitancy in commending Astrid to anyone for legal services within her areas of competence."
Probate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Astrid is a wonderful and precise attorney. I have enjoyed working with her on cases and I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Astrid de Parry has a thorough understanding of guardianship law, and she truly cares about her clients. I highly recommend her."
Probate Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I find her to be well qualified in probate administration and trust administration matters"
Land use and zoning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Astrid de Parry."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a very competent litigation attorney with over 30 years of practice."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.because she is a professional in every aspect"
Probate Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She tirelessly pursues the best possible result for her client."
Probate Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is well known as a tough litigator, relentless for her clients . Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business law are what she practices, and if you ever need her services you will not once regret having her on your side."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Astrid professionally and by reputation for a number of years. She is a capable, thorough, detail oriented, professional colleague. She exhibits the highest ideals of professionalism and ethics. I would recommend her to any person looking for an attorney in her areas of specialty."
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Deland Estate planning Lawyer Astrid de Parry
Astrid de Parry
Estate planning Attorney
Deland, FL
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available