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Peggy R. Hoyt

Estate planning Attorney at Oviedo, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Margaret R. Hoyt

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Peggy

Learn Peggy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Our firm is committed to creating estate plans that work - for families and their loved ones. We offer the ESP Program, an ongoing updating, education and maintenance program to address the four L's - changes in your life, the law, your lawyer's experience and your legacy.

    29 years

  2. Elder law
    20%
    The American population is aging and the need for long term asset protection planning is more important than ever. Our monthly Truth About Medicaid Planning workshop details the truths and myths of the Medicaid maze.

    29 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Knowing what to do, how to do it and how to pay for it is an important part of the estate administration process. Probate and trust administration were created for the efficient administration and distribution of estate assets.

    29 years

  4. Trusts
    20%
    Clients learn the benefits of the Trust Protection Spectrum and how to protect loved ones from life's perils - people who need protection from themselves, protection from divorce, protection from creditors and predators and catastrophic illness protection. Special trusts for special needs children or pets are my passion.

    29 years

  5. Guardianship
    15%
    Vulnerable adults - seniors or special needs individuals may need protection through guardianship or guardian advocacy. We offer guidance and assistance in both.

    29 years

PEGGY IS DUAL BOARD CERTIFIED IN BOTH WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES AND ELDER LAW!

I am passionate about my clients and my pets!  I love working with people who are passionate about their families and providing them with lifelong protection.  I also enjoy writing to provide people with easy-to-understand explanations of complex legal subjects. 

When I'm not doing some kind of networking, I'm probably horseback riding - I like to compete at endurance and competitive trail riding events. 

I also enjoy staying in touch with clients, friends and family using SendOutCards - I'm a manager and distributor in that organization.

I host the weekly radio show, All My Children Wear Fur Coats on Nature' on Mondays at 3 p.m.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Contact Peggy

Law Offices of Hoyt and Bryan, LLC
The Law Offices Of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC (satellite office)
715 Douglas Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Olan | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly Thorough & Informative!
Peggy assisted me and my Partner with our estate planning, and did not disappoint. She and her staff were extremely courteous and professional, and in the end provided us with comprehensive documents that were tailored to our specific needs. Highly recommended!!
Posted by Debbi | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A+
Ms. Hoyt is very kind and a good listener. She is very detail oriented and professional. I hired My. Hoyt for my estate planning and she exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Arsenio Calle | February 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Services
Have known and received Ms. Hoyt's services for almost 20 years. Our relationship have been professional and very productive. Her professional advises have been very productive, useful and appreciated.
Posted by Andy | February 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Attorney Hoyt prepared our Estate documents. Her process was very thorough, ensuring that we clearly defined our estate wishes. She provided excellent counsel on the pros and cons of various options. The end product was complete and well-documented. We have retained Attorney Hoyt for ongoing estate counsel and for other legal matters.
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Posted by Shirley Wilson | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Five star legal office
Peggy Hoyt is an excellent attorney, her firm's staff is friendly and quick to respond to questions or concerns. Peggy has a delightful personality and is well versed in the complexities of family dynamics. We have recommended her to several of our friends and they have all been totally satisfied with the work she has done for them.
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Posted by Jan | February 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
Peggy assisted me in establishing my Will, a Living Trust, Health Care Initiatives and Power of Attorney documents. She walked me through the entire process in easy to understand language. She also assisted me in establishing my mom's estate planning. Very professional and thorough.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Estate Planner
Peggy Hoyt has been our attorney for nearly 10 years and has provided us with invaluable service transitioning our old trusts into instruments that are more user-oriented and beneficial to us and our heirs. The workshops that her firm offers have been very educational as well. We strongly recommend Peggy and her firm for all your personal legal affairs.
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Posted by George | February 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Practice
We used Peggy and her firm for an entire redo of our Will, Estate Plan, Health Care Initiatives and Power of Attorney documents. She was excellent and the process they use made the decisioning understandable, timely and easier for my wife and me. I would highly recommend them.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • The Law Offices Of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vose & Blau
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • GrayRobinson
  • 1994 - 1997

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Stetson University
  • MBA
  • 1982
  • Stetson University
  • BBA
  • 1981

Associations

  • Small Business Resource Network (SBRN)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Succession Planning Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central Florida Estate Planning Council
  • Past President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Five Star Wealth Manager for 2013
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2013
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • Florida Legal Elite Magazine
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager for 2012
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2012
  • Five Star Wealth Manager for 2011
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2011
  • Tradition of Excellence
  • The Florida Bar - General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section
  • 2011
  • Certified Succession Planner
  • International Succesion Planning Association
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Elder Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Patriot Award
  • Department of Defense
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Can You Trust Your Pet? A Primer on Florida Pet Trusts
  • 2014
  • WealthCounsel Blog
  • Telephone Etiquette - How we say hello matters
  • 2011
  • Wealthcounsel Quarterly
  • Life in Transition
  • 2011
  • Central Florida Caregiver Magazine
  • Creating a Lasting legacy
  • 2009
  • Central Florida Caregiver Magazine
  • Estate Planning to Protect Your Future
  • 2009
  • Women in Transition - Navigating the Legal and Financial Challenges in Your Life
  • Women In Transition
  • 2006
  • Loving Without a License - An Estate Planning Survival Guide for Unmarried Couples and Same Sex Partners
  • Loving Without a License
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hope & Help Board of Directors
  • Planned Giving
  • 2016
  • Westminster Towers
  • The Family Love Letter
  • 2016
  • Siemens
  • The Truth About Long Term Care Planning
  • 2016
  • Orlando Dog Training Club
  • Pet Trusts - Creating Estate Plans that Work for Pets...and their People
  • 2015
  • Elder Concert 2015
  • Pets are People Too, Planning for your Pets
  • 2015
  • Siemens Retirees Group
  • Preparing Loved Ones for Financial Transition
  • 2015
  • Siemens AWARE Group
  • Preparing Loved Ones for Financial Transition
  • 2015
  • The Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2015
  • Pet Trusts - Creating Estate Plans that Work for Pets...and their People
  • 2015
  • Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
  • Pet Planning
  • 2015
  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • Ins and Outs of Guardianship and Guardian Advocacy
  • 2015
  • 22nd Annual CARD Conference
  • Ins and Outs of Guardianship and Guardian Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Law Firm Marketing
  • 2015
  • The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan
  • Divorce American Style
  • 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Special Needs
  • 2015
  • ICCFA
  • All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for your Pet
  • 2014
  • ElderCounsel
  • All My Children Wear Fur Coats
  • 2014
  • The Family Cafe
  • Special People, Special Planning
  • 2014
  • FAMU
  • Estate Planning Issues for Animals
  • 2014
  • Merrill Lynch
  • The Changing Definition of Marriage
  • 2014
  • SunTrust- Winter Park Wealth Team
  • Planning for the Alternative Family
  • 2014
  • Siemens
  • The Changing Definition of Marriage
  • 2014
  • Howard Stross Webinar
  • All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet
  • 2014
  • Edward Jones
  • Special People, Special Planing
  • 2014
  • NAELA Unprogram
  • Practice Management
  • 2014
  • Siemens
  • Top 10 Reasons to do Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • CFAWL
  • Thank Everybody for Everything
  • 2013
  • Raymond James
  • All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for your Pet
  • 2013
  • Stetson University
  • Marketing to Build a Relationship Based Practice
  • 2013
  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • Special People, Special Planning
  • 2013
  • Raymond James
  • The Truth about Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • NAELA UnProgram
  • Current Trends and Top 10 in Long - Term Care Planning
  • 2012
  • Third Annual Hoyt & Bryan Special Needs Conference
  • Special Needs Trust Administration
  • 2011
  • The Family Cafe
  • Special People, Special Planning
  • 2011
  • Second Annual Hoyt & Bryan Special Needs Conference
  • Special Needs and Divorce
  • 2010
  • Family Cafe
  • Special People, Special Planning - Creating a Safe Legal Haven for Families with Speciall Needs
  • 2009
  • University High School Parent's Night
  • The Truth About Special Needs Planning for Parents
  • 2009
  • WealthCounsel Teleconference
  • A Matter of Trust
  • 2009
  • Siemans Future Retirees
  • The Truth About Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Solo Small Firm Conference
  • Marketing Your Practice
  • 2009
  • FICPA
  • Succession Planning
  • 2009
  • Spina Bifida Association National Conference
  • Special Needs Planning for Adults
  • 2009
  • Women are READY 2009
  • Relationship Marketing
  • 2009
  • Barry University College of Law - Animal Law
  • Animal Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Peggy
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Peggy for over 20 years. Not only is she the utmost professional, but she exhibits genuine care and character with both her staff and clients. I give her my highest possible endorsement."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the smartest attorneys around...and to make her even better, an amazing heart. Peggy is a subject matter expert that strives to provide the highest level of expertise to her clients and other attorneys. Couldn't recommend more highly!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse this lawyer’s work. I have known Attorney Peggy Hoyt for many years. As a dedicated member of the Florida legal community, she has achieved the highest level of expertise in estate planning and elder law and I strongly recommend her for such matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peggy is fantastic. She is a wonderful human being and one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever had the privelege of dealing with. She is sharing and helpful of fellow attorneys and is wonderful with her clients. I have so much faith in her that I referred my son who is now a resident of Florida to her for his estate planning needs. She is the best."
Estate planning Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Peggy Hoyt. I have co-counseled with Peggy on a couple of matters and can attest to the fact that she is a top notch estate planning and elder law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Peggy and her law partner for 14 years and we've taught together all over the United States. Peggy is one of the most caring attorneys I know."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peggy Hoyt is one of the most thorough, thoughtful and caring estate planning attorneys in Florida's legal community. Her focus is on educating her clients so together they can plan for the specific needs of that particular client. Peggy works hard to stay current on the relevant laws, provides free education to the community, and prides herself on the relationships she maintains with her clients. If you are looking for the right estate planning attorney in Central Florida, whether you need to plan for a special needs person, a blended family, your pets or anyone special to you, Peggy Hoyt is your best choice."
Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the utmost respect for Peggy and her legal work. She works very hard at educating her clients throughout the estate planning process and provides excellent quality work. Peggy is dedicated to improving the legal community by speaking at legal workshops, conferences and volunteer activities. She is an active member of the Bar and makes a difference by enthusiastically supporting new members. Peggy has helped me to improve my own practice just by sharing her knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with her again."
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Oviedo Estate planning Lawyer Peggy R. Hoyt
Peggy R. Hoyt
Estate planning Attorney
Oviedo, FL
Licensed for 29 years