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Laura Kristin Sundberg

Litigation Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    Estate and Trust Litigation; Mediation

    21 years

  2. Probate
    25%

    37 years

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration;

    37 years

  4. Mediation
    10%
    primarily trust, estate and guardianship cases

    25 years

Location

Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, PA
One Landmark Center, Suite 600
315 E. Robinson
Orlando, FL, 32801

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Brent | April 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trust Fund review
I was referred to Ms. Sundberg to review a Trust Fund that was set up by my father before he passed away. She was very prompt, concise, courteous and professional. She explained the nature of the Trust and, unfortunately, the failings of the Trust. She provided advice that will be very helpful going forward. I was very pleased with her approach to the issue at hand and the advice she provided.
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Posted by David | February 27, 2015
Personable, Attentive, Caring Attorney with Integrity
Living in another part of Florida and needing a second opinion from an experienced trust litigator I contacted Ms. Sundberg. Since I am involved in a trust but am not the grantor, the local attorney who created the trust had been (rightly so) keeping me a bit at arms length. Ms. Sundberg was available to take my call and did. She listened patiently while I explained my situation and questions regarding the trust, and my concerns about what might cause an adverse decision to the trust and myself should it be challenged. She then very calmly, but obviously from a place of experience, gave me her take on the pitfalls I might encounter. Importantly, she clearly differentiated between those items and courses of action that were middle of the road and safe and those that might be at the edge of the road and could go either way should the trust go to litigation. That distinction was hugely helpful. Finally, much like the character in "Miracle on 34th Street" who advises a Macy's customer who couldn't find the item they were looking for at Macy's that they could find it at Gimbels, she pointed out that an attorney who was certified in elder law and practiced in my geographic area would be the best attorney to consult for my remaining questions, since that is where the trust would be litigated if it came to that. Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe is lucky to have her and anyone who needs her assistance in her area of expertise cannot do better.
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Posted by carolyn | May 27, 2013
Attorney with class
I contacted Laura via email about a probate matter, the automated response said she was attending meetings and then on vacation BUT the next day I received an email from her with the information that helped me make my decision. 5 Stars all the way!
Posted by myob2222 | March 20, 2012
Very helpful advice
I called Ms. Sundberg to ask advice about another probate case. She gave me her full attention even though I called her directly without an appointment. She was extremely helpful and genuinely cared about our situation. I appreciate the time she spent with me.
Posted by Gregg | September 15, 2010
Excellent!
Ms. Sundberg is a very knowledgeable and highly skilled attorney. She helped one of my clients with a very complex estate planning situation and my client was very pleased. She's an excellent communicator, but more importantly she's a great listener. She made me look very good in the eyes of my client.
Posted by Margarita | August 23, 2010
Excellent Counsel
Mrs. Sundberg is very helpful and supportive. She has done excellent work with my case. She makes me feel like i'm part of her family and not just a client. Although she is softspoken, she gets the job done diligently and in a timely manner. I am very pleased with her professionalism.
Posted by Don | August 23, 2010
A creative lawyer with a "caring" personality.
I have been a client of Laura's for nearly 20 years. She is a skilled, "top notch" attorney who cares as much for the client as she does the law. She first provided her services in the area of estate planning, and her results were extremely good. Later, a personal situation arose regarding a family illness, and she came up with a creative solution for the issue that totally solved the problem and left the family member and myself feeling totally satisfied with the experience. Laura takes her time to throughly examine all sides of a problem. She then provides options. She does not use a "cookie cutter" approach. I feel very fortunate to have met Laura, I consider her a valued partner.
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Posted by Marcia S. Babione, CPA | August 19, 2010
Top Notch Attorney with Personal Touch
Laura has assisted me with several complicated estate and trust administration issues. She is responsive, thorough and will spend the time you need to understand the issues. She is also proactive. She called me about issues I didn't know I might face and avoided them completely.
Posted by JOANNE BOAST | August 18, 2010
THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAURA, OUT OF 4 LAWYERS I USED IN MY CASE LAURA WAS THE BEST!! I THINK THAT LAURA IS THE BEST THEIR IS IN HER FIELD.
Posted by Sidney | August 18, 2010
Attorney for real estate mattter
I have consulted Laura on several matters over the years and have always found her to be competent, caring and responsive. My current issue involves a real estate question - a little out of her ususal expertise-but she gave me assistance and then checked it with other attorneys in her firm. Again, competent and responsive.
Posted by Michael | August 18, 2010
Lawyer review of Laura Sundberg
Laura is very experienced in Trust and Estate administration matters. She is also a wonderful negotiator; she is very much a people person and takes a very fair and soft approach to all communications, while at the same time never giving up her clients’ position. She deals with the most difficult of personalities and never loses her temper or her edge. Her verbal and written communications are excellent; she uses her thorough understanding of complex administration and taxation as well as the law to help her clients and those that are at odds with her clients to see the issues and better solutions more clearly. I would always want Laura on my side if there is ever any problem.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, PA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Akerman Senterfitt
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Fiduciary Counsel
  • SunTrust Bank
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Akerman Senterfitt
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Estate Tax Attorney
  • IRS
  • 1987 - 1989
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Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • law
  • 1987
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Vice chair, Board Certification Review Course
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Vice chair, Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Comference
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, CLE Seminar Coordination Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Probate
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Trust Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Central Florida Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar real property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Orlando
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Orlando
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2012
  • Selected
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Selected
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Certified Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Administration of Trusts in Florida
  • The Florida Trust Code
  • 2012
  • Administration of Trusts in Florida
  • Administration of QDOTS
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Graduate Trust School
  • International Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Graduate Trust School
  • International Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Graduate Trust School
  • International Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Business Disposition and Succession Tax Strategies
  • Business Succession and Estate Planning for the Final Frontier
  • 2011
  • So you think you can dance, , ,but can you do the probate shuffle?
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Laura
Trusts Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Sundberg is an all around amazing person, as well as an excellent attorney. She is very genuine, candid, and goes above and beyond to help others. Laura is very involved in the legal community and is one of the best wills, trusts, and estates attorney that I know."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"She is Board Certified and a great problem solver."
Trusts Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Laura. While being competent and well-versed in the trusts, estates, and probate arena, her personality is such that she is at ease explaining complex legal matters to all types of clients and also vigorously and effectively representing her clients in court when necessary. Her skills allow her to represent institutional clients capably but her compassion and empathy make her a great choice for individual clients in need of estate planning and related services."
Trusts Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Orlando Litigation Lawyer Laura Kristin Sundberg
Laura Kristin Sundberg
Litigation Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 36 years