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Anthony P. Guettler is a 4th generation Floridian, and joined the firm in 2009 as a member of the Estate Planning and Tax Group.   Mr. Guettler graduated first in his class from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business with a degree in Finance.  Mr. Guettler subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree, with high honors,  and his graduate law degree (LL.M) in Taxation, with high honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  


Mr. Guettler focuses his practice on estate planning, tax exempt organizations, business transactions, and corporate taxation.  He has represented individuals with complex business and real estate holdings as well as owners of closely held corporations in structuring their estate plans to minimize their tax liability. Mr. Guettler has also represented financial institutions and  individuals with fiduciary administration matters.


Super Lawyers names him as one of Florida’s “Rising Stars,” effectively ranking him as one of the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state who are under the age of 40 and have been practicing law for 10 years or less, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research.  He also maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the largest and most comprehensive ratings document of lawyers in the world.


Mr. Guettler is the current President of the Indian River County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and was a past President and Vice-President of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association. He serves on the board of the Future Leaders Professional Advisors Council and is currently the Treasurer of the Treasure Coast Gator Club. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the St. Lucie County Law Library. He is currently a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, the Tax Section and Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar, the Planned Giving Council of Indian River, the Indian River County Bar Association and the Indian River Estate Planning Council.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 100%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes)

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Gould Cooksey Fennell, P.A.

979 Beachland Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL, 32963


FLMember in Good Standing200506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar2012
Masters of Laws in TaxationUniversity of Florida2009
Dean's Honor RoleUniversity of Florida Colleget of Law2005
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
"Rising Star"Super LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGould Cooksey Fennell, P.A.2009 - Present
AssociateWeiss & Handler, P.A.2005 - 2007
Summer AssociateSmith Hulsey and Busey2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indian River Estate Planning CouncilVice President2012 - Present
Treasure Coast Gator ClubPresident2012 - Present
Future Leaders Professional Advisors CouncilBoard Member2010 - Present
Indian River Estate Planning CouncilBoard Member2009 - Present
Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPast President2009 - Present
Indian River County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Planned Giving Council of Indian RiverMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
Treasure Coast Gator ClubTreasurer2011 - 2012
Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2010 - 2011
St. Lucie County Law LibraryBoard of Trustees2006 - 2007
Port St. Lucie Bar AssociationVice President2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
(Plaintiff) v. Value Adustment Board of Indian River CountyReduction in Valuation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationMasters of Laws in Taxation2009
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of FloridaFinanceB.S.2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law WeekLaw Week Roundtable2012
Law WeekLaw Week Roundtable2011
Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionEstate Planning & Tax Issues2011
Indian River County CPA Round TableFunding Credit Shelter and Marital Deduction Shares in a Zero Tax Estate2009