|FL||Member in Good Standing||1977||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified- Will, Trust and Estates||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||1994|
|Board Certified - Tax Law||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||1983|
|President||E. Steven Lauer, P.A.||1977 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indian River County Bar Association||Past President||1986 - Present|
|Indian River County Estate Planning Council||Past President||1986 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1977 - Present|
|Michigan Tech Fund v. Century National Bank, 680 F. 2d 736 (11th Cir. 1982).||affirmed|
|See all legal cases|
|Basic Estate Planning in Florida||Introduction||N/A|
|Duke University||Management||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning||Introduction||N/A|
Posted by Steve
When my mother passed away, I contacted the lawyer who did her estate planning, E. Steven Lauer, to handle the post death administration of her trust. Because my mother had a living trust, my family was not required to go through probate. The distribution of her property was promptly handled by Mr. Lauer, who charged us a very reasonable fee. All of the work, including the tax returns, was handled "in house" by Mr. Lauer, who is board certified in Wills, Trusts, Estate and Tax and his accountant, Francine. We could not have been more please
Posted by anonymous
Our family experienced a very emotionally draining divorce battle with our elderly father's ex-wife who attempted to rip off our father's estate for everything that she could once she discovered our father was suffering from severe Alzheimer's Disease. As our father became mentally incapacitated, his wife attempted to cash in on virtually everything he had worked for his entire life by forging his signature on legal documents. Our Estate and Trust Attorney, Steve Lauer, did a commendable job protecting my father's financial interests as well as assisting with his Guardianship once he became legally incompetent to handle his own affairs. It pays to have a Board Certified Trust and Estate Attorney in the State of Florida when you care dealing with a complicated array of legalities involving marriage, grand theft, elder abuse, trusts, wills, and other legal documents and matters.
Posted by Jeff
I had my sister (living out-of -state) contact and set-up basic estate planning for our mother in the hospital. When I called to question an apparent over charge on my bill , Mr. Lauer told me " This is what I charge, I don't have to explain it to you, go find another lawyer". He then hung up on me. I called back and the call went into voice mail. I then left a message on his cell" I'm sure that we were disconnected and hope fully you didn't hang up on me, that would be extremely unprofessional" . His text back to me was " see you in court".
My answer back was to put differences aside and let's finish the job, if you want to get paid.
Needless to say it was taken care of.
I have dealt with many different types of lawyers over the years , even divorce lawyers that had more common sense and a better "manner'"than Mr. Lauer. He has anger management problems and should address them accordingly.
His work is adequate, his manner in dealing with clients is offensive, loathsome and his behavior is repulsive......enough said!
I still read the text messages that he sent me and shake my head in disbelief.
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