With over 12 years of experience in the area of probate, trusts and estates, Liz Messianu leads an active practice group. She handles estate and trust administration and litigation, guardian administration and litigation and estate planning matters.
A significant portion of Liz’s practice focuses on complex probate litigation. She represents trustees, guardians, personal representatives, executors and beneficiaries when conflicts arise during estates and trust administration. Liz has successfully resolved will and trusts contests related to vague language, contradictory instructions, lack of capacity and undue influence, among other factors. Additionally, she has successfully set aside fraudulent estate planning documents for the benefit of estate heirs.
Liz guides clients through the difficult and emotional process of commencing guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults, as well as administration of estates.
When necessary, she litigates disputes pertaining to guardianship appointments. Liz also represents professional guardians when the disputes amongst family members are not resolved and the alleged incapacitated needs immediate care and attention.
Liz assists clients with sophisticated estate planning needs that often include business succession and charitable giving. Mindful of federal and state tax laws, Liz executes estate plans that achieve each client’s unique goals and provide optimum financial benefits during their lives and post death.
Liz is available for initial FREE consultations at the prospective client's convenience.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||08/31/2016|
|Thomson Reuters||Estate Planning Client Strategies||2013|
|University of Miami School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||N/A|