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Michael Louis Cahill

Estate planning Attorney at Seminole, FL

5.0   95 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Practice areas

At Cahill Law Firm, P.A., we focus on estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Designations of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Wills, Deeds of Transfer, etc.), Probate and Trust Administrations, and related tax (Income, Estate and Gift) issues (as a Florida Certified Public Accountant).  We believe in personal service and maintaining personal relationships with our clients.  Please visit our website,  or call for additional information.  We look forward to meeting with you!

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Cahill Law Firm
11125 Park Blvd.
Suite 104-229
Seminole, FL, 33772

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Posted by William | November 8, 2021
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Deed Transfer
I was in need of a deed transfer to add my current home to my Trust. Mr. Cahill and his staff made this an easy transaction. Extremely professional and knowledgeable concerning this legal issue. Thank you.
Posted by John | September 25, 2021
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MICHAEL RENDERS PROMPT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
My wife and I have just completed a complete update of all our estate planning documents. Michael explained all options clearly and succinctly. He responded promptly and completely to all our inquiries. The documents he prepared were comprehensive, thorough and were all prepared in a timely fashion. We could not have asked for more. Throughout the process Michael was the consulate professional. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Brian | September 24, 2021
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Estate Planning and will
Mr. Cahill provided excellent and professional support to complete my estate planning and will. He explained things in layman's terms where I could understand and was kind and personable. He has helped my family for many years. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional and educated law firm. Thank you Mr. Cahill
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Posted by Linda | September 10, 2021
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Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Well, etc.
Both my husband and myself had Michael do our wills and other documents, 5 years ago, 2016. He was very professional and we learned several things when discussing things with him. In 2021, we had Michael update all our documents. Michael is very nice and his office is very warm and inviting. He prepared our documents with the changes we requested and in a very timely manner. I would recommend his services to my family and friends.
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Posted by Thomas | September 6, 2021
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Thomas Kelleher
Michael Cahill and his firm were a pleasure to work with. They were very professional as well as friendly, fair and proactive. Mike and his associates helped overcome the 1000 + miles of separation and the challenges of covid to settle the estate within one year's time. I would recommend Cahill Law Firm without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2021
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Rick and Donna
After moving here, we wanted to make sure that our wills and POA’s were compliant in Florida. Michael was excellent to advise us.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2021
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Trust Documents
Mr. Cahill did a complete Trust for us that included wills, living wills, trust documents and property transfers. He did a great job in explaining and executing the process.
Posted by Debbie | April 2, 2021
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Professional and Personable
Attorney Cahill redid my Will and all the necessary forms that go along with estate planning. He answered all my questions and explained things very patiently when I didn't understand. He was very kind, as well as professional and thorough. The staff was very nice also. You won't go wrong hiring him.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
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Pleasantly Surprised
I was referred to Mr Cahill by a bank representative. It was the best recommendation I could have hoped for. This was a new experience for me meeting with a new lawyer on my own I needed a new will, trust, medical directives and power of attorney documents drawn up. I was very unsettled about doing all this and in the end everything was so easy Mr Cahill was very professional yet able to explain everything to me in everyday terms. His office staff were just as professional and helpful
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Posted by Thomas | March 22, 2021
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Knowledgeable, Efficent and Professional Service
I was looking for a lawyer knowledgeable in estate planning as well as tax laws--ie a CPA. I met for the free consultation and felt very comfortable with his approach and thoughts and so I hired him for some basic documents as well as to look into some other larger issues I had relative to my entire estate. Prior to my second meeting I sent an email outlining various details and issues I wanted to resolve during the meeting. I thought we would discuss that email in the meeting but I received a timely reply with his thoughts and recommendations shortly after it was sent. This was very helpful because I could have more time to think about the solutions and have any further questions prepared for the meeting. I am very pleased with the results and have no concerns that the people I have designated to handle my affairs will be very happy to have him highly involved when the time comes. The costs for the basic documents and the hourly charge for the additional work was more than fair. I feel my estate will be resolved with little expense and as few taxes as will be possible.
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Posted by Marcia | February 21, 2021
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Marcia
After moving to this area, I was in need of an attorney to guide me with estate planning. Attorney Cahill was such pleasure to meet, and explained about estate planning versus a will. So pleased with the service and guidance he provided. Will definitely reach out again to Atty. Cahill !!
Posted by Jon & Nancy | February 8, 2021
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Jon & Nancy
Mr. Cahill assisted us with our wills and advanced directives 10 years ago and recently he reviewed and updated our wills and advanced directives. He was very thorough and answered all our questions. Mr. Cahill also educated us on new laws and gave us excellent advice. Also, I must compliment the office staff for their courteous and professional manner in which they treat us. We definitely will remain clients of Mr. Cahill!
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Posted by Oksana | December 30, 2020
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The best
Excellent professional. Helped me to make a difficult decisions streefree. I have gotten the best professional advices. Very friendly atmosphere. Very satisfied of service. Have already recommended to my brother's and friend's families. I am very grateful.
Posted by Rula | December 28, 2020
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Knowledgeable and personable
Attorney Michael Cahill made all those difficult conversations and decisions easier to capture in formal documents. He took his time explaining to us the different laws and considerations to think about and how to best achieve what we decided were our wishes and needs. He was prompt in his response to our questions and scheduled our meetings without delays. His expertise was evident, we appreciated his attention to details and his supportive approach.
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Posted by Darlene | November 24, 2020
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Very Understanding
Answered all my questions with patience and in a way that was easy to understand. Since I was a out of state client it was extremely helpful to get advice that pertained to the laws in Fl. I was very satisfied with my visit to Att. Cahill.
Posted by Gerry | September 4, 2020
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Good Choice
Mr. Cahill was very knowledgeable, personal and was very low key. He asked me what I was looking into and I felt he gave me good, sound advice. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Debbie | August 10, 2020
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Estate Planning
Mr. Cahill was very helpful and thorough with our estate planning. We would highly recommend him for any type of consultation ,etc. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by margaret | August 6, 2020
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Margaret alexander {Peggy}
Mr. Cahill was very helpful with planning my estate and alll other documents. . Would highly recommend him.
Posted by Tina | August 1, 2020
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Excellent Honest Service
I have been very pleased with my services (estate planning, will, supplemental needs trust). Mr. Cahill is very professional and his services are very thorough. I have been using his services since moving to Florida in 2012. His has made amendments to my legal work and it has always been done very quickly. I like his promptness and would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
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Excellent experience
Michael Cahill updated our wills and other appropriate paperwork on a estate overview and subsequent review. He clarified what needed to be done, was clear in explanation, and work was completed timely and to our satisfaction. We have total confidence in his work.
Response from Michael Cahill July 24, 2020
Thank you!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cahill Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Certified Public Accountant - Sole Proprietor
  • Michael L. Cahill, CPA
  • 1997 - Present
  • Assistant Vice President & Asst. Controller
  • Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Staff Accountant
  • Money Plan International
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • City Of Tampa, Florida
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Agent and Registered Representative
  • Prudential Insurance Company Of America
  • 1986 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Alabama
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: Estate of Melvin C. Koch
  • Settled

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section - National Tax Moot Court Comp.
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section - National Tax Moot Court Comp.
  • Vice Chair
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law - 10 Years
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2011
  • National Tax Moot Court - Team Winner
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2000
  • National Tax Moot Court - Best Oralist
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2000
  • Cardozo Inn - Member
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
  • 1999
  • Moot Court - Best Oralist
  • Stetson University College of LAw
  • 1998
  • Certified Faculty Instructor
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • 1996
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Florida Board of Accountancy
  • 1996
  • Field Training Officer
  • City of Tampa
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Elder Law Advocate
  • Dissolution of Marriage: The Rights of the Incapacitated Party
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Tools Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Financial Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Final Wishes Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Planned Giving
  • Estate Planning
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years. I knew him when he was a CPA and before he was an attorney. I find him a man of integrity. I also find him to be extremely knowledgeable in his area of practice. I would highly recommend him for estate planning and probate."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with attorney Michael Cahill for over fifteen years. He is well respected by the general public and by members of the legal community. I endorse Michael Cahill."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael L. Cahill. I have referred many clients to Mr. Cahill for Estate Planning. I always hear compliments from my clients for the great service and peace of mind that he provides. Additionally, with Mr. Cahill's LLM and CPA, we have collaborated on business issues that are tax oriented."
Tax Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I feel honored to endorse Michael Cahill. As an attorney in the community I have referred clients to Michael who needed tax advice knowing he would represent them well. They always came back and gave him great reviews."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Cahill is an outstanding professional who makes it easy for his colleagues to refer clients because I always know my clients will be contacting me to thank me and telling me how comfortable Michael made them feel and resolved their issues and put their minds at ease."
Probate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I HAVE WORKED ON MANY CASES WITH MICHAEL. HE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THOUROUGH,"
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Seminole Estate planning Lawyer Michael Louis Cahill
Michael Louis Cahill
Estate planning Attorney
Seminole, FL
Licensed for 23 years