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Jeffrey Robert Kuhns

Trusts Attorney at Punta Gorda, FL

5.0   9 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 11 years
    Florida - FL 11 years
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Each probate is unique, deserves efficiency, and requires customized attention during the legal process. I understand that Probate can be emotional, and I treat each case with the sensitivity and compassion that we would want for my own family.

    12 years

  2. Trusts
    I have experience in designing, drafting and funding Revocable, Grantor, Inter Vivos, Living, Life Insurance and Irrevocable Trusts. I also have extensive experience in guiding Successor Trustees with an efficient Florida Trust Administration.

    12 years

  3. Estate planning
    Estate Planning requires a blend of finesse, strategic planning, and sensitivity to family dynamics. I view an Estate Plan as the opportunity to create a legacy that can protect your assets, avoid probate, and minimize taxes for you and your heirs.

    12 years

  4. Business
    I set up various types of business including Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), C-Corporations, S-Corporations, and Partnerships. I take a holistic approach that addresses business law, tax law, and asset protection.

    12 years

  5. Real estate
    I recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to Real Estate. I represent buyers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions. I handle real estate in probate. I advise part-time and international property owners.

    12 years

  6. Tax
    Tax law overlaps with every practice area I offer. I leverage my knowledge of Federal and State tax laws to add additional value to my clients in all practice areas and help them save hard earned money.

    12 years

Jeffrey R. Kuhns is an attorney and the founder of Kuhns Law Firm, PLLC, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. Mr. Kuhns practices estate planning, business, real estate and tax law, serving clients throughout the state of Florida. He has experience with business strategy, probate, revocable living trusts, irevocable trusts and wills.

Mr. Kuhns has been licensed to practice law since 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Before attending law school, he was employed by the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, an organization committed to the preservation of Holocaust testimonials. He went on to attend and graduate from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California.

Following law school, Mr. Kuhns worked for the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) office of Chief Council in Los Angeles while obtaining a master of laws degree from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He later worked for private law firms in Charlotte County and Fort Myers, Florida, before opening his own practice.

As part of his business and estate planning practice, Mr. Kuhns advises Florida residents on various legal issues. He has a diverse client base, consisting of permanent and seasonal Florida residents, as well as foreign property owners, purchasers and sellers. He uses his broad range of knowledge to educate and advise his clients on the best strategies and solutions for their specific circumstances. Mr. Kuhns uses his designation as a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization to craft easy to understand estates plans which are designed to minimize taxes, and protect, preserve and efficiently transfer wealth to the next generation.

As a complement to his practice, Mr. Kuhns lectures at professional events on estate planning, probate, trust administration and tax planning issues. He also speaks on specific Florida residency requirements in these areas.

Mr. Kuhns is a graduate of Culver Military Academy where he received numerous awards in leadership.

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Client's Choice 2019
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Attorney
After switching from another Attorney for our estate planning, we found Jeff Kuhns. He is very knowledgeable and clearly described all of out options. He is the kind of attorney we can trust to be responsive to our needs now and in the future.
Posted by Susan | December 9, 2019
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Caretaker Greed
My father was an 81 year old man who spent a month in hospital (some kind of procedure every week). He almost died a couple of times. He then went to rehab for a couple of months. Immediate family and dr's agreed he needed assisted living and then possibly go home. A great niece who he may have seen twice went and got him. Within 2 months she had a new will leaving her everything. She alienated him from everyone. Less than a year he was dead. A friend called to offer me condolences a week later and that is how we found out. I went on Avvo site hunting an attorney and found Jeffrey Kuhns. He was sympathetic, professional and very knowledgeable. At our consult he advised that he couldn't do what we wanted and needed to do. He referred us to someone he knew could. I cannot say enough good things about him. Thank you Jeffrey!
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Posted by Linda | April 26, 2019
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Highly recommend
I went to Mr. Kuhns and was extremely pleased with his knowledge of what I needed. His staff was very pleasant and always helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Ken | April 25, 2019
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Clearing Trusts and Probate
I was referred to Jeffrey Kuhns by my primary law firm who explained that Mr. Kuhns would be the best to handle this complex case for my family. My siblings and me had inherited a plot of land in Punta Gorda Florida. Although there were over two acres of land, only half had a clear title. The other half was included in a will from a distant (aunt), dating back to 1966. The complexities of which were so confusing. Jeff walked us through this step by step and explained everything to us in clear and concise terms. He made this process feel that we played an important part in this process and kept us informed, nearly on a weekly basis lasting months. Needless to say, all was made right and we have a clear property that we are able to list for sale, (successfully) I might add. He has been a Godsend to my family and me and we are forever grateful.
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Posted by Kimberly | March 5, 2019
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Efficient and Thorough
I recently came in from out-of-state to meet with Jeff and he helped me with various estate planning needs for my father including Power of Attorney documents and updating his will. He was very efficient and offered great advice and assistance. He patiently explained all the documents to my father and was very thorough. Jeff was a pleasure to work with through the entire process, he was very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Gloria | February 20, 2019
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Trustworthy and friendly
Jeff was both friendly and professional in handling our conversion of our wills to a trust. He helped us understand how a trust would protect our assets for our family. I would highly recommend his services. We trust his advice and consul.
Posted by Becca | January 10, 2019
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Excellent with hard topics!
Jeff is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to estate planning and handling Living Wills. We recently updated our Will as well as referred my mother. She needed to make some hard decisions and it wasn’t going to be an easy conversation. Jeff was so eloquent yet professional in his delivery of information. He made it easy to understand and put everyone at ease. He’s an incredible attorney and one we will continue to use and highly recommend.
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Posted by Sue | January 10, 2019
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Client of Mr. Kuhns’
Mr. Kuhns is thorough, respectful and shows evidence of being extremely knowledgeable in his field. He was never rushed and took time to explain clearly my needs as they pertained to my visit. I would gladly use him again.
Posted by Craig | December 14, 2018
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Excellent Estate Planning and Tax Attorney
I've worked with Jeff regarding business, tax, estate, and probate matters. He is an excellent attorney with very deep knowledge and great intuition. I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Kuhns Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dorcey Law Firm, PLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • McCrory Law Firm, PL
  • 2012 - 2016


  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • Whittier Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2010


  • Charlotte County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation Law
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Lifelong Learning Institute
  • The Complete Canadian Snowbird Real Estate, Probate and Tax Planning Seminar
  • 2018
  • Charlotte County Bar Association
  • Effectively Managing a Florida Curatorship (CLE)
  • 2018

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 19
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"Mr. Kuhns is an extremely polite and professional lawyer. He has a proven track record of diligently and effectively handling estate planning, tax, as well as probate and trust administration. His attention to detail and work ethic continue to make him a key player in the legal community for tax, wills, trusts, and estate planning."
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Punta Gorda Trusts Lawyer Jeffrey Robert Kuhns
Jeffrey Robert Kuhns
Trusts Attorney
Punta Gorda, FL
Licensed for 12 years
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