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Brandon Robert Bytnar

Probate Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Law Office of Brandon R. Bytnar, P.L., Brandon R. Bytnar, Esq.


Licensed for 13 years

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    The term "estate planning" includes, among other things, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care surrogate designations, and HIPAA release forms.

    14 years

  2. Probate
    25%

    14 years

  3. Real estate
    25%

    14 years

  4. Trusts
    20%

    14 years

  5. Guardianship
    5%

    14 years

WHICH ESTATE PLANNING STRATEGY WORKS BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY? SET UP A FREE CONSULTATION WITH BRANDON.

Attorney Brandon R. Bytnar has practiced law in Naples, Florida since 2009 when he and his wife, Sara, moved from Ohio. He focuses primarily on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills, etc.), probate and trust administration, elder law, real estate law, and guardianship. Before earning his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, Brandon graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in both political science and journalism. As a member of the Ohio Wesleyan University men’s golf team, Brandon was recognized as a scholar athlete. During law school, he worked as an intern in the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and as a judicial law clerk in the Toledo Municipal Court. Brandon is a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. An involved member of the Southwest Florida community, Brandon has served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc., a non-profit that provides assistance and support to individuals with special needs as well as their families. He's also served on the Community Advisory Board of Avow Hospice, Inc., a non-profit that provides care to seriously ill individuals. Brandon enjoys golfing, boating, reading, sports (especially the Chicago Bears), and being with his family and friends.

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Licensed for 13 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by John | November 15, 2013
A lawyer that takes the uncertainty out of estate planning
Mr. Brandon Bytnar has represented my wife and I for the past 2 years in all areas of estate planning including irrevocable life insurance trusts, revocable living trusts, wills, living wills and the designation of our healthcare surrogates. We have found him to be knowledgeable, trustworthy, very detailed in his explanation of the intricacies of Florida and Federal estate laws, helpful in designing our various trusts so that they will execute our estate plans the way we wish. It’s too bad so many people I know haven’t made their estate plans yet. I always recommend Mr. Bytnar to them.
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Posted by Stephen | November 16, 2013
Brandon Bytnar is a superb lawyer
It was indeed a pleasure to work with Mr. Bytnar. Not only did he thoroughly examine my existing estate planning, but he researched details and advised me in an informative and personable way. Mr. Bytnar took a personal interest in my circumstances, and always had a smile and a warm yet professional demeanor. This was evident even during followup questions months later. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Linda | September 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Since 2008, Brandon Bytnar has been our attorney on several matters and he has always been very reliable, trustworthy, friendly and compassionate. Having worked with other lawyers on other items, I now have a sense of how rare this is. His work is thorough and he takes his time listening to your situation.
Posted by Ann | March 29, 2015
Probate
Not knowing how to get started with Probate , our questions were many. We were satisfied, things went well, tried to accomplish as much as we could on our own. Brandon advised on how to do just that.
Posted by Phil | November 12, 2014
A Fine Attorney
Moving to Florida permanently, we needed to find an attorney. Mr. Bytnar was recommended to us, as being the type of attorney we were looking to for assistance. We are parents of a special needs son and needed guidance in providing a trust to be set up for our family. Mr. Bytnar was very helpful in this matter. He is very knowledgeable and explains things in a manner that are easy to understand. He explains options as to what might be right for your situation. We will continue to use Mr. Bytnar's services. He makes you feel welcomed. We can highly recommend Mr. Bytnar's services.
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Posted by James | November 11, 2014
Trust attorney review
Brandon has done trust work for my family trust for over four years and is currently working with my uncle. Brandon is very responsive to our inquiries and most helpful with his creative ideas to make the process work in a way we envision for our heirs after a family member passes.
Posted by Michelle | November 11, 2014
Dedicated and knowledgeable
I had just gone through a divorce and Brandon helped me redo my will. He was very professional & did what he promised at a very reasonable rate.
Posted by Brandon | November 4, 2014
Above and beyond!
Brandon is one of the most knowledgeable and professional individuals we have ever worked with. His ability to guide us in a direction that answered all of our questions and concerns was seamless. We will definitely continue to rely on him.
Posted by James | January 8, 2014
Great experience working with Brandon!
We were impressed with Brandon's expertise and professionalism creating our revocable trust and wills. His engaging personality was a special bonus. We were vey satisfied and would most certainly choose him again.
Posted by Mauri | January 6, 2014
Fantastic and extremely helpful attorney!
Brandon is an excellent and very trustworthy attorney. My daughter has disabilities and Brandon completed a trust and guardianship for her. Throughout the entire process, he explained exactly what he thought was necessary and the steps along the way. I always felt that he had my and my daughter's interests at heart. I would absolutely recommend Brandon to anybody looking for a down-to-earth, trustworthy, and competent attorney. (They are hard to find these days!)
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Posted by Scott D. Lewis R.T. | January 6, 2014
The best attorney that I have ever worked with.
I have worked with more than 30 attorneys over the years due to my position as Executive Vice President at several different companies as well as working as a contract expert with other companies. I can truly say that Brandon is one of the most responsive and diligent counselors that I have ever worked with. He is a true professional in every way. I find him to be of high energy, integrity and honesty and his work, suggestions and contract skills have helped me and my family in many, many ways. I have nothing but admiration for Brandon's knowledge and skills and would highly recommend him for any of your legal needs. Again, his skills in estate work as well as other areas of the law have always proven that Brandon is a true pro especially when it comes to difficult and complex situations. Brandon is your man! Scott D EVP Business Development SACS Consulting and Investigative Services, Inc.
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Posted by Michael | November 29, 2013
Estate Planning
Brandon always met his deadlines and was willing to phone conference after hours to meet my schedule needs. He took whatever time was necessary to explain the reasoning behind the documents he prepared.
Posted by robert | November 27, 2013
Review of our encounters with Brandon Bytner
My wife and I located this young lawyer in the Naples phone book. He was the second lawyer we interviewed and immediately felt he was well capable of fulfilling our needs. He rewrote both our WILLS from back in 1989 and brought these up to the current law. We periodically required Amendments to be added to these documents and Brandon did an excellent job with all, providing us with needed advice. He was extremely competent, well mannered and patient with us. Both of us recommend him highly. His office personnel were professional and very gracious to us.
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Posted by Heinz | November 19, 2013
excellent experience
In the process of creating the Last Wills for myself and my wife,Brandon helped us resolve a number of involved family issues.
Posted by Ben | November 16, 2013
We found the financial adviser's language to be extremely alarming. He told our elderly mother she was precious and charming.
Brandon assisted me with a situation where a financial adviser illegally converted over half of a trusts assets to products that paid him commission. Mr. Bytnar's help was extremely important and he will always have my gratitude. Anyone who is a beneficiary of a "Credit Shelter Trust" that is governed by Florida law would be smart to review Florida Statue 736.0802. It is a relatively new law, and it allows previously prevented conflicts of interest to be inflicted upon the unwary for any trust agreement that becomes irrevocable on or after July 1, 2007. My father's trust agreement became irrevocable long before July 1, 2007. This means the financial adviser was required to request permission from all qualified beneficiaries before investing in products that paid him commission, but nothing like that happened. The adviser converted the majority of assets to Tax Deferred Variable Annuities. The Annuities have no guarantee of Tax Deferral as a result of being held by a non-grantor trust. The fees were multiplied several times over. And the trustee took numerous steps to keep things hidden from my elderly mom and the rest of my family. The adviser bought the annuities from himself, and in the process, made some tremendous commissions illegally Brandon was on top of things right from the get - go.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Brandon R. Bytnar, P.L.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Conrad Willkomm, PA
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Toledo Municipal Court
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Naples
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • 2015
  • The Basics of Estate Planning, Guardianship, & Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • The Basics of Estate Planning, Guardianship, & Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • 2014
  • Long Term Care, the Economic Forecast, and the Importance of Titling Your Assets Properly
  • Your Will or Trust Might Not Affect What You Think: Seek Advice When Titling Assets
  • 2014
  • Planning for Parents with Special Needs Children
  • What You Need To Know About Guardianship
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
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Probate Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brandon Bytnar. I have had the pleasure to work with Brandon on a number of probate cases in recent years. I have found his work to be professional, thorough and well researched. Brandon also displays a high level of concern for the interests and needs of his clients. As a lawyer in my 35th year of practice I am happy that Brandon is the type of young lawyer who will lead our legal profession as we pass the torch to a new generation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon is a bright, personable, and diligent attorney with excellent client relation skills. He is well respected by his peers, and a rising star in the Southwest Florida legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If it's estate planning you need, you need Brandon Bytnar. He will guide you through the process explaining everything along the way."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon is one of the best estate planners in the city. I recommend him and his product."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brandon Bytnar and I attended law school together and we also worked together at the Toledo Municipal Court. I have always found him to be highly intelligent and very personable. Sometimes my Ohio clients have Florida aspects to their estate plans, and Brandon has always been able to help our office with those complex questions. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone in Florida who wants quality legal advice in the areas of estate planning, probate, or trust administration."
Probate Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Brandon Bytnar since we attended University of Toledo College of Law. Brandon is intelligent and determined, but he balances this with a personality and demeanor that is down-to-earth and pleasant. I recommend Brandon to anyone in Florida that is in need of legal assistance with probate or estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Brandon in the Public Defender's Office in Toledo, Ohio some time ago. He is motivated and intelligent and I would recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I can recommend Brandon as a person with an extensive knowledge of estate planning and probate law. He is an efficient, creative, and motivated attorney and an excellent co-worker."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon is a top-notch attorney who constantly demonstrates his loyalty to clients and the practice of law. I admire his work ethic, attention to detail, and overall ability."
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Naples Probate Lawyer Brandon Robert Bytnar
Brandon Robert Bytnar
Probate Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation