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Renee E. Nesbit

Probate Attorney at Naples, FL

3.7   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    Michigan - MI 26 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Renee

Learn Renee’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    35%
    non-contested probate estates for most counties in Florida - any size for very large to very small

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Estate Planning for estates of all sizes - wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney

    27 years, 500 cases

  3. Trusts
    20%
    All manners of trusts - from simple joint trusts, to complex dual trusts, irrevocable live insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, etc.

    27 years, 400 cases

  4. Power of attorney
    10%

    27 years, 200 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%

    27 years, 200 cases

Renee received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Davenport University in 1987 and her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 1997. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1997. Renee moved to Naples Florida in 2008 and was admitted to the Florida bar in 2010.

During Renee's 19-year tenure as an Attorney, she has assisted numerous clients with Estate Planning, Wills,  Trusts, Business Start-ups and Contracts.

Her legal work before the Michigan Supreme Court resulted in a published opinion (Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance v Masters, 460 Mich 105, 595 NW2d 832, June 15, 1999). 

Renee's personal mission statement is to create personalized estate plans that alleviate the worry on the part of our clients.

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My firm is committed to providing you with top notch legal support. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.

 

When you work with my firm you can expect high-quality legal work and exceptional, personal client service.  Every client relationship is valued greatly. Each project benefits from the depth and breadth of the firm's expertise. I remain at the forefront of ever-changing laws and work closely with my clients with the expectation of exceeding client expectations.

 

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Sometimes Marci, my dog, comes to the office with me.  If you would like to meet her, let me know.

Location

Renee E. Nesbit
1415 Panther Lane #434
Naples, FL, 34109

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Patti | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real pleasure to work with
I knew nothing about setting up a trust, living will, etc but needed to after the death of my husband. I researched Renee on line and set up an appointment to start the discussion. The first meeting was friendly, thorough and quite professional but without the stuffiness you would expect when talking about your estate. She made it painless and was responsive to all of my questions and answered all emails quickly. I would definiitely recommend her,...in fact, I already have. She was a joy to work with and I appreciate her taking my hand and leading me through this process.
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Posted by mike | February 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The greatest lady
though my whole deal she was quick and easy to work with . easy to understand and very thoughtful
Posted by Barry | July 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Review
She redid my Will and Trust for my House. Did a great job. She works with her Accountant Husband who did my Tax Returns this Year. Good Combination :-)
Posted by Wendy | September 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional and Personable
Renee is both professional and caring, she guided us through Florida Estate Planning painlessly. The normally dreaded trust and will updating was painless. She listened to our requests and answered questions and created our personalized plan for our review. It was a pleasant suprise to see how easy she made this dreaded task. When it came time to sign, she was prepared, we were in and out in 15 minutes.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Covid Safe/Unwell
She was hired to help sign family documents. This meeting was not held at an office due to C19, instead, scheduled at her home. Prior to the meeting, it was discussed that both parties would be wearing masks during the signing. Upon arrival she was not prepared; had to go back inside to "find a mask". She came back out of her home with her mask and stated that it was "too windy" to sign outside. She was told not a problem, that the meeting could be rescheduled in order to ensure social distancing during the pandemic. Out of the blue she dramatically ripped off her glasses AND mask throwing them on the ground. She screamed the profanity "masks dont f***ing work" while flipping BOTH middle fingers. This was the most bizarre interaction. She does not appear mentally well or stable. Not covid safe and Not recommended
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Response from Renee Nesbit November 19, 2020
As is often the case, each party has their own view of an event. During our several conversations prior to the signing, you treated me consistently with disdain and condescension, as though I were your servant and not an equal or an advisor. I always treated you civilly and with respect, which was never reciprocated. Your recounting of the event is neither complete nor accurate. Several of the things you detail never even happened. You fail to note that you started calling me names and disparaging my reputation as soon as I politely pointed out that we couldn't sign papers outside with winds gusting to 20 mph. You began to berate and bully me. You pushed me past my breaking point. I had invited you, as a guest, to my home, but you failed to show the common courtesy of a guest. If I could go back in time, I would have found a more graceful way to ask you to leave my premises and never return.
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Posted by Allen | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor assistance with trust and will development
Ms. Nesbit first and foremost is very interested in her fee and doing as little work as possible for it. She is very quick to bill the client (the invoice arrives with the rough drafts) but is unwilling to listen to the client- I hired her to provide trust and will documents and all I received was "boiler plate" material with a few inserts- when I asked to have some clauses removed and changed she refused saying that it had to be this way or she could be sued. She claims that she gets several calls a week from people wanted to contest an estate. She claimed that she could be sued also when I wanted to add an IRA account to the trust portfolio. In short it was her way or no way- we parted ways but she took my money and delivered nothing- she provides NO value add.-
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Response from Renee Nesbit October 25, 2019
Thank you for your review. We were never on the same page. You were interested in a bare-bones set of documents. I only prepare documents that provide full legal coverage to my clients, to make sure that they are fully protected. I provided you with all the drafts of the documents. We parted ways when I refused to gut most of the protection out of my documents. I do bill 1/2 of my fee when I provide my drafts, as I put in many hours meeting with my clients and preparing the drafts. It’s a protection for me, in case the client decides to use my drafts on their own, without paying me for the finalization and signing of the documents. In your case, I even made an exception, at your request, and only received 1/3 of my fee from you. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Renee E, Nesbit, Attorney at Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Administrator and Corporate Counsel
  • Gardenbleu Designs LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • BSA Officer
  • Riverside Bank/TIB
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel
  • United Financial Credit Union
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Shinners & Cook PC
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Freel & Freel PC
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • Wayne State Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • FRANKENMUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. MASTERS

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (14)
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Probate Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Renee for many years. She is a very good, knowledgeable, and hard working attorney. I would highly endorse her for Probate and Estate Planning matters. It is a pleasure to work with her on some matters where we may have mutual clients, etc. She is a good person who cares abut getting good outcomes for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Our Firm has referred several client to Renee. The clients have thanked us and spoke of her professionalism, responsiveness and caring attitude. She is knowledgeable in the estate planning area and is also licensed in the State of Michigan, which gives her additional advantage when dealing with our clients from Michigan. I have no hesitation in endorsing her."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I practice law exclusively in Michigan, but have many clients with property in Florida. I refer all my client's real estate matters to Renee Nesbit to be correctly, properly and professionally handled in Florida. Ms. Nesbit completes all work promptly, answers all of my questions, and will deal with my clients independently if asked. They are happy to have someone they can trust as many spend half the year in this state! I absolutely trust Ms. Nesbitt to handle my clients legal work in the same manner I would do myself, and have every confidence that the work will be done correctly when I make the referral to her. She has never disappointed me or a client. I would be at a loss if I did not have Renee to depend on,"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nesbit has years of experience in estate planning. I endorse this attorney."