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  1. Probate: 30%
    25 years
  2. Wills: 25%
    25 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    25 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    25 years
  5. Other: 15%
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  • Matthew Bryan Taylor

    I've known Jeff for 14 years and practiced with him for over 9. Jeff is the man to go to for wills, trusts and probate work in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. A consummate professional, Jeff takes his time to make sure his clients' needs and desires are completely understood and addressed.

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Barnes Walker,Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron, & Shea, PLLC

3119 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34205-3350

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The John Arthur Jones Annual Service AwardThe Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar2016
FellowAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and EstatesThe Florida Bar2010
Soldier of the Year844th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Continuing Legal Education LecturerNational Business Institute2005 - Present
PartnerBarnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron, & Shea, PLLC2004 - Present
Title AgentThe Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, Inc.1996 - Present
Instructor - Paralegal Certification and Placement ProgramThe Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc.2005 - 2006
Adjunct FacultyManatee Community College2004 - 2006
Sole PractionerJeffrey S. Goethe2001 - 2004
AttorneyMackey, Mackey, Hall and Goethe, P.A.2000 - 2001
Sole PractionerJeffrey S. Goethe1991 - 2000
Legal SpecialistFlorida National Guard1990 - 1992
Personnel Administration SpecialistUnited States Army Reserves1986 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Local Professionalism Panel of the Twelfth Judicial CircuitMember2016 - Present
The Florida BarTwelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee2015 - Present
Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law SectionEditor, The Florida Bar Journal RPPTL Column2015 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2014 - Present
Florida Probate Rules CommitteeMember2014 - Present
American Inns of Court, Manatee ChapterMaster2014 - Present
Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Ad Hoc Estate Planning Conflict of Interest CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Homestead Issues Study CommitteeMember, Co-Chair (2016-2017)2008 - Present
Manatee Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Bar Elder Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember, past Director, past President1991 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law SectionChair, Wills Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course2015 - 2016
Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of Court at Stetson LawMember2014 - 2015
Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law SectionCo-Vice Chair - Florida Bar Journal Committee2013 - 2015
The Manatee Community FoundationLegacy Committee2012 - 2014
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionCo-Vice Chair- Wills Trusts and Estates Cert. Review Course2012 - 2015
Sarasota Bradenton Real Estate CouncilMember2007 - 2012
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionVice Chair (2009-2012) Probate Law and Procedure Committee2007 - 2009
Florida Bar Probate Rules CommitteeMember, Chair (2010-2011), Vice Chair, Subcommittee Chair2005 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionDo Leasehold Cooperatives Qualify as Homestead?2014
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsBasic Tax Considerations2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsEthics and Estate Planning2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsPlanning Methods to Control Medical Treatment2011
The Elder Law AdvocateLeasehold Cooperatives - A Hidden Trap for Elder Law Attorneys2010
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantConsiderations for Collecting Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate2010
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishFundamental Understanding of Ethics in Trusts2010
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishMechanics for Drafting and Executing Trusts2010
Drafting and Administering Special Needs TrustsEthical Considerations2010
Inter Alia (MCBA)New Homestead Legislation2010
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsInitiating the Probate Process2009
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsSpouse's Rights and Family Maintenance2009
Inter Alia - The Manatee County Bar Association NewsletterThe Unresolved Question in Phillips v. Hirshon - Another Homestead Trap2009
An Attorney's Guide to Asset ProtectionIn Your Client's Best Interests - Ethical Considerations2009
Fundamental Probate Practice and ProcedureEthical Issues in Probate Practice2009
Fundamental Probate Procedures and PracticeSpouse's Rights and Family Maintenance Concerns2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesQualified Personal Residence Trusts2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesCharitable Giving2009
Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's DeathEthical Considerations2009
Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's DeathUnderstanding the Specifics of Different Types of Trusts2009
Oddities and Challenges in Probate AdministrationAddressing Perplexing Ethical Issues2008
Oddities and Challenges in Probate AdministrationSolutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion2008
Oddities and Challenges in Probate AdministrationSolutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion2008
The Probate Process from Start to FinishUnderstanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate2008
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantConsiderations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate2008
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2008
Marital Deduction Trusts: A ComprehensiveFunding Marital Deduction Trusts2008
Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive AnalysisMaintaining an Ethical Practice2008
Sophisticated Estate Planning TechniquesChoice of Trustees and the Use of Trusts in Estate Planning2007
Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionFunding Trusts with Homestead - Should You Trust A Chameleon?2007
The Probate Process from Start to FinishMaintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice2006
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Stepis ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2006
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsEthics in Estate Planning2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Maryville CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 101Revocable Trusts2016
The Estate Planning Council of the St. Petersburg Bar Assoc.Homestead2016
Basic Probate, Guardianship and Elder LawHomestead2016
The Probate Process from Start to FinishSale and Distribution of Estate Assets2015
The Probate Process from Start to FinishClosing the Estate2015
The Probate Process from Start to FinishProbate Litigation2015
Probate and PumnpernickelPublic Policy and Homestead Waivers2015
Annual Meeting of the Florida Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate CounselPublic Policy and Homestead Waivers2015
The Probate Process from Start to FinishHomestead and Elective Share; Probate Litigation; and Closing the Estate.2014
Sarasota County Bar Association Real Estate SectionHomestead in 20142014
Probate and PumpernickelGifts to Lawyers and Other Disqualified Persons2014
Basic Probate and Guardianship LawHomestead2014
Probate and PumpernickelTill Death Do Us Part - Rights of Surviving Spouses under Florida Law2013
Manatee Estate Planning CouncilGifts to Lawyers and Other Disqualified Persons2013
Hitting a Home Run with HomesteadHomestead and Revocable Trusts2013
Estate Administration Procedures - Why Each Step is ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2013
Estate Administration Procedures - Why Each Step is ImportantConsiderations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory and Handling Claims against the Estate2013
The Probate Process from Start to FinishDetermining if Spouse's Elective Share is an Option2012
The Probate Process from Start to FinishLitigating the Case in Probate Court2012
The Probate Process from Start to FinishPutting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate2012
Probate Boot CampProbating Estates that Include a Business2012
Probate Boot CampSpouse's Elective Share2012
Probate Boot CampHandling Debts and Creditor Claims2012
Trusts 101Ethical Considerations2011
Trusts 101Revocable Living Trusts2011
Trusts 101Where to Begin - An Overview of Trusts2011
Florida's New Power of Attorney ActFlorida's New Power of Attorney Act2011
Estate Planning Council of ManateeFlorida Homestead - Opportunities and Pitfalls2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsPlanning Methods to Control Medical Treatment2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsEthics and Estate Planning2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsBasic Tax Considerations2011
The Last Guardian StandingReal Estate and Planning Issues in Today's Loss Mitigation Environment2010
Preparing Your Estate PlanPreparing Your Estate Plan2010
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishFundamental Understanding of Ethics in Trusts2010
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishMechanics of Drafting and Executing Trusts2010
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2010
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantConsiderations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate2010
Drafting and Administering Special Needs TrustsEthical Considerations2010
Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's DeathEthical Considerations2009
Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's DeathUnderstanding the Specifics of Different Types of Trusts2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesAnnual Exclusion Gifting2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesSpecial Needs Trusts2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesQualified Personal Residence Trusts2009
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesCharitable Giving2009
The Manatee County Association of Realtors Monthly MeetingProbate, Wills and Trusts for Realtors2009
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsSpouse's Righs and Family Maintenance2009
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsInitiating the Probate Process2009
Fundamentals of Probate Practice and ProcedureThe Spouse's Rights and Family Maintenance Concerns2009
Fundamental Probate Procedures and PracticeEthical Issues in Probate Practice2009
An Attorney's Guide to Asset ProtectionIn Your Client's Best Interest - Ethical Considerations2009
The Probate Process from Start to FinishUnderstanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate2008
The Probate Process from Start to FinishManaging the Inventory2008
The Probate Process from Start to FinishMaintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice2008
Oddities and Challenges in ProbateSolutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion2008
Oddities and Challenges in ProbateOvercoming Liabilities Challenges and Managing Distributions2008
Oddities and Challenges in ProabteAddressing Perplexing Ethical Issues2008
Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive AnalysisFunding Marital Deduction Trusts2008
Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive AnalysisMaintaining an Ethical Practice2008
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantConsiderations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate2008
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2008
Sophisticated Estate PlanningChoice of Trustees and the Use of Trusts in Estate Planning2007
Sophisticated Estate PlanningEthics in Estate Planning2007
Estate Planning BasicsConsiderations for Planning for Incapacity2007
The Probate Process from Start to FinishMaintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice2006
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEthical Challenges in Estate Administration2006
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsEthics and Estate Planning2006
How to Draft Effective Wills and TrustsEthics in Estate Planning2005