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Jeffrey Scott Goethe

Probate Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    Administration of estates including formal administration, ancillary administration, and summary administration proceedings.

    33 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, living wills, and health care surrogate designations, including related tax planning.

    33 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    25%
    Preparation of basic planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.

    33 years

  4. Trusts
    20%
    Advice relating to the preparation of trusts, including revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and testamentary trusts, their administration, and advice to fiduciaries responsible for administering trusts.

    33 years

I focus my practice on wills, trusts and estates, including probate and trust administrations.  I am board certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel. 

Our main office is in Bradenton, but we also offer appointments in Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch and Parrish.  

 

Location

Barnes Walker,Goethe, Perron, & Shea, PLLC
3119 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34205-3350
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, Shea, & Robinson, PLLC
3119 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
5914 Marina Drive
Anna Maria Island Office (By Appointment)
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Selling family property
This lawyer answered my questions and has given my family the direction we needed to go. I really appreciated his help.
Posted by Mike | August 3, 2015
Knows the law
After dealing with another attorney I turned to Mr. Goethe to resolve issues regarding an estate. My other lawyer seemed confused and couldn't answer questions I had for him. When I finally researched attorneys I found Jeff. Very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions. Wish we had originally gone to Mr. Goethe.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, Shea, & Robinson, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Title Agent
  • The Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Instructor - Paralegal Certification and Placement Program
  • The Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer
  • National Business Institute
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Manatee Community College
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Sole Practioner
  • Jeffrey S. Goethe
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Legal Specialist
  • Florida National Guard
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Personnel Administration Specialist
  • United States Army Reserves
  • 1986 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Maryville College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • The Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration Committee
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Ad Hoc Estate Planning Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Homestead Issues Study Committee
  • Member, Co-Chair (2016-2020); Chair (2020-2021)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Manatee Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member, past Director, past President
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Local Professionalism Panel of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Editor, The Florida Bar Journal RPPTL Column
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Chair, Wills Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course
  • 2015 - 2016
  • The Florida Bar
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • 2015 - 2018
  • American Inns of Court, Manatee Chapter
  • Master
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Florida Probate Rules Committee
  • Member, Chair (2019-2020)
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of Court at Stetson Law
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Co-Vice Chair - Florida Bar Journal Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Co-Vice Chair- Wills Trusts and Estates Cert. Review Course
  • 2012 - 2015
  • The Manatee Community Foundation
  • Legacy Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Vice Chair (2009-2012) Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Sarasota Bradenton Real Estate Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee
  • Member, Chair (2010-2011), Vice Chair, Subcommittee Chair
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Robert C. Scott Memorial Award
  • The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • 2023
  • Top Rated Estate Planning Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • The John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award
  • The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Soldier of the Year
  • 844th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves
  • 1988
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Publications

  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Homestead Planning Under Florida’s New “Safe Harbor” Statute (co-author)
  • 2019
  • Litigation Under the Florida Probate Code, 11th Ed.
  • Compensation Disputes, Ch. 11 (co-author)
  • 2018
  • The Florida Bar Journal, June 2017 Edition
  • TRUST PROTECTORS UNDER CURRENT FLORIDA LAW – A PASSING TREND OR VALUABLE PLANNING TOOL?
  • 2017
  • Practice Under the Florida Probate Code, 9th Ed.
  • Final Distribution and Discharge, Ch. 14
  • 2017
  • Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Do Leasehold Cooperatives Qualify as Homestead?
  • 2014
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment
  • 2011
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Ethics and Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Basic Tax Considerations
  • 2011
  • Drafting and Administering Special Needs Trusts
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2010
  • Inter Alia (MCBA)
  • New Homestead Legislation
  • 2010
  • The Elder Law Advocate
  • Leasehold Cooperatives - A Hidden Trap for Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Navigating the Trust Process from Start to Finish
  • Mechanics for Drafting and Executing Trusts
  • 2010
  • Navigating the Trust Process from Start to Finish
  • Fundamental Understanding of Ethics in Trusts
  • 2010
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Considerations for Collecting Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate
  • 2010
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics
  • Initiating the Probate Process
  • 2009
  • Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's Death
  • Understanding the Specifics of Different Types of Trusts
  • 2009
  • Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's Death
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2009
  • Inter Alia - The Manatee County Bar Association Newsletter
  • The Unresolved Question in Phillips v. Hirshon - Another Homestead Trap
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Charitable Giving
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • 2009
  • Fundamental Probate Practice and Procedure
  • Ethical Issues in Probate Practice
  • 2009
  • An Attorney's Guide to Asset Protection
  • In Your Client's Best Interests - Ethical Considerations
  • 2009
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics
  • Spouse's Rights and Family Maintenance
  • 2009
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice
  • Spouse's Rights and Family Maintenance Concerns
  • 2009
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2008
  • Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive Analysis
  • Maintaining an Ethical Practice
  • 2008
  • Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive
  • Funding Marital Deduction Trusts
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Administration
  • Addressing Perplexing Ethical Issues
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Administration
  • Solutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion
  • 2008
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Administration
  • Solutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion
  • 2008
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate
  • 2008
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning Techniques
  • Choice of Trustees and the Use of Trusts in Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Funding Trusts with Homestead - Should You Trust A Chameleon?
  • 2007
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Stepis Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2006
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
  • 2006
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Ethics in Estate Planning
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Homestead Tricks and Traps - 2023 Edition
  • Title Issues - The Probate and Estate Planning Perspective
  • 2023
  • Advanced Estate Planning Course
  • Intestacy, Elective Share, and Spousal Rights
  • 2023
  • Death for Dirt Lawyers
  • What Happens in the Probate Process and Why
  • 2021
  • Homestead Essentials
  • Homestead Devise Restrictions, Inurement, Determination Procedures, Liens, Partition and Sales
  • 2020
  • The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Convention
  • Florida Homestead Waivers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update
  • Elective Share and Spousal Rights
  • 2019
  • Probate Law 2018
  • Florida’s Legal Chameleon Continues To Evolve - An Update On Florida Homestead
  • 2018
  • Legislative Update
  • New Safe Harbors for Spouses When Dealing with Homestead Devise Restrictions and Doc Stamps
  • 2018
  • 2018 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update
  • Elective Share and Spousal Rights
  • 2018
  • 2017 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update
  • Elective Share and Spousal Rights
  • 2017
  • Trusts 101
  • Revocable Trusts
  • 2016
  • The Fall Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • An Update on Trust Protectors
  • 2016
  • The Estate Planning Council of the St. Petersburg Bar Assoc.
  • Homestead
  • 2016
  • Estate Administration from Start to Finish
  • Ethics; Closing the Estate
  • 2016
  • Basic Probate, Guardianship and Elder Law
  • Homestead
  • 2016
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Sale and Distribution of Estate Assets
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Closing the Estate
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Probate Litigation
  • 2015
  • Probate and Pumnpernickel
  • Public Policy and Homestead Waivers
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting of the Florida Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Public Policy and Homestead Waivers
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Homestead and Elective Share; Probate Litigation; and Closing the Estate.
  • 2014
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Real Estate Section
  • Homestead in 2014
  • 2014
  • Probate and Pumpernickel
  • Gifts to Lawyers and Other Disqualified Persons
  • 2014
  • Basic Probate and Guardianship Law
  • Homestead
  • 2014
  • Probate and Pumpernickel
  • Till Death Do Us Part - Rights of Surviving Spouses under Florida Law
  • 2013
  • Manatee Estate Planning Council
  • Gifts to Lawyers and Other Disqualified Persons
  • 2013
  • Estate Administration Procedures - Why Each Step is Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2013
  • Estate Administration Procedures - Why Each Step is Important
  • Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory and Handling Claims against the Estate
  • 2013
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Determining if Spouse's Elective Share is an Option
  • 2012
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Litigating the Case in Probate Court
  • 2012
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Putting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate
  • 2012
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Probating Estates that Include a Business
  • 2012
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Spouse's Elective Share
  • 2012
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Handling Debts and Creditor Claims
  • 2012
  • Trusts 101
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2011
  • Trusts 101
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2011
  • Trusts 101
  • Where to Begin - An Overview of Trusts
  • 2011
  • Florida's New Power of Attorney Act
  • Florida's New Power of Attorney Act
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning Council of Manatee
  • Florida Homestead - Opportunities and Pitfalls
  • 2011
  • The Last Guardian Standing
  • Real Estate and Planning Issues in Today's Loss Mitigation Environment
  • 2010
  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • 2010
  • Navigating the Trust Process from Start to Finish
  • Fundamental Understanding of Ethics in Trusts
  • 2010
  • Navigating the Trust Process from Start to Finish
  • Mechanics of Drafting and Executing Trusts
  • 2010
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2010
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate
  • 2010
  • Drafting and Administering Special Needs Trusts
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2010
  • Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's Death
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2009
  • Trust Administration: Overcoming Challenges Before and After the Grantor's Death
  • Understanding the Specifics of Different Types of Trusts
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Annual Exclusion Gifting
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Charitable Giving
  • 2009
  • The Manatee County Association of Realtors Monthly Meeting
  • Probate, Wills and Trusts for Realtors
  • 2009
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics
  • Spouse's Righs and Family Maintenance
  • 2009
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics
  • Initiating the Probate Process
  • 2009
  • Fundamentals of Probate Practice and Procedure
  • The Spouse's Rights and Family Maintenance Concerns
  • 2009
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice
  • Ethical Issues in Probate Practice
  • 2009
  • An Attorney's Guide to Asset Protection
  • In Your Client's Best Interest - Ethical Considerations
  • 2009
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate
  • 2008
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Managing the Inventory
  • 2008
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate
  • Solutions to Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate
  • Overcoming Liabilities Challenges and Managing Distributions
  • 2008
  • Oddities and Challenges in Proabte
  • Addressing Perplexing Ethical Issues
  • 2008
  • Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive Analysis
  • Funding Marital Deduction Trusts
  • 2008
  • Marital Deduction Trusts: A Comprehensive Analysis
  • Maintaining an Ethical Practice
  • 2008
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate
  • 2008
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2008
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning
  • Choice of Trustees and the Use of Trusts in Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning
  • Ethics in Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Considerations for Planning for Incapacity
  • 2007
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
  • 2006
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
  • 2006
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Ethics and Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • How to Draft Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Ethics in Estate Planning
  • 2005
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Probate Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."