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Steven James Wood

Estate planning Attorney at Stuart, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    Kansas - KS 36 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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I have been serving clients on the Treasure Coast for over 30 years.  I focus my practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, and Trust and Estate Administration.  I strive to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to complex Trust and Estate matters.

Location

McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A.
2400 SE Federal Hwy Fl 4
Stuart, FL, 34994-4556

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Posted by NOEL | July 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Estate Planning Attorney on the Treasure Coast
I have known Steve Wood for more than 25 years. I have had multiple opportunities to review his work, and I have always found his work to be superb. Mr. Wood has prepared the estate plan for my wife and I, as well as numerous family members. I have recommended him dozens, if not hundreds of times over the last 25 plus years. When I was practicing law, Mr. Wood and I were partners in the same law firm. It was an honor to work with him, as he is one of the best communicators I have ever conversed with. His legal work is the very best in our community. Every person I referred to Steve Wood could not stop extolling his virtues and thanking me profusely for the referral.
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Posted by Leon Abood | August 4, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding!
Over the last ten plus years, I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Wood on a multitude of various estate related real estate transactions. His guidance and expertise proved to be invaluable to the successful culmination of every project. Steve's advice and wide scope of knowledge always assured the very best results for his clients. Having 30 plus years of real estate experience, I've rarely seen such consistent high performance; flawless. Simply put, Steve Wood is at the top of his game.
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Posted by Jan | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars for Attorney Steven Wood
I have known Mr. Wood for over twenty years. Three years ago i contacted Mr. Wood on a family matter he took the time to guid me to the proper authorities and answered many questions. My mother passed away in January of this year and Steve Wood was the first phone I placed. Again, he answered questions and explained each stepped we would need to take .I then hired Steve to handle all the Estate Planning for my mother's very complicated estate. He is having to deal with complex issues regarding two states and also the lack of original legal documents. It was very comforting for me to take a very difficult process and turn it over to a professional. I also would give high marks to his legal staff . I so appreciate the timely return of my phone calls and emails . Mr. Wood is very knowledgeable in all areas of Estate Planning .
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Posted by Barbara | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Steve has been an attorney of mine for many years, helping with all aspects of our estate planning details. When my husband passed away, he walked me through each and every step with such care and clarity. This made what could've been a very difficult process go very smoothly. No detail was missed. I highly recommend Steve Wood as your estate planning attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Estate Planning Attorney
My husband and I got married in 2000. Two weeks later, we met with Mr. Wood to create our Estate Plans. He was professional, knowledgeable, and handled our questions with ease. I highly recommend Steven J. Wood for any and all Estate Planning matters.

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Sharehiolder
  • Higgins, Rifkin, Wood & Norman, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Kohl, Bobko
  • 1989 - 1993

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1989
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Elder Law Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Recertified
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Recertified
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Recertified
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2004
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Recertified
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1999
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Charitable Giving Seminar
  • Securing the Vision: The Role of Planned Gifts
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wood is widely regarded as the absolute best estate planning lawyer on the Treasure Coast of Florida."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve Wood and his family for more than 20 years. He has assisted my family and me in estate planning and wills. He is Board Certified and goes above and beyond to make sure that your future is protected. I highly endorse this lawyer, both professionally and personally."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wood is a highly experienced and professional attorney. I consider him to be one of the finest Trust and Estate lawyers in South Florida, and I highly recommend him for your legal needs."
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Stuart Estate planning Lawyer Steven James Wood
Steven James Wood
Estate planning Attorney
Stuart, FL
Licensed for 36 years