Kent J. Anderson, P.A.

Estate Planning and Estate Settlement Attorney Dedicated to Serving the Sarasota Community

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Firm Overview

Board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law
With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Kent J. Anderson has earned a reputation for his professionalism and ethics. Testimony to this is his BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics.

At Kent J. Anderson, P.A., we attentively listen to your concerns, clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies to you, and share our in-depth knowledge of the area of the law where you need help.

We can help you with:
-Trusts and Estates
-Decedents' Estates
-Estate Administration
-Estate Planning
-Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Children
-Estate Planning for the Elderly
-Estate Settlement
-Life Insurance Trusts
-Family Wealth Preservatoin and Transfer
-Fiduciary Law
-Administration of Personal Affairs
-Advance Directives
-Special Needs Trusts
-Trust Administration
-Will and Trust Preparation
-Living Wills and Designations of Health Care Surrogate
-Durable Powers of Attorney
-Probate Administration
-Ancillary Probate Administration
- Federal Estate and Gift Taxation

Florida attorney dedicated to providing you with the most cost-effective results
Our commitment to our clients is our number one priority. We have the experience, knowledge and skills to help you accomplish your estate planning goals. We work hard to obtain the best result for you in the most cost-effective, time-efficient manner possible.

At our law practice, we offer the best of both small and large firms. We provide you with the experience and specialized skill you'll find at large firms as well as the responsive, cost-effective and client-focused approach that only a boutique firm can deliver.
Main Office

Pine Park Center
7101 South Tamiami Trail, Suite A
Sarasota  FL  34231

Phone
  • 941-923-2771
Fax
  • 941-923-2774
Estate Planning
Florida Estate Planning Attorney
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, estate planning attorney Kent J. Anderson can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate Planning
-Estate and Gift Tax Planning
-Administration of Personal Affairs
-Living Wills
-Designations of Health Care Surrogate
-Revobcable Living Trusts
-Will Preparation
-Durable Powers of Attorney
-Health Care Directives
-Life Insurance Trusts
-Securing your legacy

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security as well as your own can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Drafting your Last Will and Testament, Trust and Living Will
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your last will and testament provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

A revocable living trust is an alternate to a last will and testament to provide for the disposition of your property upon death. While not appropriate or necessary for everyone, a trust can be an effective tool to manage your assets and affairs during your life as well as upon your death. We are always available to discuss your needs and intentions to determine if a trust is the correct estate planning instrument for you.

Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Our goal is to draft valid documents that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your Last Will and Testament
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We discuss with your revisions that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Probate
Federal Estate & Gift Taxation Lawyer in Florida
Kent J Anderson, P.A. is experienced in Federal Estate and Gift Tax matters relating to indivuduals and their estates.

We represent clients in planning their charitable giving, income and estate tax matters. We advise our clients to effectively minimize the impact of estate and gift taxes and generation-skipping transfer taxes for both themselves and their heirs. We work to help you take full advantage of all applicable tax credits, deductions, exemptions and elections, so you can transfer your wealth with maximum benefit for your family and your philanthropic beneficiaries.

Experienced Tax Advice
We provide experienced tax advice to individuals, personal representatives and trustees in a wide range of tax areas. There are many tax consequences to legal decisions, especially those that involve asset protection and estate planning. The proper legal decisions can only be made with a complete understanding of the resulting tax consequences. As a full-service estate planning and estate settlement law firm, we provide clients with integrated plans that explain both the legal and tax consequences before any decisions are made.

We provide general tax advice, including:
-General estate tax advice
-General gift tax advice
-General income tax advice
-Stepped up cost-basis
-How gifts can reduce your estate tax burden
-Capital gains upon the sale of real property, etc.
-Alternate valuation elections
-Generation-skipping taxes
-How charitable gifts can reduce your tax burden
-General tax advice for revocable, irrevocable, grantor and charitable trusts

Kent J. Anderson

Admitted
-Florida, 1978

Education
-University of Miami, J.D., 1978
-University of Minnesota, B.A., 1972

Military
-LCDR, U.S. Naval Reserve, 1972-1995

Recognition
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics

Associations & memberships
-Sarasota County Bar Association
-The Florida Bar
-Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council

Representative cases
-Ludwig v. AmSouth Bank of Florida, 686 So.2d 1373 (Fla 2d DCA 1997)

Biographical details
-Member, Sarasota Gulf Gate Rotary. Board Certified Wills, Trusts and -Estates Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Payment information
-Fixed hourly rates
-Fixed fees available
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate

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