The Keane Law Firm Chartered

Wills, Estates, Trusts, Elder Law and Guardianship Attorneys Serving Florida's Treasure Coast

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Firm Overview

The Keane Law Firm, Chartered is dedicated to quality, integrity and providing personalized legal service to our clients - helping them with complex issues regarding wills, estates, trusts, elder law and guardianships.

We strive to be on the cutting edge in our areas of practice, and our attorneys are leaders in accumulated professional continuing education in their fields.

Personal service is our hallmark, and we work to exceed other law firms in providing it. We go to your home when you cannot come to us. We tailor our legal efforts to your individual circumstances. We give you our complete attention and act quickly in response to your needs.

Our reputation for providing high-quality, personalized legal help and advice has been earned serving the people of Florida's Treasure Coast for more than 25 years.
-Wills and Estate Planning
-Trusts and Trust Planning
-Elder Law
-Estate Administration
-Guardianship
-Probate and Trust Litigation

Why we stand out
The Keane Law Firm, Chartered is distinguished from other law firms by its:
-Teamwork - We work with medical specialists, trust officers and financial planning specialists to better understand the circumstances of clients with special medical and financial needs. This enables us as a team to develop a fuller understanding of client needs than any law firm by itself is capable of reaching. Our team can provide better-informed remedies.
-Customized planning - We do not use the automated document creation programs that many other law firms use to produce legal documents in quantity. We still create and study documents by hand. This assures you that the details of your situation will receive close attention in our planning for you like a custom made suit.
-Professional skill - Our attorneys are recognized leaders in their fields with the highest levels of professional education, certification and peer recognition.

We also have compassionate understanding for our clients. Legal issues regarding estate administration, elder care, guardianship and estate planning often are related to stressful personal and family difficulties. We understand and are dedicated to helping you through difficult times.
Main Office

Main Office
1000 S.E. Monterey Commons Boulevard, Suite 202
Stuart  FL  34996

Phone
  • 772 288-0000
Estate Planning
Will and Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Florida's Treasure Coast
Everybody needs a will and an estate plan. They are not just for the wealthy. Without a will, upon your death your assets will be distributed under the terms of state law, likely in a manner contrary to your desires.

Moreover, proper estate planning protects your wealth and your family's welfare while you live. A personalized and well-drafted estate plan can:
-Protect your assets from creditors
-Minimize estate tax
-Reduce current income taxes
-Protect family control of a private business
-Fund gifts to charity on optimal terms
-Provide for individual needs of family members
-Provide for guardianship of minors
-Maximize after-tax value of retirement accounts, insurance, and investments
-Allocate wealth and personal assets as you desire upon your death

A complete estate plan also determines who will make important decisions - regarding such vital issues as your medical care and management of your investments on your behalf - if you are temporarily or permanently incapacitated. No matter what your level of wealth, these decisions are critical to protecting your and your family's personal welfare.

We draft a personally tailored estate plan for you, customized to meet your and your family's particular needs. Our attorneys do not blindly use the formula documents many others utilize to draft standardized wills and document, but carefully consider the unique circumstances of your situation to craft the best possible plan of wealth- and welfare-protection for you.

Gregory Keane is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer and a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation given by the Florida Bar for competency and experience in the areas approved by the Florida Supreme Court. This designation signifies that an attorney meets standards of competency and knowledge in certain areas of the law including professionalism and ethics in practice.

When you especially need help

You likely are in special need of estate planning assistance if you have:
-Moved to Florida from another state - Wills, other legal documents and estate planning strategies adopted under the law of another state may conflict with Florida law and be invalid here.
-Significant assets to protect from potential creditors - Liability lawsuits are always a risk to professionals who may be sued for malpractice, to contractors and to other kinds of business operators. A personalized estate plan can move assets beyond creditors' reach.
-An out-of-date will - If your will has not been revised periodically it may no longer reflect your personal and family circumstances.
-Families from multiple marriages - Complex law governs allocation of assets to members of more than one family, making it important to review your intentions with an estate planning attorney
-Significant wealth - Newly enacted federal tax law requires tax strategies to be revised to minimize estate tax and other taxes.

Keane Gregory

Biography
Gregory G. Keane, Esq.
B.S., M.B.A., J.D., LL.M. in Taxation, LL.M. in Estate Planning

Attorney at Law / Certified Public Accountant
Gregory G. Keane holds an M.B.A. in Accounting from Florida State University and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation and an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Keane is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer and a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer.

Mr. Keane has practiced as a CPA for eight years in Florida, prior to his admission to the Florida Bar in 1979. He has taught accounting and tax courses at several universities in Florida. He has practiced with Arthur Andersen & Co., CPAs; Coopers and Lybrand, CPAs; and the International Wall Street Law Firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts, now known as Pillsbury, Winthrop, Pittman & Shaw, Law Firm. The firm represents high-net-worth individuals, business owners and professionals on wealth transfer planning with a special emphasis on leveraged transfer strategies, multigenerational planning and asset protection.

Professional affiliations
Mr. Keane is a member of the Estate Planning and Estate Administration for Business Owners Committee, Technology and Economics Committee and Asset Protection Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Keane is a member of the Florida Bar's Committee on Relations between the Florida Bar and the Institute of CPAs and was a member for six years of the Florida Bar's Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, which is an official arm of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. Mr. Keane is a member of the Board Certification Committee for Wills, Trusts and Estates, and is chairman of the Tax Section's Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Keane practices law in the following areas:
-Estate planning, administration and probate litigation
Charitable tax planning and tax-exempt organizations
-Real estate development, financing
-Elder law
-Comprehensive independent and objective analysis of life insurance policies and companies
policies and companies
-Corporate and general business law
-Tax and financial planning
-Federal and state taxation
-Will and trust contests
-Contested guardianships
-International estate planning
-Public benefits and Medicaid planning
-Structured settlements
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Doyle E. Richardson

Biography
Doyle E. Richardson, Esq.
B.S., J.D.

Mr. Richardson is an experienced transactional, litigation and appellate practitioner with over 40 years of experience in the practice of law. He is licensed to practice law both in Tennessee and Florida and carries an "AV" Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He joined The Keane Law Firm, Chartered in 2002.

Mr. Richardson attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1957, and after a tour of military service as an army intelligence officer, entered the Vanderbilt University School of Law, graduating in 1964. While in law school, Mr. Richardson served as president of the Vanderbilt Bar Association and as secretary of Phi Delta Phi fraternity. While in law school, he received the Edmund Morgan Award for academic achievement. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Florida, Tennessee and Martin
County Bar Associations.

In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Richardson has served as mayor of the City of Tullahoma, Tennessee, and commissioner on the Coffee County, Tennessee governing body, the City of Tullahoma Planning Commission and the Sewalls Point, Florida Board of Zoning and Adjustments. He is active in charitable work and presently serves on the Endowment Committee of Palm City Presbyterian Church and the Board and Endowment Committee of Hibiscus Children's Center. He is a Rotarian.

Mr. Richardson focuses his practice in the following areas:
-Estate planning, administration and probate litigation
-Will and trust contests
-Family estate disputes
-General estate planning and business transactions
Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Glenn M. Mednick

Biography
B.B.A., Juris Doctor
Attorney at Law, and Certified Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator

Glenn M. Mednick, Esquire was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1979 and to the New Jersey Bar in 1986. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Temple University in 1975, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 1979. He is also a Certified Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator in the State of Florida.

Professional Affiliations:
Chair, July 2002-June 2004, Guardianship Law and Procedure Committee of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar ("RPPTL"); Vice Chair, July 1996-June 1998, Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course of RPPTL; Vice Chair, July 1986
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate

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