Rader and Coleman, P.L.

Rader and Coleman, P.L.

At Rader & Coleman, we provide individualized and professional estate planning, trust administration, taxation and business law services to our clients.

Firm Overview

We spend a lot of time listening to a client's concerns and goals, tailoring their individualized needs with personalized legal options that will meet their objectives and plans for now and the future.

Florida has many rules and regulations regarding estate planning that are unique. We keep up-to-date on the latest Florida and federal laws and regulations and are committed to developing and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with our clients.

We emphasize teamwork, pooling our knowledge and experience and working closely with our clients' other advisers. We are proud of our listing as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means we are ranked by other attorneys and the judiciary at the highest level of professional excellence.

Our Attorneys:
Attorneys Stuart A. Rader and Gayle Coleman make it their priority to build strong relationships with clients. Stuart A. Rader concentrates on probate and trust administration, estate planning, taxation and closely-held businesses. Gayle Coleman focuses on corporate finance transactions and related matters, as well as estate planning. Together with their experienced staff, Rader and Coleman strives to be compassionate, diligent and thorough, and always try their best to make their clients feel comfortable at all times.

Main Office

Main Office
1800 NW Corporate Blvd
Suite 310
Boca Raton FL 33431


(561) 368-0545


(561) 367-1725

Estate Planning

You work hard for your loved ones, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security brings you comfort.

We understand that this can be challenging and that each client's goals are different. We focus on customizing legal options to meet your needs is to preserve wealth and business interests, minimize estate taxes, endow your favorite charities, and protect and provide for your family and friends after you are gone. Whether establishing plans for the care of your loved ones after your death or guiding you through the probate process as you mourn the loss of a loved one, the attorneys at Rader & Coleman can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

-Transferring assets according to your wishes
-Preparing Estate and Gift Tax Returns
-Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
-Business Succession Planning
-Healthcare Directives & Durable Powers of Attorney
-Marital Trusts
-Charitable Trusts and Foundations
-Life insurance planning
-Minimize Taxes
-Care for your pets
-Revocable and Irrevocable trusts
-Asset Protection Planning
-Family Limited Partnerships and Entities
-GRATs and QPRTs
-Sales to defective grantor trusts
-Incentive trusts
-Supporting Philanthropic Causes

We focus on specific client circumstances and family needs, preserving wealth and business interests, and minimizing estate taxes. We have extensive experience in using a variety of sophisticated estate planning techniques customized to client wishes and needs. The ability of Rader and Coleman to offer such personalized service and experience in high net worth estate planning, probate, trusts and administration is the hallmark of the firm.

Stuart A. Rader

Rader and Coleman, P.L.


Stuart is a well respected attorney known for his commitment to clients and for creative solutions. He has practiced in Florida for over 30 years. His practice focuses on estate, trusts, probate, trust administration, charitable planning, and estate, gift and income tax planning.

Stuart understands that the each client's needs and family situations are unique, whether there are a simple or quite complex set of facts. For example, he understands that planning estates for: second marriages with children from different relationships; and special needs children or grandchildren who require extra attention and sensitivity. He can also help create and implement vehicles for family foundations for philanthropic purposes such as charitable trusts or foundations. Stuart has extensive knowledge in developing unique options to meet a client's specific circumstances. He is also a Circuit Court Mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court.

Stuart has been appointed by the Probate Court to serve as an independent fiduciary in disputed probate, guardianship, and trust matters. Whether serving as a curator, guardian, trustee, or Personal Representative, Stuart fulfills his fiduciary duties in the best interest of the estate in an impartial manner.

Stuart has received an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest level of professional excellence in the Martindale-Hubbell system, and has been made a Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers magazine.

-LLM. in Taxation, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 1994
-J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, 1982
-B.A. University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, 1979.
-Licensed to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.

Community Honors and Awards:
-Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), South Palm Beach County.
-Honored by JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) along with his wife Gayle, 2004

Professional Involvement:
Stuart has published articles in such periodicals as the American Bar Association, Tax Section Newsletter and Leimberg Information Services. He has lectured and written course materials for the Florida Bar and Continuing Legal Education seminars and the South Florida AICPA, including ethical issues for estate planners and elder care lawyers.

-Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council, Member and former President (2005-2006)
-Boca Raton Tax Institute, former President (2009-2010)

Community and Charity Involvement:
-Anti-Defamation League, Member of Profession Advisory Committee
-JAFCO Foundation, Board Member, current Vice President, and Chair of Planned Giving Committee since 2005.
-Morikami Museum, Planned Giving Committee Member
-Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Professional Advisory Committee


University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
Juris Doctorate, 1982

University of Miami, Miami, Florida
LL.M., Taxation, 1994

Gayle Coleman

Rader and Coleman, P.L.


Gayle is a seasoned attorney whose practice focuses on estate, trusts, charitable planning, non-profits, business entities, contracts, employment, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements, and licensing. She has been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. Prior to attending law school, Gayle worked in upper management of mid-sized family businesses while also acting as an art conservator and consultant. Her "real life" work experience in business and the creative arts brings a pragmatic perspective to her clients, especially in the areas of estate and business planning. She has also incorporates her creative arts background in addressing intellectual property matters and planning for the transfer of family art collections.

-J.D., Nova Center for the Study of Law, Davie, FL 1990.
-Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1975, Summa Cum Laude
-Gayle is licensed to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Honors and Awards:
-Honored by JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) along with her husband Stuart, 2004
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Art Serve), Volunteer of the Year

Associations and Activities:
Gayle has lectured to professional groups and students on issues concerning choice of business entities, non-competes, licensing, and law and the visual arts.

-JAFCO, Planned Giving Committee
-Boca Raton Museum of Art, Foundation Board Member
-Big/Brothers/Big Sisters of Broward County, Board of Trustees
-Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Florida Bar, Chair and Executive Council
-Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Chairperson, Steering Committee
-Art Serve, Board of Trustees


Nova Center for the Study of Law, Davie, FL
Juris Doctorate, 1990

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