Simon & Simon, P.A.

Simon & Simon, P.A.

Firm Overview

Seasoned attorneys with more than 65 years combined experience handling clients' legal issues

Simon & Simon, Attorneys at Law in Miami, Florida serves individuals and businesses in Miami and throughout Florida in matters of wills, trusts and estates, real estate law, guardianship, and more. Our attorneys have more than 65 years combined legal experience, and we personally oversee each case from inception to conclusion seeking to ensure positive results. We are a small firm providing personalized assistance to make you feel at ease and to help you realistically understand your legal situation. We approach your case with compassion and an open ear to ensure your individual legal needs and to receive the attention you deserve. We work diligently to forge creative solutions to your legal concerns, and we have a track record of successful results. Call us today for a free half-hour consultation and see what we can do for you.

Personalized attention from a respected firm forging creative solutions
Our attorneys at Simon & Simon, Attorneys at Law are dedicated to providing you with effective legal representation. We are:

-Compassionate - We understand how stressful legal problems can be, and we know that it's important to listen carefully to the details of your issues to determine the best course of action for resolving them. We approach each case with compassion and personalized attention to ensure that our clients reach their goals.

-Respected - Gary P. Simon is nationally recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Preeminent Peer Review, the highest peer-reviewed rating a lawyer can achieve. Joy B. Spill is also an honored attorney and is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Their reputation is a testament to their ability.

-Creative - The attorneys at Simon & Simon actively participate in continuing legal education to stay abreast of cutting-edge trends in the practice of law. They use what they know and what they learn to develop creative and efficient solutions to your legal needs and secure positive results for their clients.

Skilled attorneys focused on various practice areas

Simon & Simon Attorneys at Law represents individuals and businesses in Miami and throughout South Florida in matters of wills, trusts and estates, real estate law, guardianship, and more. Our support staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.

-Wills, Trusts and Estates -- Gary P. Simon is certified in wills, trusts and estate planning. They provide specialized legal services in all matters, including drafting wills and trusts, estate planning, tax issues, probate administration, trust administration, wills, trusts and probate litigation, plus durable powers of attorney, health care surrogacy, and living wills.

-Real Estate Law -- In their real estate law practice, they our extensive knowledge of property rights, real estate issues, and finance and business to help clients in all real estate matters such as landlord/tenant matters, residential home purchases and sales, commercial property purchases and sales, condominium issues, mortgages, re-financing, title insurance, and real estate contracts.

-Guardianship -- In their guardianship practice, they provide clients with sound advice and professional assistance with crucial decisions about elder issues, the financial support, protection and guardianship of your children, parents, grandparents, and other loved ones, plus pre-need guardianship and conservatorships.

Main Office

Simon & Simon, P.A.
9500 South Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 708
Miami FL 33156





Estate Planning

South Florida trusts and estates attorneys helping you plan

Whether you are planning the care or support of loved ones upon your death or wrangling with the probate process while mourning the loss of a loved one, the attorneys at Simon & Simon Attorneys at Law in Miami can help. Attorney Gary P. Simon is certified in wills, trusts & estates planning. We have more than 65 years' combined legal experience assisting with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Personal Representative/Executor duties
-Living wills/Healthcare declarations
-Revocable Living trusts
-Probate & its administration
-Probate, will & trust disputes
-Will/trust drafting and execution

Estate planning
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. When devising an estate plan, we consider how best to protect your children, loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.

We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children and grandchildren, caring for your pets, supporting your personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will/trust that reflects your desires and establish revocable living trusts to serve your individual needs and your estate planning goals.


We understand that the process of probate follows a time of painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorneys at Simon & Simon Attorneys at Law can ease the stress of probating the estate.

We assist Personal Representatives/executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Florida probate court, including:

-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and -expeditiously
-Filing the will with the Florida probate court
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Paying taxes and other debts
-Locating beneficiaries
-Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, our attorneys maintain a composed courtroom demeanor. This helps calm the emotionally-charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amiable family relationships, our attorneys can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, we assertively defend your beneficial rights within the Florida probate court.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

As seasoned attorneys with more than 65 years combined experience handling clients' legal issues we have the ability, demeanor, and caring conscience to do well for our clients' needs in all these areas: probate, trusts, guardianship, real estate, commercial real estate, and the litigation in these areas. We are Florida natives, and have lived in the Miami area most of our lives.

Gary Simon

Simon & Simon, P.A.

Practice Areas
Real Property; Trusts and Estates; Probate; Wills; Corporate Law; Guardianship; Mortgages; Probate & Trust Litigation

Admitted to Florida Bar: 1974, Florida

Law School: Stetson University, J.D.

Member: Miami-Dade County (Member, Probate Committee; Real Property Committee) and American (Member, Tax Division, 1974) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Executive Counsel; Vice-Chairman, Landlord-Tenant Sub-committee, 1979-2003).

Biography: Managing Editor, Stetson University Law Review, 1974. Attorney for Chief Counsels Office, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., 1974-1975. Lecturer, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1982-1990. Editor, Landlord-Tenant Chapter in Florida Continuing Legal Education's Real Property Practice, III, 1984. Former Board Member, Florida Savings Bank. Past President, Temple Judea. Board Member, Jewish Museum of Florida. Chair - Culture of Giving, Endowment Board, Temple Judea. Member, Village of Pinecrest Transportation Committee

Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida

POSITION: Senior Member of the Firm. In addition to certification by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates, Gary also concentrates in Real Property; Corporate and Business; Guardianship; and the litigation thereof.


Stetson University
Juris Doctorate, 1974

Joy B Spill

Simon & Simon, P.A.

Practice Areas
Real Property; Condominium Law; Estate Planning; Probate; Trust; Guardianship; Probate, Trust & Guardianship Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Admitted: 1984, New York and Florida; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Law School: Fordham University, J.D.

Member: Miami Beach (Past President), Miami-Dade County (Member, Probate Committee) Bar Associations; New York State Bar; The Florida Bar; South Miami Kendall Bar Association (Past President).

Biography: Articles Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal, 1982-1983. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional and Criminal Law. Author: Note, "State Prohibitions on Employment Opportunities for Resident Aliens: Legislative Recommendations," 10 Fordham Urban Law Journal 699, 1982. Lecturer, Family Guardianship Course, Miami Dade Community College. Executive Committee, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center; Immediate Past Chairman, Board, Jewish Community Services of So. Florida (JCS), Chairperson of JCS Leadership and Governance Committee, Board of Directors Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF), Chairperson Human Resources Committee of GMJF.

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida

Joy is thorough in all her endeavors, and she concentrates in the areas of Commercial Litigation; Real Property; Mortgage Foreclosure; Landlord-Tenant Litigation; Condominium Law; Guardianship; Probate.


Fordham University
Juris Doctorate,

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