William M. Pearson

Florida Bar Board Certified in
 in Wills, Trusts & Estates

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 594-7313
E: 

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Professional Experience:

Bill Pearson is a founding member of the firm and has practiced law in South Florida since 1988. Bill has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Attorneys in Florida by Showmark, Florida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, Best Attorneys in America and Florida’s Top Lawyers by the American Registry, and Five Star Attorneys and Top Southwest Florida Lawyers by Gulfshore Life.

South Texas College of Law, Houston, J.D., 1984

University of Colorado, B.S., Accounting and Finance, 1981

Florida

Texas

United States Tax Court

American Bar Association
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Tax Section)

Collier County Bar Association
(Trusts & Estates Section)

The Florida Bar, Member (Past Member and Chair, Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Committee)

The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (Member Probate Law, Trust Law, and Trusts & Estates Litigation Committees) (Past Member Executive Council and Circuit Representative)

Probate Rules Committee of Florida Supreme Court (Past Member-term limited)

The Florida Bar Tax Section, Member

Collier County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section, Member (Past Chair)

Estate Planning Council of Naples, Member

Planned Giving Council of Naples, Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Southwest Florida, Member

Texas Bar Association, Member

South Texas Law Journal, Editor

American Cancer Society, Florida Division
Director; Volunteer Engagement Committee
Chair; Estate Planning Committee
Past Chair; Naples Volunteer Leadership Board
Chair; Nationwide Gift Planning Advisor Council
Past Chair; Volunteer Leadership Institute, Graduate

Eckerd College Parent Council
Past Chair; National Advisory Council, Member

Youth Haven Foundation, Committee Member and Past Chair

Practice Areas: Trusts & Estates    

Areas of Concentration:

Representing individuals in their estate planning

Representing fiduciaries in the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships

Representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputed matters involving estates, trusts and guardianships

Advising clients in the avoidance and minimization of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes

Advising clients in charitable planning

William M. Pearson

Florida Bar Board Certified in
 Wills, Trusts & Estates

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 594-7313
E: 

Professional Experience:

Bill Pearson is a founding member of the firm and has practiced law in South Florida since 1988. Bill has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Attorneys in Florida by Showmark, Florida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, Best Attorneys in America and Florida’s Top Lawyers by the American Registry, and Five Star Attorneys and Top Southwest Florida Lawyers by Gulfshore Life.

South Texas College of Law, Houston, J.D., 1984

University of Colorado, B.S., Accounting and Finance, 1981

Florida

Texas

United States Tax Court

American Bar Association
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Tax Section)

Collier County Bar Association
(Trusts & Estates Section)

The Florida Bar, Member (Past Member and Chair, Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Committee)

The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (Member Probate Law, Trust Law, and Trusts & Estates Litigation Committees) (Past Member Executive Council and Circuit Representative)

Probate Rules Committee of Florida Supreme Court (Past Member-term limited)

The Florida Bar Tax Section, Member

Collier County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section, Member (Past Chair)

Estate Planning Council of Naples, Member

Planned Giving Council of Naples, Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Southwest Florida, Member

Texas Bar Association, Member

South Texas Law Journal, Editor

American Cancer Society, Florida Division
Director; Volunteer Engagement Committee
Chair; Estate Planning Committee
Past Chair; Naples Volunteer Leadership Board
Chair; Nationwide Gift Planning Advisor Council
Past Chair; Volunteer Leadership Institute, Graduate

Eckerd College Parent Council
Past Chair; National Advisory Council, Member

Youth Haven Foundation, Committee Member and Past Chair

Practice Areas: Trusts & Estates    

Areas of Concentration:

Representing individuals in their estate planning

Representing fiduciaries in the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships

Representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputed matters involving estates, trusts and guardianships

Advising clients in the avoidance and minimization of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes

Advising clients in charitable planning