Jonathan A. Galler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A.
 | 2101 Northwest Corporate Boulevard, Suite 107
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-998-7847
Fax: 561-998-2642
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew
    Attorney Profile

    Jonathan A. Galler is an attorney with Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A. law firm in Boca Raton, Florida. Widely regarded as among the top lawyers in his region, Mr. Galler has more than 17 years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout South Florida and the rest of the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Probate, trust and guardianship litigation and administration

    ·       Wills and trusts contests

    ·       Undue influence claims

    ·       Surcharge and removal actions

    ·       Compensation disputes

    ·       Will and trust construction actions

    ·       Modification, revocation and termination actions

    ·       Accounting actions and distribution disputes

    ·       Incapacity proceedings and guardianship appointments

    ·       Restoration of capacity proceedings

    ·       Ad litem appointments

    Along with directly representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries with their high-stakes legal challenges, Mr. Galler also routinely assists other estate planning and tax attorneys in his region whose clients have complex needs involving their estates. Equally effective inside and outside the courtroom, he has achieved a long record of securing favorable results for his clients through litigation as well as negotiations and mediation.

    At all turns, Mr. Galler delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support to help his clients make the best-informed decisions and achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A leader in his field, he is a member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Section executive committee, and he has served as chair of the organization's Probate Rules Committee. He has also served on its Code and Rules of Evidence Committee as well as its Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, among others.

    Mr. Galler has also published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he received induction into the inaugural class of the prestigious ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute. He has also received special commendation from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association for his selfless pro bono service.

    A 2000 graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Galler obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in 2003. He holds his license to practice in New York and Florida, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 11th and District of Columbia Circuits.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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    About Jonathan Galler

    Admitted: 2007, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://floridatax.com/lawyers/jonathan-a-galler/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Member of Inaugural Class of ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star – Estate and Trust Litigation, 2013 - 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, RPPTL
    • Member, Probate Law and Procedure Committee, RPPTL
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • Member, Trust Law Committee, RPPTL
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar, 2016-2017
    • Member, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • State of New York
    • State of Florida
    • Executive Committee Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar (“RPPTL”)
    • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Chair, Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, 2017-2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Trustees, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Present
    • Member, Board of Directors, Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, 2012-2018
    • Special Commendation from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, “Revisiting Pope and Creditors’ Notices – For Certain States, Has Florida Clarified the Rules?” Probate & Property Magazine, September/October 2016
    • Speaker, Trust Boot Camp, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2019
    • Co-Author, “Rules of Civil Procedure Corner,” Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2011-2016
    • Co-Author, “Florida Update,” Trust and Estates Law Section Newsletter of the New York State Bar Association, 2011-2018
    • Author, “Statutory Proposals for Settlement In Probate and Trust Litigation,” ActionLine, Spring 2013
    • Speaker, Contesting Revocable Trusts in Florida, New York State Bar Association, September 2014
    • Author, “How Courts Handle Late-Filing Estate Creditors,” WealthManagement.com, November 2014
    • Author, “Pay-on-Death Accounts Not Part of Estate,” WealthManagement.com, April 2015
    • Co-Author, “When Moving From New York to Florida, Consider Estate Planning Differences,” New York Law Journal, August 2015
    • Author, “Fight Over Fortune of Murdered Fontainebleau Hotel Heir Continues,” WealthManagement.com, January 2016
    • Author, “Validity of Trust Protector’s Amendment to Florida Trust,” WealthManagement.com, June 2015
    • Author, “This Party’s Dead! But Will the Lawsuit Survive?” Florida Bar Journal, May 2016
    • Moderator, Probate Boot Camp, Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, May 2016
    • Co-Author, “I’m Still Standing: Revocable Trusts – Do Beneficiaries Have Standing to Assert Claims Against Trustees?” ActionLine, Summer 2017
    • Author, “Did Decedent’s New Will Revoke Trust?” WealthManagement.com, November 2016
    • Author, “Slayer Statute Not Applicable,” WealthManagement.com, April 2017
    • Author, “Estate Not Liable for Car Accident After Decedent’s Death,” WealthManagement.com, June 2017
    • Speaker, Practitioner’s Guide to the Probate Rules, Probate Law and Procedure Committee, November 2017
    • Speaker, Show Me the Money, RPPTL Webinar Series, 2017
    • Author, “What’s the Difference Between Escheated and Unclaimed Funds?” WealthManagement.com, May 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Columbia University, B.A., 2000
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    Office Location for Jonathan A. Galler

    2101 Northwest Corporate Boulevard
    Suite 107
    Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Phone: 561-998-7847

    Fax: 561-998-2642

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