Sean M. Lebowitz

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 Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice largely on complex litigation involving trusts, wills, and guardianships, Sean M. Lebowitz is a partner at Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A. Based in Boca Raton, he assists clients in South Florida and throughout the state, and he has extensive estate, trust and guardianship administration experience as well.

Mr. Lebowitz attended Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. He majored in political science and was the speaker at his commencement before receiving a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude and being inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society in 2004. Mr. Lebowitz then pursued his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and he served on the University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy before obtaining his Juris Doctor with honors, cum laude in 2007.

Mr. Lebowitz’s litigation clients have included heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives (executors), estate administrators and trustees. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in actions involving will and trust contests based on undue influence and other claims, breaches of fiduciary duties, financial elder abuse and guardianship petitions. In his administration practice, Mr. Lebowitz has assisted fiduciaries and beneficiaries with probate, trust and guardianship matters, and he has handled a variety of post-death controversies involving creditors of the decedents.

His excellent track record in these professional endeavors has earned Mr. Lebowitz a great deal of favorable recognition from his fellow members of The Florida Bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. A member of the executive council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, he is active in several other groups as well, including the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, sitting on the latter’s board of directors.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Elder Law
Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Sean Lebowitz

Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://floridatax.com/lawyers/sean-m-lebowitz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2013 – 2015
  • , Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2020
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, Estate & Trust Litigation, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyers, Estate & Trust Litigation, 2018-2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Council, Real Probate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2020
  • Chair, Binghamton University South Florida Alumni Association, 2016 - Current
  • Florida, 2007
  • Probate Case Law Editor, Actionline Publication (Florida Bar RPPTL Section), 2018
  • Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2020
  • Executive Council, Real Probate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Executive Council, Real Probate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2018
  • Executive Council, Real Probate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2017
  • Probate Case Law Editor, Actionline Publication (Florida Bar RPPTL Section), 2019
  • Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2019
  • Probate Case Law Editor, Actionline Publication (Florida Bar RPPTL Section), 2017
  • Vice Chairman of the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee, 2017
  • Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2018
  • Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2017
  • Vice Chairman of the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee, 2018
  • Executive Committee Member, Secretary, South Palm Beach County Young Lawyer Section Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Young Lawyer Section, 2013
  • Member, Probate Committee, South Palm Beach County Bar Association Member
  • Committee Member, Florida Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, 2013
  • Member, Probate & Trust Litigation Committee, Real Property & Probate Section, The Florida Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Mandatory Service by E-Mail Begins on September 1, 2012,” The Advocate, a South Palm Beach County Bar Association Publication
  • Probate & Trust Case Summaries (2014), Actionline, a Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Speaker, Estate Planning for your Family's Future, City of Fort Lauderdale, September 2014
  • “The Revocability of Irrevocable Trusts,” The Advocate, a South Palm Beach County Bar Association Publication
  • Author of The Death of Trust Reformation to Correct Drafting Mistakes?, published in Actionline, a Florida Bar, Real Property and Probate Publication, Author, The Death of Trust Reformation to Correct Drafting Mistakes?, Trust Litigation, 2013
  • Speaker, Palm Beach County Bar Association, "Probate Boot Camp," May 2016
  • "Undue Influence - Is Failure to Establish a Presumption Fatal?," Actionline, a Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Presenter, Rules of Florida Trust Administration, Lorman Webinar on June 29, 2017
  • Presenter, Probate and Trust Litigation 101, Boca Raton Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., February 2018
  • Panelist, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, Palm Beach Bench & Bar Conference, March 2018
  • Panelist, Guardianship Incapacity Hearing and Guardian Hearing, RPPTL Seminar April 2018
  • Moderator and Session Co-Chair, Guardianship Panel, Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference, February 2019
  • Panelist, Trust Law Boot Camp, Palm Beach County Bar Association, April 2019
  • 30th Annual Estate and Probate Seminar of the   Palm Beach County Bar – Part Two, May 2013 (“Claims Against an Estate”), Speaker, Probate Administration, 2013
  • Speaker, 31st Annual Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison   Conference, June 2012 (“Nuts & Bolts of Contested Guardianships”), Speaker, Guardianship Litigation, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Binghamton University (SUNY), B.A., summa cum laude

Industry Groups

  • Families
  • Fiduciaries
  • Guardians
  • Individuals
  • Personal Representatives
  • Trustees
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Office Location for Sean M. Lebowitz

2101 Northwest Corporate Boulevard
Suite 107
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-998-7847

Fax: 561-998-2642

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Last Updated: 8/31/2020

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