Danny P. Heller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Heller Espenkotter, PLLC
 | 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 7864648953
Fax: 786-749-5296
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%),
  • Tax: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the founding partner of the Heller Espenkotter PLLC law firm in Coral Gables, Florida, attorney Danny P. Heller assists a wide range of foreign and domestic clients with protecting what is most important to them. From his law firm, he represents clients throughout the Miami metro region, Miami-Dade County and around the world who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·         Estate planning, with an emphasis on minimizing federal transfer taxes

·         Estate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation

·         Asset protection and wealth preservation

·         Corporate law, business agreements and business entity formation

·         Business succession and transactions

·         International estate and income tax planning

·         Charitable giving

·         Charitable trust and foundation formation

·         Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Mr. Heller has over 35 years of legal experience and is certified by The Florida Bar as a wills, trusts and estates specialist. He is also a fellow with The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is widely regarded as one of the top estate planning and business attorneys in the South Florida region. Regardless of how complex or challenging his clients' needs, Mr. Heller possesses the skills and resources necessary to deliver the most effective strategies and solutions possible to meet their specific goals.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978, Mr. Heller obtained his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1981. He then received his Master of Laws in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 1984.

An accomplished lecturer and author, Mr. Heller frequently speaks before various legal, financial and medical professionals on topics related to estate planning, asset protection and business law. He has published numerous articles on various legal topics and has contributed to several practice manuals published by The Florida Bar.

Recognized for his professionalism and high ethical standards, Mr. Heller has received numerous awards and honors, and he is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Closely Held Business (20%)

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Tax Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Danny Heller

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.hellerlawgroup.com/attorneys/dan-p-heller/


  • “Miami Herald” Top Lawyers in Florida
  • “Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney” by the Super Lawyers publication
  • Best Lawyers in America” for Trust and Estates
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Daily Business Review “Top Lawyers”
  • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers”
  • Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates, The Florida Bar

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1978
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. Master of Laws in Estate Planning, 1984
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Office Location for Danny P. Heller

2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 7864648953

Fax: 786-749-5296

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Last Updated: 8/27/2019

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