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A. Stephen Kotler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Naples, FL

Kotler Law Firm P.L.
999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ste 200
Naples, FL 34108-3512
Phone: 239-325-2333
Fax: 239-325-1853
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (50%), Elder Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

Steve Kotler is an AV Rated, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates lawyer practicing in Naples, Florida.  Steve maintains a practice in the areas of comprehensive wealth transfer planning, related income tax issues, trusts, asset preservation, probate, trust administration, federal transfer tax, elder law and special needs.  He is very active in and holds leadership positions with both the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Elder Law Sections of the Florida Bar and is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to his practice areas.  He received his JD from Emory Law School and has a master of laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law.  Away from the office, you can probably find Steve doing something with his kids, his cars or both.  He is also an instrument rated private pilot with no time to fly.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About A. Stephen Kotler

First Admitted: 1987, Florida

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Lead At Large Member, Circuit Representative, 20th Judicial Circuit, Executive Council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member, Asset Protection Committee, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee and Probate Law and Procedure Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member, Estate Planning Committee and Special Needs Trust Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past Co-Chair Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Past Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Past Member, Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Past Chair, Trust and Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Tips and Tales, a regular feature in "The Elder Law Advocate", a quarterly publication of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar

Honors/Awards

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2006
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2020
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2019
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2018
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2017
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2016
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2015
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2014
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2013
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Fellow, The Florida Bar Foundation

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 1982
  • University of Miami School of Law, Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.), 1986
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Office Location for A. Stephen Kotler

999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ste 200
Naples, FL 34108-3512

Phone: 239-325-2333

Fax: 239-325-1853

Last Updated: 12/10/2020

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