A. Stephen Kotler

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Naples, Florida

Kotler Law Firm P.L.
A. Stephen Kotler
Kotler Law Firm P.L.

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Elder law; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1987

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2023

Kotler Law Firm P.L.

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

Details

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

Estate planning & probate, Elder law

Focus areas

Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate planning & probate
  • 50% Elder law

First Admitted: 1987, Florida

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Revocable Transfer on Death Deed Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar 
  • 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
  • Member, Probate Rules Committee 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, Florida Trend , 2021
  • US News Best Lawyers, US News, 2021
  • 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

Office location for A. Stephen Kotler

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

Phone: 239-325-2333

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2023

Top lists

Top 100: Florida Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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