Edward E. Wollman

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Naples, FL

Wollman Gehrke & Associates, PA
 | 2235 Venetian Ct., Suite 5
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 239-435-1533
Fax: 239-435-1433
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Tax: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As partner at Wollman Gehrke & Associates PA, Edward E. Wollman handles estate planning, trust and probate administration, art law, tax planning, charitable giving, elder law and real estate law for clients in the Naples, Florida, area. He also handles income taxation, estate, gift and fiduciary law and guardianship. Recently, Mr. Wollman was recognized as an industry visionary and leader in the 2017 Profiles of Distinction. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    In 1983, Mr. Wollman graduated with a Bachelor of Science from American University before attending the University of Miami School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986. He then went on to earn a Master of Laws from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1988. Admitted to practice in Miami since 1986, his educational background makes him uniquely prepared to handle financial law matters.

    The former president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Mr. Wollman is a current member of the Collier County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Estate Planning Council of Naples, Inc. Mr. Wollman is on the board of directors for both the Naples Art Association and Avow Hospice of Naples.

    In the past, Mr. Wollman has been an integral part of the American Cancer Society, The Forum Club and The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida. He also served as president for the Financial Planning Association and the Naples Area Planned Giving Council. For the Adverse Witness publication, he was the trust and estates editor.

    * 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
    • 70%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Elder Law
    • 10%Tax: Business
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Edward Wollman

    Admitted: 1986, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.probate-florida.com/our-firm/our-attorneys/edwar...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Honored in the 2017 Profiles of Distinction, Naples Edition
    • Recognized in Super Lawyer's annual Law & Politics edition as a "Florida Super Lawyer" in the Estate Planning & Probate category
    • Ed is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for both legal ability and professional ethics granted by the 140 year old publication.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (C.A.P.)
    • Masters of Laws and Taxation
    • Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    •  American Bar Association, Florida Representative, Committee on Probate & Trust Legislation and The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • President / Board of Directors for Financial Planning Association
    • Collier County Bar Association, Chairman, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Member, Collier County Bar Association
    • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning Council of Naples
    • Past President of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, formally Society of CLU/ChFC, past President and member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Financial Planners, past President, member of the Board of Directors of the Naples Council on Planned Giving, past member of the Board of Directors of The Forum Club, member of the Forum Club, past member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Board Member of the Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly, member of the Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of the Board of Directors for AVOW Hospice, Past Chairman of the Board for AVOW Hospice, member of the Professional Advisor Council for the Community Foundation of Collier County, member of the Advisory Board for Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Inc., member of the Planned Giving Committee of Naples Community Hospital, past member of the Board of Directors for Sunrise Children's Foundation, past member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, past member of the Board of Directors for the Naples Art Association, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples and Chairman of the Governance Committee, Golisano Children's Museum of Naples. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trust & Estates Editor; Adverse Witness, Collier County Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • American University; B.S., 1983
    • University of Florida School of Law; LL.M. in Taxation, 1988
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    Office Location for Edward E. Wollman

    2235 Venetian Ct.
    Suite 5
    Naples, FL 34109

    Phone: 239-435-1533

    Fax: 239-435-1433

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