William E. Boyes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A.
 | 3300 PGA Boulevard, Gardens Plaza, Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-202-1578
Fax: 561-694-7980
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Bill Boyes has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 30 years, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 35 years. Board Certification is the single highest individual honor achievable by member attorneys of the Florida Bar. Less than one-third of one percent of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates. A Florida Super Lawyer for 15 consecutive years, Mr. Boyes is also a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has been a member of the ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Committee since 1997. For over four decades, Bill Boyes has assisted clients in developing estate plans and administrating complex trusts and estates. He also represents clients in estate, trust and guardianship litigation and U.S. Tax Court controversies, including handling all aspects of disputes with the IRS.

    Mr. Boyes earned his Juris Doctor at the Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New Jersey, the United States District Court District of New Jersey, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, United States District Court Northern District of Florida, United States District Court Southern District of Florida, United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. View Mr. Boyes’ qualifications for a complete list of affiliations. Bill Boyes is a frequent lecturer on all areas of his law practice.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 50%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About William Boyes

    Admitted: 1971, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bfmlaw.com/attorneys/william-e-boyes/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Scoring Judge Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Student Trial Advocacy Competition Finals, 2000 - 2004

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer; Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
    • Wills, Trusts & Estates; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman, Probate Continuing Legal Education Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1986 - 1988
    • Member, Florida Bar Association
    • Uniform Title Standards Committee, Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1978 - 1981
    • Florida, 1971
    • Executive Council, Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1979 - 1983
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1974
    • Probate Law Committee, Florida Bar Association, 1983 - 1991
    • Member, Probate & Trust Law Committee, Estate Tax Marital Deduction, American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, 1993
    • Member, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel), 1998 - Present
    • Chairman, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1982 - 1983 Probate CLE Committee
    • Fiduciary Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law
    • Banking Committee, Florida Bar Association, Coporation, Banking and Business Law Section, 1979 - 1981
    • New Jersey, 1971
    • Estate and Trust Litigation and Controversy, American Bar Association, 1994 - Present
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1974
    • Guardianship Committee, Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1979 - 1983
    • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Fellow, ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel), 1997 - Present
    • Vice Chairman, Circuit Court Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1978 - 1979; 1985 and 1986
    • Controversy and Marital Deduction Committee, American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section
    • Vice-Chairman, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1988 - 1955
    • Committee on Estate and Trust Litigation, American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section
    • Chairman, Virtual Representation  and Closing of Estates and Trust Committee, Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1979 - 1983
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1971
    • Member, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation Committee, Florida Bar Association, Tax Section, 1977 - Present
    • U.S. Claims Court, 1982
    • Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, Florida Bar Association, 1990 - Present
    • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Member, Wills Trusts and Estates Board Certificate Committee, Florida Bar Association, 2002 -2005

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I was the author of the above chapter for the First Edition of the Fla Bar Probate Litigation book, author, Fla Bar CLE : Probate Litigation chapter on Intestacy and Wrongful Death, 1980
    • "Intestate Succession", Litigation Under Florida Probate Code and Continuing Legal Education, Florida Bar CLE, 1980

    Representative Clients:

    • Johnson v. Townsend, Lynch, Denecke and Einhorn, 259 So.3d 851 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018), 2018
    • Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization Of America, Inc. v. Stephen G. Melcer, Trustee, Marsha E. Gelt, Roberta Gelt, Jerilyn Gelt And National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 268 So.3d 759 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019), 2019
    • In re: Estate of Angeleri, App. 4 Dist. 575 So 2d 794, 1991

    Educational Background:

    • Rutgers University, B.A., 1967

    Industry Groups

    • ACTEC
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Bar Association
    • Palm Beach County Bar Association
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    Office Location for William E. Boyes

    3300 PGA Boulevard
    Gardens Plaza, Suite 600
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

    Phone: 561-202-1578

    Fax: 561-694-7980

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