William E. Boyes

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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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

William E. Boyes is a partner at Boyes, Farina & Matwicyk, P.A. - a law firm with offices in Palm Beach County and serving clients throughout South Florida. A graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, Mr. Boyes has been admitted to practice in the state of Florida since 1971. Mr. Boyes' practice is focused exclusively on estate planning, probate administration and estate-related litigation. Lastly, Mr. Boyes is a board-certified specialist in the area of wills, trusts and estates (certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) and an actively involved member of several respected professional organizations, including the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

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

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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:

  • 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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Last Updated: 6/30/2019

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