Rachel Drude-Tomori

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida

Drude Tomori Law, PA
Rachel Drude-Tomori
Drude Tomori Law, PA

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2008

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
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Drude Tomori Law, PA

200 Central Ave
4th Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Rachel Drude-Tomori, Esq., LL.M. is the Founding Partner of Drude Tomori Law, PA, with office locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Miami. Known for her creativity and attention to detail, Rachel specializes in crafting customized estate plans for high-net-worth individuals, business owners, corporate executives, and their families. She also assists clients in protecting their assets and legacies from government and creditor interference.

With 15 years of experience, Rachel has earned a reputation for resolving trust, probate, and real estate disputes through her dynamic, collaborative approach.

Notably, Rachel also serves as Trustee for Deferred Sales Trusts™ (DST) - an effective alternative to a 1031 Exchange to help owners of appreciated assets reduce capital gains tax liability or to enable them to sell their property in a down market.

Rachel is happy to offer complimentary consultations to qualified referrals.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 70% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2008, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.mytrustprotector.com/attorney-profile/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Middle District of Florida, 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Rachel was nominated and appointed to serve on the Executive Board for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2019
  • Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)
  • Rachel was selected by her peers to serve as Administrator for the Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of Court, 2018
  • Rachel was elected by her peers to serve as Chair of the Probate & Guardianship Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2018
  • Rachel served on the Editorial Board for the Paraclete Magazine for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2017
  • Rachel was elected by her peers to serve as Chair of the Probate & Guardianship Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2017
  • Rachel served on the Editorial Board for the Paraclete Magazine for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2016
  • Rachel served on the Editorial Board for the Paraclete Magazine for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Rachel earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Cum Laude, 2008
  • Rachel graduated in the top 5% of her class with an LL.M. (Master of Laws) Degree in Estate Planning from the prestigious University of Miami School of Law Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 2009
Educational Background:
  • Estate Planning LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, University of Miami School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005
  • B.A., Louisiana Tech University; Athletic Scholarship, 2001
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Are you still using the same old "vanilla" trust for all of your estate planning clients? Are you still forcing clients into antiquated "A/B" trust plans when there is no real estate tax benefit? Do you want to set yourself apart from your peers but find that estate planning software lacks creative drafting options? Do you ask the right questions to ensure that the plan you create is custom-tailored to address your client's unique family dynamics and estate planning goals? During this one-hour presentation, Rachel Drude-Tomori will share her method of creating exceptional estate plans that really work and go above and beyond the industry standard. She will share stories about solving unique planning challenges, and, best of all, sample provisions that you can incorporate into your documents to provide exceptional service to all of your estate planning clients, Keynote Speaker, Creating Exceptional Estate Plans: Drafting Tools & Tips, Pinellas County Estate Planning Council & Clearwater Bar Association, Attorneys, CPAs, Trust Companies, 2019
  • 2-page feature article regarding common mistakes made by attorneys when drafting and utilizing powers of attorney, Author, Power of Attorney Pitfalls & Pointers, Paraclete Magazine, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Attorneys, 2018
  • 1-hour presentation on estate planning pitfalls and pointers, Keynote Speaker, 7 Deadly Estate Planning Mistakes, Suncoast Credit Union, Downtown St. Petersburg, Clients Of Credit Union, 2019
  • 2-hour presentation on the importance of estate planning, Keynote Speaker, Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan, Sequoia Financial & Charles Schwab, St. Petersburg, Financial Advisors & Their Clients, 2019
  • 2-hour presentation on the importance of estate planning, Keynote Speaker, Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan, Sequoia Financial & Charles Schwab, Tampa, Financial Advisors & Their Clients, 2019
  • 2-hour presentation on the importance of estate planning, Keynote Speaker, Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan, Sequoia Financial & Charles Schwab, Winter Park, Financial Advisors & Their Clients, 2019
Honors/Awards:
  • Rachel received the "Rockin' Chair" Award for exemplary service and leadership as Chair of the Probate & Guardianship Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Rockin' Chair Award, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2019
  • Super Lawyer, 2021, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rachel led her firm of 19 people to win 1st Place in the May 2019 Wellness Month Challenge sponsored by the St. Petersburg Bar Association, Firm Wellness Challenge Award - Large Firm, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2019
  • Rachel was named a Top 40 Young Lawyer in Estate Planning in the State of Florida by the National Alliance of Women in Law, Top 40 Young Lawyer, National Alliance of Women in Law, 2019
  • Rachel was honored with the Speaker Achievement Award 2018-2019 for St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284, Speaker Achievement Award 2018-2019, Toastmasters, 2019
  • Rachel placed 2nd in the Humorous Speech Contest for St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284, Humorous Speech Contest 2019, Toastmasters, 2019
  • Rachel was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Estate Planning for 2018, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Rachel was named an Elite Advocate 2018 in the field of Estate Planning by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, Elite Advocate Estate Planning, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • Rachel was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Estate Planning for 2017, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rachel has contributed more than 40 hours of pro bono service on a case-by-case basis, 2019
  • Rachel regularly volunteers for the Community Law Program Housing Service in Pinellas County, Florida, 2019
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Treasurer, St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284, 2019
  • Club Sponsor for Allstate Toastmasters Corporate Club, 2019
  • Treasurer, St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Probate & Trust Law
  • Real Property
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association

Office location for Rachel Drude-Tomori

200 Central Ave
4th Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-431-9022

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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