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Jones Foster Attorneys Speak at Florida Bar 2023 Probate Law Seminar

Jones Foster Trusts and Estates Litigation shareholders Peter A. Sachs and Theodore S. Kypreos recently participated in the 2023 Probate Law Seminar hosted by The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section and its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.

Peter Sachs, a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation and Civil Trial attorney, was one of several key speakers at the annual program, which gathered new and experienced probate practitioners from across the state to discuss a wide range of estate planning and probate administration material.

Peter’s presentation “The Recent Rulings That Every Probate Practitioner Needs to Know” discussed recent case law updates in Florida relating to estate and trust litigation, creditor claims, construction of marital agreements, intestate heirs, will construction, holographic wills, joint assets, and attorneys’ fees and sanctions.

Peter is an active member of The Florida Bar and previously served as chair of its Civil Procedure Rules Committee and Probate Rules Committee. He often shares his extensive knowledge in probate law through speaking engagements on the topics of will, guardianship, and trust contests; the parol evidence rule; removal to Federal Court; and pre-judgment remedies, among other topics.

Theo Kypreos, who is chair of RPPTL’s Probate Law and Procedure Committee, gave opening remarks and moderated the event in his role as program co-chair. Theo is actively involved in The Florida Bar’s RPPTL Section and is a longtime member of the Executive Council. He frequently lectures at RPPTL events on topics related to probate, trust, and guardianship law, and has authored several articles for its ActionLine Newsletter.

About Peter A. Sachs

Peter Sachs, Jones Foster Board Member and Shareholder, represents individuals and institutions in the prosecution and defense of complex trust and estate, guardianship, and commercial litigation matters. He advises trust companies and banks regarding fiduciary duties as personal representatives and trustees under Florida law. Peter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

About Theodore S. Kypreos

Jones Foster Shareholder Theo Kypreos is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of probate and trust litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianship law, and fiduciary litigation. He represents corporate and individual fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and heirs in all probate, trust, and guardianship settings including will and trust contests, breach of trust actions, trustee removal and accounting actions, will and trust reformation and modification proceedings, elective share proceedings, Florida homestead disputes, exploitation and tortious interference litigation, and matters relating to probate creditors’ claims.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. Notably, the majority of the firm’s Shareholders have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. The firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit www.jonesfoster.com