Insights - July 13, 2021

Relocating to Palm Beach County

If you are planning to relocate to Palm Beach County, a savvy and successful relocation plan involves a deep understanding of Florida’s laws as they pertain to corporate filings, taxes, employment law, estate planning, land use, homestead, commercial real estate, and more.

Particularly important in your transition to the Sunshine State is the process by which you declare Florida as your state of domicile. Failure to properly document your new domicile can have potentially negative consequences from your prior state of domicile and may cause delays in securing homestead exceptions and protections under Florida’s unique and favorable Homestead Act.

Our knowledge of life and business here is as insightful as it is wide-ranging and our skilled and highly respected attorneys serve as a preeminent resource for businesses and individuals throughout the state. With one of the highest percentages of Board Certified attorneys in Florida and six core practice groups working together for our clients, Jones Foster has the experience and knowledge necessary to guide clients around potential pitfalls and maximize the benefits of relocation. We are here to provide outstanding legal counsel, valuable industry insights, asset protection strategies, and support so that our clients are fully prepared to take advantage of all that South Florida has to offer.

Below is a list of local relocation resources, in addition to overviews of our service areas that may prove useful throughout your transition.

What We Do

Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The best solutions start with the best strategy and advice. Putting our client's interests first, we explore, assess, and personally advise at every stage of the litigation process, with a commitment to finding smart, practical, and timely solutions to the most complex cases to achieve our clients’ goals. Our attorneys have significant experience in a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal courts and are highly regarded within the community. Having earned a nationally recognized reputation over the years, our team understands the day-to-day realities of handling large, high-stakes disputes for businesses and individuals alike. They put their experience, professionalism, and perspective into practice for clients in a wide variety of industries, and often collaborate with a client’s personal or out-of-state counsel.

Corporate & Tax

No two businesses are alike, which is why our Corporate & Tax team takes a truly personalized approach to each of its clients. By taking the time to understand you, your business, and your objectives, we find innovative, individual solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Whether you are starting up, growing, merging, or restructuring, our knowledge and experience has helped businesses of all sizes and sectors to navigate some of the toughest commercial decisions and marketplaces. Our team serves as advisors to our clients, ensuring that the journey is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Land Use & Governmental

Jones Foster continues to remain at the forefront of South Florida’s urban development. Our Land Use and Governmental team work with municipalities, agencies, landowners, developers, and planners to provide invaluable counsel through all stages of the government approvals process, often weighing complex land development and municipal issues with public and commercial interests. Our lawyers, including former land use planners and current and former city attorneys, strive to find creative solutions that build better communities today and for future generations.

Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates

Jones Foster has served the needs of its residents and communities for almost a century. In that time, we are proud to have built lasting relationships with high-net-worth individuals and families throughout South Florida. From generational tax planning and estate/trust administration to family-owned business formation and complicated guardianship matters, our Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates team provides highly customized counsel every step of the way. Taking the time to understand the uniqueness and complexity of your circumstances, we consistently strive to serve as your most trusted legal advisor.

Real Estate

Real estate has served as a cornerstone of our practice since the Firm’s inception in 1924, and our experience throughout Florida enables us to approach our work from a truly unique perspective. While much has changed in that time, our commitment to helping businesses, individuals, and developers achieve their real estate goals is unwavering. Experiencing firsthand the volatility of the real estate market, our attorneys are able to more effectively devise creative and forward-thinking strategies on behalf of our clients to ease the hurdles of today’s real estate industry and find new paths for growth. Prioritizing responsiveness, Jones Foster is equipped to deal with any and every aspect of real estate law, no matter the size, scale or complexity of the transaction.

Trust & Estate Litigation

Our highly respected trust and estate litigators represent individuals, families, beneficiaries, heirs, trustees, personal representatives, and creditors in all aspects of trust and estate litigation and disputed administration. With significant experience handling complex, high-stakes matters in the probate courts, our attorneys possess extensive knowledge of the unique procedures related specifically to this area of law.

Our Relocation Team

David E. Bowers

Shareholder & Practice Group Chair, Corporate & Tax; Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates
561 650 0451

David E Bowers

William G. Smith

Shareholder, Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates
561 650 0461

Bill Smith

L. Benton Alexander, Jr.

Shareholder, Real Estate
561 650 0420

Ben Alexander

Thomas J. Baird

Shareholder & Practice Group Co-Chair, Land Use & Governmental
561 650 8233

Tom Baird

Roberto M. Vargas

Shareholder & Practice Group Co-Chair, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
561 650 0479

Rob Vargas