Williams Parker Attorneys at Law Sarasota Attorneys

Douglas J. Elmore

Associate

Douglas J. Elmore

Doug is a trusts and estates attorney.

He focuses on helping families develop personalized, tax-efficient wealth transfer plans using current estate planning methodologies. He counsels clients on customized beneficiary designations for IRAs and other tax-deferred investment accounts.

Doug also handles especially complex estate administrations. He has substantial experience in preparing Form 706’s, administering trusts and estates consisting of closely held businesses, and implementing complex post-mortem planning techniques.

Doug recently served as Assistant Editor the Florida Bar's Tax Bulletin.

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Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

What is Board Certification?

Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida College of Law
  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, Cum Laude
  • M.Acc., University of Florida School of Accounting
  • B.A. Acc., University of Florida School of Accounting

PRACTICES

ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE

  • Bar

    • Florida

HONORS

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2016
  • Florida Trend, Up and Comer, 2012-2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates Law selected by American Law Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

BAR & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Board of Directors
  • Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series, Committee Member
  • ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute, Member of Class II
  • Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, 2013
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