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RobeRt C. AdAmski tHe LiViNGstoN FiRm J. CHRistopHeR LombARdo wiLbuR smitH LAw FiRm steVeN J. Gibbs keitH GRossmAN, esQ. Luis e. iNsiGNARes bARbARA m. piZZoLAto, p.A.

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rObert c. aDamski

Robert C. Adamski Attorney robert C. AdAmski prACtiCes inheritAnCe law and the closely related discipline of real estate law. Inheritance law includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, estate protection and enforcement of inheritance rights. Inheritance law requires a unique and broad range of legal knowledge and skills. The attorney must be competent in the office-practice skills of counseling, planning and drafting as well as the courtroom trial skills required to litigate and mediate complex disputes. Attorney Adamski, a transplant from New England, is a partner in Burandt, Adamski & Grossman LLP, the oldest established law firm in Cape Coral and one of the oldest firms in Southwest Florida. He has practiced law locally for 30 years. Attorney Adamski is an avid community supporter. He has served as Cape Coral City Attorney, Bar Association president, founding director of First National Bank of Southwest Florida, and president of the Lee Association for Retarded Citizens Inc. He currently is president of the Cape Coral Housing Rehabilitation and Development Corp., which assists low-income families and seniors. He also serves on the board of the Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation Inc. and is a Life Member of Kiwanis. Visit attorney Adamski’s website www.RCAdamski.com. While handling more than 1,000 inheritance disputes throughout Florida, Attorney Adamski recognized an urgent need to prevent inheritance disputes, particularly among family members. He understands that educating people in preventing inheritance problems will improve their lives, especially later in life. His interest in helping people prompted Attorney Adamski to write his first book on the subject of inheritance theft, INHERITANCE HIJACKERS: Who Wants to Steal Your Inheritance and How to Protect It. Inheritance theft is a widespread—yet hidden—phenomenon afflicting every level of society. During the next 20 years, baby boomers and their children will inherit an estimated $100 trillion, much of which will be hijacked by family members, associates or strangers. The legal and practical advice in this book includes: •	 ho	steals	inheritances W •	 hy,	when	and	how	inheritances	are	stolen W •	 hy	we	all	are	potential	victims W •	 ow	to	protect	yourself H For more information, visit www.ProtectYourEstate.net.

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1714 cape cOraL parkway e. cape cOraL, FL 33904 (239) 542-4733 www.rcaDamski.cOm
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the LivingstOn Firm
inteLLeCtuAL property LAw: pAtents, trAdemArks, Copyrights, trAde seCrets, FrAnChising And reLAted LitigAtion.

the Livingston Firm speCiALizes in inteLLeCtuAL property LAw and has offices in Naples and Fort Myers; the firm includes U.S. registered patent attorneys. The firm’s founder, Edward M. Livingston, has more than 30 years of experience and is board certified in intellectual property law by the Florida Bar. Attorney Livingston has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. The attorneys at The Livingston Firm have extensive experience in protecting and licensing the inventions and business ideas of their clients in a myriad of technologies, products and services, including, but not limited to, telecommunications, energy conservation, arts and crafts, boating, golf, construction, computer software, medicine, restaurants, entertainment and business methods.

In addition to protecting clients’ intellectual property, the attorneys of The Livingston Firm have the background and experience to discuss business models with their clients to assist them in realizing the benefits of their ideas and inventions, whether it’s through the formation of a corporation, limited liability company or other legal entity through which clients can conduct and manage their businesses. The firm protects its clients’ intellectual property rights by obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights and protects those rights through litigation, if necessary. The firm’s attorneys also are available to represent and counsel clients regarding licensing and franchising. As the largest full-service intellectual property law firm in Southwest Florida, The Livingston Firm can be there to assist you from beginning to end with protecting your ideas and inventions and getting them to market.

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main OFFice: 963 Trail Terrace Drive • Naples, Fl 34103 FOrt myers OFFice: 2709 swamp cabbage courT • ForT myers, Fl 33901 www.theLivingstOnFirm.cOm tLF@theLivingstOnFirm.cOm

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J. christOpher LOmbarDO
FAmiLy LAw
Chris LombArdo, speCiALizing in FAmiLy LAw And CiviL litigation, understands that sensitivity, dedication and tenacity are important in resolving complex legal, financial and emotional issues. As a Senior Partner with Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., Lombardo has practiced in Southwest Florida since 1983, representing individuals in need as well as Fortune 500 CEOs, professional athletes and fellow attorneys. His empathy toward children’s rights and his focus on finding a fair, equitable balance between all parties has earned him respect in and out of the courtroom. Equally adept in economic matters, such as executive stock-option plans and values of closely held corporations, Lombardo’s ability to present complex financial issues clearly has helped earn him a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. Lombardo also has served on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, chaired its annual meetings, served as an officer of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Board of Governors and lectured in numerous Barsponsored seminars. Lombardo’s reputation and expertise make him a clear choice among his peers, and his focus on his clients’ best interests has set a high standard for family law practice in the area.

3200 tamiami traiL n., suite 200 napLes, FL. 34103 (239) 649-6555 clombarDo@wpl-legal.com • www.wpl-legal.com
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sawyer c. smith criminaL DeFense
sAwyer C. smith is A FiFth-generAtion FLoridiAn And Fort myers resident. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Sociology and earned his J.D. from the Florida Coastal School of Law. He specializes in all areas of Criminal Defense. Mr. Smith is a partner with The Wilbur Smith Law Firm and is admitted to practice in the following courts: •	U.S.	District	Court,	Middle	District	of	Florida •	Florida	Supreme	Court •	U.S.	Court	of	Appeals,	11th	Circuit •	State	of	Florida	Court	of	Appeals His professional memberships include: •	American	Bar	Association •	Lee	County	Bar	Association •	Collier	County	Bar	Association •	National	Association	of	Criminal	Defense	Lawyers •	Florida	Association	of	Criminal	Defense	Lawyers •	Academy	of	Florida	Trial	Lawyers •	Association	of	Trial	Lawyers	of	America •	Board	of	Directors,	Save	Our	Waterways,	INC	501(c)(3) •	Florida	Coastal	School	of	Law,	Honor	Court	Justice
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1415 henDry st., p.O. Drawer 8 FOrt myers, FL 33902 (239) 334-7696 iNFo@wilburlaw.com • www.wiLburLaw.cOm
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steven J. gibbs

wiLLs, trusts, estate pLanning, smaLL business & FamiLy Law
15671 san carLOs bLvD, suite 201b FOrt myers, FL 33908 239.297.7608 inFO@gibbsLawFL.cOm

keith grOssman, esQ.
FamiLy & marriage Law certiFieD FamiLy meDiatOr buranDt, aDamski, anD grOssman, LLp 1714 cape cOraL parkway e. cape cOraL 239.542.4733 www.attOrneygrOssman.cOm
every FAmiLy hAs ConFLiCt And ChALLenges, espeCiALLy during today’s economic crisis. As a result, there are many fractured families and broken homes. My practice focuses on helping these families in crisis by offering solutions without conflict through collaborative law, mediation and cooperative negotiation. We resolve divorce and family matters without painful and expensive litigation, and messy court battles whenever possible. We specialize in cases involving divorce, child support, alimony, paternity, parenting plans and time sharing. I have 17 years of experience in the legal field, I am trained in the collaborative law process, and I am a family mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida. To learn more about the benefits of alternatives to litigation, ask questions or read my blog, visit www.AttorneyGrossman.com.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)

Fort myers Attorney steven J. gibbs FoCuses his LAw prACtiCe in wills, trusts, estate planning, small business and family law. He is passionate about educating and empowering people to preserve and protect their hard-earned resources. Free consultations are available by phone, and office consultations are available by reservation. The St. Paul, Minn., native graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar and the Florida Bar, and is a member of the Lee County Bar Association. Gibbs’ experience includes insurance defense litigator and real estate negotiator for Target Corp. and vice president of the Legal Department for North American Properties-Southeast Inc. in Fort Myers.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)

Luis e. insignares
FamiLy & marriage Law
1619 JacksOn st. FOrt myers, FL 33901 239.274.6000 Leinsignares@Lei-Law.cOm

barbara m. piZZOLatO, p.a.
business LitigatiOn wiLLs, trusts & estates circuit civiL meDiatOr business Law 11920 Fairway Lakes Drive FOrt myers, FL 33913 239.225.7911 www.piZZOLatO.cOm

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Luis e. insignAres has been practicing law since 1989. His practice is limited to complex marital and family law matters. He is the author of various articles on family law issues. His latest article is titled “Disproving the Gift Presumption regarding Real Property” published in the December 2008 Family Law Commentator regarding a key change in family law in Florida. He is a member of the executive council of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. He serves on the board of the Lee County Legal Aid Society and is past chair of the 20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

LiCensed to prACtiCe LAw in new Jersey (1987), new york (1988),	 Connecticut	 (1988)	 and	 Florida	 (2002),	 Barbara	 M.	 Pizzolato represents clients in commercial and business litigation as well as matters involving business law, contract law and wills, trusts and estate planning. Bringing over 20 years of litigation and business law experience to the table, Pizzolato was certified by the Florida Supreme Court in 2008 as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator. A solution-oriented practitioner, Pizzolato is committed to establishing long-term relationships with clients and to guiding each of them, analyzing new issues and representing them during the many phases of their lives.
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