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                      Lawyers
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                      DistinctiOn




                      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                           While handling more than 1,000 inheritance disputes
                             law and the closely related discipline of real estate law.                  throughout Florida, Attorney Adamski recognized an urgent
                             Inheritance law includes estate planning, probate and trust                 need to prevent inheritance disputes, particularly among
                             administration, estate protection and enforcement of inheri-                family members. He understands that educating people in
                             tance rights. Inheritance law requires a unique and broad                   preventing inheritance problems will improve their lives,
                             range of legal knowledge and skills. The attorney must be                   especially later in life.
                             competent in the office-practice skills of counseling, planning                His interest in helping people prompted Attorney
                             and drafting as well as the courtroom trial skills required to              Adamski to write his first book on the subject of inheritance
                             litigate and mediate complex disputes.                                      theft, INHERITANCE HIJACKERS: Who Wants to Steal
                                 Attorney Adamski, a transplant from New England, is a                   Your Inheritance and How to Protect It. Inheritance theft
                             partner in Burandt, Adamski & Grossman LLP, the oldest                      is a widespread—yet hidden—phenomenon afflicting every
                             established law firm in Cape Coral and one of the oldest                    level of society. During the next 20 years, baby boomers
                             firms in Southwest Florida. He has practiced law locally for                and their children will inherit an estimated $100 trillion,
                             30 years.                                                                   much of which will be hijacked by family members, associ-
                                 Attorney Adamski is an avid community supporter. He has                 ates or strangers. The legal and practical advice in this book
                             served as Cape Coral City Attorney, Bar Association presi-                  includes:
                             dent, founding director of First National Bank of Southwest                     W
                                                                                                            •	 ho	steals	inheritances
                             Florida, and president of the Lee Association for Retarded                      W
                                                                                                            •	 hy,	when	and	how	inheritances	are	stolen
                             Citizens Inc. He currently is president of the Cape Coral                       W
                                                                                                            •	 hy	we	all	are	potential	victims
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                             Housing Rehabilitation and Development Corp., which                             H
                                                                                                            •	 ow	to	protect	yourself
                             assists low-income families and seniors. He also serves                        For more information, visit www.ProtectYourEstate.net.
                             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.
                                                                                                                                        1714 cape cOraL parkway e.
                                                                                                                                                  cape cOraL, FL 33904
                                                                                                                                                            (239) 542-4733
                                                                                                                                                  www.rcaDamski.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)

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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                           In addition to protecting clients’ intellectual property,
         property LAw and has offices in Naples and Fort Myers;                    the attorneys of The Livingston Firm have the background
         the firm includes U.S. registered patent attorneys.                       and experience to discuss business models with their cli-
            The firm’s founder, Edward M. Livingston, has more                     ents to assist them in realizing the benefits of their ideas
         than 30 years of experience and is board certified in                     and inventions, whether it’s through the formation of a
         intellectual property law by the Florida Bar. Attorney                    corporation, limited liability company or other legal entity
         Livingston has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical                 through which clients can conduct and manage their busi-
         and aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in busi-                  nesses. The firm protects its clients’ intellectual property
         ness administration.                                                      rights by obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights and
            The attorneys at The Livingston Firm have extensive                    protects those rights through litigation, if necessary.
         experience in protecting and licensing the inventions and                    The firm’s attorneys also are available to represent and
         business ideas of their clients in a myriad of technolo-                  counsel clients regarding licensing and franchising. As
         gies, products and services, including, but not limited to,               the largest full-service intellectual property law firm in
         telecommunications, energy conservation, arts and crafts,                 Southwest Florida, The Livingston Firm can be there to
         boating, golf, construction, computer software, medicine,                 assist you from beginning to end with protecting your ideas
         restaurants, entertainment and business methods.                          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



              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)


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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                                         3200 tamiami traiL n., suite 200
                        Lawyers Board of Governors and lectured in numerous Bar-                                                                 napLes, FL. 34103
                        sponsored seminars.
                                                                                                                                                     (239) 649-6555
                            Lombardo’s reputation and expertise make him a clear
                        choice among his peers, and his focus on his clients’ best                  clombarDo@wpl-legal.com • www.wpl-legal.com
                        interests has set a high standard for family law practice in
                                                                                                The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
                        the area.
                                                                                                      solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written
                                                                                                 information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)




                        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
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                           •	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                                                                        1415 henDry st., p.O. Drawer 8
                          •	Collier	County	Bar	Association
                                                                                                                                           FOrt myers, FL 33902
                          •	National	Association	of	Criminal	Defense	Lawyers
                          •	Florida	Association	of	Criminal	Defense	Lawyers                                                                          (239) 334-7696
                          •	Academy	of	Florida	Trial	Lawyers                                               iNFo@wilburlaw.com • www.wiLburLaw.cOm
                          •	Association	of	Trial	Lawyers	of	America                             The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
                          •	Board	of	Directors,	Save	Our	Waterways,	INC	501(c)(3)                     solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written
                          •	Florida	Coastal	School	of	Law,	Honor	Court	Justice                   information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)



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                       steven J. gibbs                                                                  keith grOssman, esQ.
                       wiLLs, trusts, estate pLanning, smaLL
                                                                                                                                          FamiLy & marriage Law
                       business & FamiLy Law
                                                                                                                                          certiFieD FamiLy meDiatOr
                                                                                                                                          buranDt, aDamski, anD
                                                                15671 san carLOs bLvD,
                                                                                                                                          grOssman, LLp
                                                                suite 201b
                                                                                                                                          1714 cape cOraL parkway e.
                                                                FOrt myers, FL 33908
                                                                                                                                          cape cOraL
                                                                239.297.7608
                                                                                                                                          239.542.4733
                                                                inFO@gibbsLawFL.cOm
                                                                                                                                          www.attOrneygrOssman.cOm

                                                                                                           every FAmiLy hAs ConFLiCt And ChALLenges, espeCiALLy
                                                                                                        during today’s economic crisis. As a result, there are many frac-
                          Fort myers Attorney steven J. gibbs FoCuses his LAw prACtiCe
                                                                                                        tured families and broken homes. My practice focuses on help-
                       in wills, trusts, estate planning, small business and family law. He is
                                                                                                        ing these families in crisis by offering solutions without conflict
                       passionate about educating and empowering people to preserve and
                                                                                                        through collaborative law, mediation and cooperative negotiation.
                       protect their hard-earned resources. Free consultations are available
                                                                                                        We resolve divorce and family matters without painful and expen-
                       by phone, and office consultations are available by reservation.
                                                                                                        sive litigation, and messy court battles whenever possible. We spe-
                           The St. Paul, Minn., native graduated cum laude from William
                                                                                                        cialize in cases involving divorce, child support, alimony, paternity,
                       Mitchell College of Law. He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar and
                                                                                                        parenting plans and time sharing. I have 17 years of experience in
                       the Florida Bar, and is a member of the Lee County Bar Association.
                                                                                                        the legal field, I am trained in the collaborative law process, and I
                           Gibbs’ experience includes insurance defense litigator and
                                                                                                        am a family mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida. To
                       real estate negotiator for Target Corp. and vice president of the
                                                                                                        learn more about the benefits of alternatives to litigation, ask ques-
                       Legal Department for North American Properties-Southeast Inc.
                                                                                                        tions or read my blog, visit www.AttorneyGrossman.com.
                       in Fort Myers.

                       The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based         The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
                       solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written              solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written
                       information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)            information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)




                       Luis e. insignares                                                                barbara m. piZZOLatO, p.a.
                       FamiLy & marriage Law
                                                                                                                                              business LitigatiOn
                                                                1619 JacksOn st.                                                              wiLLs, trusts & estates
                                                                FOrt myers, FL 33901                                                          circuit civiL meDiatOr
                                                                239.274.6000                                                                  business Law
                                                                Leinsignares@Lei-Law.cOm
                                                                                                                                              11920 Fairway Lakes Drive
                                                                                                                                              FOrt myers, FL 33913
                                                                                                                                              239.225.7911
                                                                                                                                              www.piZZOLatO.cOm

                                                                                                            LiCensed to prACtiCe LAw in new Jersey (1987), new york
                          Luis e. insignAres has been practicing law since 1989.
                                                                                                         (1988),	 Connecticut	 (1988)	 and	 Florida	 (2002),	 Barbara	 M.	
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                          His practice is limited to complex marital and family law
                                                                                                         Pizzolato represents clients in commercial and business litigation
                       matters.
                                                                                                         as well as matters involving business law, contract law and wills,
                          He is the author of various articles on family law issues. His
                                                                                                         trusts and estate planning.
                       latest article is titled “Disproving the Gift Presumption regarding
                                                                                                            Bringing over 20 years of litigation and business law experience
                       Real Property” published in the December 2008 Family Law
                                                                                                         to the table, Pizzolato was certified by the Florida Supreme Court
                       Commentator regarding a key change in family law in Florida.
                                                                                                         in 2008 as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator.
                          He is a member of the executive council of the Family Law
                                                                                                            A solution-oriented practitioner, Pizzolato is committed to
                       Section of the Florida Bar. He serves on the board of the Lee
                                                                                                         establishing long-term relationships with clients and to guiding
                       County Legal Aid Society and is past chair of the 20th Judicial
                                                                                                         each of them, analyzing new issues and representing them
                       Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
                                                                                                         during the many phases of their lives.


                       The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based         The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
                       solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written              solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for free written
                       information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)            information about qualifications and experience. FL Bar Rule 4-7.3(b)

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