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Jay Lawrence Kauffman

Jay Lawrence Kauffman

The Law Office of Jay L. Kauffman, P.A.
  • Probate
  • Florida
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Biography

I represent individuals and families in prosecuting and defending claims regarding estates, trusts and guardianships, including disputes over: the validity and construction of testamentary documents and advanced directives; the modification or reformation of estate plans; the inclusion or exclusion of assets in estates or trusts; the validity of purported gifts; mental capacity; alternatives to guardianship; appointment of guardians; breaches of fiduciary duty; and tortious interference with expectancies. I also represent fiduciaries in the efficient administration of estates, trusts and guardianships., and have been doing so primarily in Florida’s Palm Beach and Broward Counties for more than 20 years.

I am a graduate of Rutgers College, Rutgers University (B.A. with Honors in Economics,1993) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1996). I have been a member in good standing of the Florida Bar since 1996.

I am currently a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL), Elder Law, and Trial Law sections of the Florida Bar.

Education
The University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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Professional Experience
Shareholder
The Law Office of Jay L. Kauffman, P.A.
- Current
Representing litigants in estate, trust and guardianship controversies Counseling fiduciaries in the proper administration of estates, trusts and guardianships Providing expert testimony regarding the validity of advanced directives and testamentary documents, administration of estates, trusts, and guardianships, and attorneys’ fees Available to administer estates and trusts as personal representative and trustee
Senior Counsel
Day Pitney LLP
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Represented litigants in all aspects of estate, trust and guardianship controversies through trial and appeal. Counseled fiduciaries in the proper administration of estates, trusts and guardianships. Administered estate and trusts as personal representative and trustee. Court appointed attorney for alleged incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings. Drafted and supervised the execution of testamentary documents and advanced directives.
Attorney
Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack
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Represented litigants in high net worth estate, trust and guardianship controversies Counseled fiduciaries in the proper administration of high net worth estates, trusts and guardianships Administered estate and trusts as personal representative and trustee Court appointed attorney for alleged incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings Drafted and supervised the execution of testamentary documents and advanced directives
Partner
Herb & Kauffman, P.A.
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Represented litigants in estate, trust and guardianship controversies through trial and appeal Counseled fiduciaries in the proper administration of estates, trusts and guardianships Administered estate and trusts as personal representative and trustee Court appointed attorney for alleged incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings Drafted and supervised the execution of testamentary documents and advanced directives
Associate
Herb & Mednick, P.A.
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Represented litigants in estate, trust and guardianship controversies through trial and appeal Counseled fiduciaries in the proper administration of estates, trusts and guardianships
Publications
Articles & Publications
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 10th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 9th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 8th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 7th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 6th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 5th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 14 "Appellate Practice In Probate", Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 7th edition
Chapter 4 “Rights of the Surviving Family”, Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 7th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 3 “Jurisdiction”, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 4th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 14 "Appellate Practice In Probate", Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 6th edition
Chapter 4 “Rights of the Surviving Family”, Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 6th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 14 "Appellate Practice In Probate", Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 5th edition
The Florida Bar
Chapter 4 “Rights of the Surviving Family”, Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 5th edition
The Florida Bar
Professional Associations
South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 99521
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultation of up to one hour free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • Fiduciary Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Jay L. Kauffman, P.A.
4800 N. Federal Hwy.
Suite 108D
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 922-0561
Cell: (561) 922-0561
Fax: (561) 922-0494
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)