Jeffrey S. Goethe

Jeffrey S. Goethe

Board-Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Florida
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Summary

JEFFREY S. GOETHE is a partner with Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC. The firm's main office is in Bradenton, with appointments available in the firm's Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Parrish offices. Mr. Goethe is a graduate of Maryville College and the University of Tennessee College of Law and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1990. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in wills, trusts and estates law and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Goethe is a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and serves as Co-Chair of the section’s Homestead Issues Study Committee, Chair of the section’s Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Review Course Committee, and Co-Chair of the Florida Bar Journal Editorial Committee. He currently serves on the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee as Chair.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Professional Experience
Partner
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC
- Current
Education
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Activities: The University of Tennessee Legal Clinic
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Maryville College
B.A. (1986) | History
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Honors: David C. King History Scholarship Award; Presidential Scholar
Activities: Football; resident assistant; history department assistant
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Professional Associations
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Fellow
- Current
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American Inns of Court - Manatee Chapter
Master (Emeritus)
- Current
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The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Executive Council member; Co-Chair of the Homestead Issues Committee; Chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course Committee; Co-Chair of The Florida Bar Journal Committee; Co-Vice Chair of the Probate Law and Procedure Committee.
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The Manatee Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Member
- Current
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Attorneys Title Fund Services
Title Agent
- Current
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The Manatee County Bar Association
Member, Past President
- Current
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The Florida Bar # 0861420
Member
- Current
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The Florida Probate Rules Committee
Chair
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Activities: Chair for 2010-2001 and 2019-2020. The committee drafts and submit rules of procedure for Probate and Guardianship matters for adoption by the Florida Supreme Court for use in Circuit Courts throughout Florida.
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Lawyer's Professionalism Panel, Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Panel Member
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Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
Member, Chair
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Activities: Member, Chair (2018)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Homestead Planning Under Florida's New "Safe Harbor" Statute
The Florida Bar Journal
Compensation Disputes, Chapter 11, Litigation Under the Florida Probate Code 11th Ed. (Co-Author)
The Florida Bar
Final Distribution and Discharge, Ch. 14, Practice Under the Florida Probate Code, 9th Ed.
The Florida Bar
Trust Protectors Under Current Florida Law: A Passing Trend or Valuable Planning Tool?
The Florida Bar Journal
Do Leasehold Cooperatives Qualify as Protected Homestead? It Depends….
Action Line, a Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Lawyers, Gifts and Grievances
The Manatee County Bar Association
New Homestead Legislation
The Manatee County Bar Association
The Unresolved Questions Presented in Phillips v. Hirshon – Another Homestead Trap
The Manatee County Bar Association
Funding Trusts with Homestead – Should Your Trust a Chameleon?
Action Line – a Publication of the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Speaking Engagements
Spousal Rights, Closing the Estate, Sarasota, Florida
Spousal Rights, Closing the Estate
Florida Homestead Waivers, Tricky Homestead Issues and Other Hot Topics, Clearwater, Florida
The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
The Spouse's Elective Share and Spousal Rights, Wills, Trusts, and Estates Certification Review Course, Orlando, Florida
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Florida's Legal Chameleon Continues to Evolve - An Update on Florida Homestead, Venice, Florida
The Venice Estate Plannign Cuncil
Florida’s Legal Chameleon Continues To Evolve - An Update On Florida Homestead, Probate Law 2018, Tampa, Florida
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
New Safe Harbor for Spouses When Dealing With Homestead Devise Restrictions and Doc Stamps, 2018 Legislative Update, Palm Beach, Florida
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Certifications
Wills, Trusts and Estates
The Florida Bar
Contact & Map
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
Main Office
3119 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
USA
Telephone: (941) 741-8224
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
Fruitville Road Office (by appointment)
Foundation Park
Foundation Park 2639 Fruitville Rd., Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34237
USA
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
Anna Maria Island Office (by appointment)
5914 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
USA
Telephone: (941) 741-8224
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
Parrish Office (by appointment)
8405 U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Suite 103
Parrish, FL 34219
USA
Toll-Free: (941) 741-8224
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC
Lakewood Ranch Office (by appointment)
9020 58th Dr. E., Suite 103
Bradenton, FL 34202
USA
Telephone: (941) 741-8224