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Meet Sam W. Boone, Jr.

Meet Sam W. Boone, Jr.

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Sam Boone is an estate planning and elder law attorney in Gainesville, FL who focuses on the impact of the law on people over fifty and on people with disabilities and their families. It is his personal touch that sets him apart. In addition to counseling his clients, Sam speaks to other attorneys, financial planners and the public throughout Florida about elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement planning, long-term care planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning and business succession planning. He enjoys mentoring lawyers focusing on his areas of practice.

Sam graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978 and entered practice with a mid-sized law firm in Tallahassee. He was admitted to The Florida Bar on September 17, 1979. He opened his own law office in 1980. He is also an Accredited Attorney for Veterans Benefits.

He is a member on the Florida Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled and served as its Co-Chair for nine years. He is also a past-president and member of the year of the Academy of Florida Elder Law and has been recognized in the 2014 - present editions of Florida Super Lawyers. In addition, Sam holds an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™.

Sam is an accredited attorney by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar and as a trustee of the John A.H. Murphree Law Library.

In addition to his own practice, regular participation in continuing education to remain current on legal and financial issues critical to his areas of practice, and professional affiliations, Sam is recognized as being active in the community.

On a personal note, Sam is a family man. Between them, he and his wife Suzana have five adult children who remain close to their parents. Suzana and Sam also have three grandchildren.

Affiliations

  • Florida Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled - 2010 – present; Co-chair 2012 – 2020.
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys 1999 - present, Past President 2013 – 2014;
    President 2012 - 2013; Board member 2009 – 2018; Member of the Year 2015
  • Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee
  • Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar - Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, The Florida Bar 1980 – Executive Council member 1998 -2013; Annual Service Award, 2004.
  • Probate and Guardianship Forms Editorial Board (Authors of the “FLSSI” Probate and Guardianship forms) 1988 – present.
  • Estate Planning Council of North Florida 2000 – present, President 2008 – 2009
  • John A. H. Murphree Law Library Board of Trustees 2004 – present.
  • Bennett Inns of Court – 2011 – present, Master of the Bench.
  • Community Foundation of North Central Florida; Advisory Board 2009 – present.
  • Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board; 2011 – present.
  • ARC Foundation; Board of Directors 2006 – 2011.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – 1995 - present;
  • Florida Bar, Probate Rules Committee 2002 – 2007.
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association; Board of Directors 2002 – 2005.
  • Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging; Board 2000 – 2006;
  • Housing Board, City of Gainesville, Florida 1977 – 1979; Chairperson 1979.
  • Accredited Estate Planner – National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
  • Super Lawyers of Florida 2014 – 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent – Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate.
  • AVVO – 10 rating out of 10 – Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate.

Author

  • Asset Protection in Florida, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, Co-Author “General Exemptions from Creditors”, First, Second and Third Editions


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