Daniel K. Capes

Daniel K. Capes is a shareholder of Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. and has been Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by The Florida Bar since 2004.

Mr. Capes focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration, with an emphasis on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax planning.

He received his LL.M. in Taxation and J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree from Toccoa Falls College.

Mr. Capes has been recognized for his trusts and estates expertise in “The Best Lawyers in America,” Naifeh and Smith (since 2008), including receiving Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates for the Fort Myers/Naples area (2013 & 2017).  He also has been recognized in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (2009, 2011 & 2015) and Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2019; Rising Star 2009).  Mr. Capes has an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Capes is a member of the Florida Bar (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation Sections). He is also a member of the Collier County Bar Association (Past Chair, Trust and Estates Section) and American Bar Association (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation Sections).

He was a member and editor-in-chief of the Florida Journal of International Law and was nominated to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He co-authored Practice Alert: Private Letter Ruling, Extends Availability of Protective Section 2032 Elections, RIA Estate Planners Alert Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 11 (Nov. 2, 1999). 

Mr. Capes also regularly speaks to other professionals on estate and trust related topics.  Recent Presentations include:  Who Represents Whom, A Review of the Representation Provisions of the Florida Probate and Trust Codes (2016); and Highlights from Heckerling (various locations annually 2010-2015).

Board Certified: The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar: Board Certified

Daniel K. Capes

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Best Lawyer: 2017

Lawyer of the Year 2017

2013 Lawyer of the Year

Lawyer of the Year: 2013


Daniel K. Capes

Daniel K. Capes
Daniel K. Capes

Contact Information:
PH: 239-263-5885
Fax: 239-262-1442
Email: dcapes@dwl-law.com
Office: Naples

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Mission Statement

We strive to develop a clear appreciation and understanding of your personal and family situation and to offer you practical legal guidance. Whether your concern is estate planning, taxation, estate or trust administration, business planning, real estate, litigation or any related matter, our goal is to create successful and cost-efficient solutions for you and your family for today and the future.


Daniel K. Capes, Esq. Named Lawyer of the Year

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. is pleased to announce that Daniel K. Capes was named the Best Lawyers® 2016-17 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for the Fort Myers/Naples area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community, is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and have become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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Miami (Coral Gables):
Telephone: 305-529-1500
Fax: 305-529-8855
Email: info@dwl-law.com

Telephone: 239-263-5885
Fax: 239-262-1442
Email: info@dwl-law.com

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Telephone: 561-655-2120
Fax: 561-655-2168
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