Attorneys Named 2024 Best Lawyers

August 17, 2023 — Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers has ensured the integrity and esteem of our legal recognitions,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide potential clients with the pinnacle measurement of credibility through our Best Lawyers awards as they search for counsel.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in more than 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Frank T. Adams – Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel K. Capes – Trusts and Estates
  • Denise B. Cazobon – Trusts and Estates
  • Neil R. Chrystal – Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates
  • Jack A. Falk, Jr. – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • John J. Grundhauser – Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas J. Matkov – Real Estate Law
  • William T. Muir – Trusts and Estates
  • Alfred J. Stashis, Jr. – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

August 17th, 2023|

Frank T. Adams Named 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Miami Area

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. attorney Frank T. Adams was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Frank T. Adams was also listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

August 23rd, 2021|

Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers

Dunwody White & Landon, PA is pleased to announce that 8 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022.

Frank T. Adams
Daniel K. Capes
Denise B. Cazobon
Neil R. Chrystal
Jack A. Falk, Jr.
John J. Grundhauser
Thomas J. Matkov
William T. Muir

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

August 23rd, 2021|

Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named 2021 Florida Super Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.  This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Florida.

Estate Planning and Probate:   Frank T. Adams, Daniel K. Capes, Neil R. Chrystal, John J. Grundhauser, Robert D. W. Landon, II, William T. Muir, Alfred J. Stashis, Jr.

Estate and Trust Litigation:   Jack A. Falk, Jr.

June 25th, 2021|

Alfred J. Stashis, Jr. Elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. is pleased to announce that Alfred J. Stashis, Jr., a shareholder in the Firm, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  Mr. Stashis is one of approximately 125 Florida attorneys and 2,500 attorneys worldwide who have achieved this distinguished honor.

Attorneys are elected to ACTEC based on their reputation, skill, and substantial contributions to the field of trust and estate law by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar activities.  To qualify, attorneys must have at least ten years’ experience in the active practice of trust and estate law.

Mr. Stashis is board certified in wills, trusts and estates by the Florida Bar.  He serves clients in the Firm’s Naples, Palm Beach, and Miami offices.  He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning; estate and trust administration; federal income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer (GST) taxation; planning for Florida domicile; planning for charitable contributions and foundations; and planning for distributions from IRAs and other qualified retirement plans.

Mr. Stashis holds an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend, and Naples Illustrated.

Mr. Stashis is a member of the Florida Bar’s Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Sections.  He serves on the RPPTL Section’s Executive Council and on numerous RPPTL Section committees, including currently as Co-Chair of the IRA, Insurance & Employee Benefits Committee.  He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters and speaks frequently to other professionals on trust and estate topics.

He earned his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School and his LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami.  He was awarded an M.B.A., magna cum laude, and a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A.T. from the University of Portland.
March 14th, 2021|

Attorneys Named 2020 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Honorees

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named 2020 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Honorees. Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida Legal Elite. Now in its 17th year, Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

Daniel K. Capes
Jack A. Falk, Jr.
Alfred J. Stashis, Jr.

February 22nd, 2021|

The attorneys of Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. are dedicated to the practice of trust and estates law. Our attorneys bring many decades of collective experience to bear in providing high quality, efficient and personal legal service to our clients. We have offices in Miami (Coral Gables), Naples, Palm Beach and seek to provide our clients with innovative solutions to legal problems. Our attorneys have actively served the profession and their communities in a variety of professional, charitable and civic organizations. We now invite you to explore our Web site and take a look at the different services we offer as well as learn more about our attorneys. Thank you for your interest in our firm.


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