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Ellen S Deutsch Taylor

Ellen S Deutsch Taylor

Law Office of Ellen Deutsch Taylor
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Florida
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For many years my practice was in telecommunications for the federal and state government and in private practice. I handled some of the biggest cases including litigation and legislation relating to competition between companies.

When I started my law practice in Florida I decided to specialize in estate planning and real estate. During the Florida (and other places in real estate I focused on providing defense to foreclosures against the banks). Thankfully that practice area has diminished. Now during the pandemic, my practice has centered around writing wills and trusts, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives. These documents are vital for all ages requires us to think about all kinds of alternatives.

I am still involved in real estate transactions since Florida is growing as people are now working from home and may prefer the all year climate.

I specialize in providing personal interaction by getting to know my clients life styles and plans. I enjoy one on one contact and don't turn over my work to assistants.

Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Foreclosure Defense
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
  • Free Consultation
    I provide a free thirty minute consultation.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Since I don't accept credit cards, many of my clients prefer to pay with Paypal, Venmo or Zelle which is optional.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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D.C. Circuit
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Ellen Deutsch Taylor
- Current
Focusing on estate planning, probate and real estate
Managing partner San Francisco Law firm
The Len Johnson &Bridges
Managed 350 person law firm with expertise in construction law, telecommunications
Administrator of Executive Agency for Telecommunications
Executive Office of the President
Agency for making executive branch policy in telecomunications
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (1977) | Law
Transfer of Appreciated Property
Honors: Editor Law Review
Activities: Published Article
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New York University
B.A. (1962) | Communications
Activities: EditorNYU journal
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0010363
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Articles & Publications
Transfer of appreciated property pursuant to divorce, Catholic University, 1977
Catholic University
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
33 Questions Answered
Q. Do i need to probate
A: How do you plan to get title to the car? You may still have to do a small estate probate. Did your mom own any real estate? I suggest you do a consultation with an estate attorney. Ellen Deutsch Taylor 727 365-3121
Q. Is there any possible scenario that would allow for second cousins to inherit under intestate succession?
A: Yes it is possible. The order of intestate succession is spelled out in the Florida Probate Code. It would be very rare for any assets to escheat to the state when there are living beneficiaries under the laws of succession. Ellen Taylor, esq. 727 365-3121
Q. If I received money from escrow and homeowners but also got the house should that amount be taken off my final amount?
A: There are a lot of complicated issues here. A personal representative is the same as an executor-it’s the term used in Florida for the same function. The fact that you were with your partner for a long time is not relevant because there is no common law marriage in Florida. The first question is was there a will or is the estate intestate. I suggest that you consult a probate attorney to sort this all out. Ellen Deutsch Taylor 727 365-3121
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Law Office of Ellen Deutsch Taylor
Ponte Vedra, FL, USA
Telephone: (727) 365-3121
Notice: Available for phone consultations
Law Office of Ellen Deutsch Taylor
Tarpon Springs, FL, USA
Telephone: (727) 365-3121
Cell: (727) 687-7193
Fax: (727) 499-0932
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Available for phone consultations to be confirmed on date and time
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