Brian M. Malec, a shareholder in the Estate and Succession Planning department of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is one of 124 lawyers in Florida and 2,500 lawyers across the globe to have earned this distinguished honor. Attorneys are elected to be Fellows based on their reputation, skill, and significant contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities. In order to qualify for membership, a lawyer must have at least 10 years of experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning.
Malec is also Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He handles all aspects of estate and succession planning, including the implementation of wills, trusts, business entities and sophisticated estate planning techniques to protect and transfer wealth among individuals and families while minimizing income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Malec also handles all aspects of probate and trust administration, including advising fiduciaries throughout the administrative process and representing beneficiaries seeking to assert their rights in an estate or trust.
Malec has been honored as an outstanding trusts and estates lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America, an up and comer in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and a rising star in Florida Super Lawyers. In addition, Malec has served in several leadership positions in his field, including currently serving as Treasurer of The Florida Bar Tax Section and as Chair of the Asset Protection Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Malec received his master of laws (LL.M.) in taxation in 2008 and his law degree in 2007 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors. He earned his Bachelor of Science in legal studies from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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