Chepenik & Trushin LLP

Client Testimonials

Networks work; Ben M., Bernstein Global Wealth Management talks about how happy he is with Chepenik Trushin LLP for his clients and their estate planning needs



I got to work with Chepenik Trushin as a real estate broker. One of their clients was losing a family member and there was a complication with the estate. I was able to bring in a buyer and Bart's office was able to get all of the trustee paperwork in order quite smoothly, allowing a sale to take place.

-Bram S, Broward County, FL, October 2018.


My family and I are truly thankful for Bart Chepenik' s legal expertise in doing our estate planning. Bart listened to our needs and gave us peace of mind for years to come. I would highly recommend Bart and his team at Chepenik Trushin for estates, trusts, probate and guardianship law.

- Jason, Owner of successful businesses on Miami Beach, FL., 2018.


I am extremely grateful for the work Chepenik Trushin LLP did for myself, as well as my family. Their entire legal staff was friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help which is what you expect from a very recognized law firm in the South Florida area. Definitely recommended.

- Builder, Miami, September, 2018.


They took the time to understand my needs, and suggested a plan for my family that I feel confident in.

- Dania Beach business owner, Aug 2018.


Just want to start off by saying the team assembled at CHEPENIK/TRUSHIN is by far amazing. Their dedication and the amount of time they put into working on my file is by far the best service I have ever received. And the cherry on top is their ability to communicate with me and their entire team is seamless. Peter C is also a wealth of knowledge that can guide you in the right direction and place you in the competence of BART and BRAD. This is a firm I highly recommend.

- Ali M, business owner, Miami, FL 2018


Great law firm for estate planning and / or litigation. Peter Leighton, for over 12 years, has helped me with dozens of my clients' home health care needs. At such a vulnerable time in a person's elderly life and when their family is in the throes of crisis management, I know I can really rely on the lawyers at Chepenik Trushin to provide expertise, support, and results.

- Mr. Art Cohen, Miami insurance professional, 30 years.


Brad is a dedicated and immensely talented attorney with whom I worked on several complex and challenging cases. I highly recommend Brad to anyone seeking legal counsel/representation.

- Miami attorney


Chepenik Trushin LLP is a very passionate law firm.

- Neal W, CEO, Welcome Home Senior Services, Aug. 2018


The educational presentations at FPA Miami by Peter C Leighton, Chepenik Trushin LLP and Angela Moore were tremendous in their clear and distinct message, steps to take to accomplish your goals and the dove tailing of each of their techniques to help you find a sweet spot in brand marketing. The collegial nature of the attendees, tremendous breadth of scope of the different backgrounds and the interaction was exactly what we envisioned these breakfast sessions to be and that was accomplished.

- Steve Taylor, JD, CFP, Miami.


What an amazing group of professionals. I have referred several clients to this firm and they are amazed with the degree of care and attention given to their cases. This firm has a great reputation and is the premiere Wills, Trust, and Estate Planners in Miami-and they have earned this reputation. I highly recommend this firm.

- Isaac S, attorney, Miami, 2018.


I know your law firm very well. Brad Trushin and I had a case in common a few years ago. While we were on opposing sides, Brad was the consummate professional, it was quite refreshing to work with Brad.

- Lawyer, Miami.


Bart is extremely knowledgeable. His educational presentation at our Real Estate broker firm was excellent. There was a concept he mentioned called "step up in basis", and I would love to explore it to share with my clients. It was about maintaining the original tax basis by not transferring property shortly before death, verses transferring, via quit claim deed and now paying capital gains tax on a much larger amount. It will help my clients a lot.

- Carlos Guitierrez, Miami Beach, 2018.


When it comes to estate planning and trust and Estates litigation, there is no better law firm in town.

- Bob Amsel, Attorney, Miami, FL


Peter Leighton's gift is knowing how to leverage relationships to not only help his estate planning, probate and guardianship law firm but others too. They say knowledge is power, and Peter is no exception. He is uncannily great as the marketing and business development side of Chepenik Trushin LLP (Bart Chepenik and Brad Trushin, founders), he accomplishes this by forging great introductions to the firm and making both parties realize a win-win scenario whereby the firm can provide a service while simultaneously referring business to others. He's qualified with a high degree of integrity, and experienced making him easy to do business with. He is respected by the legal community and I know firsthand that I can recommend him highly.

- Business Development and Growth Specialist, Law firms, South Florida


I feel fortunate to know Peter Leighton, Chepenik Trushin LLP (Bart Chepenik and Brad Trushin). Probate law firm. He embodies the greatest example of a quintessential marketer and networker. Peter generously gives his time to match people up who he thinks will be able to work well together and provide each other the very best opportunities to be successful. I appreciate the time that Peter has spent supporting me and my business efforts and look forward to our future endeavors.

- Welcome Home Senior Services and ALF Placement Co CEO.


A great law firm to work with - wonderful professionals who know their areas of expertise in estates, trusts and probate.

- Claudia P, Esq.


Chepenik Trushin really knows what they are doing. They did an educational presentation to our NAIFA association and it was impressive.

- Gary Haft, CLTC, President, NAIFA Broward


Terrific attorneys for anyone seeking advice or representation in the areas of trust and estates, guardianship, etc.

- Stephen S., Esq.


When I think of estate and probate law and litigation, the first lawyers who come to mind are those at Chepenik Trushin LLP. A top notch law firm with top notch lawyers.

- Stephen D. Field, P.A


Chepenik Trushin LLP won a decisive victory in the probate litigation case, Samuel H. Hall, Jr., et al. v. Elsa Emily Hall, in both the Miami probate court (13-1424) and in the Third District Court of Appeal (3D15-12). Not only did Chepenik Trushin LLP prevail in a case that involved both Florida and U.S. Virgin Island law against an opposing party that was represented by both Florida and Virgin Island attorneys, but Chepenik Trushin LLP also obtained an award of Attorney's fees for their client pursuant to a U.S. Virgin Island statute. When the opposing party appealed, Chepenik Trushin LLP provided the appellate court a detailed explanation of how the opposing party misapplied both the facts and law. This caused the appellate court to issue a stern rebuke to the opposing party in the order affirming the trial court victory:

"Ordinarily the appellate phase of this intra-family dispute-launched by the appellants against a logical and equitable program of lifetime gifts and transfers after death by a mother of four and grandmother of three-would be consigned to 'a quiet interment in the form of a PCA.' We affirm, and write only to reiterate a fundamental tenet of appellate advocacy... The 'light most favorable' is not a reference to a Florida sunrise. The appellants are obligated to provide a statement of facts and to interpret the evidence in the light most favorable to sustaining the conclusions of the finder of fact..."

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I agree. Bart has been awesome handling our families estate planning needs. I highly recommend Chepenik Trushin.

- Firm client and business alliance partner since 2015, resides on Miami Beach.


Absolutely agree. Bart is not only at the top of his field, he treats people with compassion and empathy.

- Business Network alliance partner, March 2018.


This group takes care of the whole person -- not just your legal needs. They will find solutions!!

- Frances Reaves, JD, CEO, Parent your Parents Inc., March 2018


One of the Premier Estate Planning and Probate law firms in South Florida. I highly recommend them!

- M. Goldberg, Executive VP, Banking, 25 years, 2018


My go to firm for my clients estate planning needs.

- C. Gavaria, CFP, Life and Health Insurance, 13 years, 2018


One thing you really do well (you and your law firm) is take care of clients and potential clients. Once your firm got my papers and realized this was a out of state (Florida) Probate case, your attorneys didn't just inform me of the issue, they found an attorney and communicated the entire package to me. That is above and beyond . . . so, to my way of thinking your law firm "handles the client" - not simply the technical aspects of the law you do so well.

- by potential new client, 2018


The team at Chepenik Trushin LLP are experienced, professional and dedicated in handling all Probate, Guardianship and Estate legal matters. I have referred them numerous clients over the years; all of which have been truly appreciative of their firm's excellence in representation.

- by Jesse S., Esq.


I highly recommend this law firm for your estate planning and probate litigation needs. Passionate and dedicate attorneys who are committed to going above and beyond to help their clients.

- by Tiffany C Gonzalez, CPA, January 2018


He (Honorable Magistrate Judge Kimler, Miami Dade Probate and Guardianship court) taught me well. After my experience with my client and your law firm as my legal counsel, the standing joke at Dade County courthouse is that I know the Marchman Act almost as well as the judge who wrote it.

- by Ms. Bambi Williams, GCM, Professional Guardian


So very impressed with Bradley Trushin, Partner at Chepenik Trushin LLP. I had the privilege of attending his presentation on Probate, Guardianship & Elder Abuse. Brad presented today to 45 trust bankers and probate realtors. Brad is a top notch Litigator with a keen attention to detail. I would not want to be on the other end of one of his cases. I highly recommend Chepenik Trushin LLP. They are one of the few Estate and Probate firms that offer in house litigation.

- by Maji Ramos, RE Broker, Miami, 24 years


Outstanding attention to detail and very responsive. Extremely knowledgeable. Thank you Chepenik Trushin LLP.

- by a private individual who hired CTLLP in 2016


Mr. Trushin is an excellent communicator. He kept me fully advised of the status of my case throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him.

- by a happy litigation client


I have nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Trushin. He is a man of great integrity & is a very skilled lawyer.

- by a trial lawyer, Miami


My wife and I were very happy with our meeting with you today. My wife reminded me of how overwhelmed she was with this process last time we did this 10 plus years ago, but this time she felt very comfortable with you and appreciated your insight and she looks forward to your guidance.

Personally, I have always worried that my wife would not have the right advisor if anything ever happened to either of us. I am glad she know knows you and can call upon you for any advice if needed.

- by smiling clients of Chepenik Trushin LLP


Hi Chepenik Trushin LLP team,

I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to let you know I recently closed a case (litigation matter) with attorney Adam Nicoll from your firm and he was a pleasure to work with, very professional.

- by Attorney (other side), Miami, FL


A dear friend of mine was looking for some help with a Trust for his mother. I immediately reached out to an attorney firm friend who I have respected for years and he suggested your law firm. I spoke with this friend recently who made a point to thank me for the referral because his mother is exceedingly happy with the service she's received from Bart Chepenik in your office! The family happily relies on the Chepenik Trushin team for counsel.

- by a Private Individual


Professional and caring, my family has experienced excellent service. Bart Chepenik goes that extra mile. Thank you (August 29, 2016)

- by a Private Client


A large institutional client has recently interviewed its private counsel to decide which law firms will be tasked with handling their most complex work, and Chepenik Trushin LLP was selected for this panel.


A close member of my family hired Chepenik Trushin to handle a highly litigated probate matter. Mr. Trushin handled this very sensitive matter with the aggressiveness it needed to get it resolved quickly and fairly. No one likes to be involved in litigation, but when you have to, you want to hire someone you can trust to handle it properly. Mr. Trushin and his staff kept me fully advised every step of the way, something I greatly appreciated. I highly recommend their services.

- by a Private Individual


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