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 had the pleasure to meet Peter C Leighton. MS Ed., Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chepenik Trushin LLP, this morning to discuss business development. He has a great approach to legal marketing. He's open about what his firm does and to whom he would like an introduction and in turn he takes the time to listen to what you do and to whom he can put you in touch with. It's, well, direct and blunt, but also honest and transparent and is based on a relationship based on mutual respect, trust and concern. Frank Ramos, Esq, Miami
- Brickell, Feb 2020.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Brad Trushin, Esq. for some time and can tell you without reservation that he is a first class attorney and the best in his field of will contests, trust litigation, guardianship litigation, undue influence and restoration of rights. I would not hesitate in recommending Chepenik Trushin LLP for any issue involving Probate Administration or Probate Litigation. If it's a matter that requires litigation then all you need is Brad Trushin. Absolutely the best in the business in all of South Florida.
Bill W., Key Largo, FL., January 2020
I am the owner and President of William Wallace & Associates, a private investigative agency located in South Florida. I have known Brad Trushin for sometime and can without hesitation recommend Brad and his law firm for any legal matter dealing with Estate planning, Probate administration and Will contests. Brad handles the litigation side of things and is absolutely the best in the business.
- Bill Wallace, Miami, FL., January 2020
This firm, Chepenik Trushin LLP, is extremely well respected throughout the legal community. It's been a pleasure working with them and seeing them achieve great results for our clients.
- Danny Simon Esq., Miami, December, 2019
Bart Chepenik and Brad Trushin are brilliant and exceptional attorneys. When it comes to probate, guardianship, trust litigation, estate planning, and Elder Law matters as a whole, no one does it better. Dan Bachman and Peter C. Leighton are also super star members of the team that makes this law firm unique and the most compassionate to their clients. They are the best in the business!
- Mr. Mike Welch, CEO, TMS Cleaning and Maintenance / Probate and Hoarding Cleanout Specialists, Miami, November, 2019
You should be proud! Chepenik Trushin, Great people doing great things for our community. Best wishes with your continued success in all your giving back.
- Isaac J., Attorney, Bal Harbour.
Very special in how your law firm gives back! More law firms should follow your lead.
- Stan Blake, JD, Professional Mediator, Honorable Judge.
Bart Chepenik is a good friend and one of the best estate planning lawyers around. He is a very nice guy. Bart is the ONLY guy I refer to for estates, trusts and probate.
- Business owner and lawyer, Miami Beach, FL, 2019
Bart Chepenik and Brad Trushin, Chepenik Trushin LLP are very professional.
- Leslie Glazer, Senior Bridge, Geriatric Care Management, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sept. 2019
Daniel Bachman is an exceptionally skilled probate litigation attorney with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. Whenever I have probate questions, he is the guy I go to.
- Joseph Hughes, Real estate attorney, Miami, FL, 2019
Daniel Bachman has extensive experience with both probate and commercial litigation matters, which makes him an ideal lawyer for estate planning, probate disputes and litigation.
- Stephen Field, Maritime Attorney
Brad and Bart, Chepenik Trushin LLP, are experts in all facets of trust and estate law. I highly recommend them without hesitation.
- Ms. Carmen Hiers, CEO, Transforma Translations, Miami, FL, August 19, 2019
Bart and Brad, Chepenik Trushin LLP, are true professionals and experts in what they do. I highly recommend them and the firm. I'm very comfortable making referrals to the firm and know they will always take good care of anyone I send their way!
- Mr. Michael Goldberg, 2019, Miami Beach, FL
I know that my clients are in great hands when I refer them to Bart Chepenik, Chepenik Trushin LLP, for any probate or trust matter. This area of law requires an attorney to be aware of all options available. With Bart's experience and expertise, his legal advice is priceless.
- Tax Professional, Miami, FL, 2019
Chepenik Trushin LLP and Peter, I was impressed with your character and how you use your business acumen to make a positive difference for those that you come into contact with. It is great to associate with like-minded individuals whose values align with mine; strong work ethic, accountability and a positive spirt. I look forward to collaborating, goal setting with you and using our joint influence and resources to make an impact both professionally and communally.
- Mr. Andrew Klich, Raymond James, AAMS, University of Miami Football Strength and Fitness Coach. August 2019
Chepenik Trushin LLP law firm cares! It's a tough time for anyone when dealing with probate administration, or guardianship incapacity and Bart and Brad treat you with the respect you and your loved one deserve.
- Frances Reaves, JD, Founder, Parent your Parents Management. Miami, FL, July 2019
Brad Trushin and Bart Chepenik, Chepenik Trushin LLP, are excellent lawyers who are highly skilled and experienced in all facets of trust and estate law. I recommend them without hesitation.
- Carmen Hiers, CEO, Transforma Translations, Miami, FL, July 2019
What an awesome job you have done. As mentioned in feedback, I've had 150 matters I've directly managed over 2 years. In all those matters, I have never worked with another legal defense counsel partner that has come within a country mile of being as on point at all times as you. Hat tip to you and a huge thank you!
- Michael D. JD, June 2019
How wonderful! I know Jacqueline Schneider, Esq well and she is an excellent addition to your law firm team!!
- Melissa Lader Barnhardt, Senior Vice President, Senior Special Needs Trust Advisory Specialist, Wells Fargo
As an RN Patient Advocate, I have been able to send clients to Bart Chepenik for legal help in estate planning, trusts and probate administration and they have always been helpful, compassionate and professional. Excellent law firm- recommend to everyone.
- Ms. Nan Wetherhorn, RN, Miami, May 2019
For trusts, wills, estate planning and probate, Chepenik Trushin is a great law firm, made up of great lawyers.
- Joseph Marmor, CEO, Le Chocolatier, N. Miami, May 2019
I have had the opportunity to work with both Bart Chepenik and Brad Trushin. They are both outstanding attorneys and individuals. Both are extremely knowledgeable in their area of the law (estates, trusts, probate, guardianship) and their work product is outstanding.
- Mr. Michael Feldman, Esq. Miami, April 2019
For legal services (estates and probate) that can be trusted, I highly recommend Chepenik Trushin LLP.
- Willie W., Miami Small Business Owner, March 2019
Brad Trushin, Esq. is very knowledgeable in his field of wills, trusts and probate, thorough in follow up and communications with clients. I recommend him highly
- Elizabeth De Aguirre, Miami, FL., 2019
I do quite a bit of networking and my experience with Chepenik Trushin LLP is that they are a clear turnkey resource for business owners, referrals, networking introductions/connecting, problem solving for business owners and providing quality legal services in estate planning, trusts, probate, guardianship etc.. I highly recommend their services.
- Jason Meredith, Property and Casualty Insurance, 2019, Miami Lakes, FL
Chepenik Trushin LLP and their team are professional , talented and caring. They always treat my clients with the utmost respect and concern. I would recommend the Chepenik & Trushin LLP law firm without hesitation to anyone who needs top notch trust and estate planning.
- Manny Diaz CPA, Miami, 2019
Bart, your presentation at FPA Miami on incapacity planning was excellent. The exploitation of the elderly is a problem we are seeing more and more of, and your suggestions for dealing with certain issues were very helpful.
- Maria T., Trust Banker, Miami, FL, Feb 2019
I have come to know Bart Chepenik over the past several years as an excellent attorney who focuses his work on estate planning matters. I regularly refer my clients to him, and Chepenik Trushin, because I trust the Firm with their cases, without question. Bart, as well as all the attorneys and staff at Chepenik Trushin are both competent and kind which is why I will continue to refer my clients, family, and friends to the Firm.
- Mr. Jon Minick, Esq, Miami, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable, talented, attorneys with heart! I have worked with Chepenik Trushin on several estate cases as the Realtor handling the sale of the properties involved. The high caliber of the entire firm is unmatched. I have had interactions with almost every staff member and each time it was a pleasure. Bart Chepenik and all of the attorneys are amazing, but so are the paralegals and support staff. This is critical because you are only as good as your frontline. I appreciate that Chepenik Trushin staff and attorneys have heart and truly care about the clients they serve and the outcomes. I have seen firsthand how they comfort and guide family members through complex probate and estate matters. It is more than just business for them and Peter C. Leighton with his extremely valuable and prolific experience in elder care, life planning and community management is a testament to the firm's commitment to excellence. I learned so much from them that now my husband and I have entrusted Bart Chepenik and Chepenik Trushin with our personal estate planning. The amount of time and care given to us by Bart explaining the complex issues was so generous. Bart has the best bedside manner and outlines everything in a way that anyone can understand. He is highly skilled in the areas of tax law, tax planning, estate business planning, and asset & wealth preservation. My husband and I are so happy that we have the experts at Chepenik Trushin protecting our family and all that we have worked so hard to attain. I highly recommend Chepenik Trushin for Estate planning, Probate, and Guardianship. EVERYONE needs to plan for the future!
- Ms. Jai Koch, Real Estate Broker, Miami, FL, January 2019
My family wanted to make some changes to an existing Trust. The attorney that was originally contacted was not able to handle the changes. That's when we reached out to Chepenik Trushin LLP. They were able to complete the changes necessary in a timely and efficient manner. Thanks again to Bart Chepenik and his team.
- Mr. Jon Bragman, Miami Business Owner, December, 2018
Brad Trushin is very knowledgeable in his legal fields (probate and trust litigation) and a thorough attorney. I recommend him highly.
- Dr. Elizabeth De Aguirre, Miami, FL, December, 2018
Chepenik Trushin LLP is one of the most professional and effective law firms I personally know and have worked directly with for my clients. Their First Class services and attention to legal matters and estate planning details are well worth any business owner or family considering them to be your go to attorneys. Bart Chepenik, who I have had the pleasure of working with and referring business to, is very professional and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend you seek out Bart for all your estate planning and estate administration needs.
- Bill Dyess, Life / Long Term Care Insurance Professional, South FL, 2018
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..."See this link for more legal details.
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
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