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.
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
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