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Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • New York, 1989
  • Maryland, 1987
  • California, 1986


  • Georgetown University
    • J.D., cum laude, 1986
  • Dartmouth College
    • A.B., 1983

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William M. Burke

Bill Burke is a shareholder in the firm.  Mr. Burke is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Wills, Trust and Estates Law and concentrates his practice in estate planning and estate administration.  He works with clients in conforming their estate plans to Florida law as well as engaging in comprehensive estate and gift tax planning strategies.  He also handles the settlements of estates and related revocable trusts both for Florida residents and nonresidents who own property in Florida.  Mr. Burke counsels international clients on planning with respect to the United States estate and gift tax.  Mr. Burke is originally from Syracuse, New York.  He and his family moved to Naples in 1995.  He was formerly a partner with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King and a member of its Executive Committee. 

Awards and Recognition

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer
  • Named 2012 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" for Naples and Fort Myers by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized in the last several editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates Law
  • Named to Florida’s “Super Lawyers” in 2006-2012 by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication
  • Named as a "Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager"® by Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • Named to Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2011

Professional Activities/Associations

  • The Florida Bar (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and International Law Section)
  • Collier County Bar Association (Member, Trusts and Estates Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Member, Professional Advisors Council, Collier County Community Foundation
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Naples, Inc.

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of the Palms (2009- ) (President, Naples Branch Board 2009- )
  • Member, Board of Directors, Naples Historical Society (2003-2009) (Secretary 2004-2009)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Youth Haven, Inc. (1996-2004) (President 2000-2002) (Foundation President 2002-2004)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pine Ridge Civic Association (1998-2000)
  • Chairman, Trust and Estates Section, Collier County Bar Association (1998-1999)