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Founded in Naples in 1996...

Coleman Yovanovich Koester bases its roots in the heart of the Naples community, embracing the essence of the City and its people.  The original Founding Shareholders of the firm were J. Dudley Goodlette, Kevin G. Coleman, and Kenneth R. Johnson, and the firm was known as Goodlette, Coleman & Johnson, P.A.  These three attorneys established the foundation for the firm in both iconic principle and practice that still exist today.  The firm’s origins began as a boutique-style law firm providing unparalleled service while concentrating primarily on real estate transactions and finance.  Over the next several years, the firm adapted to growing client needs and began to incorporate additional practice areas including: land use, litigation, wills, trusts and estates.  Throughout its growth and development, the firm remained true to the guiding principles the Founding Partners instilled from the very beginning and hold true today.

Following the official retirement of Mr. Goodlette and Mr. Johnson, the firm was renamed to Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A., although the firm is fortunate to have Mr. Johnson still associated with the firm as “of counsel”.  The firm currently has a total of seven shareholders, all of whom have made Naples their home for many years and who have developed a true and deep sense of community involvement.  The seven shareholders are: Kevin G. Coleman, Richard D. Yovanovich, Edmond E. Koester, Matthew L. Grabinski, William M. Burke, Gregory L. Urbancic, and Craig D. Grider.

Today, Coleman Yovanovich Koester is uniquely positioned to serve by remaining focused on the needs of our clients and continuing to imprint the ideals of our firm in everything we do.

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