J. Ronald Skipper

J. Ronald “Ron” Skipper
Senior Counsel

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, The Florida Bar, 1986

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M. in Taxation - 1975
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. – 1967

  • New Carryover Basis Rules Alter Techniques for Estate Planners, The Florida Bar Journal, October, 1977
  • Generation-Skipping Transfers: A Primer for Estate Planners, The Florida Bar Journal, March, 1987
  • Generation-Skipping Transfers after the Technical Corrections Bill, The Florida Bar Journal, December, 1988
  • Should You Be Recommending Generation-Skipping Trusts To Your Clients?, The Florida Bar Journal, November, 1996

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2011 - 2020 Best Lawyers® in America
  • 2007 - 2018 Florida Super Lawyer®
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, Former Vice-Chair, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee
  • Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, Member and Former President
  • Mote Marine Laboratory, Former Trustee for 15 Years
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., Original Incorporator and Director Emeritus (served as active Director for 28 years)

  • Spending time with his grandchildren
  • Motivated by health benefits and friendship to play club tennis

J. Ronald Skipper