J. Ronald Skipper

J. Ronald “Ron” Skipper
Senior Counsel

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
Certifications
  • Board Certified Wills, Trusts, and Estates Lawyer (1986-2021)
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education
  • 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
Published Works
  • 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
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2011 – 2021 Best Lawyers® in America
  • 2007 – 2018 Florida Super Lawyer®
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • 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)
Personal Interests
  • Spending time with his grandchildren
  • Motivated by health benefits and friendship to play club tennis
J. Ronald Skipper