Attorneys at Law
Estate Planning, Taxation, Business and Real Estate
Estate Planning, Taxation, Business and Real Estate
Experts in estate planning, taxation, business law, and real estate law, our attorneys take the time to meet with clients on an individual basis and to structure personalized goals for the road ahead.
George Wilson has practiced in the areas of estate and tax planning, charitable giving and trust and estate administration in Naples since 1980. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Prior to founding Wilson & Johnson, Mr. Wilson was a partner at Cummings & Lockwood. A frequent speaker on topics related to estate planning, Mr. Wilson authored a chapter on “Domicile and Avoiding Ancillary Administration” in a text published by Callahan and Company and a multi-volume estate planning treatise titled “Estate and Personal Finance Planning.”
Mr. Wilson is admitted to practice law in Florida and Ohio, and he is a member of the Taxation and Real Property and Probate sections of the American Bar and Florida Bar Associations. An honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Wilson received his law degree from the University of Toledo Law School and a Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Wilson has served as a director of the David Lawrence Foundation for Mental Health, Moorings Park, the David Lawrence Center, Step-By-Step for the Developmentally Handicapped and the Greater Naples Civic Association.
Jeffrey Hoffman practices in the areas of estate planning, charitable giving, trust and estate administration and corporate law and has been with Wilson & Johnson since 1997. He is designated as a Wills, Trust and Estate specialist by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and was previously a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.
Mr. Hoffman graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, further earning a Master’s degree in accounting in 1983. After working for the international accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Co., he earned two additional degrees from the University of Florida, receiving a Juris Doctor with high honors in 1989 and a Master of Laws in Taxation in 1990. Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Jonas Weatherbie practices in the area of estate and tax planning and trust and estate administration. Mr. Weatherbie’s experience includes large investment firms and boutique law firms, concentrating in assisting clients in estate planning and wealth preservation.
Mr. Weatherbie frequently holds forums with other professionals in an effort to provide individuals with a better understanding of estate planning, tax planning and asset protection.
A Dean’s List student and Varsity Letter winner at the University of Kansas, Mr. Weatherbie also received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, his law degree from Southern University Law Center and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law. Mr. Weatherbie’s education and qualifications demonstrate his dedication to and knowledge in these concentrated areas of practice.
Mr. Weatherbie continues to stay connected in the community by devoting his time for various causes and events, and by maintaining his devoted support to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Autism Awareness.
Bobby Carroll practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and tax planning. He has been with Wilson & Johnson since 2016, and has advised clients with regard to a variety of topics, including estate and gift tax, income tax, charitable giving, and estate and trust planning and administration.
Bobby is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of wills, trusts, and estates law. He graduated from Ave Maria School of Law magna cum laude, where he served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Ave Maria Law Review, and received an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Indiana, and has been published in ActionLine, a magazine for members of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Kyle Bacchus practices in the areas of estate and tax planning, charitable giving, and trust and estate administration. A Dean’s List graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Bacchus earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics, a minor in Business, and certificates in Entrepreneurship and Business Research. Mr. Bacchus joined Wilson & Johnson in 2015 as a Fiduciary Accountant, going on to earn his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. While in Law School, he worked on the Ave Maria Law Review, and served as Senior Editor during his last year. His note, “A Testament to the Future of Testaments: Electronic Wills are the Future,” was voted on and chosen for publication during his time as an Associate Editor on the Law Review. He received CALI awards, given for the highest grade in the class, for Legal Drafting, Business Entities, and Real Estate Transactions. Mr. Bacchus honed his estate planning skillset by earning his LL.M. from the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning—the country’s top estate planning LL.M. program. Mr. Bacchus is a member of the Young Professionals of Naples, the Collier County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers and Trusts and Estates Sections, and a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the Tax Law, and the Business Law Sections of the Florida Bar. Licenses: Florida & Minnesota.
Jennifer Nackley practices in the Naples Estate, Trust and Wealth Preservation Group. In Jennifer’s practice she counsels multigenerational families on the transition of wealth including the minimization of estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes, post mortem planning and advanced charitable planning. Jennifer is passionate about her clients, their families and about preserving and protecting their legacies and memories. Her practice involves a full range of matters including estate planning, probate administration, and guardianship matters. Jennifer guides clients through the various levels of administration of substantial estates, which can include the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputed matters – matters that continue the legacy and intent of her clients. Her recent experience includes:
Education and Honors
Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1989)
St. John Fisher College (B.A., 1986)
Blake W. Kirkpatrick practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and estate and trust administration. Blake is admitted to practice in Florida and is a Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates.
Mr. Kirkpatrick obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Florida State University, law degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Arts in Economics from Florida Atlantic University. He has received the following awards or designations:
Mr. Kirkpatrick is involved in sports outreach and missions with his church in Naples and has volunteered time with various civic organizations including Collier County Legal Aid Society’s Wills for Heroes event in each year since its inception. Blake is also a coach in various youth sports at both the recreational and interscholastic levels. He has been married to his wife for 30+ years and has three children.
Robert M. Buckel is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Wills, Trusts and Estates law specialist. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex estate planning, probate litigation and trust administration. He has been involved in virtually all aspects of probate and trust administration.
Mr. Buckel has practiced in the area of estate planning and probate administration in Naples, Florida since 1981. He is a longstanding member of the Florida and American Bar Associations’ sections on Probate and Trust law, as well as a member of the Naples Estate Planning Council. He is a past president of the Trust and Estates Section of the Collier County Bar Association. He has written several articles on various topics involving estate planning and is a frequent speaker on probate-related matters. Mr. Buckel has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2006-2020) and was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 – Litigation: Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Naples. He is also recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® (2006, 2009-2020) and carries an “AV”
“Preeminent” rating from LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Hasan Ali practices in the areas of estate and tax planning, charitable giving, and trust and estate administration. A graduate of Excelsior College, Mr. Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mr. Ali honed his estate and tax planning skillset by earning his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law—one of the country’s top tax LL.M. programs. Since then, Mr. Ali has shown a commitment to helping others. First, as a volunteer attorney for Community Legal Aid of Southern California, and later as an attorney advisor for the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance, aiding small businesses affected by hurricane Ida. Mr. Ali joined Wilson & Johnson in 2022.
Mr. Ali is a member of the Young Professionals of Naples, the Collier County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers and Trusts and Estates Sections, and a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the Tax Law, and the Administrative Law Sections of the Florida Bar.
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