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.
Edward Johnson has practiced law in Collier County since 1985. Formerly a partner at Cummings and Lockwood, he practices primarily in the area of estate and tax planning and estate and trust administration. Mr. Johnson graduated with a Bachelors’ of Science from the College of Business and Public Administration of the University of Maryland in l964, continuing on to receive his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1967.
He is certified as a Wills, Trust and Estate specialist by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. A resident of Naples since 1981, Mr. Johnson was the Vice President and Manager of the Naples Trust Service Office of a major Florida Bank before he began practicing law. He is a member of the American, Florida and Collier County Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Naples.
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.
Will Clements practices in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration. Prior to joining Wilson & Johnson in June 2012, he was a founding partner at The Clements Law Firm. Mr. Clements received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business administration from Rhodes College in 2005, a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008, and a Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Arkansas.
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 and tax planning and trust and estate administration. He graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and University Scholars, as well as minors in Business and History. Mr. Carroll attended law school here in Naples at 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 Executive Articles Editor during his last year of law school.
It was at Ave Maria where he discovered a passion for tax law, particularly estate planning, while receiving CALI awards, given for the highest grade in the class, for the following courses: Wills Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning Practicum, Partnership Taxation, Federal Income Taxation, Business Organizations, and Collective Bargaining. Mr. Carroll received an LL.M in Taxation from New York University, traditionally regarded as the top law school in the country for that degree.
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. A resident of Naples since 1997, 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.
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