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Practice Focus Estate Planning Corporate Law Probate and Trust Administration Guardianship Administration Real Estate LawPreeminent ratingCongratulations to BaskinFleece attorney Colleen Carson for achieving the highest level of Professional Excellence rating from her peers, the AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ have been the gold standard in attorney ratings for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue. A Peer Review Rating contributes to the comprehensive view of a lawyer and benefits the entire legal community.

blf-badge-2017 copyBaskin Fleece was included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©. Baskin Fleece received a tier two distinction for the St. Petersburg metro area in the field of trusts and estates litigation. Those honored in the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” Selection is based on lawyer and client evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible, law firms must also have a lawyer who is included in the 22nd  edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a list which honors the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the country.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  Baskin Fleece partner Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Trusts and Estates Litigation. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Mr. Eisel’s practice areas include guardianship administration and litigation, probate administration and litigation, trust administration and litigation, fiduciary litigation, estate planning, commercial litigation, civil litigation, and business law.  BaskinFleece is proud to announce that attorney Jeffrey A. Eisel has been made a partner, effective January 1, 2016. Since November of 2012, Mr. Eisel has been practicing at BaskinFleece in the areas of guardianship, probate, and trust administration; guardianship, probate, and trust litigation; fiduciary litigation; estate planning; commercial and civil litigation; and business law. Mr. Eisel is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Baskin’s practice areas include estate planning, corporate law, probate and trust administration, guardianship administration, and real estate law.  Ms. Tracy’s practice areas include trust and estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate administration, trust administration, estate planning, and civil litigation.  On November 6, 2015, BaskinFleece attorneys Randall D. Baskin and Samantha “Sam” Tracy were both admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

US News best law firmsBaskinFleece was included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©. Baskin Fleece received a tier two distinction for the St. Petersburg metro area in the field of trusts and estates litigation. Those honored in the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” Selection is based on lawyer and client evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible, law firms must also have a lawyer who is included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a list which honors the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the country.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”  BaskinFleece partner Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Trusts and Estates Litigation. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 Practice Focus Trusts and Estates Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning; Business Law and Commercial Litigation Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece Practice Focus Estate Planning Corporate Law Probate and Trust Administration Guardianship Administration Real Estate Law  BaskinFleece partners Hamden H. Baskin, III, Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Colleen A. Carson were all included in Super Lawyers’ annual ranking of Florida attorneys. Mr. Baskin and Mr. Fleece were named in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list, while Ms. Carson was selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, which includes attorneys who are either age 40 or younger or who are in practice for 10 years or less. The Super Lawyers lists feature attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of Florida lawyers are included in the state’s Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent of Florida lawyers are included in the state’s Rising Stars list.

le_2015_sAttorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  BaskinFleece partner Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, was named in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite™. Members of the Florida Bar were asked to nominate Florida lawyers who they hold in the highest regard. An independent research firm compiled the results, and a panel of previous Legal Elite winners reviewed the attorneys who had the most votes. The Florida Legal Elite list includes fewer than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in the state.

U.S. News and World Report Best Law FirmsBaskin Fleece was named one of the Best Law Firms in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings, receiving a tier two distinction for the Tampa metro area in the field of trusts and estates litigation. Firms honored by U.S. News & World Report are recognized for "professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers." Selection is based on lawyer and client evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible, firms must also have a lawyer included in The Best Lawyers in America, which honors the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the country.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  Baskin Fleece partner Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of Trusts and Estates Litigation. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  Practice Focus Estate Planning Corporate Law Probate and Trust Administration Guardianship Administration Real Estate Law  BaskinFleece partners Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Colleen A. Carson were included in Super Lawyers’ 2014 ranking of Florida attorneys. Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, has been named a Super Lawyer for the past eight years. Colleen A. Carson was selected for a second time to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Rising Stars list includes candidates who are either age 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers features attorneys who have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in each state are named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state are named Rising Stars.

In May 2014, BaskinFleece attorneys Raleigh W. Greene, IV and Jeffrey A. Eisel were both admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Practice Focus Estate Planning Corporate Law Probate and Trust Administration Guardianship Administration Real Estate Law  In February 2014, BaskinFleece partner Colleen A. Carson joined the Board of Directors for Lighthouse of Pinellas, a non-profit organization providing rehabilitation and training to blind and visually impaired individuals within the county.

Ms. Carson’s practice areas include estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship administration, business formations, and real estate transactions. She is licensed to issue title insurance through The Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc. and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.  BaskinFleece is proud to announce that attorney Colleen A. Carson has been made a partner, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Carson has been practicing at BaskinFleece in the areas of estate planning, corporate law, probate and trust administration, and guardianship administration since August of 2007. 

BestLawFirm2014  BaskinFleece was named one of the Best Law Firms in US News & World Report’s 2014 rankings, receiving a tier two distinction for the Tampa metro area in the field of trusts and estates litigation. Firms included in the list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” Selection is based on lawyer and client evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by the law firm. To be eligible, firms must also have at least one lawyer listed in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Carson’s practice areas include estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship administration, business formations, and real estate transactions. She is licensed to issue title insurance through The Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc. and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.  After serving a term as Vice President, Colleen A. Carson has been elected President of the Pinellas Estate Planning Council for 2014. The Council is an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning, designed to foster understanding and cooperation between all parties.

Practice Focus Trusts and Estates Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning; Business Law and Commercial Litigation  Hamden Baskin received The Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award for 2013. The distinction is awarded annually by the Barney Masterson Inn of Court to the lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism in the practice of law. Mr. Baskin earned the distinction by receiving the greatest number of votes in a polling of the judiciary of Pinellas County.

Practice Focus Trusts and Estates Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning; Business Law and Commercial Litigation  For 2013, the Oklahoma City Law School awarded Hamden Baskin Alumni of the Year.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  Jay Fleece co-authored, Inside the Minds, Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida. It’s a book by leading lawyers on analyzing recent developments and navigating the estate planning process in Florida. Aspatore publishing.

Practice Focus Trusts and Estates Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning; Business Law and Commercial Litigation  LCA-Small  In January of 2013, Clearwater attorney Hamden Baskin, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America, joining BaskinFleece partner Jay Fleece in this distinguished honorary society. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

All Children's HospitalBaskinFleece was a proud Signature Sponsor of the 2012 All Children's Hospital 82nd Annual Charity Ball that was held January 26, 2013. The mission of All Children's Hospital is to provide leadership in child health through treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

Attorney Jay Fleece of BaskinFleece  LCA-Small  On October 25, 2012, Clearwater attorney Jay Fleece, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA 2012 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

Daughters of the American Revolution  Jay Fleece gave a speech about the U.S. Constitution to the Daughters of the American Revolution on September 8, 2012.

BaskinFleece receives local and national accolades - The Clearwater trust and probate litigation law firm of BaskinFleece was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Firms in America in its July/August issue ranking law firms across the nation. Tampa Bay Magazine also named BaskinFleece as one of the Bay's Best Law Firms for the firm's Trust and Estate Practice. Attorneys Hamden Baskin and Jay Fleece were also recognized as two of Tampa Bay's top lawyers.

Attorney Colleen Carson was an integral part of writing a grant to the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar Association seeking a grant to start an “Interview for Success” program in Pinellas County, Florida. Ms. Carson’s team, through the Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, won top grant funding. The Interview for Success program will provide the following services to at-risk teens and teens aging out of foster care: appropriate interviewing attire; interviewing packages that contain sample resumes, cover letters and interview questions; and resume paper, envelopes and stamps. The program will also administer mock interviews and provide critiques to the participants.

Colleen Carson is the 2011-2012 President of the Clearwater Bar, Young Lawyers Division. She previously served as a Board Member and Treasurer/Secretary.

Jay Fleece, III has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The 2012 Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates.

BaskinFleece was a proud Signature Sponsor of the 2012 All Children's Hospital 81st Annual Charity Ball that was held January 28, 2012. The mission of All Children's Hospital is to provide leadership in child health through treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

Jay Fleece was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for All Children’s Hospital. Hamden Baskin was elected to serve as a member to the same board.

13535 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 200, Clearwater, Florida 33762 Call: 727-572-4545

BaskinFleece, Attorneys at Law is located in Clearwater, FL and serves clients in and around Tarpon Springs, Largo, Seminole, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Safety Harbor, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach, Oldsmar, Ozona, Valrico, Crystal Beach and Pinellas County. At BaskinFleece, our firm's primary focus is on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough and Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida.

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Baskin Fleece
13535 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 200
Clearwater, Florida, 33762 USA
727.572.4545