James Sopko – Partner

Experience:
Jim has been a guest speaker for numerous estate planning, trust administration and tax law seminars to The Florida Bar Banker’s Association, the Sailfish Chapter of the Association of Florida CPA’s and the general public.

Practice Areas:
* Tax Planning with emphasis on Estate Planning
* Trust Administration
* Probate Administration
* Guardianship Administration
* Federal Estate Tax Compliance
* Income Taxation of Trust & Estates
* Entity Selection & Business Transactions

Education:
* 1977- Emory University, B.A.
* 1980 – Case Western Reserve University, J.D.
* 1983 – University of Miami, L.L.M., Taxation
* 1992 – Board Certified Tax Lawyer
* 1992 – Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer

Bar Admissions:
*    1980 – Ohio
*    1981 – Florida
Professional Organizations:
*    Martin County Bar Association
*    The Florida Bar Association
*    Ohio State Bar Association (inactive)
Civic Activities:
*    Director – Character Counts, a United Way program
*    Past Director – The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.
*    Past Director – Tri-County TEC Foundation, Inc.
*    Past Director – Tri-County Training & Employment Center, Inc.
*    Past Director – Kiwanis Club of Palm City
*    Past Director – Palm City Chamber of Commerce
*    Past Director – Martin County Estate Planning Council, Inc.
*    Member – Professional Advisory Council Community, Foundation of Palm Beach & Martin County, Inc.
*    Past President – Martin County Estate Planning Council
*    Past President – Martin County Planned Giving Council
*    Past President – The Library Foundation of Martin County
Email: jsopko@kslattorneys.com
Phone: (772) 288-0048
Fax: (772) 288-0049
Address:
2300 S.E. Monterey Road, Suite 100
Stuart, FL 34996[wpgmza id=”1″]