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Julie Frey Reappointed to The Florida Bar Board of Governors

July 19, 2022

Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Julie Frey has been reappointed to The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The Board of Governors contains 52 members and has the power to formulate and adopt policies concerning the Bar. 

Frey is also a member of the Probate Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and served as the past President for the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.  In her legal practice, Frey's areas of practice include estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship, elder law and federal tax. 

Frey counsels a broad range of clients  including high net worth clients with needs for sophisticated estate planning techniques, physicians and others who have specific needs with respect to asset protection, couples who are in second marriages, domestic partners,  individuals and families to plan family wealth transfers consistent with the family’s goals and with federal estate and more. 

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Julie Frey is a shareholder and chair of the Private Wealth Services group. She is board certified by The Florida Bar. Her principal areas of practice are estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship, elder law and federal tax.

Julie counsels a broad range of clients, including high net worth clients with needs for sophisticated estate planning techniques, physicians and others who have specific needs with respect to asset protection, couples who are in second marriages, domestic partners, “sandwich generation” individuals who have planning concerns for their parents, their children and themselves, and individuals with a net worth that may not be subject to estate tax but who have planning needs and concerns for children, special needs trusts and other important issues.

Julie works with individuals and families to plan family wealth transfers consistent with the family’s goals and with federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Techniques include wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), sales to intentionally defective trusts, charitable trusts, charitable foundations, marital deduction planning and generation-skipping transfer tax planning.

Since the nature of the estate and gift transfer tax system encourages gifts, Julie prepares a variety of irrevocable trusts that can serve as vehicles for making lifetime gifts to family members, thereby reducing the effective rate of transfer tax. Julie prepares federal estate and gift tax returns. She represents trustees and personal representatives in their administration of trusts and estates. At other times, she assists beneficiaries with the enforcement of their rights in an estate and/or trust.

Julie also represents parties with respect to trust construction matters and will contests with the firm’s litigation group.

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