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Charla M. Burchett - Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

“30 Years of Estate Planning & Building Relationships”

Presented by Shutts & Bowen LLP June 17, 2019

For 30 years, I have designed estate plans and administered estates and trusts in the Sarasota area. In 2001, I opened my own law office with a team of three employees. After managing my own office for over a decade, I merged my firm into Shutts & Bowen LLP, a firm with eight offices and approximately 300 attorneys throughout the state. Each trusts and estates attorney practicing in the firm’s Private Client Services Group believes it is her mission to guide clients through challenging decisions and difficult times to preserve their legacies across generations. Our team is dedicated to providing outstanding service to our clients.

We know that each client is more than just a name on a file folder. They are individuals and families facing unique challenges and sometimes difficult decisions or situations. We guide our clients with compassion, understanding and a true commitment to the highest professional standards and ethics. We strive to “go the extra mile” on behalf of our clients. This environment allows clients to feel confident in their decision to work with our team.

Of the more than 106,000 attorneys in Florida, I am one of only 28 who have been certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Board certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in a specific legal area. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency, experience and ethics of an attorney.


  • LL.M. - Master of Laws in Estate Planning
  • Serving Sarasota’s Community – Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Pines of Sarasota Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0 (highest possible rating)
  • Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers for Estate & Probate 2016-2019

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