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Your Estate Planning Advocates

Fort Myers Estate
Planning Lawyer

Call (239) 970-6844 for trusted advice & a free consultation.

At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., each of our attorneys operates in their own area of legal specialty. This way, you get a specialized and trusted professional working on your case from start to finish. Attorney Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. of Your Advocates is our go-to estate planning representative. He can help you choose an estate plan which works for you and your family. Whether this is a will package, trust document, or other alternative, Mr. Ricciardi will work with you to assess your goals and put the necessary legal tools in place to achieve them.

Why choose our Fort Myers estate planning attorney?

  • More than five decades of collective legal experience
  • Dedicated, personalized, caring service
  • One-on-one attention from your lawyer at every step
  • Low Flat Fees Available for all Estate Planning
  • Customized legal strategies for your unique situation
  • Special discounts for AARP Members

Mr. Ricciardi is well-versed in this legal field, not only from real world experience, but also from focused training in both estate planning and elder law after graduating from law school. He understands estate planning in detail, which is why he can help clients to create simple or more sophisticated plans to provide for one’s family and achieve control of one’s estate. He can also effectively explain these legal tools to clients, helping them understand this undertaking.

We encourage you to contact our Fort Myers firm to learn more. Discover how you can protect your legacy: Request your free initial consultation.

Estate Planning Services We Offer

We can help with the following areas of estate planning including but not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Trusts (drafting and maintaining)
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Living Wills
  • Amendments to Wills and Trust
  • Document Review for New Florida Residents
  • Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buy/Sell Business Agreements
  • Personal Representative / Trustee Representation
  • Real Estate Transfers
  • Deed Preparation
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Hire an estate planning professional to achieve peace of mind.

There are an abundance of decisions involved in estate planning. You may need to decide which type of trust is best for your family, which family members you want to inherit your possessions, who to appoint as personal representative of your estate, or how to best distribute your assets without leaving your heirs with a heavy tax burden.

Mr. Ricciardi can walk you through this intricate process and help you make decisions that will benefit your family and help you leave the legacy you desire. After all of your hard work required to build up an estate that you can leave to your family, you don't want things to go awry because of poor planning. Hire a professional you can trust! Please do not hesitate to reach our Fort Myers estate planning attorney.

Contact Your Advocates today to set up a free estate planning consultation.

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • 65 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español

Read What Our Past Clients
have to Say About Us:

  • It is important to know that the little guy has someone who's willing to defend them from the money mongers!

    “My name is Ron Olbekson. I am an architect with both a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from a major university. I have owned my own architectural firm, Ocean Architecture, for over thirty years. I have designed and gotten built strong and exquisite b”

    Ron O.

  • I have had experiences with many lawyers in my life in a multiple areas. Mr. Ricciardi was very skillful in the real estate matters for me.

    “Mr. Rich Ricciardi handled my case promptly and professionally which produced the desired results at least possible cost. I have had experiences with many lawyers in my life in a multiple areas. Mr. Ricciardi was very skillful in the real estate matters fo”

    Vijay

  • Best Attorney I have ever used.

    “Rita Jackman has been a refreshing change from my past experiences with legal matters. I appreciate that She gets back to me in a timely manner. And She always takes the time to understand my questions and concerns. As an owner of Sunshine Workforce, a staffing company our problems may be unique but that does not seem to concern her. I highly recommend. Vic Tabarrini”

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  • Joe will be my lawyer in the future.

    “Joe will be my lawyer in the future.”

    Sharon

  • I like the way you take on projects with such seriousness and intent on getting the problem solved... as quickly as possible.

    “Rita Jackman – thank you so much for all of your hard work! When running several businesses, it is comforting to know that you and your firm are in our corner to assist us with our legal matters and that you are just a phone call or email away. I like the ”

    Dennis Rossman, Rossman Realty Group

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More