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Probate and estate planning in Fort Lauderdale

The Kogan Law Firm is a full-service law firm serving the South Florida community, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches. We are dedicated to helping both individuals and businesses with all of their legal needs.

We Commit Ourselves to Make Our Clients Happy.

We have built our reputation on trust, hard work, and success. Our attorneys are aggressive and zealous advocates for our clients. We provide each client with an individualized approach to their legal issue because we understand that every case is unique.

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After trying to navigate the Florida Court System and US Law on my own, I decided to hire a lawyer to take on my case. I called multiple Law Firms in the Fort Lauderdale area, and Paul Kogan was eventually recommended to me. His reputation exceeded my expectations. Paul and his staff were honest, straightforward and very professional.

He is responsive, caring, diligent and compassionate. Mr. Kogan is very knowledgable regarding all aspects of law. He is experienced, dedicated and has great follow-through. My family and I appreciate the help and advice he has provided over the years. I would highly recommend him!


Our attorneys are available to give you a free consultation on your case, and you’ll always receive a prompt response. Open lines of communication are key to success.

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We will promptly respond to and address your questions and concerns whenever they arise and give you the confidence to know that we have your best interest in mind.

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We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge and experience in our practice areas, professionalism, and in-depth understanding of the law.

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We fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve, paying great attention to personalized service.

We Are Here For You.

We can provide you with expert assistance in any of our practice areas. Our experience helps us evaluate and understand your needs while resolving your disputes and preventing further conflicts in the future.

Whether it’s an issue of probate, contracts, or business law, we’re here by your side to efficiently negotiate and resolve your issue using our extensive knowledge of the law and our professionalism. With a Florida probate lawyer or a business lawyer fighting for your case, you’ll have focused, dedicated representation to help you efficiently get the justice and resolution you deserve while avoiding the unnecessary expenses of extended litigation.

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Dedicated to Our Client's Success.

We understand that navigating the legal system can be stressful, and nearly impossible to do on your own. That’s why our Florida business lawyers are here to stand by your side. When our Florida probate lawyers takes on your case, we make a four-point promise to provide the results that you deserve.


Losing a loved one is difficult enough; dealing with the resulting probate process can only serve to overwhelm you with more stress. When dealing with probate law and the transition of property ownership, our Florida probate attorney can offer you compassionate assistance with managing and distributing your loved one’s assets. Probate administration can be a lengthy process, especially if controversy arises. Submitting a will, appointing a fiduciary, reviewing the property, and paying fees and creditors are just some steps involved. Still, our experienced attorneys can help you make this process as fast and straightforward as possible.

Don’t forget that planning for your future is essential. In Fort Lauderdale, an estate planning attorney can help you get your assets in order and assist you with preparing a Last Will and Testament. We can help simplify the process so that your loved ones will have little to no difficulty with managing your finances and assets when you are gone.

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Trust Contests:

Similar to a will contest, a trust contest can occur if you believe that your loved one was coerced, unduly influenced, or mentally incapacitated. It can be a tricky situation to navigate, and we can assist.

Summary Administration:

Summary administration can occur with or without the presence of a will. It is a procedure that generally occurs in two instances; the first is when the person has assets worth less than $75,000, and the second is when the person has been deceased for two or more years. We can offer you guidance on this matter.

Estate Administration/Probate:

Once a loved one has passed, our probate attorneys can help administer their estate with the utmost care and make sure that the person’s wishes are appropriately distributed to their loved ones.

Will Contests:

In some cases, there is due reason to challenge a will. We can help you understand the law and your rights when it comes to challenging a will due to suspicion of fraud, a lack of witnesses, or the mental incapacitation of the testator at the time of creating the will.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty:

When one has a fiduciary duty, they have an obligation to act in the best interest of another party or business. When a fiduciary acts in a way that goes against the wishes or the best interest of the testator as outlined in a will, it constitutes a breach of that duty.

Interpretation of Will:

If you need help interpreting the terms of a will or navigating legalese related to the terms, you’ll want to contact an experienced lawyer. We can also assist you if you feel the will has been wrongly interpreted by an executor - whether or not you believe it is intentional.

Spousal rights/Elective Share:

A deceased person’s spouse is entitled to a share of their estate, regardless of the terms that the will states. Sometimes, the surviving spouse can wind up with a disproportionate amount of assets compared to others, such as a previous spouse who was divorced. For help resolving these issues and understanding your rights and entitlements, you’ll want to contact us.

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Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, our attorneys can help you get your assets in order and assist you with preparing a Last Will and Testament. We can help simplify the process so that your loved ones will have little to no difficulty with managing your finances and assets when you are gone.

After creating your estate plan, our lawyers can help ensure that it is executed smoothly and according to your wishes. We can also help if any issues arise, such as a dispute over the interpretation of the will or trust breach of fiduciary duty.

Succession Planning:

No one lives forever, and that includes business owners. It would help if you had a plan for what will happen to your business when you can no longer run it. This is called succession planning, and our attorneys can help you put a solid plan in place so that your business can continue to thrive after you’re gone.

Durable Power of Attorney:

A durable power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated or unable to make those decisions yourself. This could be due to illness, accident, or old age. Our attorneys can help you prepare this document to take care of your loved ones.

Business & Contract Law

A business law attorney can assist you from the beginning of your business and throughout its life. A Business Law Attorney can help you form your business, create agreements between the company owners, and counsel the business on day-to-day legal issues that might arise, including any team member issues, vendor issues, merchant issues, etc. Once your business has grown, a business law attorney can help you with any potential mergers and acquisitions of your business.

You’ll want to enlist the help of a Fort Lauderdale business lawyer from our practice to help with any of the following:

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Forming a new business is an exciting but also complicated affair. We are available to guide you through such processes as employment law, real estate filings, figuring out the type of corporation that suits your business, and more.

Contracts and Agreements:

Contracts exist in different forms, whether made between individuals or multiple parties, requiring various legalese. The same goes for agreements, which cover processes such as exchanging goods and services.


It covers the day-to-day needs of your business as legal questions arise. Whether you require advice about risk management, structural issues, disputes, and compliance with the law, we are here to assist and inform you.

General Counsel:

We provide general counsel to address issues and needs that arise throughout the lifetime of your business. General counsel is related to more long-term planning than day-to-day counseling services.

Stockholder, Operating, Partnership Agreements:

This facet of business law involves how other people factor into your company's decision-making process, both financially and operationally. It’s essential to have a plan in place that covers day-to-day operations and a long-term one to address future needs.

Registered Agent:

The most common tasks covered by a registered agent working on behalf of your business include processing tax and legal notices, government correspondence, and legal judgments. A registered agent is required for all businesses in the state of Florida.

Mergers and Acquisitions:

A merger is when you join forces with another enterprise, whereas an acquisition is when your business buys out another company. Both of these processes require numerous filings and adherence to FTC and SEC regulations.

Dissolutions/Winding Down:

In the unfortunate event that it’s time to close your business, there are several necessary steps you’ll need to take. These include, but are not limited to, filing required documents with the state, dispersing assets to shareholders or investors, paying off known debts and communicating with creditors, and assessing taxes owed.

Employment/Team Member Issues:

Labor law is one of the most complex aspects of having a business since there are many strict rules and regulations about how a company is staffed. It includes the length of team member breaks, how to classify staff, providing necessary training about harassment, how to pay for overtime, and termination. Lawsuits are common in this area, so you’ll want to take extra care.

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General Litigation

If you have been sued or need to sue someone, an experienced litigation attorney can help you navigate the complex court rules and laws. If you believe that your case is worth fighting in court, you must obtain the proper legal advice from an experienced litigation attorney.

Here are some areas in which our general litigation lawyer can help you:


Some crimes result in significant harm to your character and reputation instead of physical harm. When defamation is spoken, it falls under slander. When defamation is written, it’s called libel. If you suffer from either of these forms of defamation, our firm can help you file a suit and understand the statutes of limitation.

False Advertising:

It refers to information deliberately intended to mislead customers or consumers through false representation or omission of key information. If one of your competitors has damaged your reputation via false advertising of their own business or products, you’ll want to contact us right away.

Deceptive trade practices:

It applies to various economic activities in business, commerce, or trade. However, the bottom line is that the deceptive business has caused injury or has presented you with misleading information regarding to services.


Negligence is any action that results in harm to you. If you or your business have suffered harm due to someone else’s carelessness, then we may be able to help you obtain damages for the suffering you’ve endured.

We got your back.

Our team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys is ready to assist and protect you when it comes to our various areas of expertise. We take pride in giving you the representation you deserve and earning you the justice and compensation that you are entitled.