1515 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Tel: (941) 953-4400
Fax: (941) 953-4450
Silberstein Law Firm, PLLC
P.O. Box 2342
Sarasota, FL 34230
Our office is conveniently located in the Northern Trust Building, in downtown Sarasota, Florida. This is at the corner of Pineapple Street and Ringling Boulevard. Parking is available free of charge in our parking garage, located across the carport from the main building. Entry to our elevators is located in the main bank lobby.
David M. Silberstein operates our Sarasota office. He practices in the areas of estates and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, income, tax, estate, gift, and generation skipping tax laws, and business, corporate, and partnership laws, real estate, and litigation.
We also have an Of Counsel relationship with other attorneys and law firms. They provide legal advice regarding various aspects of litigation, including probate and trust litigation, and dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation, general commercial litigation such as resolution of disputes involving contracts and non-compete agreements, and representation of homeowner and condominium associations.
Call us for more information or to schedule a meeting at our Sarasota office at (941) 953-4400.
Client meetings are more productive if you can assist us with the background information surrounding your legal issues. For example, if you are discussing your estate plan, bring your existing wills and trusts with you to the initial meeting. Copies of relevant tax returns and brokerage statements should be brought with you to meetings as well. You should also be prepared to discuss your assets. Personal information such as dates of birth and names will be helpful. If your meeting involves business planning, be prepared to discuss current ownership structures, the parties involved, and the nature of your business. If your matter involves real estate, we will need to review any applicable documentation. For matters involving litigation, you should be prepared to provide a chronology of the history of the matter and to discuss and review with us relevant documentation.
Fee Arrangements and Engagement Letters.
We have found that legal situations and issues for our clients are often as diverse as our personalities. We provide legal representation to our clients that is designed to address each client’s needs, wants, and particular legal situation. As attorneys, our representation is subject to numerous rules and regulations that protect our clients and ensure compliance with ethical obligations. Even the representation of a husband and wife, or estates and trusts and their beneficiaries, involve specific obligations and can create numerous special situations.
Due to the nature of our work and our special ethical obligations, our fee arrangements are custom tailored to the needs of each of our clients. We strive to clearly detail the nature and extent of our representation with each of our client, and memorialize our mutual understanding and in engagement letters signed by us and our client. We believe that a clear understanding of our representation and relationship, as well as our charges for such services, assist us to provide our clients with better service and a smoother working relationship.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss our fees with our clients and potential clients. Some of our fees are charged on a flat-rate basis (an agreed upon charge for the agreed upon work) and some of our fees are charged on an hourly basis. Some work may require a retainer or a payment prior to beginning the representation, but that will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Charges for costs incurred on a client are passed through to the client and are in addition to our fees. We will discuss charges for our fees and potential costs that might be incurred on your behalf prior to beginning our representation.