Erik P. Shuman - Attorney at Law

1795 West NASA Blvd.
Post Office Box 1870 (32902-1870)
Melbourne, Florida 32901

P 321-727-8100
F 321-984-4122

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690

Mizner Park Office Tower
225 N.E. Mizner Blvd.
Suite 500
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

P 561-368-3808
F 561-368-4008

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Erik practices in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, trusts and estates, elder law, and Medicaid planning in the firm’s Melbourne, Orlando, and Boca Raton offices. His experience includes:

  • Tax-sensitive estate planning, including the preparation of wills, health care proxies, durable general powers of attorney and trusts for a variety of needs (revocable trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, QTIPS, QDOTS, minor's trusts and life insurance trusts)
  • Comprehensive probate, guardianship and trust administration guidance
  • Charitable giving, including the use of charitable trusts and other planned giving techniques; premarital planning; and planning for families that include a family member with special needs
  • The structuring of settlements in probate, personal injury cases and other litigation to continue the qualification of a needy or disabled person for public benefits
  • Evaluation of financing options for long-term nursing home care, including Medicaid planning

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  • Emory University, B.A. (1989)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1993)
  • University of Stockholm Law School International Program
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • The Florida Bar
    • Elder Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
    • Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration Committee, Arbitrator
    • Grievance Committee of 18th Circuit Judicial Court, Past Chair
    • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee "A", 18th Circuit Judicial Court, Past Chair
  • The Brevard County Estate Planning Council
  • The Brevard County Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2011, 2014-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2012-2014, 2018, 2019
  • Chief Judge Award, Brevard County Bar Association, 2015
  • Brevard Bar Association's Professionalism Award, 2004
  • Health First Foundation, Planned Gift Advisory Council
  • Daily Bread, Professional Advisory Board
  • Community Foundation for Brevard, Board of Directors; Past Chair
  • Space Coast Guardianship Association, Past Board Member
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Past Board Member
  • Florida State Guardianship Association, Member
  • Promise in Brevard, Board Member
Articles & Publications
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Keep the Golden Years Golden: Vulnerabilities and Risk Mitigation When Serving the Elderly: Risk Management & License Law Forum," National Association of Realtors 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 4, 2016
  • “Estate Planning for Parents and Guardians of a Person with a Disability,” Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), Rockledge, Florida, June 17, 2015 
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