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Experienced Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Guardianship Attorneys in Sarasota Florida

Sarasota’s choice for estate planning and real estate services

A clear estate plan is the foundation of any good long-term life and succession plan. Arranging your financial affairs for after your death or if you become incapacitated is critical to protect your assets and the best interests of your loved ones.

Wills and trusts are documents that preserve your wishes after you pass away, preventing family members and other heirs from fighting over your assets upon your death. These are flexible documents that give you leeway as to where you’d like your assets to go, and allow you to provide specific directions for the distribution of your Estate. Trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives and living wills govern your financial and medical affairs when you become incapacitated. Estate planning documents are the foundation of the long-term goals of the estate planning process.

At Lyons, Beaudry & Harrison, P.A., we have an experienced team of lawyers and staff members who handle and assist with all of your estate planning needs. We prepare wills and trusts, healthcare directives and proxies, living wills and powers of attorney for long-term and succession plans. We provide guidance and assistance in the implementation of your estate plan. This ensures that your assets are distributed the way you would like once you pass on and your financial and medical affairs are properly handled if you become incapacitated. When you work with an experienced Estate Planning Attorney, you can be confident that your wishes will be carried out in your Estate Plan.

Founded in 1971, our firm has been a leader in providing Estate Planning Services, for more than 50 years throughout Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. We offer specialized counsel on the most complex estate planning matters or simple Wills and Trusts. When you choose our firm, your Estate Plan will be administered by an expert who is board-certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates.


Attorney R. Craig Harrison is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Attorney Matthew D. Barry is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Elder Law. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of the attorney. This means that the attorney has special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the certified area of practice, plus character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. Fewer than 0.5% of all Florida attorneys are Board-Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

Attorney R. Craig Harrison is uniquely qualified to implement your estate planning needs, no matter how simple or complex and they are subject matter authorities in Trust and Estate Litigation. Mr. Harrison is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.  Attorney Matthew D. Barry is experienced in handling Elder Law matters; including, Guardianships, Medicaid Planning, and Will, Trust and Estate matters.

Offering full-service estate and trust administration

Our attorneys have decades of experience in the creation and administration of trusts and estates, as well as Probate and Trust Litigation. Lyons, Beaudry & Harrison, P.A. counsels personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries and family members in the administration process. We take you through the administration process which includes contested wills, contested trusts, trust litigation, estate litigation and other inheritance disputes. When you work with us, you benefit from our:

  • Reputation. Our team has a reputation in the Sarasota and Bradenton community for being detailed and thorough in our estate planning and administration work. We are well-respected by our clients and our peers in the legal community.
  • Experience. Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience in estate planning, probate and trust issues. We know how to overcome challenges common to the estate planning and administrative process.
  • Staff. Our firm comprises a highly knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Our estate planning specialists in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida can help you with these sometime difficult matters.

Our attorneys offer advice on a wide variety of estate planning issues, including the following:

  • Wills, trusts and estates
  • Contested wills and trusts
  • Trust litigation
  • Trust administration
  • Estate planning and wealth management
  • Probate and probate litigation
  • Probate administration
  • Elder law and guardianships
  • Guardianship litigation
  • Power of attorney
  • Healthcare directives and living wills
  • Real estate

Experienced Sarasota real estate lawyers handle negotiations, transactions and litigation

From offer to sale, we handle all aspects of buying and selling residential and commercial real estate, construction and real property litigation so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. From analyzing potential deals, negotiating real estate agreements, handling zoning, land use and building permits and conducting closings, to title disputes, boundary disputes, easements, mortgage foreclosures and other real property disputes, we put our 50 years of experience in real estate law to work for you.

Call today for an appointment with Sarasota Estate Planning and Real Estate Attorneys

For sound guidance on estate planning, trust creation and administration management, call Lyons, Beaudry & Harrison, P.A. today at 941-444-6407 or contact us online. We can meet with you right away at our conveniently located office on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Office Location
  • Sarasota Office
    1605 Main Street
    Suite 1111
    Sarasota, Florida 34236-5840
    Phone: 941-444-6407
    Fax: 941-954-1484