For two decades I have provided professional services to our clients requiring the services of the top Estero Lawyer.

Our Mission is to provide honest and sophisticated legal services that honor God, develop client trust, and aggressively advocate our clients’ legal rights.

I pride myself on handling a variety of cases in order to make sure you have the representation you need, no matter the conflict. From business disputes to car accident injuries, I can provide what it takes to represent you in a settlement or in court.

No matter what the reason, when you need help with a legal matter, you can’t put your future in unsteady hands. I have spent over 20 years building my reputation to reflect exactly the type of honesty, dependability, and experience you need. Be in touch and you’ll discover how I can help resolve your concerns and secure your future.

Estate Law

An estate is the net worth of a person at any point in time, whether alive or dead. It is the sum of a person’s assets – their legal rights, interests and entitlements to property of any kind – less all their liabilities at that time. There are many legal vehicles used to bind an estate, such as Wills, Trusts, Pre-Nuptual Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, etc…..you tell me your situation and your goals, and I’ll sort out the best legal vehicle and best strategic road for you to achieve your goals, and protect your estate, or arrange for its succession at a certain pre-arranged or pre-determined point in time.

Probate Law

Probate is the judicial process whereby a will is either “proved” in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased, OR, the estate is settled according to the laws of the state of residence of the deceased at time of death (or perhaps the location of Real Property)  in the absence of a legal will.  Wills are frequently contested and probate is a process that proves the will of a deceased person is valid, so their property can legally be “retitled” or transferred to beneficiaries of the will. As with any legal proceeding, there are technical pitfalls to probate administration that must be circumvented. With over 30 years experience in Probate Law, I can be your guide to success.

Property Law

There are many ways to take advantage of real estate for personal and business purposes. However, the tax law related to real estate can be relatively complicated. There are laws specifically designed for:

  • Buying/owning a home
  • Selling a house
  • Foreclosure
  • Construction defects
  • Land uses
  • Mortgages and equity
  • Landlord tenant law
  • Neighbors

It is important to be familiar with real estate laws because any mishap could lead to a lawsuit. Tenants often sue landlords due to various reasons, such as not maintaining the property, unlawful treatment or harassment. On the other hand, landlords often have to take tenants to the law court if tenants do not pay their rent on time.

Business Law

Corporate law is the body of law that governs the rights, relations, and the conduct of persons, companies, organizations, and businesses. If you find yourself in the middle of a legal dispute, by a customer, a client, or an employee, or you are considering taking legal action against another party, I will draw upon my experience representing big and small business clients to help you proceed in a manner that is smart for you and smart for your business. I have represented big businesses in big cities, and I can  bring that “Big Business Experience” to your small, medium, large, or family-run business. Either way, you can’t go wrong so call now to schedule an evaluation of your case.

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Atty. Ric Blackwell

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Some Recent Testimonials

I believe that in order to fully trust an attorney, you need to hear from those who have experienced his work firsthand. Although I can tell you that I am good at what I do, why should you believe ME? Take a moment to read what my satisfied clients have to say about their experiences working with me.

If you need an effective attorney that practices in Southwest Florida, I highly recommend Ric Blackwell.  He is a top notch practitioner who provided extraordinary service.  He is an intelligent and highly educated Florida Elder care attorney that displayed compassion, understanding and kindness in my time of need regarding the care of my mother.  If you or a loved one are in need of an elder care attorney, I recommend you call Ric Blackwell.

Linda G., Estero, FL

“Our experience with Mr. Blackwell and his attention to detail was first-rate and knew we were in good hands. We would highly recommend his services to anyone. Thanks for all your help!”

Dolly M., Sarasota, FL

Ric, I  wanted to take a minute or two to thank you for your help in preparing my trust.  What I had anticipated to be a long and arduous task, was in fact, quite the opposite.  You were able to explain (in plain English) the laws,  their meanings and how they related to my specific needs. Questions were answered quickly and concisely.

Again, I appreciate your hard work and dedication to my needs.

Edward (Ned) O. Sarasota, Florida

Honestly, Ric was not our first choice, but he was recommended by a friend. Fortunately we have chosen him to represent us in certain legal matters. It was an excellent choice as we found out later on. Not only that he did a perfect job, far beyond of what he was contracted for, but also has been very fair on his fees, which saved us a lot of money. We have experience with several law offices in Florida, but Ric is definitely our first choice now.

Manfred and Ute D., Estero, Florida

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