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Vernon Swartsel

Vernon Swartsel

Of Counsel

Overview

Vernon Swartsel practices in the areas of wealth preservation and transfer, including estate planning, probate and trust administration. For many years he has also focused on real estate, often in the context of estates and trusts. 

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Community Foundation of Central Florida
    • Member, Investment Committee (2008-present)
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation
    • President (2007-2010)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2006-2011; 2013-)
  • Florida United Methodist Foundation
    • Chair (2009-2011) 
    • Member, Board of Directors (2003-2012) 
      •  Executive, Finance, Investment and Advancement committees
  • Florida United Methodist Children's Home (1995-2004)
    • Member, Board of Trustees
    • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
    • Member, Executive, Finance and Investment Advisory committees
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation (1991-1997)
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Orlando
  • First United Methodist Church of Orlando
    • Former Chair of Finance
    • Staff-Parish
    • Audit Recommendations
    • Budget Financial Campaign
    • Building committees
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Real Property
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Elder Law Section
    • Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee (1979-1982)
  • American Bar Association 
    • Taxation and Real Property
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association 
    • Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • He speaks frequently at seminars on estate planning, wills and trusts, as well as not-for-profit corporate and foundation governance.
  • He has spoken at Palm Coast to the Estate Planning Council of the Fun Coast, in Ocala to the Estate Planning Council of Marion County, and in Tampa to Blue Cross Blue Shield (Florida Blue).

Credentials

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • University of Florida (B.S.J., 1965)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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