Skipper, J. Ronald

1515 Ringling Boulevard, 10th FloorSarasota, FL 34236

Updated: 01/09/2018



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, The Florida Bar

Other Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (Member)
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section (Former Vice-Chair, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee)
  • Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council (Member and Former President)
  • Mote Marine Laboratory (Former Trustee for 15 years)
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. (Original Incorporator and Director Emeritus (served as active Director for 28 years) )


  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2011 - 2018 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007 - 2017 Florida Super Lawyer
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Federal Income, Estate and Gift Taxes


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1975
    LL.M. in Taxation
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1974
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1967


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • "New Carryover Basis Rules Alter Techniques for Estate Planners", The Florida Bar Journal, October, 1977
  • "Generation-Skipping Transfers: A Primer for Estate Planners", The Florida Bar Journal, March, 1987
  • "Generation-Skipping Transfers after the Technical Corrections Bill", The Florida Bar Journal, December, 1988
  • "Should You Be Recommending Generation-Skipping Trusts To Your Clients?", The Florida Bar Journal, November, 1996

Office Information


1515 Ringling Boulevard, 10th FloorSarasota, FL 34236


  • 941-957-1800


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