Juan D. Bendeck

Summary

Juan D. Bendeck is certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Juan focuses his practice in estate planning, estate administration and asset protection planning. He formulates and drafts tax-efficient estate plans for his clients, including more advanced and novel estate planning techniques geared toward lessening estate and gift tax liability. His practice includes the administration of complex wills and trusts. Additionally, Juan works with physicians and other professionals interested in asset protection planning.

Juan also assists his clients with the creation of entities, such as corporations and limited liability companies, for various reasons, including new businesses or liability protection.

Juan is a lifelong resident of Southwest Florida and is actively involved in the community. He is on the board of directors of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Naples Zoo, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. and the Florida Humanities Council. In addition, Juan is chairman of the Planned Giving Committees at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

In 2008, Gulfshore Business magazine selected Juan for its “40 Under 40” award. The award is presented to the most influential rising business stars in the Southwest Florida community. Juan and his wife, Enas, are one of the few couples to have both won the award.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
  • Attorney, White & Case LLP
  • Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Research Assistant, University of Florida Graduate Tax Program
  • Law Clerk, Orange County Attorney’s Office
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Darryl C. Casanueva

Credentials

Education

University of Florida Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. in Taxation, 1997

Honors & Activities: Graduate Tax Program Fellowship

 

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., High Honors, 1995

Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif

 

University of Florida, B.S., Economics, Highest Honors, 1992.

Honors & Activities: Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi

Languages

Spanish (Fluent)

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member

 

Florida Bar Association, Tax, Estate Planning and International Sections, Member

 

Collier County Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 1996

Community Involvement

Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Board of Directors

 

Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2004-present

 

Naples Zoo, Board of Directors

 

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., Board of Directors

 

Florida Humanities Council, Board of Directors

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Planned Giving Committee, Chairman

 

Florida Gulf Coast University, Planned Giving Committee, Chairman, 2015-present; Member, 2014-present

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2019