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.
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
School District of Lee County Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee, Member, 2021-present
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
The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2023; Tax Law, 2023; Trusts and Estates, 2019-23
Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Trusts and Estates 2020-22.
State of Florida, 1996
American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
Florida Bar Association, Tax, Estate Planning and International Sections, Member
Collier County Bar Association, Member