Christine P. Yates
Christine P. Yates
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Sales & Use Tax, Tax Litigation, Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Wills & ProbateFort Lauderdale, FL
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, White Collar CrimeFort Lauderdale, FL
Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Wills & Probate, Car AccidentFort Lauderdale, FL
Employment, Business, State Trial Practice, Constitutional LawFort Lauderdale, FL
Construction, Contract, Business, Collection, Government ContractFort Lauderdale, FL
Christine P. Yates, a director with Tripp Scott, focuses her practice on guiding individuals and families through the full spectrum of estate planning and probate issues. From small administrations to estates in excess of $100 million, clients receive counsel on wealth preservation techniques and matters involving estate and trust administration and distribution of assets.
With specialization in cases involving individuals with Alzheimer's and Traumatic Brain Injury, Yates assists clients with all aspects of estate, trust and guardianship litigation, both defending and prosecuting undue influence and testamentary capacity claims, contests of wills and trusts, trust administration claims and guardianship claims. She also prepares wills, trusts and complex estate plans and helps clients develop elder planning and guardianship issues. Frequently appointed by the court, Yates has served the judiciary as guardian, guardian ad litem, special master, curator and administrator ad litem.
Active in the Broward County Bar Association, Yates is a member of the elder law and the real property, probate and trust law sections. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and a founding member of the Professional Association for Women.
Committed to the local community, Yates is on the board of directors for both the Stranahan House and the Broward County Public Library Foundation. In addition, Yates is an active member of the P.A.W.S., the parent organization of the Humane Society and corresponding secretary for the Junior Welfare Society. She is also an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, and she is on the planned giving council for the University of Miami. She is a former board member and secretary of the Bonnet House Inc. and served on the board of directors for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless.
Yates holds a law degree from the University of Florida. In addition, she holds master's and bachelor's degrees in business administration and finance, cum laude, from the University of Miami, where she was a member of the President's Council for academic achievement and Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies.
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110 SE 6th St Fl 15
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301