Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell 'AV' Rated Attorney

Peter Sachs, a Firm Shareholder and Board Member, represents individuals and institutions in the prosecution and defense of complex trust and estate, guardianship, and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Sachs is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation specialist, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has written and lectured on such topics as will, guardianship and trust contests, land trust litigation, the parol evidence rule, removal to Federal Court, and pre-judgment remedies.

Mr. Sachs is a member of The Florida Bar’s Probate Litigation Committee; the Palm Beach County Bar’s Probate and Guardianship Rules and Circuit Civil Practice Committees, and is a former member of The Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee (Chair 2001-02), and Probate Rules Committee (Chair 2006-07); and the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court for the Southern Dist. of Florida. Mr. Sachs is past-Chair of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and past-Director of the Center for Children in Crisis. Mr. Sachs is listed by Best Lawyers in America and as a Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer and a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, he has been named as a Top Lawyer of 2018 by Palm Beach Illustrated.

PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Represented surviving spouse in $70+ million trust contest against children of first marriage, which resulted in client receiving over 90% of the trust residue.
  • Represented seven charitable organizations in a $100 million estate proceeding in defending a claim which would have resulted in the charities receiving no residuary distributions, and settling the claim so that the charities received an amount exceeding $30 million, almost 95% of the residue.
  • Represented two siblings as personal representatives of their father’s $25 million estate in successfully defending an attack on the decedent’s will by his surviving spouse, and obtaining a judgment finding the surviving spouse guilty of undue influence and ordering the return of funds misappropriated by her during the final months of the decedent’s life.
  • Represented trustees in successfully prosecuting a claim against a major brokerage firm for the improper sale of $30 million in annuity contracts to an elderly couple, receiving a jury award of over $7 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
     
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