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SWFL estate planning attorney joins new firm in shareholder role

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 11:19 a.m. July 3, 2023
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Juan Bendeck
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Southwest Florida estate planning attorney Juan Bendeck has been named a shareholder in the Naples office of Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, coming from Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. 

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, formerly Cohen & Grigsby P.C. has more than 140 lawyers spread through offices in Naples and in Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. In 2020 the firm combined with Dentons, which bills itself as the world's largest global law firm, to become Dentons Cohen & Grigsby. Dentons meanwhile, has 21,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries, 

Bendeck was named a shareholder in the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation practice, according to a statement. Bendeck, the release states “is a trusted advisor to clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration, asset protection planning, fiduciary litigation and Florida domicile planning matters” in Naples and Fort Myers. 

“Adding a sought-after talent like Juan to our Naples estate planning team allows us to meet client needs in Southwest Florida while giving them the benefits of access to Dentons’ resources in other markets across our global footprint,” says Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Naples office Managing Shareholder Jason Hunter Korn. “His client-centric approach to estate planning and ability to customize and respond to the spectrum of circumstances our clients experience throughout their lifetimes fits perfectly into our client-first approach.”

Bendeck has substantial experience with wills, living trusts, complex transactions involving grantor trusts and more. His estate and trust administration practice involves representing trustees and personal representatives in administering all aspects of the administration process, the release states. Bendeck’s experience includes preparing federal estate tax returns, gift tax returns and counseling on generation-skipping tax issues. 

Bendeck also represents professional and individual fiduciaries concerning contested estate and trust administration issues. He has successfully represented clients in will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, defending claims brought against fiduciaries and bringing claims on behalf of beneficiaries. 



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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