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Deborah L. Russell

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BACKGROUND

Deborah L. Russell is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Naples office.  Deborah focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, charitable gift planning, trust and estate administration, and post-mortem tax strategies.  She is a frequent speaker on estate planning and trust administration topics.  Deborah has been recognized as a "Woman of Initiative of Collier County" for her many contributions to the community.

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A., with high honors, 1988)
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1995)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 1995
  • United States Tax Court

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
    • Transfer Tax Study Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Executive Council, Member
    • Trust Law Committee, Vice Chair
    • Attorney-Trust Officer Liaison Conference, Vice Chair
  • Collier County Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

CIVIC AND PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY

  • Community Foundation of Collier County, Trustee
  • Naples Community Hospital, Foundation Committee
  • Naples Botanical Gardens, Planned Giving Committee
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic, Former Board Chair
  • Naples Historical Society, Former Director
  • American Red Cross, Legacy Award Recipient, 2012

 

Principal

Naples

T 239.649.3106

F 239.430.3329

drussell@cl-law.com

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BACKGROUND

Deborah L. Russell is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Naples office.  Deborah focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, charitable gift planning, trust and estate administration, and post-mortem tax strategies.  She is a frequent speaker on estate planning and trust administration topics.  Deborah has been recognized as a "Woman of Initiative of Collier County" for her many contributions to the community.

Education
  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A., with high honors, 1988)
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1995)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1995
  • United States Tax Court
Professional Organizations
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
    • Transfer Tax Study Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Executive Council, Member
    • Trust Law Committee, Vice Chair
    • Attorney-Trust Officer Liaison Conference, Vice Chair
  • Collier County Bar Association
Professional Recognition
Civic and Philanthropic Activity
  • Community Foundation of Collier County, Trustee
  • Naples Community Hospital, Foundation Committee
  • Naples Botanical Gardens, Planned Giving Committee
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic, Former Board Chair
  • Naples Historical Society, Former Director
  • American Red Cross, Legacy Award Recipient, 2012