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Dillon L. Roberts

Board Certified Specialist in Tax Law
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”
Former US Army Captain
Book Award Real Estate Transactions, University of Florida
Book Award Estate Planning, University of Florida

The Florida Bar
Indian River County Bar Association
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
Indian River County Estate Planning Council

VNA Foundation Planned Giving Council Advisory Board
ARC of Indian River County, Board Member

Elon University (B.S., 1998)
Florida Atlantic University (MBA, 2002)
University of Florida, College of Law, (J.D., 2011)
University of Florida, College of Law, (LL.M., Taxation, 2014)

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Dillon L. Roberts

Trusts, Estates & Tax

Dillon L. Roberts is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Group. Mr. Roberts’s practice areas include estate planning, estate and trust administration, and business and real estate structuring and tax planning. He also handles matters regarding family business succession planning, valuation, and liquidity. Mr. Roberts has represented clients in entity formations,  tax-sensitive restructuring, as well as matters involving acquisitions and dispositions of equity interests and assets. His practice also includes complex estate and gift tax planning and income tax planning matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Roberts served honorably in the U.S. Army, 4th Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division, with service in Afghanistan as a scout platoon leader. He was a distinguished graduate from officer candidate school, officer armor basic course, and an honor graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School.

Mr. Roberts earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the University of Florida, College of Law, cum laude, where he earned the highest grade in his Real Estate Transactions course. Mr. Roberts later earned his Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation, also from the University of Florida, where he earned the highest grade in his Estate Planning course. In 2019, Mr. Roberts earned his Florida Bar Board Certification in Tax – one of the only three attorneys in the state of Florida who were awarded that distinction in that year. Currently, less than 200 attorneys in Florida are Board Certified as Tax Specialists. He maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.  Since 2018 Super Lawyers has named him as one of Florida’s “Rising Stars,” effectively ranking him as one of the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research.

Mr. Roberts is the Secretary of the Indian River County Estate Planning Council, is a member of the VNA Foundation Planned Giving Council Advisory Board and serves on the board for the ARC of Indian River County.

Blogs By: Dillon L. Roberts
How to Establish Florida Residency

How to Establish Florida Residency

Clients planning to move to Florida, or those who have already moved, commonly have questions about Florida residency. One of them being "how do I…

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2020 Year-End Estate Tax Planning, Part Two

2020 Year-End Estate Tax Planning, Part…

This is the second installment of a two-part blog briefly exploring available federal transfer and income tax planning considerations.   Using Estate and Gift Tax…

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2020 Year-End Estate Tax Planning, Part One

2020 Year-End Estate Tax Planning, Part…

This is the first of a two-part blog note briefly exploring federal transfer and some income tax considerations as we approach the end of the…

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