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Lester Law

Managing Director

Lester Law

Lester Law is a managing director in the Naples, Florida office. He is responsible for the delivery of multi-family office and estate and financial planning services to Abbot Downing’s clients in the Southeast region.

Lester has over 25 years of experience as an estate planning lawyer representing ultra-high-net-worth families in private practice and as a national wealth strategist for a large financial institution. Prior to attending law school, he was a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for three years.

Lester frequently speaks on many estate planning concepts, has published many articles on estate and tax planning strategies in state and national legal journals, has been quoted in the media on various estate planning and tax strategies, lectures at the Florida Trust School, and has been an adjunct professor at the Ave Maria University School of Law.  He has also spoken twice at the University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.  He currently has leadership positions in both the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust and Estate (ABA-RPTE) Section and the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section.  Lester is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Lester received his bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Florida International University and his master of science in taxation from the University of Miami. He also received his juris doctor from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master of laws in taxation from The University of Florida, graduating at the top of his class. He is a SAFE-registered mortgage loan originator (NMLS ID 1121606).

Lester lives in Naples with his wife, Janet, and his son, Jordan.  Lester enjoys golfing and other outdoor recreation.