Your Estate Plan: Small Oversights That Can Turn Into Big Headaches

Part of what we do at Blalock Walters is assist surviving family members with administrative matters after the death of a loved one.  It’s at that point in time when the effectiveness of the decedent’s estate plan is tested.  So, to help our clients develop estate plans that will actually operate as efficiently as they […]

Blalock Walters Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

BRADENTON-SARASOTA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL, June 16, 2015 – Blalock Walters, P.A., one of Sarasota-Manatee County’s largest and well-established law firms, is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys were selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars lists. Anthony D. Bartirome, principal at the firm, was selected to the 2015 Super […]

IRS Grants Timing Relief For The Estate Tax Portability Election

Beginning in 2011, the exemption from federal estate tax applicable to the estates of most decedents has been $5,000,000 (or even slightly higher).  If the assets comprising a decedent’s gross estate during that time were less than $5,000,000, the new federal “portability” laws allowed for transference of the unused estate tax exemption to the surviving […]

Anthony Bartirome Elected President of Manatee Community Foundation

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL – Anthony D. Bartirome of the law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Manatee Community Foundation (MCF) for a two-year term.  He has served on its board for the past three years and is also a former member of MCF’s Legacy Society Committee. […]

Attorneys Anthony Bartirome and Dana Gentry Attain AV Ratings

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL – Attorneys Anthony D. Bartirome and Dana Carlson Gentry, Estate Planning attorneys at the law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. have received AV Preeminent Ratings by their peers. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive Peer Review Ratings™ based on evaluations […]