Marla DeVicente Bohlander joined the firm in August 2010. She is a Shareholder of the firm and Co-Leader of the Private Client Services Practice Group. Marla’s practice focuses primarily on estate, tax and wealth transfer planning, estate and trust administration, and pre-marital and post-marital planning matters. Marla has experience in corporate and business matters, including entity selection, formation, and business succession planning.

Representative Matters

  • Preparation of wills, trusts, and other sophisticated estate planning instruments
  • Legal advice concerning federal income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues
  • Representation of individuals and corporate fiduciaries in complex probate and trust administration matters
  • Tax and legal advice regarding business matters and closely-held business planning
  • Preparation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements
  • Tax controversies with Internal Revenue Service
  • Tax-exempt and charitable organizations

Honors and Distinctions

  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up & Comer, Wills, Trusts & Estates, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2021-2024
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019
  • Tampa Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2021-2024
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2020-2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, 2021

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Florida Bar
    • Tax Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Florida Fellows Institute, Class V Participant

Community Involvement

  • Suncoast Hospice Professional Partners Council
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2014

Thought Leadership