Mary Beth Crawford

Planned Giving Council

Mary Beth Crawford is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group and is based in the Bonita
Springs office. She focuses her practice on estate planning, tax planning and probate and trust administration.
Mary Beth brings a caring and comprehensive approach to estate planning and provides her clients and their
families with both the technical and personal guidance they need in developing the proper plan.
PRACTICE AREAS

      • Private Clients Group
      • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
      • Probate and Estate Administration
      • Fiduciary and Trustee Services
      • Wealth Protection Planning
      • Philanthropic Giving
      • International Estate and Tax Planning

Business Succession Planning

EDUCATION

      • University of Florida, Levin College of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1998)
      • University of Florida, Levin College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997)

University of Florida (B.A., 1992)

BAR ADMISSIONS

    Florida, 1997

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

      • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
      • Collier County Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Section, Member

Collier County Women’s Bar Association, Member

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

      • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates – 2004-present
      • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-Present
      • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
      • Gulfshore Business, “40 Under 40” Award, 2004
      • Distinctive Women, 2011
      • 2017 Women of Initiative Honoree, Women’s Foundation
      • Naples Illustrated Top Lawyers, 2019-2020

Florida Legal Elite, 2020

CIVIC AND PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY

      • Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Board of Trustees
      • Gulfshore Playhouse, Planned Giving Council
      • Angels Undercover of Collier County, Inc., Board of Directors
      • David Lawrence Center & Foundation, Board of Directors, Past President; Planned Giving Committee,
      • Chairman
      • Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Board of Directors, Past President
      • American Red Cross, Planned Giving Committee, Past Chair
      • Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida, Membership Committee
      • Leadership Bonita, Class of 2004

Junior League of Fort Myers, Past Member

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS

    Probate: Florida, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
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