Mary Beth Crawford

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
  • 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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