Susan Sikuta is a Shareholder at Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C. in its Estates and Trusts Practice Group and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law. Her practice focuses on domestic and international estate and tax planning and estate administration. Susan’s knowledge of the German language complements her legal work with international clients on issues specific to resident and non-resident alien U.S. estate tax and succession planning. She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an international association of professional advisers specializing in estate and succession planning.
Susan completed studies of German literature at Harvard University (BA magna cum laude) and a fellowship year at Indiana University, Bloomington (I.U. Fellow) prior to receiving her JD degree summa cum laude from Nova Southeastern University. Between BA and JD, Susan received a violin performance degree from the Conservatory of Music in Freiburg, Germany, and performed as a violinist with the State Opera Orchestra in Darmstadt and the German Chamber Orchestra. She remains an active participant in and supporter of the arts in Southwest Florida, having served on the Board of the United Arts Council (past Secretary) and performing with Opera Naples, the Gulfshore Opera and the Southwest Florida Symphony, among others.