Elizabeth G. Lutz, an associate with Tripp Scott, counsels clients regarding both simple and complex estate planning and asset protection and prepares comprehensive estate plans that include wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. Lutz understands the sensitivity of the topics at hand and the importance of a client’s confidence in their postmortem planning.
Lutz represents Personal Representatives in probate administrations, both Trustees and Beneficiaries in trust administrations and Guardians in guardianship administrations. Lutz realizes the importance of an attorney’s skill, professionalism and advocacy in each type of administration and appreciates the dramatic impact each has on a client’s life both during and after administration.
Lutz advises clients regarding the formation, registration and management of their non-profit organizations, and helps clients maximize their benefits both as charitable donors and as individual taxpayers in the non-profit arena.
Prior to joining Tripp Scott, Lutz worked at a law firm in Sarasota, Florida for three years handling estate planning and probate administrations for clients of varying net worth, gaining invaluable experience and keen insight into the specialized field and its clientele.
Lutz received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2010, a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 2013, and an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami in 2014. While in law school, Lutz was a member of the Nova Law Review and published an article concerning the estate planning challenges and uncertainties faced by same-sex couples in Florida and viable solutions thereto: It’s Me or Your Family: How Florida DOMA and the Florida Probate Code Force Same-Sex Couples to Make an Impossible Choice in Estate Planning, 37 Nova L. Rev. 181 (2012).