Overview

Peter Blumeyer is an attorney based in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office and a member of the firm's Private Wealth Services Group. He regularly represents individuals, families, charitable organizations and corporate fiduciaries throughout the country. He focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation, estate planning and administration, and issues relating to tax-exempt/nonprofit organizations. In doing so, he combines his unique training as a litigator and estate planner to preserve wealth and protect his clients' future interests.

Mr. Blumeyer is well-versed in the litigation of complex trust, estate and guardianship disputes. He has represented clients in both state and federal court, and has significant experience in matters involving will and trust administration and interpretation conflicts, contested guardianships and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He also advises clients on the oversight and governance of charitable, religious and educational organizations. In this practice, he facilitates the creation of trust-based and corporate-form nonprofits, prepares applications for recognition of federal tax exemption, and provides counsel regarding regulatory and fiduciary compliance.

In addition, Mr. Blumeyer provides high-net-worth clients with wealth transfer tax planning advice and is proficient in drafting wills, including simple, complex, and pour-over wills; trusts, including grantor trusts, dynasty trusts, irrevocable trusts, asset protection trusts, NFA firearms trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs) and special needs trusts; and advance directives, including powers of attorney, designations of healthcare surrogate and living wills. As a member of the firm's bequest revenue team, Mr. Blumeyer represents clients as fiduciaries in probate and trust administration matters and also often serves as counsel to nationwide charitable organizations as beneficiaries of large estates.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Blumeyer was an intern at Jacksonville's Office of General Counsel and at the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In law school, Mr. Blumeyer served as student body president and a member of the Moot Court Board. He also represented clients in and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Memberships
  • Salvation Army of Northeast Florida, Advisory Board Member
  • Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Alumni Board of Directors
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Youth Programs Curriculum Committee
  • Literacy Pros of Jacksonville, Board Member, 2016-2017
  • HandsOn Jacksonville, Blueprint for Leadership Cohort, 2016
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
Honors & Awards
  • 30 Under 30, Volunteer Florida, 2017
  • Order of the Coif
  • Book Award, Wills & Trusts, 2014
  • Book Award, International Intellectual Property, 2014
  • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award, Vanderbilt University Law School
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

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