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Our History

Since 1924 our boutique law firm has specialized in estate planning, probate and trust administration and asset protection strategies.

Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. is recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, the highest attainable from the independent national attorney and law firm rating service.

As experts in protecting you and your loved ones through trademarked processes for estate planning and settlement, we approach our clients’ needs from a unique perspective, actively listening to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals.

When working with our experienced legal team, you will never feel alone in navigating the probate process, the tax laws and everything else that your financial advisor is asking you to do. We will work with your CPA and financial advisor to lead you through the process and help you make the hard decisions that will have a real impact on your family’s future.

Craig R. Hersch
Florida Bar Board Certified Wills,
Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA

Sheppard Law Firm, Craig R. Hersch, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel, Shell Point, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Florida Trust, Tax, Inheritance, Florida Law, Estero, Bonita Springs
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Michael B. Hill
Florida Bar Board Certified Wills,
Trusts & Estates Attorney

Sheppard Law Firm, Craig R. Hersch, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel, Shell Point, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Florida Trust, Tax, Inheritance, Florida Law, Estero, Bonita Springs
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Christopher E. Halkitis
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney

Sheppard Law Firm, Craig R. Hersch, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel, Shell Point, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Florida Trust, Tax, Inheritance, Florida Law, Estero, Bonita Springs
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Hayley E. Donaldson
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA

Sheppard Law Firm, Craig R. Hersch, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel, Shell Point, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Florida Trust, Tax, Inheritance, Florida Law, Estero, Bonita Springs
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What Our Clients Are Saying

We found the legal team to be outstanding professionals, exceedingly knowledgeable, extremely thorough and expeditious, easy to understand, and very warm and caring. Without reservation, we enthusiastically recommend this wonderful team of advisors.
Tom & Ellen K., Fort Myers, FL
My wife and I began working with the Sheppard Law Firm in 1999. Initially, Craig Hersch helped us with an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust and related gift tax issues. The relationship grew into complete estate planning… something I always assumed would be “pretty far down the road.” Tragedy befell our family when my wife, Cathy, was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2015. The family was devastated and the last thing we had on our minds was dealing with the complexities of estate issues- legal, tax and financial. Craig had put a comprehensive plan in place. I challenged him about a number of my concerns, and you know what, everything Craig had put in place made the entire process effective and efficient, which was very important to me during this difficult time. Craig’s legal assistant, Aimee Balcer, was also a huge help to my entire family throughout the process. The Sheppard Law Firm is truly a great team to have working with you on estate planning.
Ted B., Fort Myers FL
Craig Hersch and his associates did a great job settling my father’s estate. We are most appreciative of their efforts. We also established a personal relationship through this process.
James D., Atlanta, GA
Craig Hersch has been my father’s attorney for many years. So it was with confidence that my family turned to him after our father’s passing to handle any legal concerns in the settlement of his estate. From the beginning, as the Personal Representative, I found Craig Hersch and his team to be thorough and helpful, all in a timely fashion, throughout the process. An initial conference was arranged to understand the family’s needs, to explain how the process would unfold and the specifics of how the firm would help manage the various steps. Communications from then on were regular, prompt and to the point, with additional conference calls bringing in all pertinent players arranged as needed. I highly recommend the Firm to anyone seeking thoughtful and experienced help through a similar situation.
Lynn F., Tarpon Springs, FL

Craig and his team did a very thorough job which was well thought out and executed.  He took the time to guide us in all phases.  He brought clarity to a complex situation.  Follow his advice, the process is worth your time and effort.

Roger S., Fort Myers, FL

It seemed as though everyone’s goal was to make everything as easy and comfortable for us as possible.

Judith P., Fort Myers, FL

My husband recently passed away and all of this was new to me.  Chris and his team were kind, patient and extremely helpful.  They made every effort to explain everything in simple terms and made sure that I was comfortable with each step and understood everything.  I would recommend this office to anyone needing their services.

Linda C., Fort Myers, FL

When my mom passed away, it was a very upsetting and confusing time.  Luckily she had the foresight to consult with Michael Hill and had introduced us to his law firm and staff.  The process of settling the estate and trust went smoothly and Mr. Hill took care of every detail (including working with our out-of-state holdings and banks).  We were so thankful for his professional approach and his assurances that we are having him handle our estate and help our children in the same way he helped us.

Bob & Judy E., Ocala, FL

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