Our Story

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The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan is Central Florida’s leading estate planning and elder law firm and the only Florida law firm with two attorneys board certified in both Wills, Trusts and Estates as well as in Elder Law.  We were founded in 1999 and our main office is located in the heart of historic Oviedo, Florida. We also have an office at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Peggy Hoyt and Randy Bryan, the founding partners, bring significant estate planning, elder law, estate administration, real estate and business planning experience to their practice.  Both are Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates as well as in Elder Law.  Together they have combined legal experience of more than 40 years. We are members of WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, national organizations of estate planning and elder law professionals committed to one goal – the best interests of our clients.

Partner, Sarah AuMiller and Associate Attorney, Michelle Adams, assist in providing quality legal education and counselling to our clients and their trusted advisors.  Our dedicated team provides the additional support necessary to provide  superior legal services.

The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan provides each client with the individual service they deserve through:

  • Educational Workshops for individuals and their families, as well as their CPAs and financial advisors.
  • Communication with our clients and their professional advisors regarding changes in the law and our experience through the use of newsletters, consultations, group counselling and fellowship meetings, electronic and computer media.
  • Prompt, courteous service to our clients.

We limit our practice to the provision of legal advice and counsel in the following areas:

Estate Planning:
Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardian Advocacy and Guardian Advocacy, Special Needs Planning, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives, Asset Protection Planning,  Estate Tax Planning, Charitable Planning, Pet Trusts and Planning, and Mediation.

Elder Law:
Long-Term Care Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning and Applications, Adult Medicaid Eligibility, Qualified Income Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives, Nursing Home Issues, and Veteran’s Benefits.

Estate Administration:
Formal Probate Administration, Summary Probate Administration and Trust Administration.

Special Needs and Disability Planning:
Special Needs Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, First Party Trusts and Third Party Trusts.

Guardian Advocacy and Guardianship:
Guardian Advocacy, Plenary Guardianship, Guardianship of the Person, Guardianship of the Property, Voluntary Guardianship, and Minor Guardianship.

Business Planning:
Incorporation,  Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Buy-Sell Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Business Succession, Contracts, Exit Planning Strategies, and Entity Maintenance through our unique YES! Your Enterprise Success program.

Real Estate:
Residential Contracts and Closings, Leases, Notes and Mortgages.

Animal Law:
Powers of Attorney for Veterinary Care, Pet Trusts for long term pet care, Pet Trustee services and Pet Dispute Resolution.

Dispute Resolution:
Alternative dispute resolution services including mediation for estate matters, pet disputes and FINRA arbitration.