Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Heather J. Rhoades

Robert L. Lancaster, Attorney in Cummings & Lockwood's Naples, Florida, Office Achieves Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates

August 1, 2016

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that Robert L. Lancaster, a Principal in the Firm’s Private Clients Group in Naples, Florida, has become Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates, the highest evaluation of an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics by The Florida Bar.  Of the lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, only 7 percent have earned board certification. 

“We congratulate Rob on this special achievement and for being recognized as a specialist and expert in trusts and estates law,” said Jonathan B. Mills, Chairman and Managing Director of Cummings & Lockwood.  “Rob now joins our other Naples trusts and estates attorneys who are board certified -- Todd L. Bradley, Alison K. Douglas, Kenneth Krier and Deborah L. Russell.”

Rob joined Cummings & Lockwood in 2001 and became a principal in 2009.  He focuses his practice on the areas of wealth preservation planning, estate planning and business succession planning, and works extensively with entrepreneurs, executives, physicians and other professionals.  Rob is also a frequent speaker and author on various trusts and estates issues.

Rob received his LL.M. in Taxation and J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and his B.S. at Florida State University.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001 and has since become actively involved in numerous professional, civic and philanthropic organizations.  He is active in the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association; as both a member of the Executive Council and serving as a Vice-Chair of the Estate & Trust Tax Planning Committee.  In addition, Rob is a past Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Collier County Bar Association; and former Senior Editor of the Estate Planning Supplement published annually by the Estate Planning Council of Naples.  In addition, he is on the Board of New Horizons of Southwest Florida and Founding Member and Board Member of Baby Basics of Collier County, Inc.

Rob lives in Naples with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Logan and Lindsay.