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The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan 2020

by Shelley Ouellette

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As one of Central Florida’s leading estate-planning and elder-law firms, The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan are committed to serving clients as “partners in planning and friends for life” while also educating the community on the basics of estate and Medicaid planning.

Dedicated to helping families protect their legacies, the firm focuses on the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law including Medicaid and VA planning, special-needs planning, pet planning, business creation and succession planning, and real estate.

“Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal services focusing on education, the client experience, and development of lifelong relationships to create and support valued and lasting planning for our clients and the ones they love,” says Peggy Hoyt, the firm’s founder.

Under the leadership of Peggy and Randy Bryan – who are both dual-board-certified specialists by the Florida Bar in wills, trusts, and estates as well as elder law – Hoyt & Bryan is the only law firm in Florida with the distinction of two attorneys with these certifications. In June 2019, Partner Attorney Sarah AuMiller was recognized by the Florida Bar as a board-certified specialist in elder law, as well. Additionally, Associate Attorney Michelle Adams Gumula provides quality legal education and counseling to Hoyt & Bryan’s clients and their trusted advisors.

“Many individuals wait until it’s too late to properly plan for their long-term care or the distribution of their estate – when they are no longer competent, for example – and they are unable to participate in the planning process,” Randy says. “The elder-law planning process is essential to ensure proper legal directives for disability and asset protection. To ensure our clients understand this process, in addition to our professional services, Hoyt & Bryan offers complimentary, live and pre-recorded educational workshops each week via Zoom.”

“The firm’s knowledge of trusts and wills made a complicated subject much easier to understand,” says Lorri, a Hoyt & Bryan client. “Not only is the legal team highly knowledgeable and dedicated, but they are caring and compassionate, which is so important and appreciated. Their annual estate review plan keeps me focused on maintaining my estate in a timely manner in response to changes in my life. I’d recommend Hoyt & Bryan to anyone needing legal estate services.”

For more information, or to make an appointment with the Hoyt & Bryan legal team, call 407-977-8080 or visit

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