Erik P. Shuman

Attorney in Melbourne, FL
Erik practices in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, trusts and estates, elder law, and Medicaid planning in the firm's Melbourne, Orlando, and Boca Raton offices. His experience includes:

•Tax-sensitive estate planning, including the preparation of wills, health care proxies, durable general powers of attorney and trusts for a variety of needs (revocable trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, QTIPS, QDOTS, minor's trusts and life insurance trusts)
•Comprehensive probate, guardianship and trust administration guidance
•Charitable giving, including the use of charitable trusts and other planned giving techniques; premarital planning; and planning for families that include a family member with special needs
•The structuring of settlements in probate, personal injury cases and other litigation to continue the qualification of a needy or disabled person for public benefits
•Evaluation of financing options for long-term nursing home care, including Medicaid planning

Awards & Recognitions
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2011, 2014-2015
•Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2012-2014
•Brevard Bar Association's Professionalism Award, 2004

•Daily Bread, Professional Advisory Board
•Community Foundation for Brevard, Board of Directors; Past Chair
•Space Coast Guardianship Association, Past Board Member
•Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Past Board Member
•Florida State Guardianship Association, Member
•Promise in Brevard, Board Member

Articles & Publications
•You Can't Take It With You, So Plan Your Estate Carefully, Wealth Care, LLC, Medical Economics, April 10, 2012

Related News
•Sixty-Four GrayRobinson Attorneys Make the 2015 Best Lawyers in America List
•76 GrayRobinson Attorneys Listed Among Florida Super Lawyers
•GrayRobinson Attorney Elected to Community Foundation for Brevard Board of Directors
•You can't take it with you, so plan your estate carefully.

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Areas of Law

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Transfer


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, Florida

Law School Attended

University of Florida
Class of 1993

University Attended

Emory University
Class of 1989

Associations & Memberships

Professional Association & Membership
•National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
•Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Member
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Office Information
Erik P. Shuman
 1795 West NASA Boulevard, P.O. Box 1870,
Melbourne, FL 32901

Maintains an office in multiple locations

GrayRobinson, P.A. (Melbourne, Florida)

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