Erik P. Shuman

Erik P. Shuman (Melbourne, Florida)

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

•Chief Judge Award, Brevard County Bar Association, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2011, 2014-2016
•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

Presentations & Seminars

•“Estate Planning for Parents and Guardians of a Person with a Disability, ” Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), Rockledge, Florida, June 17, 2015

Related News

•Erik Shuman Participates in Fundraiser to Support Brevard County Women's Center
•72 GrayRobinson Attorneys Make the 2016 Best Lawyers in America List
•Erik Shuman Presents at BAC Estate Planning Seminar
•Erik Shuman Presented with Chief Judge Award

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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

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

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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
•The Florida Bar
•Elder Law Section, Member
•Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
•Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration Committee, Arbitrator
•Grievance Committee of 18th Circuit Judicial Court, Past Chair
•Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee A, 18th Circuit Judicial Court, Past Chair
•The Brevard County Estate Planning Council
•The Brevard County Bar Association
•The American Bar Association

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
GrayRobinson, P.A.
1795 West NASA Boulevard, P.O. Box 1870,
Melbourne, FL 32901
Office Information
Office Information
Erik P. Shuman
GrayRobinson, P.A.
1795 West NASA Boulevard, P.O. Box 1870,
Melbourne, FL 32901

Maintains an office in multiple locations
GrayRobinson, P.A. (Melbourne, Florida)