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Kit Van Pelt

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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society: Executive Justice of Travel Teams, Chairperson of Finance, Justice of Teams
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society American Bar Association Travel Team Member: Winner of Best Brief Award, Winner of Best Oralist
    • Honors: Law Student Advisor
    • Honors: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Treasurer
    • Honors: LAMBDA United, Treasurer
    • Honors: Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Group Member
  • St. Petersburg College
    • Bachelor’s Degree – Paralegal Studies - 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Clearwater Bar Foundation – President (2018 to present)

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Theta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar, Member Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 2013 to Present
  • Florida Bar, Member Tax Section, 2013 to Present
  • Clearwater Bar, Probate Section (2014 to present), Board of Directors (2018 to present), Young Lawyers Section Board Member (2014 to 2017)
  • Pinellas County Estate Planning Council Board Member, President (2019-2020); Vice President (2018-2019); Secretary (2014 to 2018)
  • SPCA of Tampa Bay, Provisional Advisory Committee – Co-Chair of Membership (2014 to 2016)
  • Graduate of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2017

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Mediation
  • Tax Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013

Honors

  • The Florida Bar Wm. Reese Smith, Jr. Leadership Member Fellow (2016)