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March 19, 2021
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Naming a Guardian for your Children

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How to Distribute your Estate

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Client Testimonials

The following statements are from our previous clients detailing their time with us. These have not been reviewed or approved by the Florida Bar. They are not necessarily representative of the experience of all clients nor the results obtained by the firm. We would also like to remind you of the following:

  • The facts and circumstances of your matter may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided.
  • All results of matters handled by the firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials.
  • Every matter is different, and each client’s situation must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

“Mr. Keleske’s work has and continues to be an outstanding service to my company as well as for me personally and would recommend him with the utmost confidence. I have made 3 personal recommendations to friends before.

‘Mr. Keleske has never disappointed my friends or myself.’”
– T.C.

“We were referred to Joshua Keleske by our financial advisor when we stated that we needed to update our family trust. Mr. Keleske was given the highest recommendation, and he has certainly lived up to it. After just one meeting with him, we knew that he would become our family attorney on all matters. We fully trust his abilities and his advice. He has the ability to break through the ‘legalese’ and get straight to the facts. We highly recommend Joshua Keleske to anyone needing a capable, honest, and trustworthy attorney.”
– A.K & S.K.

“Words are not enough to express my appreciation for all your kindness and caring professionalism shown to me. But please know your Godly as well as legal service are greatly appreciated. My God continue to bless you and your family. I pray your practice will continue to thrive.”
– C.B.J.

“We sincerely ‘Thank You’ for all you have done for us for our mom. She is so HAPPY with everything you have done, and she really liked you and your staff. You made her very comfortable and she has understood everything you have explained to her… You made her feel important.

We thank you again…it means the world to us.”
– J.M.

“I have known Joshua for a few years since he became my family’s trust counselor and truly consider him one of the best in the business. His expert advice is sound and on-target. My family has benefited from his expertise and experienced a smooth transition of the trust upon the most recent death of a family member. Regardless of where I am in the country, Joshua will always be my trust counselor. I highly recommend Joshua and his services to any firm or individual.”
– R.E.

“Joshua was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to explain different options that were available to our family with our estate plan. We never felt rushed and believe that we have made very good decisions in our Wills. We have given his name to several of our friends and would not hesitate to recommend him in the future.”
– E.M.

“Joshua is a very capable lawyer who specializes in Estate and Business Planning. He has always been very responsive to the needs of our mutual clients. His attention to details and his follow-through in client matters set him apart in his field.”
– J.E., Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

“Joshua is an extremely personable and professional colleague, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
– J.L.R., Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

“I am a financial advisor by profession and Joshua Keleske is the first lawyer I think of when a valued client of mine needs to be referred to an Estate Attorney. I have known Joshua in a professional capacity for over three years and I have found him to be a bright and articulate attorney. I have come to appreciate how knowledgeable and thorough he is with regard to Estate Planning and I have always been impressed with how his staff deals with clients on such important (and sensitive) issues. Those clients that I have referred to Joshua have come back to me after having had their meeting(s) with Joshua, telling me just how much they enjoy working with him and then thanking me for the referral. As you might guess this gives me even greater confidence when the need arises to refer a client to him! Finally, I use Joshua’s services as my S Corp. attorney and I have been very pleased with the work done by him and his staff on my behalf. Bottom line: Joshua Keleske will not disappoint.”
– L.R., Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

“Joshua is another professional who appreciates straight talk. He has a knack for quickly assessing what legal solutions will serve his clients best. He communicates in a simple, straightforward manner, breaking his recommendations into easily understandable steps. I appreciate working with someone who ‘tells it like it is,’ whether it’s ugly or pretty. He also won’t make recommendations that he won’t see through to completion. This added service gives me comfort that when I send a client to work with him, they are getting good advice that actually gets implemented.”
– H.P.T., Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

“Joshua has earned his reputation as an attorney who will do everything in his power to do what is best for his clients. The common clients we have worked with make it very clear Joshua is their attorney and they will make no legal decision without consulting him first. When I first met Joshua, it was obvious that his ambition, drive and determination would make him one of the best attorneys in Tampa. He has succeeded in building a first-rate law practice and I have no reservations referring my clients to him.”
– K.F., Commercial Lending Officer

“Joshua has always provided superb service for my family and for my clients. He has the keen ability to translate problems into practical solutions. Based on my personal experience over the past 7 years, Joshua’s performance far exceeds that of other comparable experience and I would certainly recommend his services!”
– H.A.M., Financial Advisor

“I have referred several clients to Joshua. He has been extremely helpful to our clients. Not only has Joshua helped them, he provided insightful guidance to my family in planning our personal affairs. I was grateful to him and his staff for their hard work and attention to detail. My wife and I were impressed by his knowledge and thoroughness. I would not hesitate to recommend Joshua in the future.”
– A.F.P., Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

“I had the privilege to have been referred to Joshua T. Keleske, P.L., to settle the estate of my parents. I interviewed several other attorneys in the process, and we engaged Joshua Keleske. I have four brothers and we do not always see eye to eye, but the decision to have Joshua Keleske handle our parents’ estate was easy. Another attorney friend of mine referred me to Joshua Keleske, and once we met for the initial consultation, I felt at ease, as did my brothers. Joshua is a no-frills kind of guy, there were no hidden charges, and he handled everything promptly. He spelled everything out and did exactly what he said he would do. Other attorneys we spoke with were very wishy-washy on the cost to handle the estate, we were worried that when it was over we would have hidden charges, and we just didn’t get that warm feeling from them. With Joshua, we felt that he had our best interest at heart and really felt at ease.

Therefore, I would recommend the services of Joshua T. Keleske, P.L. to anyone I come in contact with that would need estate work done.”
– M.S.

“If someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be writing this type of recommendation for an Attorney, I probably would have laughed and told them Lehman Brothers would file for bankruptcy before that day ever came! Well, I am indeed writing such a recommendation. It is also one of those recommendations that can never truly be put into words. How about this? Joshua Keleske is an attorney and a saint. Yes, I said them both in the same sentence. And NO, I am not being paid for this endorsement. If you meet 2 other people in the entire course of your lifetime like Mr. Keleske, then you, my friend, are one of the most fortunate people alive! I just happen to be one of those people. Sure, Joshua knows his stuff and does superb work. The countless projects Joshua has been retained for over the past several years were all incredible, well-constructed, and effective. And as an advisor on all matters, Mr. Keleske has been nothing short of brilliant. So what? That’s what he’s paid for you say? I agree. I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of counselors that could meet my requirements. What this reference is really about though is Joshua Keleske the person—the human being. I assure you, you have met none like him. Everything he does, every bit of advice, every document drafted, every contract reviewed—EVERYTHING is done in the purest spirit of your best interests. EVERYTHING. Simply put, what Joshua advises or does for you and your family is exactly what he would do if it were for him and his family. It is a deep relationship, not a business transaction. Case in point: Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office, waited an hour or so to see your doctor to tell him/her about your symptoms and your doctor says two words to you (at most), writes a prescription, and sends you on your way? Wait. I have questions! Sorry— next patient. Well, Joshua’s willingness and ability to take the necessary time to explain things, to ensure your questions are answered, and to make certain everyone involved is comfortable are rarely seen these days. Finally, there comes the most important character trait that I believe should be looked for in selecting a counselor and that is trust. I have such a high level of trust in Mr. Keleske’s abilities, ethics, and motives that I would (and do) trust him with my life. With Joshua, there are no hidden agendas and no work done just to generate fees. Work and advice are done out of the most sincere concern for you and your family’s well-being. The fee is an afterthought. I challenge anyone to find that spirit with his or her current counsel.

In closing, at every level, and on every occasion, Joshua has proven himself, time and time again to be a brilliant counselor, a trusted advisor, a kindred spirit, and now, a personal friend.”
– M.B.

Client Testimonials

The following statements are from our previous clients detailing their time with us. These have not been reviewed or approved by the Florida Bar. They are not necessarily representative of the experience of all clients nor the results obtained by the firm. We would also like to remind you of the following:

  • The facts and circumstances of your matter may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided.
  • All results of matters handled by the firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials.
  • Every matter is different, and each client’s situation must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

“Mr. Keleske’s work has and continues to be an outstanding service to my company as well as for me personally and would recommend him with the utmost confidence. I have made 3 personal recommendations to friends before.

‘Mr. Keleske has never disappointed my friends or myself.’”
– T.C.

“We were referred to Joshua Keleske by our financial advisor when we stated that we needed to update our family trust. Mr. Keleske was given the highest recommendation, and he has certainly lived up to it. After just one meeting with him, we knew that he would become our family attorney on all matters. We fully trust his abilities and his advice. He has the ability to break through the ‘legalese’ and get straight to the facts. We highly recommend Joshua Keleske to anyone needing a capable, honest, and trustworthy attorney.”
– A.K & S.K.

“Words are not enough to express my appreciation for all your kindness and caring professionalism shown to me. But please know your Godly as well as legal service are greatly appreciated. My God continue to bless you and your family. I pray your practice will continue to thrive.”
– C.B.J.

“We sincerely ‘Thank You’ for all you have done for us for our mom. She is so HAPPY with everything you have done, and she really liked you and your staff. You made her very comfortable and she has understood everything you have explained to her… You made her feel important.

We thank you again…it means the world to us.”
– J.M.

“I have known Joshua for a few years since he became my family’s trust counselor and truly consider him one of the best in the business. His expert advice is sound and on-target. My family has benefited from his expertise and experienced a smooth transition of the trust upon the most recent death of a family member. Regardless of where I am in the country, Joshua will always be my trust counselor. I highly recommend Joshua and his services to any firm or individual.”
– R.E.

“Joshua was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to explain different options that were available to our family with our estate plan. We never felt rushed and believe that we have made very good decisions in our Wills. We have given his name to several of our friends and would not hesitate to recommend him in the future.”
– E.M.

“Joshua is a very capable lawyer who specializes in Estate and Business Planning. He has always been very responsive to the needs of our mutual clients. His attention to details and his follow-through in client matters set him apart in his field.”
– J.E., Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

“Joshua is an extremely personable and professional colleague, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
– J.L.R., Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

“I am a financial advisor by profession and Joshua Keleske is the first lawyer I think of when a valued client of mine needs to be referred to an Estate Attorney. I have known Joshua in a professional capacity for over three years and I have found him to be a bright and articulate attorney. I have come to appreciate how knowledgeable and thorough he is with regard to Estate Planning and I have always been impressed with how his staff deals with clients on such important (and sensitive) issues. Those clients that I have referred to Joshua have come back to me after having had their meeting(s) with Joshua, telling me just how much they enjoy working with him and then thanking me for the referral. As you might guess this gives me even greater confidence when the need arises to refer a client to him! Finally, I use Joshua’s services as my S Corp. attorney and I have been very pleased with the work done by him and his staff on my behalf. Bottom line: Joshua Keleske will not disappoint.”
– L.R., Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

“Joshua is another professional who appreciates straight talk. He has a knack for quickly assessing what legal solutions will serve his clients best. He communicates in a simple, straightforward manner, breaking his recommendations into easily understandable steps. I appreciate working with someone who ‘tells it like it is,’ whether it’s ugly or pretty. He also won’t make recommendations that he won’t see through to completion. This added service gives me comfort that when I send a client to work with him, they are getting good advice that actually gets implemented.”
– H.P.T., Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

“Joshua has earned his reputation as an attorney who will do everything in his power to do what is best for his clients. The common clients we have worked with make it very clear Joshua is their attorney and they will make no legal decision without consulting him first. When I first met Joshua, it was obvious that his ambition, drive and determination would make him one of the best attorneys in Tampa. He has succeeded in building a first-rate law practice and I have no reservations referring my clients to him.”
– K.F., Commercial Lending Officer

“Joshua has always provided superb service for my family and for my clients. He has the keen ability to translate problems into practical solutions. Based on my personal experience over the past 7 years, Joshua’s performance far exceeds that of other comparable experience and I would certainly recommend his services!”
– H.A.M., Financial Advisor

“I have referred several clients to Joshua. He has been extremely helpful to our clients. Not only has Joshua helped them, he provided insightful guidance to my family in planning our personal affairs. I was grateful to him and his staff for their hard work and attention to detail. My wife and I were impressed by his knowledge and thoroughness. I would not hesitate to recommend Joshua in the future.”
– A.F.P., Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

“I had the privilege to have been referred to Joshua T. Keleske, P.L., to settle the estate of my parents. I interviewed several other attorneys in the process, and we engaged Joshua Keleske. I have four brothers and we do not always see eye to eye, but the decision to have Joshua Keleske handle our parents’ estate was easy. Another attorney friend of mine referred me to Joshua Keleske, and once we met for the initial consultation, I felt at ease, as did my brothers. Joshua is a no-frills kind of guy, there were no hidden charges, and he handled everything promptly. He spelled everything out and did exactly what he said he would do. Other attorneys we spoke with were very wishy-washy on the cost to handle the estate, we were worried that when it was over we would have hidden charges, and we just didn’t get that warm feeling from them. With Joshua, we felt that he had our best interest at heart and really felt at ease.

Therefore, I would recommend the services of Joshua T. Keleske, P.L. to anyone I come in contact with that would need estate work done.”
– M.S.

“If someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be writing this type of recommendation for an Attorney, I probably would have laughed and told them Lehman Brothers would file for bankruptcy before that day ever came! Well, I am indeed writing such a recommendation. It is also one of those recommendations that can never truly be put into words. How about this? Joshua Keleske is an attorney and a saint. Yes, I said them both in the same sentence. And NO, I am not being paid for this endorsement. If you meet 2 other people in the entire course of your lifetime like Mr. Keleske, then you, my friend, are one of the most fortunate people alive! I just happen to be one of those people. Sure, Joshua knows his stuff and does superb work. The countless projects Joshua has been retained for over the past several years were all incredible, well-constructed, and effective. And as an advisor on all matters, Mr. Keleske has been nothing short of brilliant. So what? That’s what he’s paid for you say? I agree. I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of counselors that could meet my requirements. What this reference is really about though is Joshua Keleske the person—the human being. I assure you, you have met none like him. Everything he does, every bit of advice, every document drafted, every contract reviewed—EVERYTHING is done in the purest spirit of your best interests. EVERYTHING. Simply put, what Joshua advises or does for you and your family is exactly what he would do if it were for him and his family. It is a deep relationship, not a business transaction. Case in point: Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office, waited an hour or so to see your doctor to tell him/her about your symptoms and your doctor says two words to you (at most), writes a prescription, and sends you on your way? Wait. I have questions! Sorry— next patient. Well, Joshua’s willingness and ability to take the necessary time to explain things, to ensure your questions are answered, and to make certain everyone involved is comfortable are rarely seen these days. Finally, there comes the most important character trait that I believe should be looked for in selecting a counselor and that is trust. I have such a high level of trust in Mr. Keleske’s abilities, ethics, and motives that I would (and do) trust him with my life. With Joshua, there are no hidden agendas and no work done just to generate fees. Work and advice are done out of the most sincere concern for you and your family’s well-being. The fee is an afterthought. I challenge anyone to find that spirit with his or her current counsel.

In closing, at every level, and on every occasion, Joshua has proven himself, time and time again to be a brilliant counselor, a trusted advisor, a kindred spirit, and now, a personal friend.”
– M.B.

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