About Us


Goza and Hall P.A. was founded in 1945 and serves the Tampa Bay area and clients throughout Florida in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, and business formation.  For further information regarding our areas of expertise, please visit the practice areas overview or contact our offices in Clearwater, Florida.  Our highly skilled attorneys and staff include:

Donald R. Hall, Attorney



Mr. Hall specializes in estate planning, trusts and wills, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, probate, and real estate.  His extensive experience includes successfully handling several federal estate tax audits, including discounting of assets in connection with estates and the reduction of the federal estate taxes.  He has also been instrumental in conducting complicated commercial real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of shopping centers, office buildings, and 1031 exchanges.  Mr. Hall has lectured on the topics of estate planning, revocable living trusts and federal estate tax issues. 


Bar Admissions:  FloridaU.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaU.S. Supreme CourtU.S. Tax Court 
Education:  Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (Juris Doctor); University of Florida (B.S.B.A.)
Memberships: Clearwater Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationFlorida Bar Association, past President of Estate Planning Council of Upper Pinellas County, Past President of Clearwater Bar Association, and Rotary Club of Clearwater


Jeremy R. Sokol, Associate Attorney
Jeremy is an associate attorney at Goza and Hall, P.A. and specializes in real estate law and estate planning. Jeremy enjoys working with clients to draft purchase and sale agreements, commercial and residential leases, trusts, and wills tailored to their specific interests and needs. Jeremy is a proud graduate of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2017. Jeremy earned his B.A. from the University at Albany with a degree in Sociology.

Education
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, J.D.
State University of New York, University at Albany, B.A. in Sociology.


Memberships
Member, Clearwater Bar Association
Member, Bay Area Real Estate Council
Member, Attorneys Title Insurance Fund
Member, The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
Member, Kappa Sigma Fraternity


Bar Admissions
Florida

Court Admissions
All State Courts in Florida

Barbara Brown 

Barbara Brown has worked for Goza and Hall P.A. since 1993.  She is a legal assistant with significant experience and knowledge in handling all real estate matters, including preparation of residential and commercial real estate contracts, closings of real estate transactions (commercial and residential), preparation and review of title searches, title commitments and policies, residential and commercial lease transactions, business sales (asset or stock sales), and 1031 exchanges.  Additionally, Barbara is proficient in handling estate planning matters, such as wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable power of attorneys, and living wills.  She also has expertise in handling corporate and business transactions, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and asset sale transactions.  


Andrea Wood

Andrea Wood serves as the firm's IT and operations manager. 


Diana Verdery

Diana Verdery is a Florida Registered Paralegal and has worked as a Paralegal in Clearwater her entire career. She has an Associate of Science Degree in Legal Secretary and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business. Diana has a varied legal background including general litigation, trial work, probate, estate planning, real estate, corporate law, and securities. 


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