In re Leonard Frankel Trust

No. 04-3389-CP (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. Nov. 13, 2018). The Firm represented a trust beneficiary in a dispute involving his three adult siblings. The four siblings previously had entered into an agreement, pursuant to which the Firm’s client was entitled to receive $1,000,000.00 from the sale of a building. Following the sale, the three siblings objected to the disbursement of the $1,000,000.00, alleging that their agreement was unenforceable due to coercion, duress, prior material breach and lack of consideration. The Firm filed a motion to enforce the agreement. Following a multiday evidentiary hearing, the Circuit Court rejected the siblings’ defenses, granted the Firm’s motion and awarded the $1,000,000.00, plus taxable costs, to the Firm’s client.