Once Upon a Plan

Your “happily ever after” starts with proper planning. At Burke Faulkner Law, we provide comprehensive, tax-sensitive estate and business planning services to families and businesses across Tampa Bay. Our 200+ business clients range from startups to mid-market businesses, and we also proudly represent hundreds of prominent individuals and families seeking to preserve their assets.

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Philosophy Defined

At Burke Faulkner Law, our philosophy is simple: to stay on the cutting edge of the law to enable us to provide the highest level of service, maintain professional excellence and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are a forward thinking firm with a focus on you – our client. Client service is at the heart of our business. We work hard to understand our clients’ unique challenges so we can custom tailor solutions to meet our clients’ personal and business needs.

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Life's Greatest Accomplishments Protected.

Burke Faulkner Law, P.A. uses a unique blend of legal, tax, and financial expertise to design personalized estate and legacy plans which may include asset protection, business succession planning, estate planning, tax planning, tax minimization, charitable planning, IRA & retirement account planning, and pre-marital or prenuptial agreements.

Business Succession Planning

Palm Harbor Estate Planning

At Burke Faulkner Law, we pride ourselves on providing customized, tax-sensitive planning. A planned estate is designed to minimize taxes and the government’s share of your money, designate who can make health care decisions for you should you become incapacitated, select a guardian for your minor children, indicate where your assets will go, and ensure your finances are taken care of by the right person in the event of temporary or total disability. Proper estate planning spares your loved ones of the expense, delay, and frustration associated with managing your affairs when tragedy strikes in the form of disability or death.

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Expertise you expect. Service you deserve.

To deliver on the commitment to excellence, The Faulkner Firm stays on the cutting-edge of the law by attending legal seminars, being a active members of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust & Tax divisions of the Florida Bar, and staying up-to-date on the latest tax and wealth preservation strategies.  We put our knowledge to work for you, crafting innovative solutions to complex tax and estate issues.
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A Wealth Preservation Law Firm

protecting the assets of families and small businesses across Tampa Bay

Debbie Faulkner, J.D. , L.L.M.

LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation, Washington University in St. Louis J.D., Cornell Law School

B.A., Stetson University, cum laude

Debbie Faulkner grew up in the East Lake community of Palm Harbor. After attending local public schools for her secondary education, Debbie graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associate in Arts Degree. From there, she attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida on a Presidential Scholarship. At 19, Debbie graduated from Stetson cum laude and earned the distinction of being Stetson’s youngest graduate since its founding in 1883.

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Robert C. Burke Jr., J.D.

Mr. Burke graduated from Florida State University in 1968 and from Stetson University College of Law in January 1974. He was a past trust officer for First Union National Bank, now part of Wells Fargo through merger. He and his wife, Janice have been married since 1966 with two children and two grandchildren.
Mr. Burke is “Of Counsel” to the Richards, Gilkey, Fite, Slaughter, Pratesi, & Ward, P.A. Law Firm in Clearwater, Florida. He has two staff individuals, having more than 45 years of experience.

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Henri Bardhi, J.D., LL.M.

Henri is the associate attorney to Debbie Faulkner at Burke Faulkner Law. He focuses his practice on sophisticated estate planning for individuals and families. Henri recognizes that estate planning is a complicated process that encompasses the client’s assets, business interests, personal and family situation, and of course, future goals. This process involves the development of a comprehensive plan to preserve the client’s wealth and to transfer it while minimizing the client’s income and transfer taxes (gift taxes, estate taxes, and generation-skipping transfer taxes).

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Practice Areas

  • Wills Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Surrogate
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Gun Trusts

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Our Values

Business is done differently at Burke Faulkner Law.  Here, estate planning is not merely collecting information and kicking out a form will or trust.  You can expect personal service, expertise, a comprehensive tax-sensitive legacy and estate plan, and an ongoing relationship with your lawyer.

Locally Owned and Operated

Serving the Greater Tampa Bay Area

Burke Faulkner Law, P.A.
3937 Tampa Road #2
Oldsmar, FL 34677

p: (727) 939-4900
f: (727) 771-7940
e: debbie@burkefaulknerlaw.com

Burke Faulkner Law, P.A.
3937 Tampa Road #2
Oldsmar, FL 34677

p: (727) 939-4900