George J. Taylor


Estate and Trust Litigation, Business Litigation

About George Taylor

George Taylor is a Partner in Brinkley Morgan’s Estate and Trust Litigation and Business Litigation practice groups. His Estate and Trust Litigation practice focuses on helping families and fiduciaries solve legal problems related to fiduciary litigation, will and trust contests, trust accountings, breaches of fiduciary duty, removal of personal representatives (executors) and trustees including surcharge, creditor claims, elective share disputes, litigation between trust protectors, trustees, and trust beneficiaries, will construction, compensation disputes, issues with jointly held assets, reasonable reserve disputes, and homestead litigation.  George also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration.

Additionally, George’s Business Litigation practice concentrates on helping business owners with complex legal problems that arise in commercial and business relationships, like breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion (embezzlement), and ownership disputes, including the litigation of those matters in both state and federal courts.

An active member of the community, Mr. Taylor serves on the boards of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, the Salah Foundation, and the Board of Governors for Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Notably, Mr. Taylor was Chairman of the KIDS Campaign for Broward Health, whereby an astounding $22.6 million was raised in less than two years for the renovation and expansion of the children’s hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

Mr. Taylor earned his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law, where he graduated 4th in his class, and received Book Awards (Highest Grade) for Charitable Organizations, Interviewing and Counseling, Probate Law Workshop, and Real Estate Transactions.

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Publications and Presented Materials

“Avoid Estate Disputes Over Family Treasures”
Retirement Daily on TheStreet, June 27, 2024

Florida’s Elective Share Gives ‘Disinherited’ Spouse a Share of the Estate,” Daily Business Review, September 8, 2022

Amendments to Florida’s Trust Code Bring Wide-Ranging Changes,” Brinkley Morgan, July 28, 2022

Florida’s Elective Share Gives ‘Disinherited’ Spouse a Piece of the Estate,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 24, 2022

Blown Deadlines: How Insurance Proceeds Meant for a Trust Wind Up in an Estate,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, May 4, 2022

Relying on Holographic Wills is a Terrible Idea,” ThinkAdvisor, May 20, 2021

Personal Representatives: Qualifications and Preference in Appointment,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, June 5, 2020

Contract Law: Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Act of God?”, Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 13, 2020

Trust Protectors: A Love Story,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, March 9, 2017

Panelist, Planned Giving Council of Broward Symposium, Next Generation Success and Philanthropy, May 12, 2021

Panelist, “Grants Gone Wild (In the Best Way!),” National Leadership Institute, March 29, 2018

Panelist, Planned Giving Council of Broward’s 25th Anniversary Symposium, May 17, 2017

Presenter, Collaborative Estate Solutions: A Litigator’s Perspective, October 19, 2021

Presenter, Trust Accountings: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls, 2021-Present

Presenter, “Private Family Foundations: An Inside Look,” Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Chapter, March 8, 2016

Presenter, “Private Family Foundations: An Inside Look,” Planned Giving Council of Broward’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting, Oct. 21, 2015


Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022, 2024

Florida Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017-2023

“Top Lawyers,” South Florida Legal Guide, 2022

“Top Lawyers,” Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, 2022

Royal Poinciana Community Leadership Award, Debbie’s Dream Foundation Dream Makers Gala, 2018

Honoree, American Cancer Society Celebration Gala, April 22, 2017

Profiles in Leadership Award, Leadership Broward, 2016

Up & Comers Award, South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine – Finalist, 2016

Professional Associations

Palm Beach County Bar Association

17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “F,” Chair, 2019-2022

The Florida Bar

American Bar Association

Broward County Bar Association

Estate Planning Council of Broward County

Federal Bar Association, Broward County Chapter

Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class V Graduate

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Community Engagement

The Salah Foundation, Board Member, 2011-Present

Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Board Member, 2016-Present

  • Parker Campaign Committee, Member, 2018-2021
  • Governance Committee, Chair, 2020-Present

Nova Southeastern University College of Law, Board of Governors, 2020-Present

Arc Broward, Inc., Board Member, 2017-2020

Broward Health Foundation, Secretary of the Board, 2012-2016

  • KIDS Campaign, It’s All About KIDS, A Special Campaign for Broward Health, Chairman, 2014-2016


Florida (2013)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


Lynn University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2002

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012