Mavis Richards serves as a paralegal in the firm’s Trust & Estates group.  She assist with preparation of estate planning documents from simple plans to complex high-net worth estate plans. Mavis also assist with preparation of documents, pleadings and accountings for probate estate and trust administration; and settlement documents. As well as preparation of gift and estate planning tax returns (709), fiduciary returns for estates and trusts (1041) and federal estate inheritance tax returns (706).

Mavis is an Iowa native and has been in the Tampa Bay area for 11 years. She has over 25 years’ experience working as a paralegal in the areas of Trust/Estate, Probate, Taxation and Corporate for both small and large firms.

Mavis graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa in 1996 with an Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal and Accounting/Tax Specialist.  She has been a member of National Association of Legal Assistance, Iowa Legal Assistance Association and Florida Legal Assistance Association, and holds a Florida Registered Paralegal designation from the Florida Bar.

Outside of the office, Mavis enjoy spending time with her family and friends, spending time at the beach, kayaking, hiking, road-trips, travel, gardening, painting, reading and volunteering.

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