Jeffrey M. Folkman

Jeffrey M. Folkman

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Recognized since 2008

Naples, Florida

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Tax Law
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Jeffrey M. Folkman is experienced in all phases of estate and charitable planning for individuals and families, including those where family-owned businesses are involved. Plans range from the modest in size to the very large and sophisticated. He works extensively with corporate trustees, financial planners, insurance agents, accountants and consultants. Jeffrey is also experienced in the administration of trusts and estates.

Jeffrey is knowledgeable with stock and asset acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, business restructuring, and buy-sell agreements.

He is an advisor to entrepreneurs in establishing, growing and maintaining newly-established business ventures.

Jeffrey’s taxation and employee benefits practice consists of corporate and partnership tax planning, including limited liability companies, partnerships, and S corporations.

Jeffrey is knowledgeable in all phases of ERISA, including the design and implementation of defined benefit pension, profit sharing, cash balance, 401(k) and 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plans, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), with particular emphasis on ESOPs, S corporation ESOPs and the use of retirement plans to shelter income for highly-compensated employees and owners of the business.

He is experienced in the design and implementation of executive compensation plans of all types, including split-dollar, deferred compensation, restricted stock, phantom stock, and stock option plans, including plans funded through rabbi trusts.

Jeffrey has designed and implemented welfare plans, including health, disability, life and dependent care insurance plans, premium conversion plans, flexible spending accounts, cafeteria plans, and VEBAs.

He is experienced in the design and implementation of corporate or bank-owned life insurance plans (so-called “COLI” and “BOLI” plans).

Contact & Links
  • 5811 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 650
    Naples, FL 34108
  • Harvard University, J.D., graduated 1978
  • Brown University, B.A., graduated 1975
  • Brown University, M.S., graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 1978
  • Florida, 2003
  • Florida Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Tax Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Tax Law, Fort Myers (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law
Special Focus:
  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Corporate
  • Corporate and Partnership Transactions
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnership
  • Pension, Health and Welfare
  • Qualified Plans
  • Tax
  • Tax Disputes
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits Law, 2008-24; Tax Law, 2009, 2012-24; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2021-24; Nonprofit/Charities Law, 2021-24; Fort Myers Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law, 2022

  • Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law, 2018, 2020-22
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers, 2009-12
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law


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