O’Neill , Holly  M.

Holly M. O’Neill is Co-Chairperson of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group.

Board certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts & Estates and Elder Law, O’Neill is an experienced estate planning attorney who counsels clients for the transfer of property during life and at death with minimal estate, gift, generation-skipping and income taxes. She also has an LL.M. in Taxation.

She is well-versed in the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, advance directives, grantor trusts, life insurance and other “Crummey” trusts, Section 2503(c) trusts, charitable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, qualified terminal interest trusts, family limited partnerships, LLCs and other entities.

She handles contested and litigated matters in the areas of estate administration, trust administration and other fiduciary litigation.

O’Neill also counsels clients in Medicaid, public benefits, special needs trusts, long term care planning and guardianship matters, both contested and uncontested.

She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and regularly mediates disputes during the administration of wills and trusts.

O’Neill is an active member of various professional and community organizations. She previously served as a Board Member for the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and has held leadership roles in the South Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers and The Florida Bar.

Bar Membership

District of Columbia


Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, 1999
LL.M., Taxation

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Washington, District of Columbia, 1996
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, 1991
B.A., cum laude


East Coast Estate Planning Council

Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council

Palm Beach County Tax Institute

The Florida Bar
Elder Law Certification Committee Chair

Accreditations and Certifications

Board Certified in Elder Law, The Florida Bar
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates, The Florida Bar

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2016 – 2017