Ann Howard Banzet
Ms. Banzet graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University, with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in English. Upon graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Ms. Banzet began her practice in a North Carolina general practice firm, focusing on real estate, estate planning, state tax issues, contract disputes, corporate and domestic law.
In 2004, Ms. Banzet received her LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida and relocated to southwest Florida. Since that time, her focus has been on estate planning, strategic wealth planning, asset protection, aviation law, and business entity work, including general corporate law, contracts and corporate taxation. She has extensive experience in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, is a certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit and County Court Mediator, as well as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Arbitrator. She has mediated numerous cases on a vast array of topics, including landlord/tenant relations, real estate and other contract disputes, personal injury, tax matters, and collections cases.
Ms. Banzet is a member of the Florida Bar and the North Carolina Bar. She is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the ABA Real Property, Tax and Business Law Sections. She is a member of the Collier County Bar and the Collier County Women’s Bar. She is a former member of the Florida Academy of Mediators. Currently, Ms. Banzet is the Foreclosure Case Manager for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Administrative Office of the Courts. She uses differentiated case management techniques to promote case progression and disposition, writes legal memoranda and drafts court opinions and orders.