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. Ms. Banzet is a Tax Attorney and Wealth Planning Strategist with a focus on successful financial planning services for high net worth clients and business owners. She has extensive experience in the areas of taxation, IRS controversy, estate planning, trust and estate administration, strategic wealth planning, asset protection, alternative dispute resolution, as well as business entity work, including general corporate law, taxation of business entities, business planning, contracts and corporate taxation.
Currently, Ms. Banzet is a Vice-President, Senior Relationship Manage, Trust Administrator, and Wealth Planner for Huntington Trust, part of the Huntington Private Client Group, in Naples, Florida. She also consults on complex tax issues.
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 and was the Foreclosure Case Manager for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Administrative Office of the Courts. She also teaches Business Planning and Corporate Tax in addition to Alternative Dispute Resolution