Our Founder. Sloto & Diamond was founded by James R. Sloto, a respected member of the South Florida legal community for over 35 years.
Our Practice. We are a Miami-based legal boutique focusing on Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship Administration and Litigation, Trust and Estate Litigation, and Estate Planning. Because our core practice touches most aspects of our clients personal and professional lives, we frequently represent clients in matters concerning their real estate holdings, businesses, financial interests, health care, benefits, and marriages.
Diverse. Our clients have varied backgrounds, which include domestic and foreign individuals, traditional couples, same-sex couples, fiduciaries, and businesses.
Distinct and Sensitive Needs. Our clients face unfamiliar realities. These issues require difficult and emotional decisions involving the incapacity of a family member, intra-family legal disputes, the preservation and passing of wealth to future generations, and planning for business succession.
Sloto & Diamond provides each client with a unique and personal client experience. We combine the quality and professionalism of a large firm with the attention and efficiency that only a boutique law firm can deliver. We consider the distinct needs and sensitivities of each client as we create, explain, and deliver pragmatic solutions, and work to resolve disputes both inside and outside of court.
Founder & Managing Partner
James R. Sloto was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1976. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973 with a B.S. degree in Finance, and with a J.D. degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 1976.
Seth S. Diamond is an accomplished trusts, estates, and fiduciary litigator. Seth represents trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and other interested persons in complex trust and adversary probate and guardianship proceedings.
Carolyn Kirkland is an associate at Sloto & Diamond who devotes her practice to probate, trust, and guardianship administration, related litigation, and estate planning.