Litigation | Fiduciary Litigation

Tattiana Brenes-Stahl chairs the firm’s probate, trust, and guardianship litigation practice. She represents individual, corporate, and charitable clients in will and trust contests and guardianship disputes at the trial and appellate levels. Tattiana has also represented U.S. based global clients in international litigation and in cross-border transactions.


Areas of Concentration

  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Estates and trusts litigation
  • Guardianship disputes


Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Probate Rules Committee, appointment by The Florida Bar, 2013-2015
    • Inaugural Fellow, Florida Bar Leadership Academy, South Branch, 2013-2014
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Executive Council
      • Past Vice Chair, Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee
      • Trust Law Committee
      • Probate & Trust Litigation Committee
      • Chair, Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference, 2017-2019
  • Past President, Estate Planning Council of Broward County
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Alumni Interviewer, Harvard College
  • Member, Harvard Club of Miami


Awards and Recognition

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009, 2011-2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Super Lawyer," 2016-Present


Previous Employment

  • Greenberg Traurig, July 2008-March 2014
  • Ruden McClosky, Attorney, September 2004-July 2008
  • History Teacher, University School of Nova Southeastern University
  • Recipient of the 2000 English Speaking Union Oxbridge Academic Teacher Fellowship to Oxford University, England



  • Court Clerk, Broward Courthouse, Guardian Ad Litem Program, 2002


Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Speaker, “Hot Topics in Probate and Trust Litigation”, Elder Law Annual Update, Orlando, 2017
  • Speaker, “Legislative Update”, Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference, the Breakers, 2016
  • Panelist, “Probate Seminar”, Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Estate and Probate CLE Committee, 2016
  • Panelist, “Probate Litigation and Legislative Update”, Boca Raton Estate and Tax Roundtable, South Palm Beach County Foundation, 2015
  • Speaker, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar/ Ask What the Section Can Do for You, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law Outreach Law School Program, Law Students, 2015
  • Speaker, “Probate Litigation and Legislative Update Panel," South Palm Beach County Estate and Tax Roundtable, December 10, 2015
  • Panelist “Probate and Trust Litigation Update- 2013,” Boca Raton Estate and Tax Roundtable, Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, 2013
  • Panelist "Fee Shifting in Trust and Estate Litigation: The Statutory and Common Law Grounds for Trumping the American Rule," The Florida Bar Litigation and Trust Law Symposium, 2013
  • Co-Speaker, "Trust and Estate Litigation," Shepard Law Broad Center, Nova Southeastern University, Distinguished Speaker Presentation, 2012
  • Co-Speaker, "Most Frequently Litigated Areas in Probate and Trust Litigation," Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., 2011
  • Speaker, “Probate and Trust Litigation," Paralegal Association of Florida, Spring Seminar & Annual Meeting, May 13, 2011
  •  Co-Author, "Bad Facts or Bad Folks: Avoiding Undue Influence Claims," The Florida Bar CLE Trust & Estate Symposium, 2006



J.D., cum laude, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 2004

  • Class of 2004 Student Commencement Speaker
  • Order of the Barrister Advocacy Award
  • Moot Court Academic Editor
  • Moot Court Evidence Traveling Team
  • Nova Law Review Member
  • Leo Goodwin Scholar: awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship


B.A., cum laude, Harvard University, 1994

  • Full Harvard/Radcliffe scholarship for four years
  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit for excellent academic achievement
  • Dean's list all four years


Admitted to Practice

  • Florida



  • Spanish, Fluent