Andre Raymond Perron, Esq.
John J. Shea, Esq.
Jeffery S. Goethe, Esq.
Kristina Snyderman, Esq.

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Andre Raymond Perron, Esq.

Andre Raymond Perron, Esq. is a managing partner with Barnes Walker and chairman of the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group. He is recognized by the State of Florida Bar Association as a specialist in business litigation having met the standards of certification. This is a distinctive accomplishment in that certification is limited to only those trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and knowledge in business litigation; less than five percent (5%) of the 50,000 members of the Florida Bar have achieved this certification.

With over 30 years of practice in State and Federal courts in Florida, as well as in arbitration and mediation, Mr. Perron is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the Federal Court for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Florida, and with the Fifth and Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Perron is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar, the Massachusetts Bar, and the Federal Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Mr. Perron's extensive court experience includes violation of civil rights, broker disputes, contract disputes, creditor actions, and trust and probate disputes. Many of his cases have involved highly complex business torts such as multi-million dollar trust beneficiary disputes, claims against broker dealers for churning and mismanagement, disputes involving family limited partnerships, collections claims, and other complex business torts and contract claims.

Mr. Perron has the experience and judgment to evaluate your situation, retain exceptional experts based on their past performance, advise you as to the local judge and jury makeup, and give you the information you need to make the best decisions in prosecuting your claim or defense. In addition, Mr. Perron has tried and settled matters before both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association arbitration panels. He has obtained multimillion dollar settlements and awards for his clients.

Mr. Perron has been a Florida resident since 1989, having relocated here with his wife Nancy. Mr. Perron received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Quinnipiac Law in 1985 and also holds a Master of Laws Degree in American Banking Law Studies (LLM) from the Boston University School of Law. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee that regulates the practice of law in Manatee County. He currently serves as Chairman of the Unlicensed Practice of Law committee. Mr. Perron has lectured on a variety of Topics ranging from Banking to Ethics and Professionalism.

Mr. Perron can be reached at 941-827-2228 or through

John J. Shea, Esq.

John J. Shea has had the good fortune to be raised (since 1958) and to practice law in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. After graduating from Manatee High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1973 from the University of Florida and was inducted into Florida Blue Key, the University of Florida’s honorary society for public service and leadership. John received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1978, while working as a real estate agent in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was admitted to The Florida Bar that year and immediately began his practice of law.

John is currently the partner in charge of the Firm's Sarasota office on Ringling Boulevard. He has practiced in the areas of real property, estate planning, and business law since the beginning of his career, with an emphasis on real estate and business transactions. John's professional skills and experience in representing many clients in their million-dollar plus residential real estate closings has allowed him to be of continuing service to them on their estate planning, business law, and real estate matters. He and his staff's commitment to client service is in concert with the principles that we follow.

John and his wife Amy have maintained a strong continuing commitment to community service. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors including the Manatee County Bar Association, Manatee Players, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Volunteer Center, Florida Winefest and Auction, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, New Gate School, and as Chair of the Girls Incorporated Foundation. John currently serves on the Board and as Chair of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation. John and Amy have three children, Rachael, Brendan, and Kiera.

John can be reached at 941-556-5999 or by email at

Jeffery S. Goethe, Esq.

Jeff Goethe was raised in Bradenton and graduated from Manatee High School in 1982. Jeff was a member of the 1981 District Championship football team at Manatee, and continued to play football for four years at Maryville College in Tennessee, while maintaining a Presidential Scholarship for academics.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Maryville College, Jeff attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating in May of 1990. He served the poor through one of the nation's oldest law school legal clinics, representing clients in the areas of family law, victim's compensation claims, bankruptcy, and juvenile dependency law. While in law school, Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and served in the Army Reserves and Florida National Guard for over 6 years. He returned to Bradenton after law school and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. Jeff lives in Bradenton with his wife, Jeannie. Together, they have raised seven children.

Jeff's community involvement has included the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society, the Board of Directors of the Manatee County Boys and Girls Clubs, coaching Pop Warner football and various sports at the Manatee County Family YMCA, and teaching at the St. Joseph Catholic Church's Parrish School of Religion.

In 2014, Jeff was elected by his peers to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a professional association consisting of approximately 2,700 lawyers from throughout the United States. Fellows of the College are nominated by other Fellows in their geographic area and are elected by the membership at large. A lawyer cannot apply for membership in the College. Fellows are selected on the basis of professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities. The purposes of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel are to maintain an association, international in scope, of lawyers skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incapacitated persons; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility, to bring together qualified lawyers whose character and ability will contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the College; and to cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar purposes.

Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, and its Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section. As an active member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, he currently serves as a member of the Section's Executive Council; Co-Editor of the section's column in the Florida Bar Journal; current chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course; co-vice chair of the Section's Probate Law and Procedure Committee; Co-Chair of the Homestead Issues Study Committee; member of the Asset Protection Committee; member of the IRA and Employee Benefits Committee; and a member the Ad Hoc Committee on Estate Planning Attorney Conflicts of Interest. In 2016, Jeff received the John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He is the current chair of The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee and a current member, past president, and past director of the Manatee County Bar Association. He is an emeritus member of the Manatee Inns of Court, a member of the Manatee Estate Planning Council, and a member of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. Jeff has been a frequent lecturer and author for various professional groups in the areas of probate and estate planning. He has presented lectures and course materials for the Florida Bar, the Manatee County Bar Association, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Venice Estate Planning Council, the Manatee Estate Planning Council, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, The Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, The Florida Guardianship Association Gulf Coast Chapter, and the National Business Institute. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Manatee Community College (now the State College of Florida), teaching courses in its Paralegal Studies Program.

Jeff is Board-Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates and has achieved a "Superior" rating from the AVVO attorney rating service and an "AV-Preeminent" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters through its peer review process. He practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, and real estate.

Jeff can be reached at (941) 741-8224 or by email at To schedule an initial appointment, please call (941) 741-8224 and ask to speak with Carroll for estate planning matters or Rhonda for probate and trust administration matters.

Kristina Snyderman, Esq.

Kristina Snyderman, Esq. is an Associate with the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group where she concentrates her legal practice in the areas of real estate, construction, and general civil litigation. Kristina is a native of Manatee County and a 2003 graduate of Manatee High School.

Kristina graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2007, receiving a B.A. in Criminology and a minor in dance. After college, Kristina attended Stetson University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2010 and was sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar in 2011. While in law school, Kristina worked as a certified legal intern for the State Attorney's Office for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit and was given the opportunity to participate in several jury and non-jury trials prior to graduating law school. Kristina was also a recipient of the prestigious William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award at Stetson.

Kristina returned to Bradenton after law school and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011. Prior to joining Barnes Walker, Kristina worked as a litigation associate with Tannenbaum Law Group in Sarasota and Mackey Law Group in Bradenton. Kristina practiced in the areas of construction, construction defect, community association, personal injury, estate/trust and general civil litigation. Kristina is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Manatee County Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association, the Manatee County Young Lawyers and Phi Alpha Delta. Kristina is licensed in the State of Florida and the United States Middle District of Florida.

In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband, Brett, son, Ryder, daughter, Quinn and Maltipoo, Lacey. As a family, they enjoy going to the beach, watching college football (especially the Florida Gators), cheering on Ryder during baseball season and traveling. Kristina's community involvement includes the Manatee County Gator Club, Manatee County Young Professionals and she is an assistant dance team coach for the Manatee High School Sugar'canes.

Ms. Snyderman can be reached at 941-827-2228 or through