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About Ms. Van Veen

Anya Van Veen is an experienced probate, trust, and guardianship attorney.  Her practice focuses on estate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, and appellate matters stemming from contested probate, trust and guardianship proceedings.  Anya has been involved in a wide range of trust, probate, and guardianship appeals, including appeals from will contests, fiduciary litigation, guardianship litigation, disputes arising out of creditor claims, breach of duty claims, and homestead disputes.

As a student at the University of California, San Diego, Anya was a member of the crew team and focused her studies on linguistics.  At Washington University School of Law, Anya worked for a summer at the United Nations Development Fund in Nepal, served on the Washington University Law Quarterly law review, and interned at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.

Prior to joining Comiter Singer, Anya practiced for over a decade at probate, trust, and guardianship boutique law firms in Palm Beach Gardens.

Anya is admitted to practice law in Florida and California.


  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • The Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
  • The Florida Bar 
  • The State Bar of California


  • Mariani v. Mariani, 125 So. 3d 222 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013) (obtained reversal of summary judgment in trust litigation involving entitlement to receive discretionary distributions from trust).
  • Weiser v. Weiser, 137 So. 3d 545 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) (successful defense of appeal seeking to overturn guardianship order on due process grounds).
  • Woodward v. Woodward, 204 So. 3d 582 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) (Obtained reversal of summary judgment in trust litigation on grounds that neither res judicata nor laches barred the action).
  • Weiser v. Weiser, 132 So. 3d 309 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) (due process issues in guardianship dispute)
  • Boren v. Rogers, 243 So. 3d 448 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018) (writ of certiorari granted quashing protective order precluding production of trust documents necessary to establish standing)
  • Thayer v. Hawthorn, 2023 WL 4094864 (Fla. 4th DCA 2023) (homestead dispute concerning spousal waiver in deed and exemption)
  • Bronstein v. Bronstein, 332 So. 3d 510 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021) (breach of trust dispute)
  • Cook v. Cook, 260 So. 3d 281 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018) (guardianship dispute)
  • Honigman v. Honigman as Trustee of Dan Honigman Revocable Trust, 268 So. 3d 138 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019) (successful defense of final judgment in trust litigation action challenged on judicial estoppel grounds).
  • Slobodow v. Rose Newman Revocable Trust, 226 So. 3d 845 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017) (successful defense of final judgment in trust litigation action regarding beneficiary status and judicial modification of trust).

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