About

Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene

Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene is a law firm specializing in serving high net worth individuals and business owners. 

Estate Planning 

Estate planning has long been a primary focus of our firm.  Using tools that range from basic last will and testaments to complex, tax mitigating trusts, the goal is to protect our clients, their families, and their accumulated wealth, both now and for the future. 

Business Planning   

Our firm has significant experience assisting Florida business owners with navigating the complexities of business planning, from creation to sale of the business.  This includes providing advice on and forming business entities, drafting contracts, and negotiating business successions, dispositions, and buy-outs. 

Taxation

Many of our attorneys have advance law degrees (LL.M.) in Taxation, and many are also Board Certified by The Florida Bar as experts in Taxation.  Taxation has a significant impact on so many aspects of life, including business planning, estate and trust planning, and resolving legal disputes. Our firm prides itself on providing solutions that provide the best overall result, including the impacts of taxation.

 Asset Protection   

An important component of every plan we design for our clients is the protection of assets, both for the clients themselves and future generations.  This can include protections against automobile accidents, occupational hazards, divorce, and frivolous litigation. Our attorneys are well versed in all of the strategies that can be used for this purpose, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated.  

Trust and Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigation attorneys have decades of combined legal experience in estate, trust, and guardianship battles, including disputes centered on a decedent’s testamentary capacity and intention, administration of trusts and estates, and the fiduciary obligations of trustees and personal representatives.

Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We help entrepreneurs and companies effectively resolve disputes in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. We have a team of attorneys who are deeply experienced in advising and representing clients at every stage of business operations. 

A Commitment to Serving Clients 

Our firm was founded on the idea that we can provide superior, customized legal services by prioritizing each client’s unique needs and interests. This tailored approach has helped us serve generations of clients in estate planning and commercial matters.

History

Thomas K. Purcell co-founded the firm, with his colleagues after working for the Internal Revenue Service. The firm’s co-founders brought similar significant experience to the table in establishing Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene. Timothy L. Flanagan was trust counsel for Florida National Bank. At the same time, Jonathan L. Hay had been a tax manager for the international accounting firm KPMG, and Christopher J. Greene later joined and brought with him extensive business- and estate-related litigation experience.  

This combination of experience in a small firm setting gives Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene the ability to provide personalized legal services to our clients. We appreciate the long lasting relationships we have established with the people and businesses we represent, which has allowed us to achieve tailor fit results.

Doggett-Tucker House

Our flagship office is located at the Doggett-Tucker House, along Jacksonville’s riverfront. The firm has restored the shingle-style residence, initially built in 1917 for Judge John Locke Doggett, with the same precision it provides to clients. The riverfront landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been cited by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission.

Speak with an Attorney at Our Firm

An experienced Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene attorney can help if you are looking to protect your assets, navigate the estate planning process, or resolve a wide range of legal issues for you or your business.

The firm’s offices are conveniently located in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Amelia Island. Contact us to speak with an attorney today.