Venice Pier, Venice, Florida

Our Team

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Our Attorneys

From our first introduction in our Venice office to the resolution of your case, you can trust Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer to be relentless, whilst exercising the highest level of professionalism and care. Come in and meet our team.

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Jon "Jay" R. Fahs, Jr.      |      Attorney

JON "JAY" FAHS, JR. was born in St. Petersburg and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Duke University in Durham, NC. Jay is the former Commanding Officer of the USS ALASKA (SSBN-732), a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, and former Commanding Officer of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, SC. Jay retired as a U.S. Navy Captain after nearly 30 years old naval service.

After a short foray into the corporate world designing and building the next generation of nuclear submarines with General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut, Jay found his passion helping people through the practice of law. Jay earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL. Jay's study of law had concentration in Elder Law with emphasis on estate planning, trusts, and business entities. Jay earned recognition in winning the Matthew Bender Elder Law book award for his studies in Elder Law.

Jay remains licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License, is a Commercial Multi-Engine Instrumental Rated Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. He is married to Lauren P. Kohl, a Real Estate Attorney of Gibson, Kohl & Wolff of Sarasota, FL. They have five children.

Member:

The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Sarasota County Bar Association

Education:

  • Duke University, Durham, NC - Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Major in Mechanical Engineering & Material Science

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - Master's Degree in Engineering, Major in Mechanical Engineering

  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA - Master's Degree in Engineering Management

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL - Juris Doctorate

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Erik R. Lieberman          Attorney

ERIK R. LIEBERMAN was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1945. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967 with a B.A. and received his J.D. from the George Washington School of Law in 1970. He is admitted to practice in Florida.

Mr. Lieberman was formerly an Estate Tax Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer, he was a manager in the tax department of an international accounting firm.

Member

The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Sarasota County Bar Association

Wills, Estates, Estate Planning   |   Probate
Taxation   
|   Corporate Law   |   Business Law

Estate Planning   |   Trust Administration
Probate   
|   Business Law

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Salli Struble      |      Lead Paralegal

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Lisa Guttman      |      Paralegal

SALLI STRUBLE was born in Huntington, WV on December 23, 1956. She attended West Moreland Community College in Greensburg, PA and Manatee Community College in Venice, now known as State College of Florida. After a short career with Walt Disney World, Salli moved to Venice in 1979 along with her husband Keith. Salli joined the firm in May of 1982. In January of 1994, Salli completed the National Certification for Paralegal Exam and obtained her Certified Paralegal Certificate. Salli is one of the inaugural certified paralegals to also become a member of the Florida Bar as a Florida Registered Paralegal. Her focus has always been in the areas of probate, estate and trust administration her entire career and she has continued to attend continuing legal education seminars and classes each year to stay current in the legal probate & trust paralegal arena.

Salli has been a member of the Paralegal Association of Florida (PAF, INC.) since 1994 and is a two-time past President of the Suncoast Chapter of PAF, INC.

Member:

Venice Community Board of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Sun Coast - Member & Past Chair

The Florida Bar Association - Affiliate Member

Sarasota County Bar Association - Affiliate Member

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

100 Women Who Care Greater Venice Area

Lisa Guttman is a native Floridian, born in Plantation, Florida, on October 18, 1981. Lisa grew up in Palm Beach County, and moved to Sarasota County in 2005 with her husband, Joe. Lisa originally joined Kanetsky, Moore & DeBoer in 2005 and earned her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Keiser College (now Keiser University) in 2006. She worked primarily in real estate, homeowners’ association law, and estate planning at that time. Lisa also earned the Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2007.

Lisa switched gears in her career and attended nursing school in 2012. She earned her LPN license in 2013, having graduated valedictorian of her nursing class at Charlotte Technical Center. She went on to earn her RN license, graduating Cum Laude from State College of Florida. Finally, Lisa earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of Central Florida in 2019. Lisa worked primarily in the fields of intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care at local hospitals in Sarasota County. Lisa earned the CCRN and CSC designations from the American Association for Critical Care Nurses.

After almost ten years in the nursing field, Lisa has returned to her roots and re-joined the firm as an estate planning and probate paralegal. She is thrilled to use her varied knowledge and experience to assist the firm’s clients.

Lisa has been married for 17 years and has two children.

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Robert J. DeBoer (1944-2018)      |      Attorney (Deceased)

ROBERT J. DEBOER was born in Kalamazoo, MI on November 20, 1944. He graduated from Calvin College in 1967 and received his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1973. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1973.

Member:

The Florida Bar 

Sarasota County Bar Association

Real Property & Probate Section of the Florida Bar

Community Involvement:

Director, Venice Regional Medical Center

Past Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 12th Judicial Circuit "A"

Past President/Director, South County Child Development Center

Past President/Director, Happiness House Rehabilitation Center

Past President/Director, Easter Seals for Sarasota County

Past Director, Venice Art League

Director, Venice Hospital Foundation

Past Director, Venice Yacht Club

Past Director, Mission Valley Golf & Country Club

Certification:

Board Certified Real Estate

AV Preeminent "Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar Judiciary."

The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.

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Robert L. Moore     |      Attorney (Retired)

ROBERT L. MOORE was born in Bowling Green, KY on May 20, 1941. He graduated from Stetson University with a B.A. in 1963 and from the University of Florida with a J.D. in 1967. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1968.

Publications Authored:

Author & lecturer for the Sixth, Ninth, Twelfth, and Sixteenth Annual Condominium Seminars sponsored by the Real Property & Probate Section of The Florida Bar.

Co-Author of the "Florida Condominium Law & Practice," The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1982 and the update published in 1987.

Member:

The Florida Bar (Member, Condominium & Co-Op Committee)

American Bar Association

Sarasota County Bar Association

Community Involvement:

President, Kiwanis Club of Venice, 2010-2011

President, Kiwanis International, 2003-2004

Governor, Florida District Kiwanis 1991-1992

Trustee, Manatee Community College

Certification:

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator

AV Preeminent "Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar Judiciary."

The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.

Florida Super Lawyer

One of 10 Legal Legends of Sarasota County 
Chosen by Manasota Legal Aid

(RETIRED)

Still Mediation   |   Certified Circuit Mediator

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Murray Kanetsky      |      Attorney (Retired)

MURRAY KANETSKY was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 10, 1934. He received a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1957, a B.I.E. (Industrial Engineering) in 1961 and a J.D. in 1963, both from the University of Florida.

Mr. Kanetsky was in practice from 1964 to 2015 in Venice, FL and was a member of the firm since its inception.

Member:

The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

American Bar Association

Sarasota County Bar Association

Venice-Englewood Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Life Member of Kiwanis Club

Distinguished Past President 1970-1971

Charter Member of Big Brothers of Venice

Past Member Board of Directors, Venice Symphony, Inc.

Past Member Board of Directors, Venice Little League

Little League Manager, 17 years

Past Member Board of Directors, Sarasota County Bar Association

Past Member Board of Directors, Jewish Family Services

Past Member Hospice Foundation of Southwest FL Endowment Committee

Past Member Venice Hospital Foundation, Planned Gifts Committee

Frequent lecturer on estate planning and related topics

AV Preeminent "Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar Judiciary."

The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.

(RETIRED)

Wills   |   Trusts

Estate Planning   |   Estate Administration