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HNW Guide

Private Wealth Law — Florida

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From the HNW guide

An international firm with historic roots in Florida, Greenberg Traurig is the region's major player for private clients. The firm has seven offices across Florida, with trusts and estates lawyers located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. A Florida lawyer says the firm has "a fabulous estate planning group, excellent. Greenberg's got some very talented, top-of-the-line people."

Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's trusts and estates team are able to draw on the firm's specialism in areas such as real estate, litigation and international tax. The group is well regarded for sophisticated tax planning and asset protection. "I consider them to be fantastic partners," says one market adviser, who adds: "When I give work to Greenberg I know the clients are getting the right knowledge and that's incredibly valuable." Clients describe Greenberg's trusts and estates team as "exceptional and always consistent." 

Notable practitioners

Diana Zeydel is practice chair of Greenberg Traurig's national trusts and estates group. She represents affluent individuals in personal estate planning and business succession planning. "When I think about US matters I think about Diana Zeydel," says one market commentator, adding: "She is a rock star." She also has experience acting for corporate fiduciaries. Through an extensive speaking schedule and her activities in the legal community, Zeydel has gained a national reputation as a thought leader in private client work. "We need more like her," one wealth adviser comments, adding: "She has a never-satisfied thirst for knowledge and she implements that on behalf of her clients. The service she brings to them excels, and she is tireless."

James George is a member of Greenberg Traurig's litigation team, known for his experience and expertise in fiduciary litigation for high net worth clients. Described as "good quality" and "collaborative," George represents individual and institutional fiduciaries. "He is a fantastic probate litigator," says one peer, adding: "He has been involved with some of the biggest cases that have come out in the state." 

Ozzie Schindler "is very highly regarded," says one source, adding: "He has got to be one of the top international guys." Schindler advises wealthy individuals and corporations whose estates have international tax implications. Based principally in the tax department, Schindler advises US and non-US citizens with pre-immigration, expatriation and acquisition planning. Peers say: "He has technical tax knowledge and understanding of the market."

Norman Benford "is a veteran," comments one peer, adding: "He is one of the founding fathers of estate planning in Florida." The national chair emeritus of Greenberg Traurig's trusts and estates group, Benford represents wealthy individuals and families for estate planning and family business structuring. He principally focuses on estates that have the capacity to turn litigious. "He is what we all like to be," says one fellow lawyer, who adds: "He is not just an attorney, he is a counsellor to clients - he understands their needs beyond the issues of estate planning."

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From the HNW guide

Holland & Knight's national private wealth services practice is headed by Ed Koren in Tampa. The firm is considered to be "exceptional in the breadth and depth of their bench," and has eight offices across Florida with private wealth team members from Jacksonville to Miami.

The team acts for high net worth individuals, owners of closely held businesses and professional fiduciaries. It handles a range of issues including estate planning, estate administration and litigation. Holland & Knight's Miami office is also the base for the firm's expanding international private client practice. Clients say: "Holland & Knight is a classy firm with classy people."

Notable practitioners  

Considered to be a "top-notch estate tax lawyer," Edward Koren has an excellent reputation in Florida and nationwide. Koren is based primarily in Tampa but represents clients across the USA. He advises on sophisticated trusts with US-based and non-US-based investments. Well regarded for strategic planning, Koren also has a strong record with IRS appeals and litigation on behalf of his clients. "He is terrific," states one source, who adds: "He is just top of the game in terms of planning for large clients, being creative and coming up with ideas that will satisfy client needs. He has an outstanding presence and is able to give confidence to clients." Another interviewee says: "Ed Koren is so well thought of, and his firm is a powerhouse in Florida. He's built a very sophisticated practice. I've been involved in matters with him and you can see that he's very bright and a very innovative planner."

Christopher Boyett is "outstanding," says one peer, who adds: "He is very understandable, creative and technically good." Christopher Boyett's practice concentrates on estate planning and business succession planning. He is recognised for sophisticated planning with complex trust structures, and for his flexible approach in fiduciary dispute resolution. "He can do business but also defuse any tension," one source notes. Market commentators say: "He has a great bedside manner but really knows how to get things done."

Kevin Packman specialises in wealth planning and preservation for international clients and US residents with international assets. Based in Holland & Knight's Miami office, Packman has notable experience with clients from Latin America. He has also advised clients through IRS audits and investigations. "It is difficult to find lawyers who can deal with international tax matters," notes one commentator, who adds: "He has solid experience for cross-border work." 

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From the HNW guide

A global firm with a strong worldwide reputation for private client work, Baker McKenzie's office in Miami is best known for representing high net worth individuals with international interests. Sources praise the team's "excellent expertise regarding local and international taxes."

The team advises wealthy individuals on cross-border trust structures and inward and outbound transactions, with particular specialism in Latin America and Europe. Team members also have extensive experience in voluntary compliance matters and working with financial institutions. One adviser says: "Baker Mac has continuity in its relationships with institutions and clients, and that is something that helps, particularly with private clients. They are also really very knowledgeable. There has never been a time I have asked for help and they have not been able to provide it. They have always met our expectations and they offer a very comprehensive service. They are a good team to work with, you feel they are a business partner."

Notable practitioners  

Representing US and non-US residents, Stewart Kasner advises clients on complex cross-border investments and offshore trust structures. One South Florida adviser says: "He makes sure that everyone stays on point to provide 100% satisfaction and the correct result. He is very technical, and he is also able to break things down to make sure the client understands. " Kasner also has a strong record on international tax compliance. He receives significant praise for his client-handling ability in complex matters. Another local source says: "He explains things well without sounding lofty. His style is good with clients. The clients feel protected by him, they refer to him a lot and they obviously rely on him."

Simon Beck regularly advises wealthy families and institutional clients on complex cross-border trust and tax matters. "He is very strong on trust strategy and in understanding the complexities of multinational families," states one peer. Another interviewee says: "He has vast experience, a lot of quality work and a huge ability to summarise and present good alternatives to problems. He is a thoughtful lawyer." He leads the North American wealth management group at the firm, and is qualified to practise in New York and England & Wales. 

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From the HNW guide

Gunster is a long-established Florida law firm with 13 offices across the state, from Jacksonville and Tallahassee to Tampa and South Florida. "That's one of Gunster's competitive advantages, the number of offices they have in the state," explains one local adviser. The firm principally works with Florida residents and out-of-state individuals with interests in Florida.

Gunster's sizeable private wealth services group consists of 23 partners and 15 attorneys. The estate planning team benefits from close interaction with the firm's well-known probate litigation group, and the firm wins praise from multiple sources for its collegiate approach to private client work. "There is something about Gunster's culture that separates them from the rest," says one of these interviewees, who adds: "Their attorneys, both young and old, are all very bright, personable and caring. The firm provides outstanding services to their clients." 

Notable practitioners  

Elaine Bucher has a strong reputation in sophisticated planning for complex estates. "She has the technical skills and the chemistry with her client," says one commentator. Bucher's area of expertise is estate planning and administration for wealthy families. She also represents clients in fiduciary litigation. One market source describes her as "an excellent client advocate," adding: "She's extremely responsive, has good practical judgement, and is certainly up to speed on the appropriate edge of creative planning."

William Hennessey is an "incredible probate litigator," according to peers. He heads the probate, trust and guardianship litigation practice at Gunster. As an experienced member of the Florida Bar, Hennessey has also helped to write the rules for Florida's probate legislation. He acts for fiduciaries and the beneficiaries of contested wills and trusts. "Bill sees the big picture," notes one source, "and can communicate to the client. Bill can help the client get the big picture."

Lisa Schneider is the leader of Gunster's trusts and estates practice. She acts for wealthy families and individuals and has a track record on business succession planning. Praised for her "high emotional IQ," Schneider also has a strong reputation for multi-generational succession planning and estate administration. "She is especially good at managing difficult family dynamics and conversations," says a source, who adds: "She is direct and efficient, excellent with the technical parts, but more importantly people trust her. She is a consummate professional."

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From the HNW guide

Proskauer Rose has built a national reputation for representing high net worth clients. The private client services team in Boca Raton is praised for its breadth in estate planning and contentious matters. "The attorneys are truly some of the best and brightest that I have ever worked with in the trusts and estates, litigation and domestic and international tax areas," says one market source.

The team handles domestic and cross-border tax planning with particular specialism in Latin America. Clients say: "They are down-to-earth and they take care of you like you're the only client they have."

Notable practitioners 

David Pratt "is probably one of the most personable human beings on earth," enthuses one source, who adds: "He has this deep knowledge base and a bedside manner that is second to none." As chair of Proskauer Rose's private client services department, David Pratt drives the firm's national reputation. Pratt advises individuals and wealthy families with multi-generational estate plans, and also has experience working with sensitive controversial matters. One professional praises his "uncanny ability to take very complicated and complex situations and break them down into layman's terms to allow a client to understand some very difficult concepts."

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From the HNW guide

Comiter Singer Baseman & Braun is a Palm Beach firm that specialises in sophisticated tax planning and transactions. "Anybody that they would handle would be well handled," one fellow lawyer comments. 

Comiter Singer represents wealthy individuals and families in estate and wealth transfer planning, as well as business succession planning. The team also deals with probate litigation. "They handle things with a team approach," says one source, "the people are very responsive."

Notable practitioners  

Richard Comiter is seen by peers as a "top-notch professional" with a diverse tax practice. Comiter advises wealthy individuals on personal planning. He also acts for entrepreneurial clients in federal income tax matters, corporate transactions and business succession planning. "He is one of the best tax lawyers I have worked with," enthuses one source: "He is excellent at understanding the tax issues and structuring not only ownership but also partnership issues - it's complicated work and he is just fabulous at it."

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From the HNW guide

Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano & Bozarth is headquartered in Orlando and strong across Central Florida. Known in the market for its work with corporate clients, Dean Mead has a strong bench of trusts and estates attorneys who represent wealthy individuals and industry leaders. The trusts and estates team specialises in succession planning and transactions. "They are a great firm," says one source, adding that Dean Mead can handle "a complex client with tax issues."

Notable practitioners  

Lauren Detzel "is like the guru of Florida estate and trust law," says one contemporary, who adds: "From a technical standpoint she's unparalleled." Based in Orlando, Detzel acts for individuals and the representatives of closely held or family businesses. Her practice includes sophisticated tax planning and she also represents clients in contentious matters and IRS proceedings. One source describes her as "a real expert in planning and litigation," adding: "She is really one of the top estate planners not only in the state but nationally."

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From the HNW guide

A small firm with a "significant practice," Goldman Felcoski & Stone has offices in Naples, Coral Gables and Boca Raton. Comprised of five "very high quality lawyers," Goldman Fecoski & Stone represents clients in estate planning and trust and estate administration.

The firm also has a strong reputation for fiduciary and probate litigation. "They have a good balance between trusts and estates and litigation," one commentator notes.

Notable practitioners  

Bruce Stone is the current president of ACTEC, and is described as "the dean of Florida estate tax practitioners" by peers. Stone has a strong reputation for complicated estate planning. Contemporaries also rate his expertise in Florida's trust law. "He is excellent, quiet, thoughtful, practical," says one source: "He is one of the people responsible for moving Florida law in the right direction."

Robert Goldman is "a litigator through and through," according to market commentators. Goldman specialises in trust and estate disputes. As a long-standing member of ACTEC and the Florida Bar, Goldman has been involved with the creation of Florida's probate law. Market commentators say: "He is very well regarded, and a very capable, very confident lawyer."

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From the HNW guide

Packman Neuwahl & Rosenberg's "excellent" estate planning practice has a significant presence in Boca Raton and Coral Gables. The firm specialises in tax planning and has a sizable team of 11 partners and six associates across the two offices. 

The team is well regarded for sophisticated cross-border planning for US-based and non-US-based clients. "When I have an international trust and estate matter, I gravitate towards that firm," says one source.

Notable practitioners  

Seen as a "pioneer" in international tax by contemporaries, Michael Rosenberg specialises in complex tax planning. Rosenberg acts for high net worth individuals based outside the US in inbound tax planning. He also advises US residents on international investments. "He has developed a great client practice and people know him in the field as a bright and capable and nice man," says one source, adding: "He is a real gentleman and is respected for his knowledge." 

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From the HNW guide

Cantor & Webb was an international estate planning boutique in Miami, and was ranked in Chambers HNW 2016. It was described as "a very solid international wealth management boutique" by one source.

In late 2016 the Cantor Group's lawyers sold the firm's business to Miami firm Bilzin Sumberg. Former Cantor & Webb partner Hal J. Webb is a key contact for clients of The Cantor Group.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Norman Benford "is a veteran," comments one peer, adding: "He is one of the founding fathers of estate planning in Florida." The national chair emeritus of Greenberg Traurig's trusts and estates group, Benford represents wealthy individuals and families for estate planning and family business structuring. He principally focuses on estates that have the capacity to turn litigious. "He is what we all like to be," says one fellow lawyer, who adds: "He is not just an attorney, he is a counsellor to clients - he understands their needs beyond the issues of estate planning."

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Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Lauren Detzel "is like the guru of Florida estate and trust law," says one contemporary, who adds: "From a technical standpoint she's unparalleled." Based in Orlando, Detzel acts for individuals and the representatives of closely held or family businesses. Her practice includes sophisticated tax planning and she also represents clients in contentious matters and IRS proceedings. One source describes her as "a real expert in planning and litigation," adding: "She is really one of the top estate planners not only in the state but nationally."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Considered to be a "top-notch estate tax lawyer," Edward Koren has an excellent reputation in Florida and nationwide. Koren is based primarily in Tampa but represents clients across the USA. He advises on sophisticated trusts with US-based and non-US-based investments. Well regarded for strategic planning, Koren also has a strong record with IRS appeals and litigation on behalf of his clients. "He is terrific," states one source, who adds: "He is just top of the game in terms of planning for large clients, being creative and coming up with ideas that will satisfy client needs. He has an outstanding presence and is able to give confidence to clients." Another interviewee says: "Ed Koren is so well thought of, and his firm is a powerhouse in Florida. He's built a very sophisticated practice. I've been involved in matters with him and you can see that he's very bright and a very innovative planner."

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Nelson & Nelson PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Barry Nelson of Nelson & Nelson PA is "the real deal" in estate planning, according to peers. Based in Miami, Nelson specialises in estate and business succession planning along with asset protection. "He is a terrific asset protection lawyer on the forefront of asset protection strategies," reports one market commentator. He also has a distinctive focus on the creation of special needs guardianships. Clients say they value "his sincerity, his honesty and his tremendous knowledge in what he does."

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

David Pratt "is probably one of the most personable human beings on earth," enthuses one source, who adds: "He has this deep knowledge base and a bedside manner that is second to none." As chair of Proskauer Rose's private client services department, David Pratt drives the firm's national reputation. Pratt advises individuals and wealthy families with multi-generational estate plans, and also has experience working with sensitive controversial matters. One professional praises his "uncanny ability to take very complicated and complex situations and break them down into layman's terms to allow a client to understand some very difficult concepts."

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Pressly & Pressly PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

James Pressly of Pressly & Pressly PA "is probably best known as being the mentor for most litigators in Palm Beach County," says one peer, who adds: "He is a bulldog litigator - tough but straightforward." Based in West Palm Beach, Pressly has a formidable reputation for probate and fiduciary litigation across Florida. Market commentators say: "He is incredibly tenacious, relentless, smart, and extremely well respected."

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Goldman Felcoski & Stone PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Bruce Stone is the current president of ACTEC, and is described as "the dean of Florida estate tax practitioners" by peers. Stone has a strong reputation for complicated estate planning. Contemporaries also rate his expertise in Florida's trust law. "He is excellent, quiet, thoughtful, practical," says one source: "He is one of the people responsible for moving Florida law in the right direction."

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Tescher & Associates, P.A.

From the Chambers HNW guide

Donald Tescher heads Tescher & Associates, P.A., a boutique trusts and estates practice in Miami. He has considerable experience representing wealthy families, individuals and business owners in Florida. "Don is very bright, great at handling families and very innovative," says one market source: "He helps to work on legislation and is still at the top of his game." Tescher's practice includes estate planning, estate administration and business succession planning.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

James George is a member of Greenberg Traurig's litigation team, known for his experience and expertise in fiduciary litigation for high net worth clients. Described as "good quality" and "collaborative," George represents individual and institutional fiduciaries. "He is a fantastic probate litigator," says one peer, adding: "He has been involved with some of the biggest cases that have come out in the state." 

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Christopher Boyett is "outstanding," says one peer, who adds: "He is very understandable, creative and technically good." Christopher Boyett's practice concentrates on estate planning and business succession planning. He is recognised for sophisticated planning with complex trust structures, and for his flexible approach in fiduciary dispute resolution. "He can do business but also defuse any tension," one source notes. Market commentators say: "He has a great bedside manner but really knows how to get things done."

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Gunster

From the Chambers HNW guide

Elaine Bucher has a strong reputation in sophisticated planning for complex estates. "She has the technical skills and the chemistry with her client," says one commentator. Bucher's area of expertise is estate planning and administration for wealthy families. She also represents clients in fiduciary litigation. One market source describes her as "an excellent client advocate," adding: "She's extremely responsive, has good practical judgement, and is certainly up to speed on the appropriate edge of creative planning."

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Comiter Singer Baseman & Braun LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Richard Comiter is seen by peers as a "top-notch professional" with a diverse tax practice. Comiter advises wealthy individuals on personal planning. He also acts for entrepreneurial clients in federal income tax matters, corporate transactions and business succession planning. "He is one of the best tax lawyers I have worked with," enthuses one source: "He is excellent at understanding the tax issues and structuring not only ownership but also partnership issues - it's complicated work and he is just fabulous at it."

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

James George is a member of Greenberg Traurig's litigation team, known for his experience and expertise in fiduciary litigation for high net worth clients. Described as "good quality" and "collaborative," George represents individual and institutional fiduciaries. "He is a fantastic probate litigator," says one peer, adding: "He has been involved with some of the biggest cases that have come out in the state." 

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers HNW guide

Representing US and non-US residents, Stewart Kasner advises clients on complex cross-border investments and offshore trust structures. One South Florida adviser says: "He makes sure that everyone stays on point to provide 100% satisfaction and the correct result. He is very technical, and he is also able to break things down to make sure the client understands. " Kasner also has a strong record on international tax compliance. He receives significant praise for his client-handling ability in complex matters. Another local source says: "He explains things well without sounding lofty. His style is good with clients. The clients feel protected by him, they refer to him a lot and they obviously rely on him."

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Nostro Jones P.A.

From the Chambers HNW guide

Louis Nostro founded his own estate planning practice at Nostro Jones P.A. having accrued notable experience at the regional tax boutique Shutts & Bowen. He is well regarded by peers for his sophisticated estate planning strategies. "You feel very comfortable with Lou," says one contemporary: "He is very trustworthy, technically sound and a pleasant person to deal with."

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Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg

From the Chambers HNW guide

Seen as a "pioneer" in international tax by contemporaries, Michael Rosenberg specialises in complex tax planning. Rosenberg acts for high net worth individuals based outside the US in inbound tax planning. He also advises US residents on international investments. "He has developed a great client practice and people know him in the field as a bright and capable and nice man," says one source, adding: "He is a real gentleman and is respected for his knowledge." 

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Ozzie Schindler "is very highly regarded," says one source, adding: "He has got to be one of the top international guys." Schindler advises wealthy individuals and corporations whose estates have international tax implications. Based principally in the tax department, Schindler advises US and non-US citizens with pre-immigration, expatriation and acquisition planning. Peers say: "He has technical tax knowledge and understanding of the market."

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers HNW guide

Simon Beck regularly advises wealthy families and institutional clients on complex cross-border trust and tax matters. "He is very strong on trust strategy and in understanding the complexities of multinational families," states one peer. Another interviewee says: "He has vast experience, a lot of quality work and a huge ability to summarise and present good alternatives to problems. He is a thoughtful lawyer." He leads the North American wealth management group at the firm, and is qualified to practise in New York and England & Wales. 

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Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Joel Bronstein has a well-regarded estate planning practice in St Petersburg. Having recently moved to Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP, Bronstein is helping to expand the firm's estate planning practice. Peers describe him as "an excellent practitioner, creative and hardworking."

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Goldman Felcoski & Stone PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Robert Goldman is "a litigator through and through," according to market commentators. Goldman specialises in trust and estate disputes. As a long-standing member of ACTEC and the Florida Bar, Goldman has been involved with the creation of Florida's probate law. Market commentators say: "He is very well regarded, and a very capable, very confident lawyer."

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Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers HNW guide

Richard Goldstein is chair of the tax and estate planning group at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP in Miami. Praised for his ability to "navigate some extraordinarily complex issues," Goldstein represents wealthy individuals and closely held businesses. He specialises in estate planning and tax planning. "I have never worked with anybody who's any smarter, brighter and as service-oriented," says one source, adding: "He can deal with a lot of different situations and bring a lot of great thinking to a multifaceted situation."

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Gunster

From the Chambers HNW guide

William Hennessey is an "incredible probate litigator," according to peers. He heads the probate, trust and guardianship litigation practice at Gunster. As an experienced member of the Florida Bar, Hennessey has also helped to write the rules for Florida's probate legislation. He acts for fiduciaries and the beneficiaries of contested wills and trusts. "Bill sees the big picture," notes one source, "and can communicate to the client. Bill can help the client get the big picture."

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Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Michael Leeds of Duane Morris LLP is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia and New York and is based in Boca Raton. He acts for wealthy families and individuals resident in the USA and also has a "thriving international business," according to market commentators. Leeds specialises in estate and tax planning and estate administration. Clients say: "He delivers service like a small boutique but has the backing of the large firm."

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Cummings & Lockwood

From the Chambers HNW guide

David Ludgin of Cummings & Lockwood "has a really nice way about him," says one source. "He is not off-putting, but has a nice warmth and bedside manner." Ludgin's practice concentrates on estate planning and administration, as well as charitable planning for high net worth individuals. He has experience working with the owners of closely held businesses and advising on business succession plans. Peers say he is "a very fine lawyer, and very good to deal with."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers HNW guide

Kevin Packman specialises in wealth planning and preservation for international clients and US residents with international assets. Based in Holland & Knight's Miami office, Packman has notable experience with clients from Latin America. He has also advised clients through IRS audits and investigations. "It is difficult to find lawyers who can deal with international tax matters," notes one commentator, who adds: "He has solid experience for cross-border work." 

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Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher PA

From the Chambers HNW guide

Charles Rubin specialises in tax and estate planning and administration at Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher PA. From his base in Boca Raton, Rubin acts for wealthy families and individuals in personal estate planning and charitable planning. "He is a good technical lawyer," says one source, "and he shares his thoughts with the tax community." 

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Gunster

From the Chambers HNW guide

Lisa Schneider is the leader of Gunster's trusts and estates practice. She acts for wealthy families and individuals and has a track record on business succession planning. Praised for her "high emotional IQ," Schneider also has a strong reputation for multi-generational succession planning and estate administration. "She is especially good at managing difficult family dynamics and conversations," says a source, who adds: "She is direct and efficient, excellent with the technical parts, but more importantly people trust her. She is a consummate professional."

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Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers HNW guide

Brian Sparks of Hill Ward Henderson is a "very fine lawyer" in estate planning and litigation, according to peers. Through his work as chair of the Florida Bar's Asset Protection Committee, Sparks is known as a leading figure in asset protection work in Florida. Sources say: "He is very knowledgeable on the specifics of the tax code."

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Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers HNW guide

Hal Webb recently joined Bilzin Sumberg from Cantor & Webb. He is "an excellent international estate planner and attorney," according to peers. Webb is the current chairman of STEP Miami. He principally works on cross-border estate planning. He also counsels US-based beneficiaries of foreign trusts. Peers say: "He is highly brilliant, very thorough, solution-oriented, and has an incredible knowledge base."

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Katz Baskies & Wolf PLLC

From the Chambers HNW guide

Jerome Wolf is a "well-regarded speaker," says one source: "He is very competent and knowledgeable." Based at Katz Baskies LLC, Wolf has a strong background in Florida law. Peers are quick to praise Wolf's work in international asset protection and his experience with offshore trust structures. His peers praise his international work.

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