Alan H. Zuckerman, Managing Shareholder of Flaster Greenberg PC, announces the firm’s expansion into Florida with the opening of a satellite office in Boca Raton. The Boca office expands the firm’s footprint beyond the Mid-Atlantic Corridor, and is a representation of the firm’s strategic growth initiative.
“The firm’s growth is fueled by its commitment to client service and the firm’s objective to fully meet the needs of our clients. We identified a need in this locale and concluded that opening a physical office in Boca Raton would be a sound business decision for our firm. Having a presence in southern Florida provides the firm’s attorneys an opportunity to better serve local clients in the areas of trusts and estates and tax planning – clients that include family owned businesses and high net worth individuals -- many of whom split their time between Florida and the northeast,” said Zuckerman. “We are thrilled to now be part of the vibrant South Florida community.”
Specifically, services provided out of the Boca office will include state tax residency planning and other income tax planning, estate planning and probate services as well as the ability to represent clients in tax controversies. The firm’s full suite of services, including intellectual property, M&A, litigation, healthcare and cannabis consulting, will now also be more readily accessible to Florida clients.
“For many reasons, exacerbated by the recent changes in the tax laws, there has been a consistent migration of high net worth individuals to Florida from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, both seasonal and permanent, and we have as a result developed a large client base in Palm Beach County, Naples and Orlando over the years,” said David S. Neufeld, who will reside part-time in the Boca office. “Our existing clients include those with substantial estates, burgeoning entrepreneurial ventures, successful businesses contemplating sale or succession, and individuals with multiple residences. While the firm has historically serviced these clients from the northeast, we are making access more convenient, thereby enabling us to better meet their needs by being where they are. This also provides a base from which we can deliver to Florida clients the same high quality services for which we have become known in the other jurisdictions in which we practice.”
Neufeld, Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate, Tax, and Trusts and Estates Groups, has extensive experience as a tax and estate planning lawyer who, over his 34-year career, has built a sizeable client base in the northeast and Florida. He joined Flaster Greenberg this past June, bringing with him a nationally known tax and estate practice.
In addition to its geographic growth, Flaster Greenberg announced earlier this month the addition of an Aviation Practice and the expansion of its Corporate and Real Estate Groups through the hiring of three new attorneys – Daniel Markind, Eric Loi, and Courtney Doloway Zeuner.