WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Seth R. Kaplan has been tapped to serve as chair of the inaugural Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee for the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar.
The new committee plans to focus on education as its primary purpose and its first major project will be the Inaugural Charitable Symposium slated for fall/winter 2020.
“Charitable planning is an important aspect of wealth advising and I am honored to have been chosen to lead this inaugural committee,” said Kaplan regarding his role as chair. “Whether one is selling a business, exercising options or simply having a profitable year, he or she should consider ways to reduce their tax liability through charitable tax planning.”
Kaplan is a shareholder in Gunster’s private wealth services practice where he concentrates in the areas of planned giving, charitable trusts, personal income taxation and estate planning for high net worth individuals. His clients include fund managers, executives in public companies and top management at high net worth private companies. He has been involved in planning and coordinating major gifts to national universities and other charitable organizations, including significant impact gifts to Drexel University, the University of Miami, the University of Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade County and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Kaplan has lectured extensively on topics that focus on philanthropy and high impact charitable planning, both locally and nationally, including the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation.
Gunster private wealth services shareholder Debra L. Boje is currently serving as chair of the RPPTL Section.
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.