RECENT UPDATES

  • + August 12, 2014

    Attorney Owen Evans joins the law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Attorney Owen Evans has joined the tax law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, as Special Counsel. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named member of Eavenson, Fraser, Lunsford & Evans, PL where he represented entrepreneurs, private investors and post-exit, high-net-worth individuals.

    Mr. Evans has substantial experience in business, tax and law; and he integrates these three areas into client-specific solutions that not only achieve business objectives but also minimize taxes and protect assets. His practice areas include: transactional tax planning, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, shareholder and partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, executive compensation and equity incentive plans, asset protection and estate planning.

    Mr. Evans obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law and earned his LL.M. (a post doctorate degree in tax law) from New York University School of Law.

  • + April 23, 2014

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. was selected by the University Of Florida as a 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus. The University of Florida Alumni Association established this award to recognize Gators in the fields of business, community and service.

  • + August 26, 2013

    Attorney Richard B. Comiter featured in UF Law magazine Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Attorney Richard B. Comiter, senior partner of the tax law firm Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, was recently featured in the Spring 2013 UF Law Magazine. Mr. Comiter received his B.S.B.A., Juris Doctorate and Masters of Tax Law, all with honors, from the University of Florida.

    The story titled “Numbers guy, human touch- in tax practice, Comiter finds his highest and best use” discussed Mr. Comiter’s road to success. Comiter opened a startup tax boutique practice in West Palm Beach in 1989 after working as a partner in a renowned Miami tax law firm. Comiter notes “The key to successfully building a tax practice is to put out the best work product you can, communicate with your clients and do the right thing.”

    Good with numbers, Mr. Comiter always wanted to become a tax lawyer and passed the certified public accountant exam the year after getting his UF undergraduate degree in accounting. The article, however, points out another character trait that may be more significant to his success than numeracy or a great work ethic…. it’s his ability for defusing emotional situations, solving problems and finding solutions where none seem possible.

    The article also highlights some of Mr. Comiter’s interests outside of his law practice. He is happily married to Marilyn Conner and they have two sons who both earned degrees from UF Law. Mr. Comiter also plays in a competitive Jewish Community Center softball league and is involved in the community, as well as continuing being an active member of the UF Board of Trustees since 2007 and is chairman of its Planned Giving Task Force.

    Mr. Richard B. Comiter is the senior partner of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, a Florida regional tax law firm located in Palm Beach Gardens. Mr. Comiter’s practice is focused on federal income and estate tax planning, partnership and limited company state law, structuring of business transactions for pass-through entities, succession and wealth transfer planning, probate and asset protection.

  • + August 26, 2013

    Attorney Andrew R. Comiter presents at the Florida Bar Tax Section Organizational Meeting Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Mr. Andrew R. Comiter, an attorney at the regional tax law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun presented a talk on “Selected Recent Developments in Federal Partnership Tax for the 2013 Ullman Year in Review” at the Florida Bar Tax Section Organizational Meeting that took place on July 5, 2013.

  • + August 6, 2013

    Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun announces that five attorneys are selected to 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL- The Florida regional tax law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun is proud to announce that five of their attorneys have been selected to the prestigious 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list. Richard B. Comiter, senior partner; Michael S. Singer, managing partner; Alan H. Baseman, partner; Keith B. Braun, partner and associate Lisa Z. Hauser.

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • + July 22, 2013

    Attorney Andrew R. Comiter is appointed Co-Director of the New Tax Lawyer Division of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar. Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Attorney Andrew R. Comiter, an associate of the regional tax law firm Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, has recently been appointed Co-Director of the New Tax Lawyer Division of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar. The New Tax Lawyer Division provides new tax lawyers with educational experiences as well as opportunities to participate in various tax section committees, projects and programs.

  • + July 10, 2013

    Attorney Andrew R. Comiter, an associate of the regional tax law firm Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, has been elected Vice President of Membership for the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council. The purpose of the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council is to promote cooperation among the various professions engaged in the field of estate planning and to foster a better understanding of the relationship which each profession bears to the other and to the general public in the field of estate planning.

    The focus of Andrew Comiter’s practice is federal taxation of partnerships, s-corporations and limited liability companies; business transactions; income and estate tax planning; probate; and trust, estate and guardianship litigation. Andrew is a member of the Tax; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law; and Business Law Sections of the Florida Bar.

    Mr. Andrew Comiter is the Business Law Section representative to the Family Trust Company Subcommittee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He currently serves as a Director for the O’Connell Society, Inc. and is a member of the Law School Alumni Council for the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Most recently, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County awarded Mr. Comiter as the 2012 recipient of the Robert S. and Ceil N. Levy Young Leadership Award.

  • + July 1, 2013

    The law partners of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP are among Florida Trend’s 2013 Legal Elite
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL- All four partners of the tax law firm Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, were listed as the state’s legal leaders by their peers. This prestigious listing is featured in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2013.

    Florid Trend published its first Legal Elite special report 10 years ago, recognizing the top attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Florida Trend also introduced the Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2009 to recognize the most distinguished attorneys who had been named Legal Elite over the first five years of voting. The 28 inductees named to the Hall of Fame this year, including Richard B. Comiter, have achieved the special distinction of being named to Legal Elite every year for the past 10 years.

  • + November 1, 2012

    Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. According to Best Lawyers, “This Tier 1 ranking was determined through your firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of your clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for your firm, and the information that you provided us in response to the law firm survey that we sent you.”

  • + October 10, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. was featured in Palm Beach Gardens Lifestyle Magazine
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  • + October 10, 2012

    Andrew R. Comiter received the Robert S. and Ceil N. Levy Young Leadership Award at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting. [PDF Link attached for annual meeting]

  • + March 15, 2012

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

  • + December 2, 2011

    Current Wealth Transfer Strategies Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010 and the Uncertainties Created by Potential Tax Legislation, Richard B. Comiter, Esq. FICPA 2011 Estate and Financial Planning Conference.Andrew R. Comiter received the Robert S. and Ceil N. Levy Young Leadership Award at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting. [ Click Here for Full Article PDF ]

  • + October 20, 2011

    Top Attorneys in Florida 2011 Richard B. Comiter, Michael S. Singer, and Keith B. Braun, of the Palm Beach Gardens law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, a Florida regional tax firm, have all been selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Florida as published in The Wall Street Journal for 2011. In addition to being named as a Top Attorney, Richard B. Comiter was listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Florida.

  • + September 1, 2011

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. is admitted as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) by The American College.

  • + July 24, 2011

    Florida Super Lawyers 2011 Richard B. Comiter, Michael S. Singer, Alan H. Baseman and Keith B. Braun, of the Palm Beach Gardens law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, a Florida regional tax law firm, have all been named by Florida Super Lawyers for 2011. In addition to being named as a Florida Super Lawyer, Richard B. Comiter was listed in The Florida Top 100. The attorneys selected had received the highest point totals in the magazine’s blue ribbon review process which includes peer nominations.

  • + March 22, 2011

    2010 Estate Tax Update As you may have read, in December, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Act”). As a result of the 2010 Act, a unique opportunity is created for estates of individuals dying in 2010.
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  • + February 1, 2011

    Richard B. Comiter was selected as the 2010-2011 recipient of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award.

  • + January 25, 2011

    Limited Liability Company Update Are Limited Liability Companies more vulnerable after Olmstead?
    The Florida Supreme Court recently handed down its opinion in the Olmstead et a. v. FTC,. 35 Fla. L. Weekly S357 (Fla. 2010) (“Olmstead”) The question considered in Olmstead was whether a single member limited liability company (“LLC”) is subject to judicial foreclosure (sale) or attachment in Florida…[ Click Here for Full Article PDF ]

  • + January 25, 2011

    Estate Planning Update As you may have read, last month, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Act”). Under the 2010 Act for 2011 and 2012 the following transfer tax rules apply….[ Click Here for Full Article PDF ]

FIRM PROFILE

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun LLP, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is committed to providing superior and distinctive client service. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun is a firm consisting of attorneys specializing in tax and transactional issues including estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, health care law, transactional law, estate, trust and guardianship litigation and all areas of corporate, individual and partnership tax law. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun additionally specializes in assisting high risk professionals in their asset and estate planning needs. The attorneys and staff of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun are committed to providing their clients with solutions which are both practical and sensible in their clients’ lives, both professional and private.

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RECENT EVENTS

The attorneys of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP have lectured in programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other legal and tax associations.

Check our schedule of events and seminars to attend lectures by our attorneys.

Events & Seminars:

+ Alan Baseman, Esq. recently spoke on May 21, 2014 for the Palm Beach Tax Institute on the topic of “2014 Changes in New York Taxation of Trusts”.

+ Keith B. Braun, Esq. spoke on April 24, 2014 to a Probate and Pumpernickel luncheon on the topic of “Florida, A Community Property State?”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on March 7, 2013 for the Palm Beach Estate Planning Council on the topic of "Proposed Florida Revised LLC Act White Paper”

+ Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on March 7, 2013 for the Palm Beach Estate Planning Council on the topic of "Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Accounts”

+ Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on March 4, 2013 for the Florida Bar on the topic of "Partnership Workouts for New Tax Lawyers". This presentation provided an overview of identifying key issues facing debtor partnerships and their partners in today's current economic environment.

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on December 6, 2012 for FICPA on the topic of “Choice of Business Entity.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on November 7th and 13th, 2012 for UBS Private Wealth Management on the topic of “How Do You Want To Be Remembered? A Tale of Two Estates: Joe Robbie and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on November 9, 2012 for AAA-CPA on the topic of “Choice of Business Entity.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on November 8, 2012 for Wilmington Trust on the topic of “The End of the Perfect Storm of Estate Planning is Nearing.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on October 3rd and 31st, 2012 for UBS Private Wealth Management on the topic of “How Do You Want To Be Remembered? A Tale of Two Estates: Joe Robbie and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on October 12, 2012 for the Florida Bar Tax Section on “Current Partnership Workout and Entity Structuring Strategies In Light of Current Market Conditions”.

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on July 11, 2012 for CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. on the topic of “Current Partnership Workout and Entity Structuring Strategies In Light of Current Market Conditions.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke on March 15, 2012 for Florida Atlantic University and Comerica Bank on the topic of “Estate Planning and Charitable Gifts.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke on February 14, 2012 for the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County on the topic of “Intergenerational Philanthropy.”

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on February 3, 2012 for the Florida Bar Tax Sections Tax Practitioners’ Annual Review and Update 2012, on the topic of Choice of Entity Taxation.

+ Richard B. Comiter, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on April 26, 2011 for the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council on the Topic of “Intergenerational Philanthropy”.

+ Richard B. Comiter was recently selected as the 2010-2011 recipient of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award.