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About Mr. Weeg

Christopher Weeg is an attorney and a CPA with a focus on tax and estate planning. His law practice includes drafting wills and trusts; advising on income, gift, estate, and GST tax issues; forming business and nonprofit entities; and probating estates. Chris is experienced in the preparation of gift and estate tax returns, representation of executors in all phases of estate administration, and creating comprehensive estate plans tailored to meet clients’ personal objectives in a tax efficient manner.

Chris’s business planning practice includes counseling clients with respect to the establishment, reorganization, operation, and tax reporting requirements of their business and related transactions.  A primary emphasis of business planning is placed on the transfer of business interests to family members in the most tax efficient manner, thereby providing the second (or third) generation with the best change of family business continuity.

As a triple Gator, Chris graduated from the University of Florida with an accounting degree, a J.D., and an LL.M. in taxation. While in law school, Chris was a member of the Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif. Chris earned Book Awards for the highest grade in the following courses: Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers, Advanced Estates & Trusts, and Tax Moot Court.

Chris worked at a tax boutique law firm in Dallas before joining Comiter Singer. Prior to law school, he worked as a CPA in the tax department of a public accounting firm in West Palm Beach.

Chris is admitted to practice law in Florida and Texas, and is a licensed CPA in Florida.

HONORS

  • Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class V
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Graduate Assistant, Professor Dennis Calfee
  • Research Assistant, Professor Lee-Ford Tritt
  • Certificate in Estate Planning from the University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Awards (for highest grade in the following courses): Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers, Advanced Estates & Trusts, and Tax Moot Court
  • Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy
  • Winner, 2016 Bloomberg Law Write-On Competition (published in BNA Daily Tax Report)
  • Second Place, 2015 ACTEC Student Writing Competition
  • Winner, 2014 Tax Analysts Student Paper Competition (published in Tax Notes)
  • Runner Up, 2014 Federal Bar Association Tax Law Writing Competition (published in Inside Basis)

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Estate Planning and Tax Updates,” 2020 Ullman Year in Review, Tax Section of the Florida Bar (July 3, 2020)
  • “The Effect of the New Tax Act on Small Businesses,” Oak Cliff Business Exchange Conference (August 16, 2018)
  • “New Tax Act: Important Topics,” 17th Annual Course Advanced In-House Counsel, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections of the State Bar of Texas (August 10, 2018)
  • “Is Estate Planning Still Necessary? The Importance of Estate Planning for Nontaxable Estates,” 2017 Texas Society of CPAs CPE Expo, (December 8, 2017)

PUBLICATIONS

  • “My Client Died: Top 10 List of Tax and Legal Questions,” Today’s CPA, November/December 2019
  • “A Primer on Cryptocurrency Taxation: What We Know So Far,” Dallas Bar Association (DBA) Headnotes, December 2019
  • “Choice of Entity and Self-Employment Tax,” Dallas Bar Association (DBA) Headnotes, December 2017
  • “Community and Separate Property Regimes: Educating the Mobile Client and the Multijurisdictional Attorney,” State-to-State Newsletter published by The Florida Bar Out-of-State Division (Summer 2017)
  • “The Private Trust Company: A DIY for the Uber Wealthy,” 52 ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal 121 (Spring 2017)
  • “Deducting False Claims Act Settlements: The Silver Lining to the Whistleblower Cloud,” BNA Daily Tax Report, Issue No. 64 (April 2016)
  • “Intervention in the Tax Court and the Appellate Review of Tax Court Procedural Decisions,” 67 Florida Law Review 1483 (2015) (co-author)
  • “How Do You Want Your Eggs: Taxed or Nontaxed?,” 145 Tax Notes 81 (2014)
  • “Starting with the [Tax] Man in the Mirror: Asking the IRS to Change Its Ways of Valuing Postmortem Publicity Rights,” Inside Basis (Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Summer 2014)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Tax Section of the Florida Bar
  • Palm Beach Tax Institute
  • Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Texas

Over 100 Awards & Recognitions