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About Mr. Braun

Keith B. Braun is a partner in the Palm Beach Gardens law firm of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

He is admitted to practice in Florida and Michigan and advises many law firms in Northern states on Florida issues. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), and an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®), whose practice areas include estate planning, probate, trust administration, post-mortem planning, Florida domicile planning, Florida homestead planning, Florida documentary stamp tax planning and tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations. Keith has participated in numerous professional and community organizations and currently serves as President of the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Inc.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • The Florida Bar, At Large Member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2016-2017
  • The Florida Bar, Trust Law Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2008-Present
  • The Florida Bar, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2008-Present
  • The Florida Bar, Asset Protection Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2015-Present
  • The Florida Bar, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2015-Present
  • The Florida Bar, Probate Law & Procedure Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2015-Present
  • The Florida Bar, Vice Chair of the Principal and Income Committee (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), 2016-Present
  • State Bar Michigan, Uniform Probate Code/Revised Probate Code Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Code, Practice and Rules, 1991-96
  • State Bar of Michigan, Chair, Subcommittee Revising Estate Tax Apportionment Act of the Standing Committee on Code, Practice and Rules, 1993-96
  • Chair, Professional Advisory Committee of the Planned Giving & Endowments Department of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, 2007-2009
  • President, Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council, 1999-2000
  • President, Palm Beach Tax Institute, 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc. Class of 1998

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Editions, in Trusts and Estates
  • Florida Super Lawyer 2010-2018, as selected by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Florida Legal Elite 2012-2016, as selected by Florida Trend
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine – June 2011-June 2016
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Florida, as selected by Super Lawyers Magazine 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Miami, as selected by Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2016
  • Palm Beach Illustrated’s Top Lawyers 2018
  • 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Tax Law as selected by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in South Florida, The Wall Street Journal, 2015-2018
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Southern Florida – Lifetime Achievement Honor
  • Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Global Directory of Who’s Who, Continental Who’s Who
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017-2018

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Protection of Retirement Benefits: In re Lucas,” 70 Michigan Bar Journal 944 (1991). (PDF Not Available)
  • Co-Author: “The Florida Intangibles Tax-Do I Really Have to Pay It?” New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter (Fall, 1999) and Michigan Tax Lawyer (3rd Quarter 1999). [View PDF]
  • Co-Author: “Gifts of Works of Art to Charity,” Visions (January 1999) (PDF Not Available)
  • Co-Author: “Improvements Made to Florida’s Estate Tax Apportionment Statute,” ActionLine (Summer 2015)
  • Author: “Updating Florida’s Uniform Transfers to Minors Act,” ActionLine (Fall 2015)
  • Editor: The United Jewish Foundation Federated Endowment Fund’s Guide to Charitable Giving (1991).
  • Appearances on WXEL-TV’s “Wealth and Wisdom” and on WDJA-Radio’s “Capitalizing the Future

Over 100 Awards & Recognitions