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.

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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:

  • May 3, 2019

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. spoke on May 3, 2019, at the Florida Bar Tax Section Annual Meeting in Orlando. The title of their speech was Choice of Entity Post-TCJA.  Their presentation focused on disregarded entities, C-Corps, S-Corps, limited liability companies, partnerships, and structuring and converting various entities.

  • January 23, 2019

    Richard B. Comiter spoke at the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council at The Tampa Club on January 23, 2019. The title of the speech will be Impact of the 2017 Tax Act on Tax Strategies and Structuring Alternatives available to Pass-Through Entity and High Net Worth Clients.

  • January 22, 2019

    Richard B. Comiter spoke at the Estate Planning Council of Naples, at Vineyards Country Club on January 22, 2019. The title of the speech will be Impact of the 2017 Tax Act on Tax Strategies and Structuring Alternatives available to Pass-Through Entity and High Net Worth Clients.

  • December 13, 2018

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. spoke at the National Business Institute seminar, “Probate: Everything You Need to Know” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 13, 2018. He spoke on a very important subject regarding the top problems in the probate process. Some of the issues he focused on included intestate estates, locating unknown or missing heirs, death of a business owner, pre-mortem probate, and valuation issues.

  • November 26, 2018

    Andrew presented at the Sarasota County Bar Association’s “Estate Planning and Probate Section Luncheon” on November 26, 2018. His presentation focused on the use of various estate planning and asset protection vehicles to minimize creditor exposure in cases of marriage and/or divorce.  The presentation covered nuptial agreements; uses of DSUE portability and lifetime taxable gifts; waivers; alimony; interests in homestead property and retirement plans; and planning before dissolution of marriage.

  • October 19, 2018

    Andrew Comiter was invited to speak at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council monthly meeting. His presentation, “The Use of Estate Planning and Asset Protection to Protect in Cases of Divorce,” focused on the use of various estate planning and asset protection vehicles to minimize creditor exposure in cases of marriage and/or divorce.  The presentation covered nuptial agreements; uses of DSUE portability and lifetime taxable gifts; waivers; alimony; interests in homestead property and retirement plans;  and planning before dissolution of marriage.  Andrew will also speak on this topic at the Sarasota County Bar Association’s “Estate Planning and Probate Section Luncheon” on November 27,2018.

  • October 18, 2018

    Andrew Comiter joined his fellow colleagues as a panelist for the event, “Passing the Torch,” hosted by UBS Pursuit Wealth Management. The panel spoke to business owners about the psychological aspects of transitioning a business through future generations and to help them understand how to navigate through such a challenging time.

  • June 20, 2018

    Andrew Comiter spoke at the National Business Institute seminar, “Trusts: The Ultimate Guide,” in Fort Lauderdale on June 20th. His presentations focused on the various aspects of a trust, including who the key parties are, terms, and legal concepts, as well as the difference between revocable and irrevocable.

  • May 23, 2018

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. spoke at the National Business Institute seminar, “Estate Planning from A to Z,” on May 23rd in West Palm Beach. His topics focused on planning for unmarried and remarried couples, as well as business succession planning.

  • May 8, 2018

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. was a co-presenter with Timothy Bronza CPA/ABV, ASA at the Probate and Pumpernickel program hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University and BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Orlando on May 8th. Their presentation, “Planning Opportunities Using Valuation Strategies for Closely Held Business Entity Under the New Tax Act,” focused on simplified planning for business owners. They also spoke on this topic at the Florida Bar Tax Section meeting in Sarasota on April 20th.

  • May 5, 2018

    Richard B. Comiter presented at the Entrepreneur Advisory Group Business Meeting- at the Ritz Carlton, Bal Harbour. Title: Impact of the 2017 Tax Act on Income and Estate Tax Strategies and Structuring Alternatives Available to Your Pass-Through Entity Clients

  • May 4, 2018

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. co-presented at the Florida Bar’s Annual Wealth Protection Seminar in Tampa on May 4th. Their presentation focused on the impact of the 2017 Tax Act on tax strategies, and discussed structuring alternatives available to pass-through entity clients.

  • April 20, 2018

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. was a co-presenter with Timothy Bronza, CPA/ABV, ASA and Roy Meyers, CFA, ASA at the Florida Tax Section meeting held in Sarasota on April 20th. Their presentation, “Planning Opportunities Using Valuation Strategies for Closely Held Business Entity Under the New Tax Act,” focused on simplified planning for business owners. Mr. Comiter and Mr. Bronza will also be speaking on this topic at the Probate and Pumpernickel program in Orlando on May 8th.

  • March 16, 2018

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. presented an in-depth analysis regarding business interests in estate administration at the Estate Administration Boot Camp in Hollywood, FL on March 16, 2018. His presentation focused on valuation considerations, business continuation and non-family business interests, succession issues, and tax planning and reporting.

  • February 15, 2018

    Michael S. Singer presented a detailed analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act including in-depth discussion of Section 199A and Estate Planning in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as an in-house educational seminar to UBS Financial Services in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. An Additional presentation will take place on February 26th.

  • February 8, 2018

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. presented a Heckerling Update to the Palm Beach Estate Planning Council.

  • December 20th, 2017

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. presented “Virtual Currency and the Federal Income Tax” for the Rossdale Group seminar entitled, “Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law CLE”. Andrew was also a participant on the Speaker Panel Discussion at the end of the program.

  • November 30th, 2017

    Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. presented “The Use of Estate Planning and Asset Protection To Protect in Cases of Divorce” at the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law seminar entitled, “An In Depth Look At Current Strategies in Asset Protection & Tax Planning for the Modern Estate Plan” in Orlando, Florida. Andrew was also a participant on the Speaker Panel Discussion at the end of the program.

  • October 5th, 2017

    Andrew R. Comiter will be presenting on the Estate Tax Update at the University of Florida Accounting Conference hosted by the FICPA in Gainesville, FL.

  • July 19th & 20th, 2017

    Andrew R. Comiter presented on the topics of Legal Ethics and Tax Reduction with Trusts for the National Business Institute seminar entitled “Trusts: The Ultimate Guide – A 2-Day Practical Course” on July 19th and 20th in Pembroke Pines, FL.

  • February 2, 2017

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. presented the 2017 Heckerling Institute Update to the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council on February 2, 2017 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The Presentation highlighted key topics presented at the 2017 Heckerling Institute.

  • February 2, 2017

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. will present “Decanting – The Ability of a Trustee to Amend a Trust” at the February 2, 2017 Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

  • December 1, 2016

    Michael S. Singer, Esq. will present “The Intersection of Duty and Confidentiality and Technology: Boom! Your Digital Assets Just Exploded!” at the December 1, 2016 Florida Bar Seminar entitled “End of Year Review of Asset Protection and Estate Planning Opportunities”.

  • December 1, 2016

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. will present “Consistency is Key – The New Basis Reporting Obligation and Form 8971” at the December 1, 2016 Florida Bar seminar entitled “End of Year Review of Asset Protection and Estate Planning Opportunities”.

  • October 20, 2016

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. presented “Gobblin Up the New Estate Tax Apportionment Statute” at Probate and Pumpernickel.

  • October 14, 2016

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. presented “Taxation of Business Organizations/Individuals: Getting In – Shifting of Ownership to the Family (Succession Planning for the Closely-Held Business)” at The Florida Bar Tax Section Fall Meeting on October 14, 2016.

  • May 9, 2016

    Michael S. Singer, Esq. & Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. will be speaking on the “Personal Representative’s Perspective” at the Probate Boot Camp hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Estate and Probate CLE Committee.

  • October 23, 2015

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. presented at “Estate & Trust Tax Planning/Asset Protection: Tricks, Treats, and Really Scary Things” on “Gobblin Up the New Estate Tax Apportionment Statute.”

  • October 23, 2015

    Michael S. Singer, Esq. served as the program chair of the Florida Bar Seminar “Estate & Trust Tax Planning/Asset Protection: Tricks, Treats, and Really Scary Things” and additionally served as the moderator of the panel discussion “Berlinger v Casselberry – Did You Just Inherit Your Son or Daughter-in-Law?”

  • October 9, 2015

    Keith B. Braun spoke on October 9, 2015 at a Florida Bar Tax Section Seminar on the topic of “Top 10 Estate Planning Traps”.

  • September 17, 2015

    Richard B. Comiter and Keith B. Braun spoke on September 17,2015 at the FICPA Annual Accounting Show on the topic of “Estate Planning Update”.

  • January 7, 2015

    Keith B. Braun, Esq. spoke on January 7, 2015 at a seminar of the Fed Tax Division of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar on the topic of “Overview of Federal Transfer Tax Law and Grantor Trust Rules”.

  • May 21, 2014

    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”.

  • April 24, 2014

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

  • April 3, 2014

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke on April 3, 2014 for the Harriet L Wilkes Honor College at Florida Atlantic University on the topic of “Highlights of Current Trends in Charitable Giving”

  • February 27, 2014

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke on February 27, 2014 for the Packaging Distributors and Manufacturers 2014 Convention on the topic of “The Future of Business from the Business Side” From a Tax Lawyer’s Perspective.

  • March 7, 2013

    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”

  • March 7, 2013

    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”

  • March 4, 2013

    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.

  • December 6, 2012

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

  • November 16, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on November 16, 2012 for Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Counsel on the topic of “Current Partnership Workout and Entity Structuring Strategies In Light of Current Market Conditions.”

  • November 8, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke on November 8, 2012 for Wilmington Trust on the topic of “The End of the Perfect Storm of Estate Planning is Nearing” and for AAA-CPA on the topic of “Choice of Business Entity.”

  • November 7th and 13th, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. recently spoke 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.”

  • October 12, 2012

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

  • October 3rd and 31st, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke 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.”

  • July 11, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. 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.”

  • March 15, 2012

    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.”

  • February 14, 2012

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

  • February 3, 2012

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke 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.”

  • October 19, 2011

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. spoke on October 19, 2011 for the Professional Advisory Committee for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Inc. on the topic of “Why Today’s Planners Have to Think Differently From An Estate and Philanthropic Planning Perspective.”

  • April 26, 2011

    Richard B. Comiter, Esq. and Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. spoke on April 26, 2011 for the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council on the topic of “Intergenerational Philanthropy.”

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