Brian C. Perlin, Esq.
Brian C. Perlin
“Proper estate planning will give you the peace of mind that only comes with knowing that your legacy will be protected and your personal wishes fulfilled.” — Brian C. Perlin
Brian C. Perlin is the founder and sole principal of the Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, P.A. Brian opened his law practice in Coral Gables in 1985, where it has remained for over 35 years. Focusing his practice on estate planning, probate, trust administration, tax minimization and asset protection, and elder law, Brian prides himself on providing a peace of mind that comes with knowing one’s legacy is protected and one’s personal wishes fulfilled.
As a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in Wills, Trusts & Estate Law, Brian has represented thousands of individuals and small businesses in the creation of sound, tax efficient plans, and in easing the burden of the probate court process. As a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in Elder Law, Brian also advises clients on planning techniques for retirement, disability, guardianship and special needs. Brian believes in the importance of getting to know his clients on a personal level, and prides himself on his accessibility and on ensuring that each client receives the highest level of service. A long-time resident of Miami, Brian is the father of two adult children, and lives in downtown Miami with his wife, Wendy.
Recognitions and Skills
- Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estate Law, 1995
- Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law, 2014
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Financial Planner
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1982
- B.A., University of Miami, 1977
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Member of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section
- Member of the Board of Directors of MCCJ
Probate is one manner in which estate assets are transferred after death. Since probate can be a lengthy, costly and public process, many people choose to avoid it. Without proper probate avoidance planning, the state will require a probate court proceeding for state residents or those who owned assets in the state. During probate, assets are managed, debts are paid, tax returns are filed along with various court documents, and the estate assets are distributed.
In the absence of any planning to the contrary, your estate will be distributed according to Florida's laws of intestacy. This so-called "default" estate plan might not reflect your wishes. However, if you do plan in advance, you can have your estate administered according to your preferences. A comprehensive estate plan may include a Last Will and Testament, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and Health Care Documents, all supporting your legal, personal, investment and tax planning purposes.
As our population ages, more and more people will confront elder law-related issues. Elder law is an aspect of estate planning that focuses primarily on the changing needs of people as they age. Careful planning can help you avoid spending down your assets on long-term care. Issues include senior housing and home care, long-term care, or nursing home care, guardianships, health care documents, Medicare planning, and Medicaid planning.
South Florida Estate Planning Attorney Brian C. Perlin, assists clients with Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Court, Probate & Estate Administration, Long-Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Charitable Planning, Special Needs Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Business Succession and Asset Protection, in the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, and Kendal, Florida, and the surrounding areas.
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