786-338-9986 | 866-521-5391

Joseph Barry Schimmel

Joseph Barry Schimmel

Miami, Florida
786-338-9986 (Local)
866-521-5391 (Toll Free)

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 10% Tax Controversies
  • 25% Income Tax
  • 20% Trusts and Estates
  • 5% Commercial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2004


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1994
  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. with Honors - 1993
    • Law Review: Florida State University Law Review, Executive Editor, 1992 - 1993
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.E.E. - 1990
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Published Works

  • Co-Author, "Comparative Analysis" of Limited Liability Companies in Florida, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • Co-Author, “Assisting Military Clients,” of Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, ABA Tax Section (6th Edition, 2015)


  • Alternate Valuation Date Regulations, ABA Tax Section, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Effective Screening of Pro Bono Clients, ABA Tax Section, Pro Bono Committee, 2007 - Present
  • 2010 Tax Relief Act - Individual and Business Income Tax Relief Provisions, ABA Tax Section, Tax Practice Management Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Tax Planning with Substance, The Florida Bar Tax Section, 2016
  • History of the Law Student Tax Challenge, ABA Tax Section Young Lawyers Forum, 2015
  • Selling the Dreaded C-Corp, ABA Tax Section, Closely-Held Business Committee, 2015
  • Making A Difference as a Tax Lawyer, ABA Tax Section, Young Lawyers Forum, 2012
  • Advanced Themes in Selection and Operations, The Florida Bar Tax Section, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • ABA Tax Section Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award
  • John S. Nolan Tax Law Fellow, American Bar Association, 2004 - 2005
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Chair, Law Student Tax Challenge, 2002 - 2004
  • American Bar Association, Member, Low-Income Taxpayers Committee
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Low-Income Taxpayers Committee, 2005 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Membership and Marketing Committee, 2005 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Executive Council, 1996 - Present
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Tax Law Certification Committee, 2002 - 2005
  • Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Co-Chair, Tax Seminars Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Member, Professional Advisory Committee
  • ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
  • Foundation of the Greater MiamiJewish Federation,Co-Chair, Professional Advisors Council, 2011- 2013
  • Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Member, Professional Advisors Council
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Agency Support Committee, Chair, Financial Review Subcommittee, 2015-2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Panel, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., 2000 - Present


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
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Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. Miami Office 9400 South Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 600
Miami, FL 33156
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Cooper City, FL 33026
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