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Alan R. Chase



Hollywood, FL






Alan has worked for many years with entrepreneurial families, physicians, attorneys, accountants and other professionals, serving as their business, tax and estate planning counsel.  In this regard, Alan helps his clients from the inception and creation of their businesses or professional practices, by negotiating and drafting organizational documents, operating agreements and buy-sell agreements, negotiating real estate leases, business sales, mergers and acquisitions, and structuring liquidations of businesses and professional practices.  In addition, he has developed and implemented sophisticated estate plans for his clients, achieving significant estate tax savings or mitigation through the use of gifts, intra-family asset transfers and life insurance protection.  In providing the foregoing services, Alan relies upon the accounting experience which he gained in becoming a certified public accountant in New York State, prior to commencing the practice of law.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1971
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1970
    • Honors: cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S. - 1966
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • Copyright Law & Its Relevance to CATV: Can an Old Dog Be Taught New Tricks, 19 Buffalo Law Review 65, 1969
  • What is Happening to Subchapter S Corporations, New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, 1981
  • Taxation of Tort Damages, Board of Review Florida Torts, Volume 4, Chapter 117, 1991


  • Member - Special Panel, New York University Federal Tax Institute, 1981 to 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Legal Elite, Tax Law
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyers in South Florida
  • Florida Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quental, P.A., Partner, Tax Department, 1975 to 1986
  • Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Associate Attorney, 1971 to 1975
  • Ernst & Ernst, Staff Accountant, 1967 to 1968


  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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