Cohen Chase Hoffman Schimmel
Cohen Chase
Hoffman Schimmel
Pursuant to the recent “Safer at Home Order,” our business qualifies as an essential business and our office will remain open to assist you. We are taking every precaution for the safety of our staff and clients and are practicing social distancing within our building. We will schedule in-person meetings only when necessary; however, we have the ability to conduct virtual conferences and of course conference calls for any current or prospective clients. Please contact us Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for assistance.
Fredric A. Hoffman
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Location:

Kendall, FL

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305-670-6152

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Areas of Practice

  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation 15%
  • Federal Income Tax 15%
  • Tax Planning 15%
  • Estate Administration 10%
  • Estate Planning 25%
  • Trust Administration 5%
  • Business Transactions 5%
  • Closely Held Business Taxation 10%

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1975
  • Virginia, 1973
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1974

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • Author, "Straw or Nominee Corporations", 5 Taxation for Lawyers 10, July-August, 1976
  • Co-Author, "Form of Ownership," of Real Property Tax Considerations in Florida, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 2, 1979
  • "Investing in Real Estate: Additional Changes Made by Tax Reform Act of 1986", 61 Florida Bar Journal 39, March, 1987

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, New York University Conference on Partnerships and S Corporations, 1988 to 1988
  • Seminar, Real Property Tax Considerations, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1979 to 1979
  • Seminar, Real Property Tax Considerations, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1981 to 1981
  • Seminar, Real Property Tax Considerations, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1983 to 1983
  • Eleventh and Twelfth University of Miami Institutes, Condominium and Cluster Developments, 1986 to 1987
  • Adjunct Professor, Tax and Estate Planning Program, University of Miami School of Law, 1980 to 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif.
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Top Attorneys in Florida
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Legal Elite, Tax Law, Florida Trend Magazine
  • Legal Elite, Tax Law, Florida Trend Magazine
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Community Health Purchasing Alliance for District 11, Member, Board of Director, 1993 to 1997
  • University of Miami Board of Trustees, Member, 2009 to 2011
  • University of Miami Citizens Board, Member, 1990 to Present
  • University of Miami Citizens Board, President, 2009 to 2010
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Tax Problems Committee, 1974 to 1984
  • American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Nominee Corporations, 1976 to 1978
  • American Bar Association, Sub-Committee on Current Legislation and Regulations, 1978 to 1984
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1984 to 1986
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section Executive Council, Member, 1982 to 1993

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., U.S. Tax Court, Attorney Advisor, 1973 to 1975

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