Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A.

Law Firm in Miami, FL

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Firm Overview

Since 1968, our attorneys have established long-term relationships with clients needing resolutions to complex legal problems. That level of trust and commitment has led to a strong referral network, including second- and third-generation members of their clients' families.
When you are looking to protect assets through estate and tax planning, you want quality service from seasoned attorneys at Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A.

Areas of Law:
-Federal and State Taxation
-Business Taxation
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Tax Exempt Organizations
-Probate Administration.
-Partnership Taxation
-Closely Held Business Law
-Estate and Gift Taxation
-Estate Planning
Main Office

Main Office
Suite 600, 9400 South Dadeland Boulevard
Miami  FL  33156

Phone
  • 305-670-0201
Tax
Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. will represent your Tax legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Federal and State Taxation
-Business Taxation
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Tax Exempt Organizations
-Probate Administration.
-Partnership Taxation
-Closely Held Business Law
-Estate and Gift Taxation
-Estate Planning

Herbert Jay Cohen

Attorney in Miami, FL

Member, University of Miami Law Review, 1955-1956. Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1956 (inactive).

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1956, Florida

Law School Attended:
University of Miami
Class of 1956
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Emory University

University of Miami
Class of 1953
B.B.A., Accounting

Birth Information:
Born in 1933
Brooklyn, New York, January 1, 1933

Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar (Member, Tax Section).
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1956

Alan R. Chase

Attorney in Miami, FL

Beta Gamma Sigma. Member, Buffalo Law Review, 1969-1970. Certified Public Accountant, New York, 1972 (inactive).

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1971, New York
-1975, Florida and U.S. Tax Court

Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1970
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1966
B.S.
with distinction

Birth Information:
Born in 1944
Rochester, New York, May 18, 1944

Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar.
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1970

Fredric A. Hoffman

Attorney in Miami, FL

Order of the Coif. Recipient: Legal Elite in Tax, Florida Trend Magazine, 2004-2007; South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers, 2006-2011; Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2011. Author: "Straw or Nominee Corporations," 5 Taxation for Lawyers 10, July-August, 1976; "Investing in Real Estate: Additional Changes Made by Tax Reform Act of 1986," 61 Florida Bar Journal 39, March, 1987. Co-Author: Chapter 2, "Form of Ownership," of Real Property Tax Considerations in Florida, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, 1979. Lecturer: New York University Conference on Partnerships and S Corporations, 1988; Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, Real Property Tax Considerations Seminars, 1979, 1981, 1983; Eleventh and Twelfth University of Miami Institutes on Condominium and Cluster Developments, 1986 and 1987. Adjunct Professor in Tax and Estate Planning Program, University of Miami School of Law, 1980-1984. Attorney Advisor, Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., U.S. Tax Court, 1973-1975. Member, Board of Directors, Community Health Purchasing Alliance for District 11 (1993-1997). Member University of Miami Board of Trustees (2009-2011); Member University of Miami Citizens Board (1990-Present), President 2009-2010.

Areas of Law:
-Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
-Federal Income Tax
-Tax Planning
-Estate Administration
-Estate Planning
-Trust Administration
-Business Transactions
-Closely Held Business Taxation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Principal

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1973, Virginia
-1974, U.S. Tax Court
-1975, Florida and U.S. Claims Court

Law School Attended:
George Washington University
Class of 1973
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Lehigh University
Class of 1970
B.S.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
New York, N.Y., May 11, 1947

Associations & Memberships:
Dade County, Virginia and American (Member: Sections on: Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Real Estate Tax Problems Committee, 1974-1984; Subcommittee on Nominee Corporations, 1976-1978; Sub-Committee on Current Legislation and Regulations, 1978-1984; Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1984-1986) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Tax Section Executive Council, 1982-1993).

Certifications:
(Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1973

Joseph Barry Schimmel

Attorney in Miami, FL

Order of the Coif. John S. Nolan Tax Law

Areas of Law:
-Estate and Gift Taxation
-Income Tax
-Trusts and Estates
-Tax Controversies
-Commercial Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1993, Florida
-1994, New York and U.S. Tax Court
-2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Law School Attended:
Florida State University College of Law
Class of 1993
J.D.
high honors

New York University School of Law
Class of 1994
LL.M.

University Attended:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Class of 1990
B.E.E., Electrical Engineering

Birth Information:
Born in 1967
North Miami, Florida, 1967

Associations & Memberships:
Dade County and American (Member: Section of Taxation; Chair, Law Student Tax Challenge, 2002-2004; Member, Low-Income Taxpayers Committee; Committee Vice Chair, 2005-2007; Committee Chair, 2007-2009; Member, Membership and Marketing Committee; Committee Vice Chair, 2005-2009; Member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee; Member, Pro Bono Committee; Member, Committee on Government Submissions) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Treasurer, Tax Section, 2012-; Member: Director's Committee, Tax Section, 1999-2006, 2008-; Executive Council, Tax Section, 1996-; Member: Tax Law Certification Committee, 2002-2005; Chair, Council of Section, 2007-2008); Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (Co-Chair, Tax Seminars Committee, 2003-2004; Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, 2004-; Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, 2011-).

Certifications:
(Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

Bar Fellowship:
American Bar Association, 2004-2005. Executive Editor, Florida State University Law Review, 1992-1993. Co-Author: Chapter 2 "Comparative Analysis," of Limited Liability Companies in Florida, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, 2004. Fellow: American Bar Foundation; Florida Bar Foundation.
Education
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate, high honors , 1993
  • New York University School of Law
    LL.M. , 1994

Giev Justin Askari

Attorney in Miami, FL

Prior to joining Cohen, Chase, Hoffman and Schimmel, Giev worked as an associate attorney for a boutique international tax firm specializing in international trust and estate planning issues for multi-jurisdictional clients. Giev also previously worked as the probate staff attorney as well as a Division Coordinator for the staff attorneys at the West Palm Beach County Courthouse, where he primarily handled matters involving trusts and estates for the Honorable Judge Karen Martin. Giev received a Juris Doctor cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Giev was a founding member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review at St. Thomas, where he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief. He was recorded on the Dean's List for four semesters of attendance, and was the recipient of the West Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. He also spent a summer of study in El Escorial, Spain, where he studied legal issues involving immigration and creditor/debtor rights. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Giev was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006. He is an associate specializing in international and domestic tax and estate planning.

Areas of Law:
-International Taxation
-Trusts and Estates
-International and Domestic Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2006, Florida

Law School Attended:
St. Thomas University School of Law
Class of 2005
J.D.
cum laude

New York University
Class of 2006
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended:
New College of Florida
Class of 2002
B.A., Political Science

Languages:
English

Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar.
Education
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2005

Robert M. Sondak

Attorney in Miami, FL

Editor, Columbia Law Review, 1971-1972. Author: Note, "Prior Adversary Hearings on the Question of Obscenity," 70 Columbia Law Review 1403; "The Mysterious Civil Forfeiture Laws," Florida Bar Journal, March 1994; "The Tide is Turning: Civil Forfeiture Law is Becoming More Accommodating to Innocent Owners and Innocent Mortgages," Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Spring, 1994; "Access to Courts and the Unauthorized Practice of Law - Ten Years of Unlicensed Practice of Law Advisory Opinions," Florida Bar Journal, February 1999. Member: Florida Bar Board of Governors, 1988-1993; Governor's Study Commission on Notary Public Law, 1988-1989; Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on HRS Non Lawyer Counselors, 1988-1989; Vice Chair, Florida Bar Legal Technical Study Committee (1991-1992); Vice Chair, Florida Bar Special Committee on Non-Lawyer Practice (1992-1994); Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Task Force (1995-1996); Florida Bar Insurance Study Committee (1999-2000); The Florida Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, (1998-2000); Board of Directors, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, 1993; Board of Editors, Money Laundering Law Report, 1990-1999.

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1973, New York
1976, Florida

Law School Attended:
Columbia University
Class of 1972
J.D.

University Attended:
Yale University
Class of 1968
A.B.

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
Brooklyn, New York, November 23, 1947

Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar (Member: Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law, 1979-1988; Vice Chair, 1984-1986; Chair, 1986-1988).
Education
  • Columbia University
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Mark Schwimmer

Attorney in Miami, FL

Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Reid Scholar. Author: Integration of Subchapter C with Subchapter S After the Subchapter S Revision Act,
The Journal of Corporate Taxation, Summer 1985.

Areas of Law:
-Corporate Law
-Probate
-Trusts and Estates
-Taxation
-Partnership Law
-Leases and Leasing

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1979, Florida

Law School Attended:
University of Miami
Class of 1979
J.D.
cum laude

New York University
Class of 1980
LL.M. in Taxation

University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1975
B.S. in Economics
magna cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1954
Brooklyn, New York, August 12, 1954

Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar (Member, Executive Council, Tax Section; Vice-Chairman, S Corporation Committee, 1985-1986; Chairman, Tax Exempt Finance Committee, 1987); American Bar Association.
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1979
  • New York University
    LL.M. in Taxation , 1980
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