Kochman & Ziska P.L.C.

Kochman & Ziska P.L.C.

Kochman & Ziska PLC represents high net worth clients in the planning and administration of their wills, trusts and estates and in residential real estate purchases, sales and zoning matters.

Firm Overview

The Firm also handles pre-nuptial agreements, establishing charitable organizations, Florida intangible tax matters, and change of domicile issues, including related income tax audits.

Mr. Kochman was admitted to practice in New York in 1977 and in Florida in 1979. His experience includes working in large New York City law firms, managing an estate planning and administration department of a major New York City financial institution and managing the Florida offices of two national law firms. Mr. Kochman concentrates his practice on assisting individuals and their families in structuring their estate plans and administering their estates. He has also represented both purchasers and sellers of some of the most prestigious homes in Palm Beach. Mr. Kochman advises many law firms in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area on Florida issues.

Ms. Ziska was admitted to practice in Florida in 1996. She concentrates her practice in the areas of high-end residential real estate transactions (including acquisitions and dispositions), zoning and land use, and leasing and finance. She has extensive experience in representing property owners in Palm Beach, Florida in obtaining government approvals in connection with the construction and renovation of high-end residential property.
Main Office
Main Office
222 Lakeview Avenue
Suite 1500
West Palm Beach  FL  33401
Phone
  • (561)802-8960
Websites
Estate Planning
The Law Offices of Kochman & Ziska P.L.C. will represent your Estate Planning legal matters.
The Law Offices of Kochman & Ziska P.L.C. will represent your Estate Planning legal matters.

Ronald S. Kochman

Mr. Kochman concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration. He also represents individuals in residential real estate transactions, change of domicile issues, including related income tax audits, Florida intangible tax planning, and other family planning matters. Mr. Kochman is a frequent author and lecturer on various subjects relating to estate and trust planning and administration.

Education
-Hamilton College, A.B., 1973, Phi Beta Kappa
-Cornell University, J.D., cum laude, 1976

Admission to the Bar
-Florida, 1979
-New York, 1977

Professional Associations Memberships
-The Florida Bar
-Co-Chairman, Liaison with Corporate Fiduciaries Committee, 1994-97
-Member, Trust Law Committee, 1993-
-New York State Bar Association
-Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Multi-State Law, 1994-1998
-Chairman, Estate Planning Committee, 1986-88
-The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-Member, Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates' Courts, 1985-87
-Norton Museum of Art, Planned Giving Committee

Seminars and Publications
-Co-Author: "The Florida Intangibles Tax - Do I Really Have To Pay It?," July 1998
-The Florida Bar Co-Chairman of Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference, 1995-97
-"Ways to Accomplish Long Term Objectives In Medium Size Estates," Trusts and Estates, November 1994
-"Protective Measures and Considerations in Litigation," Trusts and Estates, December 1992
-"Are You Immune from a State Income Tax Audit?," Palm Beach Illustrated, 1991
-"Moving is a Family Decision," Trusts and Estates, May 1988
-Co-Author: "Personal Planning Alternatives for the Elderly Client," Florida Bar Journal, May 1987
Education
  • Cornell University
    J.D.
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