Murphy Reid

Murphy Reid

A History Of Quality Legal Services

Firm Overview

Murphy Reid, L.L.P. was founded in Palm Beach in 1976 and now has offices in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Vero Beach. We continually endeavor to maintain a respected, solid position in the legal community by providing a full range of legal services to a sizable geographical section of the state.

Murphy Reid, L.L.P. is a widely experienced team of attorneys, working together to provide comprehensive and thorough legal counsel. Engaged in a general civil practice, the Firm offers specialized expertise in:

-Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)
-Income, Estate, Gift & Generation Skipping Tax Planning
-Estate, Trust & Guardianship Administration
-Probate Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions - Sales and Leases
-Civil Litigation & Appeals

Although our work often involves large and complicated matters, the firm adheres to a basic philosophy: quality personal service at a reasonable cost. The smallest matters are given the full attention they deserve.

Main Office

Main Office
11300 US Highway One, Suite 401
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33408



Estate Planning

Income, Estate, Gift & Generation Skipping Tax Planning

Income, estate and gift tax planning requires knowledge of the ever changing tax laws. Our services include:

Pre and post-mortem planning to minimize transfer and income taxes for individuals, entities and fiduciaries
Preparation of fiduciary income tax returns
Preparation of estate, gift and generation skipping trust tax returns

Frank T. Pilotte

Murphy Reid

Frank T. Pilotte is a partner in the firm who practices primarily in the areas of estate planning; estate, trust and guardianship administration; taxation; probate and trust litigation; and real estate. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree and LL.M. degree in estate planning from the University of Miami. Mr. Pilotte is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (Member: Estate and Probate CLE Committee; Probate & Guardianship Practice Committee; Guardianship Education Committee); the American Bar Association (Member: Taxation Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section ; The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation; Probate Law and Procedure Committee; Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives Committee; Guardianship Law Committee; and Probate Litigation Committee; Past Chair of the Florida Bar Probate and Guardianship Rules Committee) and is Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Mr. Pilotte is a frequent lecturer before various professional groups on estate planning, wills, probate and taxation and has written numerous articles.

University of Notre Dame (B.S.); University of Miami (J.D. and LL.M. in Estate Planning)

Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar, 1977

The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; Palm Beach County Bar Association

Court Admissions:
U.S. Tax Court

Board Certification:
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Civic & Community Service:
Palm Beach Kiwanis (Past President and current Board Member); American Red Cross, Palm Beach (Past Chapter Chair and current Board Member)

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning; Estate, Trust and Guardianship Administration; Taxation; Probate and Trust Litigation; Real Estate


University of Miami