TREPC February Meeting - Legal Issues & Estate Planning

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
Speaker: Christopher W. Boyette

Christopher W. Boyett co-chairs Holland & Knight's National Private Wealth practice. Mr. Boyett advises domestic and international wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options and counsels family businesses on succession planning and tax planning. Additionally, he advises both institutional and individual clients on estate and trust administration issues.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation.

Practices

Taxation  |  Private Wealth Services  |  Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Litigation  |  Family Offices  |  Wealth Planning and Preservation  |  Private Company Business Disputes  |  China Practice

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: Florida, Private Client, 2020
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2016-2021
  • Who's Who Legal, Private Client, 2018
  • Legal Week, Private Client Global Elite, 2017-2019, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2021; Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2011-2021; Tax Law, 2013-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Miami Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2019, 2021
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2017
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Tax: Estate Planning, 2010-2016
  • United States Lawyer Rankings, Nation's Top 10 Trusts & Estates Lawyers, 2009-2012, 2014, 2017, 2020  
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2008-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2006-2021
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001-2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Publications

  • Private Client - United States, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, December 2020
  • Private Trust Companies: A Handbook for Advisers, Globe Law and Business, August 2020
  • Holland Knights China Practice Newsletter: November-December 2019, Holland & Knight Newsletter, November-December 2019
  • International Families with Assets in South Florida Face Complex Issues to Protect Wealth, August 30, 2017
  • Regulatory Update, Private Asset Management, October 2014
  • 2010 and Beyond - The Transfer Tax Odyssey, Practical Tax Strategies, April 1, 2010
  • Advising Clients Who Move To Florida, New York Law Review, February 14, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning During Uncertain Times: How The U.S. Elections May Impact HNW Taxpayers, Holland & Knight and Chambers Webinar, November 17, 2020
  • Artificial Intelligence: What Digital Can Do and What It Cannot in Providing Private Client Services and Crystal-Ball Gazing on What Our Practices Will Look Like in Ten Years, Legal Week's Private Client Forum Americas 2020, February 5-7, 2020
  • 2019 South Florida Wealth Conference, Speaker, Opening Remarks, Holland & Knight Program, November 6, 2019
  • South Florida Wealth Conference, Holland & Knight Program, November 7, 2018
  • How the New Tax Law Impacts Homeowners, Buyers and Sellers, Master Brokers Forum, May 23, 2018
  • Planning for Special Assets (Aircraft, Yachts, Bitcoin), Moderator, South Florida Wealth Conference, November 8, 2017
  • South Florida: Doing Business in the Current Economic Climate, Moderator, Trump’s 100 Days, Holland & Knight Program, May 11, 2017
  • Markets Group Private Wealth Latin America & the Caribbean Forum, October 18-19, 2016
  • Estate Planning and the Role of the Investment and Wealth Advisor, IMCA 2015 Winter Institute, December 3, 2015
  • Holland & Knight South Florida Wealth Conference, Hot Topics in Current Estate Planning Issues, October 27, 2015
  • South Florida Market Update - Navigating South Florida: Paradise Regained, Holland & Knight Program, May 14, 2015
  • Holland & Knight Annual Wealth Conference for CPAs, Sophisticated Wealth Transfer Techniques, October 21, 2014
  • Regulatory Update, Private Asset Management, October 2014
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Conference, November 12, 2013
  • Tax and Estate Planning Issues for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Conference, May 15, 2013
  • Family Strategies for Generations, April 11, 2013
  • Health Reform and Impact on the Industry, Tax & Estate Planning Update, DCBA Corporate Law & Bench and Bar Conference, February 8, 2013
  • Portability Issues, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Workshop, February 16, 2012
  • Daily Business Review Annual Wealth Management Roundtable, October 10, 2011
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Webinar, August 11, 2011
  • Estate Planning with the Masters Series, State Law Update for Retirement States, November 14, 2008
  • Estate Planning, CNN, 2005

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration, with honors
  • University of Florida, MBA, Finance
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation

Bar Admissions/Licenses

  • Florida

 n  |  Family Offices  |  Wealth Planning and Preservation  |  Private Company Business Disputes  |  China Practice

 

Christopher W. Boyett co-chairs Holland & Knight's National Private Wealth practice. Mr. Boyett advises domestic and international wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options and counsels family businesses on succession planning and tax planning. Additionally, he advises both institutional and individual clients on estate and trust administration issues.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation.

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: Florida, Private Client, 2020
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2016-2021
  • Who's Who Legal, Private Client, 2018
  • Legal Week, Private Client Global Elite, 2017-2019, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2021; Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2011-2021; Tax Law, 2013-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Miami Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2019, 2021
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2017
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Tax: Estate Planning, 2010-2016
  • United States Lawyer Rankings, Nation's Top 10 Trusts & Estates Lawyers, 2009-2012, 2014, 2017, 2020  
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2008-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2006-2021
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001-2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Publications

  • Private Client - United States, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, December 2020
  • Private Trust Companies: A Handbook for Advisers, Globe Law and Business, August 2020
  • Holland Knights China Practice Newsletter: November-December 2019, Holland & Knight Newsletter, November-December 2019
  • International Families with Assets in South Florida Face Complex Issues to Protect Wealth, August 30, 2017
  • Regulatory Update, Private Asset Management, October 2014
  • 2010 and Beyond - The Transfer Tax Odyssey, Practical Tax Strategies, April 1, 2010
  • Advising Clients Who Move To Florida, New York Law Review, February 14, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning During Uncertain Times: How The U.S. Elections May Impact HNW Taxpayers, Holland & Knight and Chambers Webinar, November 17, 2020
  • Artificial Intelligence: What Digital Can Do and What It Cannot in Providing Private Client Services and Crystal-Ball Gazing on What Our Practices Will Look Like in Ten Years, Legal Week's Private Client Forum Americas 2020, February 5-7, 2020
  • 2019 South Florida Wealth Conference, Speaker, Opening Remarks, Holland & Knight Program, November 6, 2019
  • South Florida Wealth Conference, Holland & Knight Program, November 7, 2018
  • How the New Tax Law Impacts Homeowners, Buyers and Sellers, Master Brokers Forum, May 23, 2018
  • Planning for Special Assets (Aircraft, Yachts, Bitcoin), Moderator, South Florida Wealth Conference, November 8, 2017
  • South Florida: Doing Business in the Current Economic Climate, Moderator, Trump’s 100 Days, Holland & Knight Program, May 11, 2017
  • Markets Group Private Wealth Latin America & the Caribbean Forum, October 18-19, 2016
  • Estate Planning and the Role of the Investment and Wealth Advisor, IMCA 2015 Winter Institute, December 3, 2015
  • Holland & Knight South Florida Wealth Conference, Hot Topics in Current Estate Planning Issues, October 27, 2015
  • South Florida Market Update - Navigating South Florida: Paradise Regained, Holland & Knight Program, May 14, 2015
  • Holland & Knight Annual Wealth Conference for CPAs, Sophisticated Wealth Transfer Techniques, October 21, 2014
  • Regulatory Update, Private Asset Management, October 2014
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Conference, November 12, 2013
  • Tax and Estate Planning Issues for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Conference, May 15, 2013
  • Family Strategies for Generations, April 11, 2013
  • Health Reform and Impact on the Industry, Tax & Estate Planning Update, DCBA Corporate Law & Bench and Bar Conference, February 8, 2013
  • Portability Issues, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Workshop, February 16, 2012
  • Daily Business Review Annual Wealth Management Roundtable, October 10, 2011
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Clients Relocating to Florida, Lorman Education Services Webinar, August 11, 2011
  • Estate Planning with the Masters Series, State Law Update for Retirement States, November 14, 2008
  • Estate Planning, CNN, 2005

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration, with honors
  • University of Florida, MBA, Finance
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation

Bar Admissions/Licenses

  • Florida

 

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