Richard B. Comiter

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Comiter Singer Baseman & Braun LLP
 | 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 604
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-855-0226
Fax: 561-626-4742
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard B. Comiter is a senior partner at Comiter Singer Baseman & Braun in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mr. Comiter practices in the areas of federal income tax, partnership state law, partnership state law business transactions, probate, succession planning and wealth transfer planning. He serves clients in Palm Beach Gardens and throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Comiter holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of tax law degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in tax accounting from Florida International University. He earned his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1981. He is also board-certified in tax law by The Florida Bar.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Comiter has authored numerous articles for various publications. In addition, he has lectured for groups, including The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the National Business Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mr. Comiter has received several awards and recognition for his work. He was named one of the “top 100 attorneys in Florida” by the Wall Street Journal, has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and has been recognized by South Florida’s Best Lawyers.

Involved in numerous professional legal organizations, Mr. Comiter is also a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He sits on the board of trustees of his alma mater, the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and serves on several committees of The Florida Bar.

 
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About Richard Comiter

Admitted: 1981, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.comitersinger.com/Lawyers/richard-b-comiter/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers
  • Elected to Board of Trustees of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Secretary and Past-Chairman of its Planned Giving Task Force
  • 2012 Tax Lawyer of the Year for West Palm Beach by South Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • Selected to be a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Selected to Florida Trend as a Florida Legal Elite honoree
  • Selected to South Florida Legal Guide in the categories of Estates and Trusts and Tax
  • Selected as the 2012 Tax Lawyer of the Year for West Palm Beach by South Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • 2010-2011 Recipient of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America by Woodward & White, Inc.
  • Selected to Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Who’s Who Legal: USA – Corporate Tax
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal – July 2013
  • Columnist and Board of Advisors and Contributing Editors, Journal of Partnership Taxation
  • Selected to Chambers USA Guide as one of Florida’s leading income tax and estate planning lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Tax Law, 1992
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Board of Directors and Regional Vice-President
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Association, Federal Tax Division, Director
  • Florida Bar Association, LLC Steering and Drafting Committee
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Palm Beach County Tax Institute, Past President
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Business Planning and Asset Protection Committees
  • Scripps Professional Advisory Group Steering Committee
  • Florida Bar Association, Education Division, Director
  • Florida Bar Association, FRUPA Steering and Drafting Committee
  • Florida Bar Association, The Tax Section’s Olmstead Task Force
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Partnership Taxation Section
  • Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, Past Vice President Dade County Chapter
  • Florida Bar Association – Tax Section, Chair
  • Florida Bar Association, Tax of Individuals and Pass-Through Entity Committee, Chair
  • Florida Bar Association, RULPA Steering and Drafting Committee
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Florida Bar, 1981
  • Palm Beach/Martin County Estate Planning Council, Past President

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic League
  • Florida Blue Key, Member
  • Levin College of Law, Board of Trustees and Secretary
  • University of Florida Life Member of National Alumni Association, Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, Executive Board, Vice-President Legal, Administration and Treasurer
  • Jewish Federation for Palm Beach County, Current Chair of the Jewish Community Foundation, member of the Board of Directors and Past-Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee to the Foundation
  • Scripps Professional Advisory Steering Committee
  • American Jewish Committee, National Board of Governors, Past Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Gold Coast Chapter
  • Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, President, Vice President – Finance, Vice-President Legal, Executive Board and Chairman of the Sports and Aquatics Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Florida’s New Partnership Law Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXIX, No. 10, November 1995
  • Partnership-Recent Developments, Journal of Partnership Taxation, Spring 1994
  • S Corporation Buy-Sell and Redemption Agreements: Let the Drafter Beware, Journal of Partnership Taxation, Summer 1992
  • Personal Residence GRITs: A Current Plan to Reduce Estate Tax, Real Estate Finance, Spring 1992
  • “The Statute of Limitations and S Corporation Shareholders”, Journal of Partnership Taxation, Fall 1991
  • Current Wealth Transfer Strategies Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010 and the Uncertainties Created by Potential Tax Legislation, Richard B. Comiter, Esq. FICPA 2011 Estate and Financial Planning Conference, December 2, 2011
  • Current Wealth Transfer Strategies Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010 and the Uncertainties Created by Potential Tax Legislation, Richard B. Comiter, Esq. & Domenick R. Lioce, Esq. FICPA 2011 Florida Institute On Federal Taxation Conference, November 11, 2011
  • Intergenerational Philanthropy, Richard B. Comiter and Andrew R. Comiter Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council (Community Foundation for Palm Beach County), April 26, 2011
  • Why Today’s Planners Have to Think Differently – From An Estate Planning and Philanthropic Perspective, Richard B. Comiter Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County / PAC Roundtable, October 19, 2011
  • Wealth Transfer and Family Planning for the Really Wealthy in Light of the 2010 Tax Act, Richard B. Comiter, Esq. American Technion Society National Board Meeting
  • Wealth Transfer and Family Planning for the Really Wealthy in Light of the 2010 Tax Act, Richard B. Comiter and Keith B. Braun. Palm Beach Estate Planning Council / Board Breakfast Roundtable
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Messages & Chair Reports, Chair of the Florida Bar Tax Section Year in Review (April 1, 2004)
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Messages & Chair Reports, Chair-Elect Report (September 2003)
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Messages & Chair Reports, Chair-Elect Report (March 2003)
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Messages & Chair Reports, Chair-Elect Report (October 2002)
  • Florida Bar Tax Section Messages & Chair Reports, Welcome as Chair-Elect (June 2002)
  • Partnership Law – Recent Developments, Richard B. Comiter and Jeffrey L. Rubinger Journal of Partnership Taxation, Summer 1998
  • Partnership Law, Richard B. Comiter and Domenick R. Lioce Journal of Partnership Taxation, Winter 1995
  • Reasonable Compensation: Dividends vs. Wages – A Reverse in Positions, Richard B. Comiter and Stephen R. Looney Journal of Partnership Taxation, Winter 1991
  • Minimizing the Built-in Gains Tax Imposed Under Section 1374, Richard B. Comiter and Stephen R. Looney Journal of Partnership Taxation, Summer 1990
  • Recent Private Ruling Hold Shopping Mall Rents are Passive Investment Income Journal of Partnership Taxation, Fall 1989

Educational Background:

  • Exeter University College of Law – England, William and Mary, 1979
  • Florida International University, M.S.M. in Tax Accounting, 1978
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A, with Honors, 1976
  • University of Florida, Master of Tax Law, 1981
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3801 PGA Blvd.
Suite 604
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Phone: 561-855-0226

Fax: 561-626-4742

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