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Jenna Rubin presents at ABA National Symposium

On May 12, 2023, Jenna Rubin presented at the 35th Annual Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association’s National CLE Conference in Washington DC. She took part in a panel discussion on “Black Tie Optional: The Eroding Formalities to Creating a Valid Will.”


Jenna Rubin speaks at Probate Law seminar

On November 19, 2021, Jenna Rubin, along with Jeffrey Baskies, presented at the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Law Section’s 2021 Probate Law CLE on, “No Pen, No Paper, No Problems? The New World of Electronic Wills.”244981918 3930332613734921 6960596772500066241 n | Law Firm for Estate, Trust, & Probate Litigation

Jenna Rubin appears on Wealth & Law Podcast

Jenna G. Rubin appeared on the Wealth & Law Podcast in September of 2021 to discuss directed trustees and the new Florida Uniform Directed Trust Act. The podcast can be found here.

Jenna Rubin elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Gutter Chaves is pleased to announce that Jenna G. Rubin has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national association of over 2,500 trust and estate lawyers and law professors who are peer-elected to membership based on substantial contributions to the field of trust and estate law and by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors.

Congratulations to Jenna Rubin – RPPTL Rising Star Award Recipient

Jenna G. Rubin received the 2019-2020 Real Property, Probate and Trust Law  Section (“RPPTL”) Rising Star Award. The Rising Star honor recognizes members of the RPPTL section of the Florida Bar who demonstrate the potential for future leadership through their active participation in section committees and projects. It may be awarded annually to a member of each of the divisions of the section who have made significant contributions to the section. Jenna currently serves as a Vice Chair of the RPPTL Trust Law Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Wills and the Elective Share Review Committee. She was recognized for her contributions to those Committees as well as her writing and speaking for the Section. Congratulations Jenna!

Jenna Rubin presents at ABA Webinar

On July 15, 2020, Jenna Rubin presented to the American Bar Association, Real Property Trust and Estate, Litigation and Ethics Malpractice Committee on Meditations in the COVID-19 World.

Jenna Rubin presents at Probate Law Seminar

Jenna G. Rubin presented on “What About the Vacuum Cleaner? Resolving Trust and Estate Disputes,” at the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section’s Probate Law Committee’s annual Probate Law seminar on November 15, 2019.

Jonathan Galler Joins the Firm

The firm proudly announces that Jonathan A. Galler has become a member of the firm and will be joining one of South Florida’s premier estate, trust, fiduciary and guardianship litigation groups. Jonathan is a former Chair of the Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2003 and received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2000. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.

Rubin on Florida Homestead

Charles (Chuck) Rubin has published a book/treatise entitled Rubin on Florida Homestead. The treatise is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of Florida homestead law. Visit here to learn more about this publication.

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Jenna Rubin presents at PBCBA Seminar

On April 9, 2018, Jenna Rubin presented on Probate and Trust Litigation at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Cross Training Seminar.

New Article

Charles (Chuck) Rubin authored the Recent Developments in January 2018 edition of Estate Planning, a Thomson Reuters Checkpoint publication.

Jenna Rubin Admitted as Member of the Firm

The firm is proud to announce that Jenna G. Rubin, a Harvard Law School and Northwestern University graduate, has been admitted as member of the firm. Jenna focuses her practice on probate, trust and guardianship litigation and administration, as well as estate and tax planning. Please join us in congratulating Jenna on becoming a member of the firm!

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Boca Raton’s Expert Lawyers

Charles (Chuck) Rubin has been recognized as one of Boca Raton’s Expert Lawyers of 2016, by The Boca Raton Observer. This Guide will be published with the October 2016 issue of the Boca Raton Observer.

2016 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Charles (Chuck) Rubin was included as a ranked legal advisor in the first edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide. The Guide is described by Chambers as follows:

Chambers and Partners has dedicated the last 25 years to researching and ranking the world’s best lawyers. We produce expert guides for the USA, UK, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Canada and Global market and are now launching the Chambers High Net Worth guide – our first publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. Chambers’ global reputation provides unique access to this notably difficult to reach audience. The guide will be used by family offices and professional advisers to wealthy individuals, providing objective guidance on an international scale, making Chambers High Net Worth a key reference point for such a mobile market.

Super Lawyers Magazine Recognition

The firm is pleased to announce the recognition of the following attorneys in the following areas of practice as “Super Lawyers” in the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine:

Estate & Trust Litigation: Peter J. Forman & Larry M. Miller
Estate & Trust Litigation (Rising Stars): Sean M. Leibowitz and Jenna G. Rubin
Estate Planning & Probate: Charles (Chuck) Rubin

For an online copy of this year’s magazine, visit here.

South Palm Beach County Bar

Sean M. Lebowitz was installed as President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He was previously serving as Vice President.

RPPTL’s Probate Law 2015 Seminar

On December 4, 2015, Jenna G. Rubin, along with Jennifer Robinson, Esq. and Matthew Triggs, Esq., presented a panel discussion on Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Fiduciaries and Probate Practitioners at the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar’s Probate Law 2015 Seminar.

Panelist – RPPTL Section

Sean M. Lebowitz was a panelist at an Eat-and-Educate Event sponsored by the RPPTL Section of the Florida Bar held at St. Thomas University School of Law on October 22, 2015.

Florida Bar Tax Section Presentation by Charles (Chuck) Rubin

Charles (Chuck) Rubin gave a presentation on October 10, 2015 at the Florida Bar Tax Section CLE How to Be an Estate Planning Wizard. The subject was the tax and other aspects of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The presentation covered both federal and Florida issues. For those with an interest in the subject, you can watch slides (with audio) here.

FICPA 30th Annual Accounting Show

On September 16, 2015, Charles (Chuck) Rubin presented on the topic Catching Up on Tax & Estate Planning Developments at the FICA 30th Annual Accounting Show.

Article Published in Estate Planning

Charles (Chuck) Rubin had an article published in the September 2015 edition of Estate Planning (Vol. 42, Number 9), a Thompson Reuters publication, entitled “Roundup of Recent Estate Planning Developments.”

2015 Legislative and Case Law Update

On July 31, 2015, Jenna G. Rubin spoke at the 35th Annual Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar’s Legislative Update and Case Law Seminar.  Her presentation focused on legislative updates to Florida’s statutes dealing with the assessment of attorneys’ fees and costs against a share of an estate or trust and the electronic noticing of trust accounts.

ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute

Jenna G. Rubin has been selected to participate in the inaugural Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  More information on the Florida Fellows Institute can be found here.

Welcome to our New Associate

The Firm is happy to welcome Lauren Klein as our newest associate attorney. Lauren received a Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2013 and has been practicing since. She will practice principally in the areas of tax, estate planning and probate and trust administration, and tax controversies. More information regarding Lauren can be obtained from our website (once she is added to it).

Super Lawyers 2015

The firm is proud to announce the inclusion of the following attorneys in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers:

Lawrence J. Miller (Estate and Trust Litigation)
Peter J. Forman (Estate Planning & Probate)
Charles D. Rubin (Estate Planning & Probate)
Richard A. Josepher (Tax)
Sean M. Lebowitz (Estate and Trust Litigation Rising Star).

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Estate & Probate Law CLE Committee

Peter Forman has been named as a co-chair of the Estate & Probate Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

New Website!

If you are reading this, then you are on our new website. We hope you find it helpful, informative, and interesting! If you catch any typos or problems with the site that slipped by us, please send an email to with the problem. And thanks for visiting our site!

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Sean M. Lebowitz was installed as Vice President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He was previously serving as Treasurer of the organization.

2015 Florida Rising Star

Sean M. Lebowitz was selected as a 2015 Florida Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

Silver Hair and Fighting Heirs: Contested Guardianships

Peter J. Forman participated in an American Bar Association panel presentation on May 19, 2015 regarding national trends and new developments in contested guardianships and other pre-death events that impact the assets and care of the incapacitated, as well as their estates at death.

Up & Comer Awards

Jenna Rubin has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Up & Comer Awards, presented by Northwestern Mutual and South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine.

South Florida Legal Guide Profile

The firm was recently profiled in the 2015 South Florida Legal Guide as a Prominent Law Firm. Read the whole article here ( No, this was not paid advertising!

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Article Published

Jenna Rubin published an article entitled What Attorneys Should Know When Dealing with Client Capacity Issues in Actionline, a quarterly publication of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Tax Lawyer of the Year

Charles (Chuck) Rubin was selected 2015 Tax Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law for the Miami metropolitan region by Best Lawyers. More information on the selection process is available here.

U.S. News & World Report

The firm is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Law Firms, in several national and metropolitan regional rankings.

It received two national rankings, in the areas of Tax Law and Litigation Tax.

It received four South Florida metropolitan area rankings, in the areas of Litigation – Tax, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.

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