Brian C. Perlin is the founder and sole principal in the Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, P.A.
Recognizing the powerful combination of a first-class education in both the financial and legal worlds, Mr. Perlin attained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Miami and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.
After refining his skills as an Estate Tax Specialist at Northern Trust Bank of Florida, Mr. Perlin became an associate in the Law Firm of Carlos and Abbot in 1983. While at Carlos and Abbot, Mr. Perlin specialized in estate planning and probate matters. In December 1984, Mr. Perlin established his own law firm in Coral Gables, Florida, where it has remained for over 30 years.
Brian C. Perlin has honed his expertise by preparing over 4,000 estate plans and administering over 600 estates. Not only is Mr. Perlin Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estate Law as well as Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law, he is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Perlin merits outstanding reviews from his clients, his peers and industry organizations; this is reflected most recently in 2014, when he was awarded the AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatingTM by Martindale-Hubbell®. His client-based AVVO rating is a 'Superb' 10.0 out of 10.0, reflecting his high ethical standards and professional ability. His membership in the ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel organizations demonstrates leadership in the field of Elder Law, Special Needs Law, Charitable and Wealth Planning.
A widely acclaimed speaker and seminar leader in the areas of estate planning and asset protection, Mr. Perlin has spoken before numerous organizations as well as to the general public.
A longtime Miami resident, Mr. Perlin lives in downtown Miami with his wife, Wendy. He has two adult children, Natalie and Andrew. A few years ago, he underwent quite a change in his habits! He became a devotee of healthy living, adopting a vegan diet and a vigorous exercise routine. One thing that has remain unchanged? His enjoyment of Starbucks coffee and watching reruns of House M.D. and Breaking Bad.
Licensed since 1982
Hourly ($450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Check, Credit Card
I have had the pleasure to build a relationship with Brian since 2010. He is my go-to guy in South Florida. I have referred quite a few folks who have said nothing but great things. I have also worked with him on a matter and he is able to spot the minutiae that an estate planning attorney must be able to find in order to effectively plan someone's estate. I would trust him with my own planning. I give him my highest endorsement.
Robert Bryant Elder Law Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had the good fortune to meet Brian at national conference of estate-planning and elder-law attorneys who .put a premium on client counseling, Brian is personable, knowledgeable and he and his staff are committed to providing the most professional service possible. I am delighted to have a colleague like Brian to whom I can refer my clients with a Coral Gables FL connection.
Richard Grain Estate Planning Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified - Elder Law||Florida Bar||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates||Florida Bar||2010|
|CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm)||Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards||2010|
|Star Rated||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Insurance Service Award||1st Global||2008|
|Certified Public Accountant||State of Florida||1982|
|Estate Tax Specialist||Northern Trust||1982 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Elder Law Section||2012 - Present|
|Elder Counsel||Member||2011 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Tax Law Section||2008 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||2005 - 2009|
|Florida Bar||Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||1990 - Present|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Miami||Accounting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Estate Planning and Living Trusts||Tax Planning and Probate Avoidance||2009|