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Stuart Richard Morris

Stuart Richard Morris

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Business

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About Me

Stuart R. Morris founded his own law firm, which later became the Morris Law Group, in 1991. Morris Law Group is a wills, trusts, and estate planning boutique law firm practicing exclusively in estate and gift tax planning; wills and trusts; business structuring and succession planning; asset preservation planning; domestic and international tax planning; probate and trust administration; and special needs planning. In addition to being Board Certified by The Florida Bar in wills, trusts and estates, Mr. Morris is a Certified Public Accountant.


Mr. Morris was one of Worth magazine’s nation’s Top 100 Attorneys 2006–2008, a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007-2014, named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite from 2007–2009, 2011–2014, and recognized as a 2011 Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties by Palm Beach Illustrated. He received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating afforded an attorney, from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association.


Mr. Morris is currently serving as Chairman of the Junior Achievement of South Florida Charitable Foundation, Inc., serves on the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and is a member of the Advisory Board of First United Bank. He previously served on the Board of Directors of SOS Children’s Village of Florida, Inc. in Coconut Creek; and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for American Friends of Hebrew University. He was on the Attorney-CPA liaison committee of The Florida Bar. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morris served as Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County as well as on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. He is an active member, and former member of the Board of Directors, of Temple Beth Am in Margate and the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter.


Mr. Morris is sought after as a featured speaker on national and local levels. He has spoken on a wide array of topics including: wealth preservation for business owners and high net worth individuals, estate planning, business succession and structuring planning and special needs trusts. His audiences have included the New York State Bar Association, New York University Institute of Taxation, Stetson University Law School, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The Florida Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, many chapters of the Estate Planning Council, the Florida Institute of CPAs, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Wachovia, UBS, John Hancock Financial Partners, the Broward Health Foundation and many other local corporate and charitable organizations. He has been quoted in the Sun-Sentinel, Worth and The Daily Business Review.


Mr. Morris graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where he received his undergraduate, masters and law degrees.


 


Mr. Morris is married with three children and lives in Parkland, Florida.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    26 years
  2. Business: 20%
    26 years
  3. Tax: 20%
    26 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Mark Aaron Gotlieb

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Mark Gotlieb Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Howard S. Krooks

    Stu is highly respected in the legal community. He is extremely knowledgeable and always current on ever changing tax laws. I would highly recommend him without hesitation.

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    Howard Krooks Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Morris Law Group

7284 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL, 33433-3430

Weston Office

Emerald Companies Building
2843 Executive Park Drive
Weston, FL, 33331-3603

Aventura Office

Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Blvd., Ste 304
Aventura, FL, 33180-1422

West Palm Beach Office

Phillips Point Buildings – West Tower
777 South Flagler Dr, Ste 800
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-6161

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Top AttorneyPalm Beach Illustrated2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2011
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Recognized, Top 100 Attorneys in the NationWorth Magazine2007
Recognized, Top 100 Attorneys in the NationWorth Magazine2006
Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and EstatesThe Florida Bar2001
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation1989
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerMorris Law Group1991 - Present
Broad & Cassel1989 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Junior Achievement of South Florida Charitable Foundation, Inc.Chairman2013 - Present
South Florida Junior AchievementBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Temple Beth Am in Margate, FloridaBoard of Directors, General Counsel/Chairman of Endowment Comm.2004 - 2008
The Florida BarMemberN/A
American Friends of Hebrew UniversityMember, Professional Advisory CommitteeN/A
First United BankMember, Advisory BoardN/A
SOS Children's Village - Florida, Inc.Board MemberN/A
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NAELA QuarterlyTaxation of Special Needs Trusts2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of FloridaAccountingMA - Masters1989
University of FloridaAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
North Dade/South Broward Estate Planning CouncilWealth Preservation, Business & Estate Planning2010
Wealth Preservation Planning 2009Life After Bernie Madoff and the Real Estate Meltdown2009
The Breakfast ClubAsset Protection in the Current Creditor Infused Environment2009
Weatlh Preservation Planning 2008Hot Topics with Irrevocable Trusts2008