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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1989||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Recognition||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top Attorney||Palm Beach Illustrated||2011|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2011|
|Recognition||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2010|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2009|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2008|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2008|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized, Top 100 Attorneys in the Nation||Worth Magazine||2007|
|Recognized, Top 100 Attorneys in the Nation||Worth Magazine||2006|
|Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates||The Florida Bar||2001|
|Certified Elder Law Attorney||National Elder Law Foundation||1989|
|Founding Partner||Morris Law Group||1991 - Present|
|N/A||Broad & Cassel||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Junior Achievement of South Florida Charitable Foundation, Inc.||Chairman||2013 - Present|
|South Florida Junior Achievement||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Temple Beth Am in Margate, Florida||Board of Directors, General Counsel/Chairman of Endowment Comm.||2004 - 2008|
|The Florida Bar||Member||N/A|
|American Friends of Hebrew University||Member, Professional Advisory Committee||N/A|
|First United Bank||Member, Advisory Board||N/A|
|SOS Children's Village - Florida, Inc.||Board Member||N/A|
|Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners||Member||N/A|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Florida||Accounting||MA - Masters||1989|
|University of Florida||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|North Dade/South Broward Estate Planning Council||Wealth Preservation, Business & Estate Planning||2010|
|Wealth Preservation Planning 2009||Life After Bernie Madoff and the Real Estate Meltdown||2009|
|The Breakfast Club||Asset Protection in the Current Creditor Infused Environment||2009|
|Weatlh Preservation Planning 2008||Hot Topics with Irrevocable Trusts||2008|