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Brian Charles Perlin

also known as Brian C. Perlin, Chuck Perlin

About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 32%
    34 years, 525 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 32%
    34 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  3. Elder Law: 31%
    34 years, 200 cases
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Hourly ($450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Robert Kellen Bryant

    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

  • Richard Anthony Grain

    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
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

201 Alhambra Circle
Ste 503
Coral Gables, FL, 331345105


FLMember in Good Standing198206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Elder LawFlorida Bar2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar2010
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm)Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards2010
Star RatedSuper Lawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Insurance Service Award1st Global2008
Certified Public AccountantState of Florida1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Estate Tax SpecialistNorthern Trust1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarElder Law Section2012 - Present
Elder CounselMember2011 - Present
WealthCounselMember2008 - Present
Florida BarTax Law Section2008 - Present
Florida BarReal Property, Probate and Trust Law Section1990 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2005 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MiamiAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning and Living TrustsTax Planning and Probate Avoidance2009