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Brian Charles Perlin

Probate Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Brian C. Perlin, Chuck Perlin

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    32%
    Before I draft documents, I need to discover what is important to the client and his or her family. All clients are unique. Many times clients are not aware of the important issues until the interview process is completed. All documents are prepared with the goals of probate minimization, tax avoidance, and asset protection. All documents are prepared on a timely basis. I charge flat fees for document preparation. I have prepared estate planning documents for over 4,500 families since 1982

    42 years, 4,500 cases

  2. Probate
    32%
    When an individual passes away, his or her estate may have to go through probate. Probate is a court supervised procedure in which the will is deemed valid, creditors are paid, and the assets distributed to the beneficiaries. Probate can be very time consuming and can be stressful for the family. I do everything possible to expedite the process and to make it as easy as possible for my clients. I have administered over 500 estates since 1982. I administer estates throughout the State of Florida.

    42 years, 525 cases

  3. Elder law
    31%
    Elder law is basically estate planning for the elderly with particular emphasis on Medicaid and VA planning. I assist my clients in structuring their affairs so as to qualify and preserve government benefits.

    42 years, 200 cases

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

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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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Attorney Brian C. Perlin is Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law, focusing on issues of aging (i.e., senior housing and home care, long-term care, or nursing home care, guardianships, health care documents, Medicare planning, and Medicaid planning.)
Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones (adults & kids) with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. South Florida attorney Brian C. Perlin is here to help!
The Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, P.A. has been providing legal services in South Florida for over 30 years. Mr. Perlin is Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estate Law AND Elder Law, is a CPA & a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.
Probate & estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Brian C. Perlin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estate Law & has administered 600+ estates over the last 30 years.
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Location

Brian Charles Perlin
201 Alhambra Circle
Ste 503
Coral Gables, FL, 331345105

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amendment
Brian drafted our revocable trust a few years ago. Later on he assisted us in the sale of a condo. Most recently we had him draft an amendment to our trust. We have always been very satisfied with his services. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and always accessible.
Posted by Ruth | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Long time clients.Excellent Service . Professional, Thorough and Considerate. Would never go anyplace else. Thank You
Posted by Christopher | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Guy
Excellent attorney: knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. We used him to draw up a will and trust for our family and also for inheritance advice. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Juan De Dios Otey Sr | June 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I can not thank Mr.Perlin enough for the services that he and his staff has render on our behalf. The people I interacted with, especially Ms. Rossato , were very knowledgeable and courteous .The handing over of the items listed in my sister’s state probate was perfectly executed. Thanks again for your help.
Posted by Patricia | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Recommending Brian "Chuck" Perlin
I am a client of Brian "Chuck" Perlin. He recently had a seminar to help several clients understand trusts, wills, and other important life responsibilities. He answered many questions and had many suggestions for us the think about. I will be returning for more of his services soon. I recommend Brian Perlin.
Posted by Isabel | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Mr. Perlin and his staff are outstanding! Very professional, friendly people. The office has a serenity to it, and Mr. Perlin's knowledge is comforting. He takes his time explaining any and all questions/ concerns - you never feel rushed. My husband and I are very pleased that he was recommend to us. We will definitely recommend him to anyone that his services would help. Thank you Brian and staff!
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Posted by karina | January 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent !!
Excellent !!! thankful for meeting Mr. Pelin !! great advise and gave me honest options to my case, including one that did not involved him at all. Felt his honesty. I will definitely recommend him no doubt. !!
Posted by susan | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT AND THROUGH. JUDGEMENT IS SPOT ON IN ESTATE PLANNING. VERY HAPPY WITH HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE
Brian Perlin is a true professional. We used him for our estate planning and found he has extensive knowledge in this area. He is patient in explaining any questions or concerns you may have. Appointments are on schedule. A five star experience for sure. We recommend him highly.
Posted by Randy | June 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate attorny
Just updated my estate plans - will, trust, etc. Brian and his office were efficient and thorough in their handling of these matters in a timely manner.
Posted by Amanda | September 30, 2016
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Practical and Knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Perlin helped me to better understand my estate planning needs. With his guidance and expertise we were able to successfully complete my estate plans in a prudent manner. I am especially pleased that he is not only an Attorney but a licensed CPA. I believe this is a very beneficial aspect of Mr. Perlin's expertise, since the issue of taxes in an integral part of Estate Planning.
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Posted by Rory | September 1, 2016
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Terrific Experience
My wife and I recently had Brian Perlin help us prepare some estate planning documents. We could not have been happier with the experience. Brian was patient, responsive, and very thoughtful. He carefully walked us through all of the documents to ensure that we understood them and that they accurately reflected our wishes. We highly recommend him!
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Posted by Guilherme | December 2, 2015
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We all need one attorney...like Brian Perlin!
For years I told my partner that hiring a estate planning attorney was just a way of spending time, energy and money. Finally she convinced me to visit Brian Perlin. I have to admit I was 100% wrong, if the attorney is Brian Perlin! He was objective, fast, clear in his explanations, and straight in all recommendations. Not only he prepared all the documentation but helped me throughout the entire process, without taking the time I could not spare. I strongly recommend Brian Perlin services!
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Posted by Marcia | November 20, 2015
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Knowledgeable and Accessible
Brian prepared a customized estate plan for me, and he demonstrated a high level of knowledge throughout the whole process. He explains the specifics involved in this type of documentation in a language that any layman can understand. He was always easily accessible, and ready to clarify my doubts. He has my sincere appreciation for the invaluable work done. I strongly recommend his professional services for anybody looking for legal advice in this area!
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Posted by Thomas Perkins & Bonnie Perkins | November 12, 2015
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Wonderful lawyer One of the good guys
My wife and I or real estate investors and had initially set up our estate plans several years ago and over the years our Financial circumstances changed. In my research of financial planner in the Coral Gables area , Mr. Perlins accreditations and years of experience stood out. In my further speaking with friends and neighbors regarding Mr. Perlin everyone Who knew Mr. Perlin had wonderful comments. I contacted Mr. Pearlman to revamp and update my estate plan and found him to be extremely reasonable,personable,professional, kind and sincerely interested in protecting and securing our assets to some day be passed on to our Family. After realizing that Mr. Pearland possess a wealth of knowledge I have contacted them regarding other business matters and he is always available and very giving with his knowledge in time. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mr. Perlin and I would highly recommend him and his services to to everyone who is in need of a professional financial planner or any of the other services Mr. Perlin offers.
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Posted by Michael | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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VERY PLEASED!
Several years ago, my wife and I moved to Florida. We needed to update our estate plan and make sure it conformed to the laws of The State of Florida. We also needed powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills. We contacted Mr. Perlin's office and were promptly given an appointment. At the appointment, Mr. Perlin was very knowledgable answering our questions in simple straight forward language. He gave us great advice which helped us decide on an estate plan. After we made our decision, Mr. Perlin promptly prepared the appropriate documents. At a second appointment, he fully explained them to us and patiently answered all of our questions before we signed them. Since we are relatively new to this area of the country, I found Mr. Perlin by searching the Florida State Bar Association Website looking for lawyers in or around Miami certified in Estate Planning and Elder Law, and we are glad that we found him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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A Most Stellar Attorney...
Mr. Perlin excels at his craft, estate planning & probate services. As the consummate law professional, he advised our family on how to best proceed with estate planning based on our individual circumstances . In addition, with respect to the probate process, Mr. Perlin provided a thorough explanation & handled the entire matter for us. Without any reservation, I highly recommend him & his helpful staff.
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Posted by Sylvia | July 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and cautious with common sense
Brian is always available and he has helped facilitate and bring to closing some difficult cases involving the sale of real property and distribution of trusts.
Posted by Adam | October 12, 2014
Highly Recommend!
I highly recommend the legal services of Brian Perlin. He recently prepared some estate documents for me and I was extremely pleased with the experience. Brian is great to work with - he listens to you, answers all of your questions, and works efficiently. He is also very well-versed and knowledgeable about estate planning and elder law. I will definitely use him again and recommend him highly!
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2014
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Brian Perlin is an excellent attorney and my husband and I had a very good experience working with him. We employed his assistance for the preparation of some estate planning documents. Throughout the experience, Brian was responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He made the entire process fast and painless. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Robert | December 24, 2013
Excellent preparation of our Trusts -----
Mr. Perlin as well as his staff, was competent, helpful and patient in the preparation of the Trusts for myself and my wife. We had numerous questions and decisions about which Mr. Perlin advised us to produce the document that met our needs and desires.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Estate Tax Specialist
  • Northern Trust
  • 1982 - 1984

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Elder Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Elder Counsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Tax Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Elder Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Star Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm)
  • Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Insurance Service Award
  • 1st Global
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • State of Florida
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning and Living Trusts
  • Tax Planning and Probate Avoidance
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Perlin on estate planning matters over the past several years. I find him to be extremely knowledgeable, competent and detatil oriented. Morevover, he is absolutely dedicated to client service. I would highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a very personable, knowledgeable and trustworthy; all the topnotch characteristics you look for in an attorney. I would happily recommend him to anyone I know."
Estate planning Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Brian Perlin and know him to be an excellent estate planning Attorney. He is knowledgable, ethical, and his legal work is top notch. I can highly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is a very attentive, diligent and professional. We worked on a matter that presented various dificulties which all were overcome successfully. Brian's staff compliment his practice completely. I wholeheartedly recommend Brian whenever I can."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian cares deeply about his cients and has a terrific set of documents. He works hard at being one of the best."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Coral Gables Probate Lawyer Brian Charles Perlin
Brian Charles Perlin
Probate Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 41 years