Kurt Zimmerman has practiced law for 25 years in the areas of real property, probate and trust law. He began his practice at the national law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago. Kurt’s practice focuses on personalized estate planning for individuals, couples and families. He has a broad range of experience including wills, revocable trusts, business entity planning, planning for non-citizen spouses, and irrevocable trusts, including life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, dynasty trusts and charitable trusts.
Kurt earned his law degree at Vanderbilt University, where he served as President of the Vanderbilt Bar Association and was selected by the faculty as recipient of the Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize, which goes to the graduate who “is not only well versed in the law, but who shows the highest conception of the ethics of the profession.”
Kurt earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan, where he was a four-year letterman in baseball, earning 1st Team Academic All-Big Ten, 1st Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Tournament MVP, and Wolverine Award honors (“most inspirational player”). Kurt and his teammates (including major leaguers Jim Abbott of the California Angels, Barry Larkin and Chris Sabo of the Cincinnati Reds, and Scott Kamieniecki and Hal Morris of the New York Yankees) made two consecutive appearances in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska (1983 & 1984) and won three Big Ten Championships. Kurt played for the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod summer baseball league, the nation’s preeminent college summer league.
Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Kurt was one of 50 Americans selected as an English-Speaking Union Scholar, earning a scholarship for one year of post-graduate study at Ellesmere College in England.
Kurt serves on the Board of Directors of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation and the YMCA of Broward County. Kurt is a member of the United Way's Tocqueville Society and is a graduate of Leadership Broward (Class XVI). For many years, Kurt was as a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward.
Kurt is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Broward County, and WealthCounsel.