Michael H. Leeds, P.L.

Partner

  • Michael H. Leeds, P.L.
  • Phone: +1 561 962 2136
    Fax: +1 561 634 4227

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1875 NW Corporate Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Boca Raton, FL 33431-8561
    USA
  • Duane Morris LLP
    1075 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2000
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3929
    USA

Michael H. Leeds, P.L. counsels clients on all aspects of estate and tax planning and administration in Florida, New York, Georgia and internationally. He represents foreign investors in the United States and in business transactions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His wealth planning practice focuses on complex estate planning for international and domestic families, the establishment and implementation of domestic and international charitable trusts, and the administration of estates and trusts.

Mr. Leeds is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate, with distinction, of George Washington University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Wealth Planning
  • International and Domestic Estate Planning
  • Transnational Business Transactions

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Georgia

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., 1971
  • The George Washington University, B.A., with distinction, 1968
    - Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2012-present
  • Blank Rome LLP
    - Partner, 1997-2012
  • Lowenthal, Landau, Fischer & Bring
    - Partner, 1988-1997
  • Friedman, Leeds & Shorenstein
    - Managing Partner, 1979-1988
  • Pell & LeViness P.C.
    - Associate/Partner, 1972-1979

Honors and Awards

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar
  • Georgia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • International Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Boca Raton

Selected Publications

  • Quoted, "Here's What We Know About Donald Trump's Trust Fund," U.S. News & World Report, January 13, 2017

  • Author, "Estate Planning in the Sunshine State," 50 Plus Senior News and Garden State Women, February 2008

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "In the Shoes of Our Clients - What Do They Want," 21st Annual International Wealth Transfer Practices Conference, London, England, February 29, 2016 through March 1, 2016
  • Speaker, "Transition of Family Companies: Survival in a Changing World," Capital Club Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2014
  • Speaker, "Estate Planning," Harbor's Edge Condominium, Delray Beach, Florida, October 27, 2011
  • Speaker, "Estate Planning and Family Business," Family Business/SunTRUST Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 2011