Ruben N. Gotlieb - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131

P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112

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Ruben is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices. With over 30 years of experience, Ruben has an extensive background in international estate tax law; international estate planning; domestic estate planning; estate administration; and pre-immigration tax planning and can assist with cross border transactions including the new GILTI and FDII provisions of the 2017 Tax Act. He has worked at both corporate law firms, as well as international financial institutions. Ruben was a former associate general counsel for the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service. He has worked for leading law firms both in Washington, D.C. as well as in Miami, in their tax and immigration departments. Ruben also worked at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Currently, Ruben is the chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Section llE. Ruben has been included in the Global Who’s Who and the Latino American Who’s Who. A frequent lecturer on international and domestic estate tax and estate planning, Ruben has given numerous lectures globally in both English and Spanish, including at the University of Miami School of Law in the LLM Tax Program.

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  • Touro College, B. A. (1978)
  • University of Memphis School of Law, J.D. (1981)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (International and Labor Law, 1982)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (Taxation, 1989)
  • Florida
  • Tennessee (inactive)
  • District of Colombia (inactive)
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Investment Management Consultants Association
    • Member, 2017
  • University of Miami Planned Giving Advisory Board, 2017
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Member
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
    • Planned Giving Foundation
  • The Florida Bar
    • Grievance Committee, Section 11E, Chairman
Articles & Publications
  • Author, "Hiding in Plain Sight: U.S. Serving as Tax Haven," Daily Business Review, March 2016
  • Author, "Antes De Invertir Asesórese Bien," Abasto Magazine, September/October 2015  
  • Co-Author, “Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies,” Aspatore Law Books, 2014
  • Fluent in Spanish
Presentations & Seminars
  • Presenter, City National Bank Regional Managers Meeting, July 22, 2019
  • Presenter, SunTrust Wealth Advisors Meeting, July 11, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, LLM Tax Program
  • Lecturer, Florida International University, Biannual Immigration Seminars, 1989-present
  • "Tax and Estate Planning with Foreign Trusts," Northern Trust Bank, May 18, 2018
  • "Foreign Grantor Trust," Suntrust Bank Trusts and Estates Roundtable, November 14, 2017
  • "Special Needs Trusts," AXA Advisors Hispanic Summit, September 30, 2015
  • "Pre-Immigration Tax Planning for Non-U.S. Individuals," SunTrust Bank, September 2, 2015
  • "Pre-Immigration Tax Planning," Estate Planning Council of Broward County, April 16, 2015
  • "Estate Planning for Non-Resident Aliens," Pro-Colombia Seminar, March 27, 2015
  • "Estate Planning for Non-Resident Aliens," South Florida International Trade Representatives, February 24, 2015
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