Ruben N. Gotlieb Attorney At Law

Ruben N. Gotlieb - Attorney at Law


T 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
Miami 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

T 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112
Fort Lauderdale 401 East Las Olas Blvd. Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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.

Ruben was formerly the chair 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 where he is an adjunct professor.

  • Education
    • 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)
  • Admissions
    • 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, Chair
  • 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
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law LLM Tax Program, 2018-present
    • 2021 International Real Estate Legal Update: Empowering Business Beyond Borders," Global Business Alliance of Broward, Palm Beaches, and St. Lucie Realtors and the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida, Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    • Presenter, "Plan B: Planning for Your Fiscal Residence," BNY Mellon Webinar, June 24, 2020
    • Panelist, "Real Estate, CARES Act, and Tax & Estate Law: The Response to COVID-19," COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 17, 2020
    • Presenter, Merrill Lynch Advisors Webinar, March 18, 2020
    • Presenter, Coral Gables Trust Company Meeting, February 12, 2020
    • 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
  • Languages
    • Fluent in Spanish
  • Media Mentions
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Tax, 2021