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Kevin E. Packman

Kevin E. Packman, a native of Miami, is a partner with Holland & Knight and a member of its International Estate Planning Group, an integral part of the firm's Private Wealth Services Department. He also chairs the firm's Offshore Compliance Team. His practice includes tax controversies, estate planning (domestic and international) and creditor protection planning. He is also recognized as a national leader in the area of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Reporting.

Mr. Packman has lectured for the AICPA, ABA, New York University, University of Miami, The Florida Bar and STEP. He has also presented to numerous national and community institutions/organizations. Mr. Packman is a prolific writer with articles appearing in a number of publications, including The Florida Bar Journal, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Taxation, Estate Planning, Practical Tax Strategies and The Jerusalem Post. He is also frequently quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Daily Business Journal and Accounting Today. He also drafted legislation that passed the U.S. Congress declaring May as "National ALS Awareness Month." 

Mr. Packman is active in the community; he is a member of the Kessenich Family MDA ALS Center Advisory Board and a past board member of the Easter Seal Society of Miami-Dade County and Israel Bonds organizations. While he has frequently been recognized for his volunteer efforts, Mr. Packman is proudest of having been the first recipient of the ALS Association's Kevin Packman Award for the Most Outstanding Volunteer.

Mr. Packman earned his B.A. in 1993 from the University of Texas (where he was named the Most Outstanding Individual in 1991), his J.D. in 1998 from Washington University School of Law (where he received the Honor Scholar award and in 2011 the Distinguished Young Law Alumni Award) and LL.M in Estate Planning in 2002 from the University of Miami School of Law (where he received the Vice President's Award for Service).

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