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Raymond, Jr.John J.

Press Release

Date: 5/11/2017

Broad and Cassel Adds Estate Planning Partner from Akerman, Opens New Office in Town of Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – (May 10, 2017)— Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced estate planning attorney John Raymond has joined the firm as a partner. With this news also comes the opening of an office in the Town of Palm Beach.

With a career that spans nearly five decades, Raymond concentrates his practice in income tax, estate and gift tax, and related tax and financial matters. He also has a special focus on counseling owners and management of closely held business-on-business valuation, income tax, reorganization, investment, asset protection, and estate tax planning for the owners and their families. Prior to joining the firm, Raymond was a partner with Akerman.

“Broad and Cassel holds a stellar reputation in Palm Beach and across the state for its strong estate planning expertise, among other practice areas,” said Raymond. His work will bolster Broad and Cassel’s already robust Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group that has seen significant growth in recent years, including expansion into probate litigation.

“Estate planning is an area that we have placed a heavy emphasis on growing and expanding in recent years,” said Holly O’Neill, who co-chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group with Boca Raton Partner Carl Rosen. “John’s decades of experience coupled with the significant talent and expertise already in place at the firm will allow us to better serve our clients in this ever-changing, increasingly complex area of law.”

Raymond is a frequent speaker, but perhaps most revealing is his leadership and community involvement throughout South Florida. Stories of clothes being provided to needy schoolchildren and a home being built for those who are physically handicapped are just a few examples of the philanthropic efforts he has been involved in. It’s a trait he inherited from his father, according to Raymond.

He currently serves as the chairman of the Evelyn McPherson Foundation; vice chairman of the Miller Family Foundation; vice chairman for the Delray String Quartet Foundation; and the chairman of A.S.K.K., a Palm Beach nonprofit which provides funds for service animals for disabled children and military personnel. Additionally, he is a former board member for the Palm Beach Symphony and Palm Beach Opera; past chairman of the board for the Boca Raton YMCA; and a past board member for the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA.

Admitted to practice in Florida and Michigan, Raymond earned his bachelor’s in business administration from Georgetown University; juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center; and master of laws in taxation from Wayne State University Law School.

Joining Raymond will be a team of five paralegals.

This announcement is just the latest for Broad and Cassel in South Florida. In March, the firm grew its health law and bankruptcy practice groups with the addition of Partners Frank Terzo and Michael Lessne. In January, the firm also announced the lateral hiring of Partner Gary M. Freedman in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice groups.