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407.839.4200
407.425.8377
kdurkin@broadandcassel.com

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Practice Areas:

Estate Planning and Trusts

Accreditations and Certifications:

Advanced Certification in Graduate Business
New York University Stern School of Business

Bar Membership:

Florida, 2005

Education:

New York University School of Law
New York, New York, 2004
LL.M., Taxation

New York University Stern School of Business
New York, New York, 2004
, Advanced Professional Certificate in Law & Business

University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 2003
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000
B.A., Political Science, International Relations

Affiliations:

American Bar Association
Member
Best Buddies
Member
Mental Health Association of Central Florida
Board Member
Orlando Metro YMCA
Board of Directors

Keith Durkin 

Partner
Orlando   

Keith C. Durkin is a Partner in the Orlando office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group.

  • Mr. Durkin has experience in a full range of estate planning documents, including charitable remainder trusts, QTIP trusts, generation skipping trusts, short-term irrevocable trusts, insurance trusts, and special needs trusts.
  • His focus also includes asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, complex financing documents, international licensing and distribution agreements, operating agreements with guaranteed payments, preferred returns, tag along/drag along rights, and detailed tax allocation exhibits including qualified income offset provisions and deficit restoration obligations.
  • Mr. Durkin has also drafted various corporate merger documents including “A,” “E,” and “F” type reorganizations, as well as researched, drafted, edited, and prepared memos on all areas of taxation, including S-Corp taxation, partnership taxation, employee benefits, corporate tax, personal tax, tax-exempt entities, payroll tax, excise tax, international tax.
  • He also has experience representing taxpayers in tax controversies before the IRS, and preparing Non-Profit 501(c)(3) applications.
  • While at the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Durkin was a recipient of the Dean's Merit  scholarship and served as Articles and Comments Editor for the International & Comparative Law Review, President of UM's International Moot Court Board and a Fellow of the James Weldon Johnson Institute. Mr. Durkin was also awarded the CALI Award for Business Associations and Evidence, he received fourth place in the Regional ABA Client-Counseling Competition, along with many Book Awards including Administrative Law, Business Associations, Evidence, Internet & IP Law and Trademark Law while pursuing his Juris Doctor.
  • Mr. Durkin was named a 2011 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine in Estate Planning and Probate Law, an honor earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida.
Mr. Durkin is involved in various community and professional organizations. He is involved in Best Buddies and the Orlando Metro YMCA.

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011  

Publications

  • Understanding Tax Payment/Reimbursement Clauses for Sales to Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts
    Probate and Property
    2015