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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


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


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

Keith Durkin 


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  


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