Phil Rarick, J.D.


Experience

Attorney Phil Rarick has 30 years of experience in both private and public legal work. Mr. Rarick concentrates in the fields of estate planning (wills and trusts), asset protection, probate, and business law. Integrated asset protection with an estate plan designed to protect wealth and secure tax advantages are a primary focus of his practice. He is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar Association. Mr. Rarick is the primary writer and editor for the Miami Trusts & Probate Alert newsletter and blog.

Mr. Rarick is the author of a number of popular guides for fellow attorneys and the public, including:

  • Florida Asset Protection: 7 Key Strategies For The Small Business Owner, Physician, And Other Professionals
  • Florida Probate Quick Reference Guide
  • Understanding Living Trusts for Florida Residents

Mr. Rarick is the past President of the Miami Lakes Bar Association, and has served for eight years as a Director of the Association since its founding in 2005.

Mr. Rarick is married to Nancy C. Rarick, and the father of three children, Ashley (25), Joshua (23) and Hannah (15). Although now retired from coaching, for over thirteen years he was active in the Miami Lakes and Weston community affairs as a youth basketball and soccer coach.

Background

A native of Indiana, Mr. Rarick obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and J.D. from Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis. Mr. Rarick served as counsel to the National Association of Attorneys General from 1983-1987. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A., 1974
  • Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis, J.D., 1978

Professional

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice U.S. Supreme Court
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association – President, 2011
  • Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce
  • Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar Association
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar Association

Civic

  • Jobs for Miami, Director
  • Youth basketball and soccer coach, Miami Lakes and Weston, Florida

Publications

  • Understanding Living Trusts for Florida Residents
  • Florida Probate Quick Reference Guide
  • Florida Guardianship Quick Reference Guide
  • Moving to Florida: The Tax Traps and How to Avoid Them
  • Protecting Your Assets: Five Common Mistakes: Five Tested Solutions
  • Seven Common Mistakes in Estate Planning
  • “Avoid The Tax Traps for U.S. Non-Residents and Resident Foreign Nationals”, South Florida Business Journal, August 11, 2011.
  • Miami Trusts and Probate Alert

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills, Durable Power of Attorney)
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Law (LLC, Corporations, and Partnerships)
  • Off-Shore Trusts (Nevis LLC, Nevis Trust, and Cook Island Trust)
  • Probate (Florida Formal Administration and Florida Summary Administration)
  • Business Sale, Purchase, Merger, Acquisition
Miami Probate Attorney

Contact Information:
PRarick@raricklaw.com
Tel: 305-556-5209 or 954-861-1426

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