Norman H. Lipoff

Norman H. Lipoff: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Norman has practiced in the area of Tax Law for more than 40 years. This experience allows him to help clients with innovative techniques for wealth preservation. He also is extensively involved in community, national and international non-profit organizations.



Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2007
•Stanley Myers Leadership Award, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1972
•Hillel at University of Florida named Norman H. Lipoff Hall
•Presidents Award by Tel Aviv University, 1981
•Man of the Year Award by Tau Epsilon Phi National Fraternity, 1987
•Member and Past President, Florida Blue Key Honorary, University of Florida
•University of Florida Hall of Fame, 1958
•Brotherhood Award of National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1988
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures


• Professional Service Corporations, The Florida Certified Public Accountant
• Travel and Entertainment: The New World of Section 274, Tax Law Review
• Commissioner vs. Corporate Complex: An Expanding Attack, University of Florida Law Review
• Self-Employed Individuals Tax Retirement Act of 1962: H.R. 10, ABA Journal
• Entertainment and Related Expenses under Legislative Attack, Tax Law Review
• Personal Holding Companies: A Waking Tiger, University of Florida Law Review
• Estate Planning Calculation, Presentation and Checklist, Florida Will Drafting and Estate Planning (The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education)
• Acquisition and Disposition of a Small Corporation, Organizing and Advising Small Florida Businesses (The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education)
• Planning for the Corporate Executive Under the New Tax Law, University of Miami Annual Institute on Estate Planning
• Organizing a Professional Service Corporation, New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
• The Taxable Sale of a Corporation, New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
• Impact of Carryover Basis Rule on Lifetime and Testamentary Charitable Contributions, New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
• Partnership Liabilities in Basis - A Search for Certainty, The Florida Bar Journal


•University of Miami School of Law (Graduate Tax Division)
•New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
•Southern Federal Tax Institute
•Practising Law Institute
•University of Miami Annual Institute on Estate Planning
•Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
•The Florida Bar Association Annual Conventions
•The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Programs
•Louisiana Bar Association Annual Convention
•Alabama Bar Association Annual Convention
•Local Bar Associations, Local Certified Public Accountants Chapters and Estate Planning Councils

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Tax & Business Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0503  Phone
305.961.5503  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Accounting, 1958
Law School Attended:
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1961; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1962
Year of First admission:
1961, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Chairman, Tax Department of the Firm, 1970-1989
•Outstanding Tax Lawyer in Florida, Tax Section of The Florida Bar, 1989
•Past Chairman, Tax Section of The Florida Bar
•National Chairman, United Israel Appeal, 1990-1994; Board, Current
•Executive and the Board of Governors, Jewish Agency for Israel, 1984-1996
•Chairman, Budget & Finance Committee, Jewish Agency for Israel, 1987-1990
•National Vice Chairman, United Jewish Appeal, 1977-1999
•Associate Chairman, Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Appeal, 1975-1976
•Trustee, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Current
•Past President, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1982-1984
•General Chairman, Greater Miami Jewish Federation Campaign, 1977
•Board and Executive Committee, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Current
•Past Chairman, Foundation of Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1974-1976
•Founding Chairman, Miami Commission on Jewish Renewal, 1993-1996
•Chairman, Foundation of Jewish Renewal, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1998-2005
•Governing Council, Vice Chairman and Chairman of Development, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, 1998-2001
•President and Chairman of Board, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2000-2005; Director, Current
•Board of Directors and Executive Committee, University of Florida Hillel, Current; Past Chairman, Capital Campaign
•Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University, Current
•National Chair, Endowment Development, Council of Jewish Federations, 1980-1985
•C.P.A. (Florida)
•Member, American Bar Association

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., December 9, 1936
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations; Counsels clients on innovative techniques for wealth preservation and transfer

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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