Keys To Success: Key Partners Awards - Law - August 2011

by Gene Glasser, Esq.
Shareholder, Greenspoon Marder 
100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
954-491-1120
gene.glasser@gmlaw.com 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to the South Florida Business Journal’s special section devoted to the Key Partners Awards. Recipients of this honor are the lawyers and accountants whose advice often makes it possible for South Florida businesses to not only succeed, but to exceed their most impressive goals. Certainly, our business community would find it difficult to function without them.

But these professionals take their considerable expertise and commitment to community another step further. While business is their priority, they also give their time and resources to help many who are in need within our region.

As you read about the Key Partners honorees, you will be inspired by their considerable achievements and by the many, meaningful ways they make South Florida a better place.

Honorees were recognized at an Aug. 18 event at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, presented by MassMutual Financial Group and sponsored by PNC Bank.

Education:

B.S.B.A. in accounting, University of Florida
J.D., University of Florida
LL.M., New York University

Personal Note:

“I recently helped develop the University of Florida’s Greenspoon Marder Florida Opportunity Scholarship Endowment,” Glasser says. “My wife, Elaine, and I also facilitate the Levin College of Law’s Glasser Barbecue.”

As the head of Greenspoon Marder’s tax, trusts and estate practice and mentor to the attorneys of the department, Glasser’s 40 years of experience have earned him a national reputation as a top lawyer in his field. He is a frequent speaker on tax, trusts and estate law. In the past 18 months, he has been involved in several speaking engagements, including hosting seminars for clients and CPAs regarding the 2010 Tax Act and life planning for domestic partners.

Glasser has been named among Florida Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers, Tax Law, Trust and Estates; Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide; Florida’s Top Lawyers, Florida Monthly; and Best Legal Eagles.

Glasser is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, founder and vice chairman of the board of Unifirst Federal Savings Bank, and on the board of the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

His most notable success comes from the support he lends his clients, peers and others in the firm.

“When I think of a key partner, I think of someone who plays an integral role in supporting and helping to drive the success of a business,” Glasser says. “I find that long-term relationships are one of the most essential ingredients in the recipe for success, so I strive to develop and nurture key relationships and identify opportunities in which I may be able to help someone.”