Stewart L. Kasner

Stewart L. Kasner

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2007

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Practice description
Stewart Kasner is a Private Wealth Services attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office, where he focuses primarily in the areas of international taxation, trusts and estates.

Mr. Kasner routinely advises foreign and domestic clients on U.S. federal income, gift and estate tax matters associated with their cross-border investments, including U.S. real estate investments and business activities, as well as pre-immigration tax planning. His practice also includes forming and overseeing complex international corporate and trust structures, as well as implementing international reorganizations.

Mr. Kasner has extensive experience in offshore trust instruments, U.S. fiscal information reporting, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Common Reporting Standard (CRS), voluntary disclosures and withholding tax compliance. He also advises on the development and purchase of offshore private placement U.S. tax compliant life insurance and annuity contracts.

In addition, Mr. Kasner is board certified in tax law by The Florida Bar. He is well-versed in providing tax advice to both foreign and domestic ultra-high-net-worth individuals with respect to their inbound and outbound activities. He began his career working in the Miami office of a national law firm, concentrating in the area of domestic taxation.

In the community, Mr. Kasner has served as an adjunct professor of federal income taxation and estate planning at St. Thomas University School of Law, Florida International University College of Law and the University of Miami. He also represents indigent clients in connection with their U.S. tax controversies through Put Something Back, a joint pro bono project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association in conjunction with Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Professional affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • The Greater Miami Tax Institute, Past President
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Awards and rankings

  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2016-2019
  • Citywealth Magazine, Leaders List, 2017, 2018
  • Guide to the World's Leading Trusts and Estate Practitioners, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tax Law, 2007-2020
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Tax, 2005-2011, 2015-2020
  • The Legal 500 USA, International Tax, 2014, 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • McGill University, B.Com, Finance and International Business

Contact & Links
  • 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
    Miami, FL 33131
  • English
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., graduated 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section - Member
  • Florida International Bankers Association - Member
  • Florida International University School of Law - Adjunct Professor
  • Greater Miami Tax Institute - Past President
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA) - Member
  • International Tax Group of Miami - Member
  • Put Something Back - a joint Pro Bono project of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association - Volunteer Client Representative
  • Saint Thomas University School of Law - Adjunct Professor
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Member
  • University of Miami School of Law - Adjunct Professor

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • International
  • International
  • Offshore Private Placement Insurance
  • Private Banking
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Citywealth Leader's List
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Florida Super Lawyers


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