Edward F. Koren is the creator, now Chair Emeritus, of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Practice Group, which grew to become the largest group of trusts and estates lawyers in the United States. He is past chair of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; former American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Regent and past chair of its Estate and Gift Tax Committee; and the author of Estate and Personal Financial Planning, a five-volume treatise published by Thomson West that covers planning concepts for asset accumulation and transfer throughout life and through inheritance.
He is a Florida Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer and is a National Association of Estate Planners & Councils-Accredited Estate Planner® who has received the highest rating assigned by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America.
Mr. Koren earned his B.S.B.A. degree in accounting in 1971 and his J.D. degree, with highest honors, in 1974 from the University of Florida, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Florida and the University of Miami, teaching courses in the LL.M. Program in Estate Planning.