The mission of Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz, is to be “the gold standard for asset protection, corporate, estate, and tax planning and associated litigation.” The firm’s attorneys provide experienced counsel in the areas of international and domestic corporate, tax, asset protection and related litigation, through highly personalized service. The firm is an approachable and economic alternative to large national and international law firms.
Protect your Soft Assets
The firm provides counsel for corporate and transactional issues related to the internet and digital technologies. The firm's clients have included technology startups as well as more seasoned "legacy" companies who need to protect software, trade secrets, and other soft assets in cyberspace.
The firm has also represented clients involved in disputes arising from emerging technologies, including digital copyright issues, online defamation and rights of publicity, trademarks, trade secrets, and disputes involving technology licensing and software as a service (SaaS). The firm's attorneys stay educated in emerging technologies and seek practical and efficient resolutions to potentially complex situations.
Our litigation team represents individuals and businesses in a wide array of commercial disputes, such as:
- Copyright disputes
- Corporate, shareholder, & partnership issues
- Contract disputes
- Tax Controversies
- Trade secret
- Financial accounting issues
- Real estate matters
- And more...
Understanding that each client has unique needs and goals, we listen carefully, assess each case individually, and discuss goals and potential outcomes. Because litigation is dynamic and often quite foreign to many clients, we work together with our clients from the outset to develop a strategic plan and continue the communication process throughout each phase to keep clients apprized of significant developments. Regular communication and assessment helps reduce the stress of unknowns. We pursue objectives with aggressive precision, but remain flexible enough to make realistic evaluations in response to the dynamic process in which cases oftentimes develop. We generally prepare cases as though they will go to trial. Although many don’t, experience has shown that thorough preparation and a willingness to go to court often leads to more positive resolutions for our clients. As with our entire practice, we rely upon experience that only comes with years of practice in the trenches, supported by modern technology, to deliver results to our clients efficiently. Although each case is unique, our ultimate goal is always the same: to reduce the burden of stress while achieving the best outcome for each particular client.
Our Litigation Philosophy
Understanding the significant stress caused by the potential for runaway litigation costs, we are often able to avoid the uncertainty of the billable hour by handling litigation and pre-litigation disputes on a flat-fee basis or under alternative billing arrangements.
Co-Counsel Service to out of State attorneys
The firm’s attorneys have been involved in cases throughout the State of Florida, several U.S. states, and in the Cayman Islands. The firm also regularly co-counsels cases and assists out of state attorneys with navigating the Florida court system.
Securing your legacy
We help clients protect their legacy through wealth preservation and tax minimization. Because no two clients are the same, we avoid cookie-cutter planning options and, instead, customize plans based on individual client goals. Planning often includes wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, private annuities and other strategies. We also use charitable trusts and private foundations to meet planning and philanthropic goals. Our experienced attorneys are adept at navigating complex legal and estate tax issues for high net worth individuals
Other areas of interest
We also handle all aspects of probate and trust administration, to carry out the goals and intentions stated in wills and trusts. Our work includes preparation of estate tax returns and allocation of generation skipping exemptions, trust funding, post-mortem planning and disclaimers, and trust and probate litigation.
June 28, 2016 2:00PM ET
Gary A. Forster and Eric Boughman of Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz will be hosting: Protecting Assets with LLCs. This live teleconference will be held on June 28, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET.
Uniform Voidable Transactions Act
THURS. JUNE 16, 2016
Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz will offer a monthly continuing education event for CPA’s. Our June 16th Event: Uniform Voidable Transactions Act – (What You Need To Know), will help you understand how to the Fraudulent Transfer Act and the proposed UVTA impacts the funding of new business entities, estate plans and other ventures.
International Tax LawWe offer domestic and international corporate counsel and associated tax research and planning. Our firm represents domestic companies and individuals in structuring and closing foreign business transactions and investments. We also regularly represent offshore interests investing in or expanding to the U.S. Our international team will minimize tax and maximize treaty benefits for even the most exotic transaction.
Clients we represent
Our clients include (for example) U.S. companies with offices abroad and foreign individuals investing in U.S. properties and businesses. We also support CPAs (in various states and abroad) regarding international tax issues.
Entendemos la ley tributaria internacional
Mr. Forster speaks Spanish fluently and can handle international transactions entirely in Spanish.