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Christopher Boyett

Partner  |  Holland & Knight
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (FL)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Family office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I have had a few highlights. I was honored one year ago to be selected to the initial Global Elite list. My firm selected me to lead the Private Wealth Services group, which is the largest such group in the US. Furthermore, I have served as an adjunct professor for the last 12 years teaching the LLM to taxation students. But my highest honour remains serving my client families and advising them on their wealth planning and business succession issues. I allow them to focus on growing their wealth.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

The most exciting and dynamic space is the global ultra high net worth area as these families are operating businesses, expanding real estate empires and creating new technologies. This is a world that matters and the young adviser has an opportunity here.

Too often advisers and clients lose focus and identify too many issues when there are but a few that truly matter in order to obtain the bulk of the benefit. The better advisers can keep the client focused.

What is your favourite quote?

"Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good."