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Thomas R Walser

Thomas R Walser

Florida Probate Law Firm
  • Probate, Estate Planning
  • Florida, New Jersey, New York
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Biography

Thomas was born in Boca Raton, FL and grew up in the south Florida area. He obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance from the University of Miami in 2010, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in 2013, with a concentration in the area of Trust & Estates. Thomas has passed the bar exam in both New York and New Jersey, and his score qualified him to waive into two additional jurisdictions, Washington D.C. and Minnesota. He also passed the Florida bar exam in February of 2015.

Thomas previously worked in the wealth strategy department of US Trust, Bank of America’s Private Wealth Management subsidiary. In this role he gained experience meeting the financial and estate planning needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Thomas’ work experiences include interning for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration in 2009. He also was an intern for the British Council with offices located in the UK mission to the United Nations. He has managerial experience from working as Office Manager/ Program Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB Inc.).

Thomas was also executive director of a non-profit organization called “Students in the Know” which ran the Bullying Academy program to educate students about bullying and cyber bullying within their school communities. The Bullying Academy was among many small business and non-profit organizations that were nominated in recognition for their leadership, integrity and management skills in the Fort Lauderdale area. At the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards, the Bullying Academy was presented an award for Outstanding Business Practices & Success by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Bullying Academy also was awarded a Change Maker of the year award in 2012, from Ashoka Change Makers during their Activating Empathy International Competition.

State Licenses and Bar Associations: FL, NY & NJ

Education
New York University School of Law
J.D. | Doctor of Law (J.D.), Focus: Trust & Estates
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University of Miami
B.B.A. | BBA, Finance, Psychology
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Professional Experience
Partner
Florida Probate Law Firm
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Florida Probate Law Firm, PLLC provides formal probate administration, ancillary probate administration, probate litigation, and professional executor services in all 67 counties across the state of Florida. Our goal is to provide clients with individualized, affordable, and timely service to help meet our clients’ unique needs.
Managing Partner
Walser Law Firm
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Assist in planning for clients' life, longevity and legacy. Involved in each stage of developing effective estate plan strategies for clients, which includes consultations with clients, drafting and execution of documents, and proper implementation of desires. We handle everything from basic estate planning, providing a will, revocable trust, or lifetime documents such as durable powers of attorney, living will and medical decision making. We provide business planning, encompassing creditor protection via creation of LLC or trust entities to hold IRAs or other assets. We specialize in providing timely and efficient probate services to handle the administration of an estate upon the death of a decedent.
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Wealth Strategies Analyst
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Supports Wealth Strategists in developing and preparing existing and prospective clients' financial plans, analysis, and models, which may encompass investment, retirement, estate, gift, and tax planning, and risk management. Reviews, analyzes and flowcharts estate planning documents and drafts initial financial projections. Assists in the coordination of client workshops to provide financial advisory expertise to internal sales team and existing clients. Executes and delivers on special projects as needed. Assists with marketing efforts through preparation of presentations to facilitate securing current and future business and to build credibility in the local market place. Reviews communication materials for updates on product and service offerings, policy and procedure changes, as well as personnel and risk management updates.
Summer Associate
Walser Law Firm
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Conducted legal research and writing in the areas of estate planning and probate law. Drafted wills, trusts, and supplementary documents on WealthCounsel program. Participated in client meetings and closely collaborated in developing tailored strategies for a diverse client base. Assisted in administration of trust accounts, responding to client needs while working within trust instrument limitations. Monitored payments made for guardianship and assisted living costs.
Students in the Know Foundation
Executive Director/ Chairman of the Board
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Founded and incorporated an innovative, educational nonprofit foundation targeting middle and high school students. Developed an interactive website providing teachers with anti-bullying curriculums for classroom use. Oversaw the organization’s bookkeeping functions including monitoring bank accounts and budgeting costs against revenues. Directed initial grant seeking and grant maintenance procedures.
Intern
British Council: UK Mission to the United Nations Dates Employed
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Served as an administrative assistant to the director of global partnerships. Maintained schedules and coordinated meetings with nonprofit and governmental organizations. Organized and directed events at the United Nations for student groups.
Intern
White House Council on Environmental Equality
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-Under the Obama Administration -assistance to Director of International Affairs Relating to Climate Change Coordinated and attended meetings between foreign embassies and other NGOs with CEQ directors. Conducted research on current topics in environmental policy and law in order to create meeting briefs and informational binders. Drafted responses to letters and responded to telephone inquiries.
Office Manager/ Program Director
ECOMB Inc., Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach
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Recruited, trained, and supervised volunteers solicited via advertisements online. Researched target markets and created information packets for respective sponsors as well as developed and maintained relationships with current donors. Registered the organization for federal funding and initiated the drafting of proposals for select grants.
Awards
Attorney of the Month
Legal Aid Service of Broward County
Tommy Walser, a partner at Florida Probate Law Firm, PLLC, has volunteered with Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s “No Place Like Home” program for the past 2 years. His pro bono work includes providing probate services to low-income and vulnerable members of our community in need of legal assistance. Mr. Walser is committed to providing pro bono services to these underserved populations who could not otherwise afford legal assistance.
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0116596
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    No large deposit required
Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Florida Probate Law Firm website
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Probate FAQs Answered
Contact & Map
Florida Probate Law Firm
4800 N. Federal Hwy
Suite 106-D
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 210-5500
Fax: (561) 208-8800
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed