Ronald S. Kochman

Mr. Kochman concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration. He also represents individuals in residential real estate transactions, change of domicile issues, including related income tax audits, and other family planning matters. Mr. Kochman is a frequent author and lecturer on various subjects relating to estate and trust planning and administration.


  • Hamilton College, A.B., 1973, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cornell University, J.D., cum laude, 1976

Admission to the Bar

  • Florida, 1979
  • New York, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Co-Chairman, Liaison with Corporate Fiduciaries Committee, 1994-97
    • Member, Trust Law Committee, 1993-
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Multi-State Law, 1994-1998
    • Chairman, Estate Planning Committee, 1986-88
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates’ Courts, 1985-87

Seminars and Publications

  • Co-Author: “The Florida Intangibles Tax – Do I Really Have To Pay It?,” July 1998
  • The Florida Bar Co-Chairman of Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference, 1995-97
  • “Ways to Accomplish Long Term Objectives In Medium Size Estates,” Trusts and Estates, November 1994
  • “Protective Measures and Considerations in Litigation,” Trusts and Estates, December 1992
  • “Are You Immune from a State Income Tax Audit?,” Palm Beach Illustrated, 1991
  • “Moving is a Family Decision,” Trusts and Estates, May 1988
  • Co-Author: “Personal Planning Alternatives for the Elderly Client,” Florida Bar Journal, May 1987