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Boca Raton, FL, United States, 2010/08/12 - Edward F. Smith III, Juris Doctor (JD) of nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP (MBAF), has been promoted to director in the Private Client Wealth Services Group at MBAF's Tax and Accounting Department.
Previously, Smith served as a manager at MBAF. Smith's concentrations are in the areas of comprehensive wealth transfer strategies, tax planning, entity structuring and asset protection with an emphasis on representing wealthy families and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining MBAF, Smith was associated with a national accounting firm, serving various capacities for the trust, estate planning and administration tax, investment and compliance areas of major financial institutions.
"MBAF advances individuals who provide the highest quality service to our clients," said Tony Argiz, CEO and managing partner of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP. "Edward works with rigor and commitment to both his clients and colleagues, and I commend him on his promotion."
Smith is a member of the Florida, Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations and a member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, he is also a member of the Palm Beach Planned Giving Council, and the United States Tax Court. Smith was a practicing tax and estate planning lawyer in Connecticut and Florida, and he frequently speaks at seminars on tax, financial, and estate planning topics. Smith has served on the editorial advisory board for a national estate planning publication, has been a speaker for the FICPA, regional and national ABA conferences, and the Florida Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference.
Smith is very active in the community, and has served as the chair for the Boca Raton Children's Museum Capital Campaign, YMCA of Boca Raton Development Committee and The Morikami Museum Development Committee; and as the vice chair for the American Red Cross South County Advisory Board and the Caldwell Theatre Board of Directors.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure University and a Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
MBAF (mbafcpa.com) is ranked in the top 40 accounting firms in the nation and is the largest independent Florida-based certified public accountant firm in the State. The firm has been ranked as "Best of the Best," the list of the top 25 performing firms in the country, for 14 years. MBAF provides tax and accounting, audit, technology consulting and litigation support and business valuation services to entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals, private and public corporations and legal practitioners across a broad range of industries.