Richard A. Schurr, Esq.Attorney
Richard A. Schurr’s Signature Reputation as a Florida Lawyer
A master of numbers, founding attorney, Richard A. Schurr, is widely recognized as one of the best Florida lawyers, celebrated for his meticulous attention to detail.
With a broad range of expertise in various areas of law, including divorce and family law, business law, corporate litigation, estates, trusts, and mediation, Richard is hailed by his colleagues and past and present clients as an unyielding Florida lawyer who will go to great lengths to safeguard your loved ones, prized assets, and commercial concerns.
With over 20 years of legal experience and a background in forensic accounting, Richard has the expertise to analyze all aspects of a legal issue thoroughly. He routinely uncovers crucial information that shapes litigation and business transactions in favor of his clients by identifying fundamental issues that even seasoned adversaries often miss. As a result, this has proven to provide a significant advantage for his clients and his legal team over the years. Businesses and individuals seek him out for this reason -- and because he is committed to achieving the most favorable outcome for his clients while minimizing the emotional impact of the legal process.
As a skilled negotiator, Richard thrives in the face of complex legal challenges. His clients have included some of the top companies in Miami-Dade County and surrounding parts of southeastern Florida, including real estate management company Baja Beach Club. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver for the San Michele condominium project in Palm Beach County.
Richard's legal expertise has won him several prestigious accolades. He has been included in Super Lawyers' list of Florida's top attorneys every year since 2013. He has also appeared on Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" list multiple times.
Richard's legal skills and influence are evident in the various publications and journals that quote him, including Fortune Small Business, Miami Herald, Miami Today, Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post, South Florida Business Journal, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review, and Virginia Law Review.Richard A. Schurr's Journey to Becoming a Top Florida Lawyer
Before practicing law, Richard was a forensic accountant, where he honed his unique ability to dig through data, think creatively and to develop “outside the box” solutions to complex financial problems for clients. He established Richard A. Schurr, P.A. in 1997 and co-founded Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services, LLC, in 2004.
Richard's journey to becoming one of the best Florida lawyers began when he received his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in personal financial planning from California State University, Fullerton. Later, he went on to receive his J.D. from Whittier Law School, where he was a member of The Whittier Law Review and Honor Board. His law review article, “Burson v. Freeman: Where the Right to Vote Intersects with The Freedom to Speak,” was published in the Whittier Law Review, Vol. 1, No 3., 1994. The following year, he earned his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.
An advocate for justice, Richard has held several notable positions: He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Business Law Section of the California Bar, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is also a mediator for the Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court, Family Court, and County Court. He has acted as an arbitrator for commercial disputes. Richard has served on the boards of the 11th Judicial District's Family Court Services Parenting Coordination Committee, the General Magistrate and Hearing Officer Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Florida Bar 11th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee.
Richard is licensed in Florida, California, and Colorado. In addition to being a member of the United States Tax Court, he has represented numerous clients in income and trust fund tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).Supporting the Community: Richard A. Schurr's Generosity Goes Beyond Legal Practice
Richard A. Schurr's dedication to his clients and reputation as one of the best Florida lawyers is no secret. However, his commitment to helping his community flourish is equally noteworthy. Notably, Richard has demonstrated his philanthropic spirit by raising thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and related diseases. By donating his time, effort, and resources, Richard A. Schurr has played a significant role in supporting the MDA's mission and making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by these debilitating conditions.
Overall, his exemplary commitment to both his clients and his community has earned him widespread admiration and respect, solidifying his position as a prominent figure in Florida's legal and philanthropic communities.
Whether you need a skilled negotiator or a tireless fighter to protect your interests, Richard A. Schurr is the lawyer you want on your side. Contact him today to schedule a consultation.
LL.M., University of Miami, School of Law
J.D., Whittier Law School
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
CFP, College for Financial Planning
Kentucky, Admitted Pro Hac Vice
Alabama, Admitted Pro Hac Vice
Florida State Bar
Florida Bar 11th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
Family Court Service Parenting Coordination Committee for the 11th Judicial Court
United States Tax Court
Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Certified Financial Planner (Inactive)
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Region Representative (Inactive)
Florida Life Accident and Health License (Inactive)
California Life Accident and Health License (Inactive)
Burson v. Freeman: Where the Right to Vote Intersects with The Freedom to Speak, 15 Whittier L. Rev. 869, (1994).
Cited by the Following Publications:
- Election Law, 70 Geo. Wash L. Rev. 371, 377;
- Picket Fences: Analyzing the Court's Treatment of Restrictions on Polling, Abortion, and Labor Picketers, 90 Geo. L.J. 2581, 2597;
- Voter Fraud or Voter Defrauded? Highlighting an Inconsistent Consideration of Election Fraud, 44 Harv. C.R. - C.L. L. Rev. 1, 42;
- Walk Before They Make Us Run: Republican Party of Minnesota v. White and the Need for Judicial Reform in Mississippi, 23 Miss. C.L. Rev. 51, 73;
- The Law of Economics and the "Informed Voter" Ballot Notations, 85 Va. L. Rev. 1533, 1587;
- McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission: A Free Speech Triumph or an Approval of Anonymous Libel, 17 Whittier L. Rev. 855, 869;
- Makay, John J. Free Speech Yearbook. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, 1995. Web.;
- Schultz, David A., and John R. Vile. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2005. Web.; and
- Hitt, Matthew, "Judgment-Rationale Inconsistency In The U.S. Supreme Court." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2014. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 27 Jun 2016.
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