LL.M. (Taxation), 1993, New York University School of Law
J.D., 1991 cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
B.S., 1986 magna cum laude, State University of New York at Albany
David Pratt is the managing partner of Proskauer Rose LLP's Boca Raton office and a member of the Firm's Personal Planning Department, and teaches in Miami Law's Heckerling LL.M. Graduate Program in Estate Planning. Pratt counsels high net worth individuals and families with respect to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax reduction strategies, and trust and estate planning. He also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries of estates and trusts regarding tax, and probate and trust law issues.
Pratt is a Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and American College of Tax Counsel. He presently serves on ACTEC's Board of Regents, is the Chair of ACTEC's New Fellows Steering Committee and is on ACTEC's Estate and Gift, Asset Protection and Long Range Planning Committees. He is Florida Board Certified in Taxation, and Wills, Trusts and Estates, and is a past Chair of the Florida Bar's Tax Section and the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. Pratt is also a past President of the Boca Raton and Palm Beach Tax Institutes. Pratt is the immediate past Chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of the South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation (Boca Raton), the Vice-Chair of the Federation's Annual Campaign and is a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of North America's Board of Trustees.
Pratt has been awarded an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell and has been ranked by Chambers USA. He has published various articles on transfer tax and is a frequent lecturer, both to professionals and laypersons. Pratt is also an adjunct professor at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law where he teaches a class on advanced estate tax planning in their LL.M. programs.