Hal Webb Awarded STEP Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement

Press Release
December 6, 2023

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that Hal J. Webb, Head of the firm’s International Tax & Private Wealth Group, has been awarded a 2023 Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. STEP members who receive this award have made an exceptional and outstanding long-term contribution to the Society above and beyond that normally expected of a member.

An international professional association for practitioners specializing in inheritance and succession planning, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is one of the most prestigious industry organizations for estate planning in the world. As the recipient of the Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, Hal was honored for his contribution to the organization and the wider private client advisor community. His volunteerism included serving as Director of the Miami Branch of STEP from 2000-2017 and Chair from 2014-2015. Because of Hal’s myriad efforts and initiatives as a leader and volunteer in the Miami Branch, it has experienced tremendous membership growth over the past decade and has garnered a reputation across the U.S. and internationally as a convener of premier knowledge and talent in the wealth planning field.

The award reinforces Hal’s wide recognition as a highly seasoned tax attorney with extensive experience in advising high-net-worth private clients, family offices, and trust companies from across the world. His broad practice covers foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries, pre-immigration tax and estate planning, planning for large gifts and inheritances being received by U.S. persons from foreign persons or foreign estates, foreign investment in U.S. real estate and business interests, and tax compliance and reporting. 
In addition to his membership in STEP and past leadership positions within the Miami Branch, Hal is Chairman of the International Tax In-Bound Committee of The Florida Bar and a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. 

About STEP
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialize in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognized as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. The STEP Private Client Awards are seen as the hallmark of quality within the private client industry. Open globally to both STEP members and non-members, these prestigious Awards recognize and celebrate excellence among private client solicitors, lawyers, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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