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David A. Ruben

Associate

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Legal and Professional Experience

David A. Ruben is an associate in the Firm's estate planning and probate department. He advises individuals and families on sophisticated estate planning and wealth preservation strategies. David is a frequent author and speaker on tax planning and asset protection topics.

He is admitted to practices in Florida, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Professional

  • Associate, Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, Rudnick & Galbraith, PLLC, 2015 to Present.
  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015 to 2016.
  • Associate, Akerman LLP, 2013-15.
  • Trust Counsel, Christiana Trust, 2013.
  • Trust Analyst, UBS Trust Company, N.A., 2010-13.

Admissions

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2015; Delaware Bar, 2013; Pennsylvania Bar, 2005.

Publications

  • Co-Author, “In re Cowin: Debtor Disposed of and Used Non-Exempt Property to Purchase Homestead with Intent to Hinder, Delay or Defraud Creditors,” Leimberg Information Services, Inc. Asset Protection Planning Newsletter, #282, February 2015.
  • Co-Author, “In re Ronald Bifani: Did the 11th Circuit Get It Right?,” Leimberg Information Services, Inc. Asset Protection Planning Newsletter, #277, December 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Delaware Statutory Tenancy By the Entireties Trusts: Potentially Powerful Asset Protection for Couples Across the Country,” 39 Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal 123, May 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Spendthrift Trusts and Discretionary Trusts in Florida: Further Analysis of Berlinger v. Casselberry,” 39 Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal 99, February 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Berlinger v. Casselberry: Why the Decision Was Wrong and Florida May Not be a Bad Trust Jurisdiction for Discretionary Trusts,” Leimberg Information Services, Inc. Asset Protection Planning Newsletter, #237, February 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Delaware Statutory Tenancy By the Entireties Trusts: Potentially Powerful Asset Protection for Couples Across the Country,” Leimberg Information Services, Inc. Asset Protection Planning Newsletter, #233, December 2013.
  • Author, “Asset Protection Planning Utilizing Delaware STETs – Conflict of Laws Considerations for Out-of State Couples,”
  • Delaware Banker Magazine, November 2012.
  • Author, “Trust Act 2011 – The Delaware Trust Code Gets Another Facelift,” Delaware Banker Magazine, August 2011.

Speaking Engagements

“Common IRA Planning Mistakes ...and How to Fix Them,” Probate & Pumpernickel, Naples, Florida, November 2015.

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