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Robert M. Arlen


  • May 25, 1973 – Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University – Magna Cum Laude- Phi Beta Kappa
  • May 21, 1976 – Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado School of Law
  • January 20, 1980 – Masters of Law in Estate Planning from the University of Miami

Professional Designations

  • Member of the Florida Bar since November 19, 1976
  • Florida CPA since August 18, 1981
    • Admitted to practice before:
      • April 7, 1978 – United States Tax Court
      • June 28, 1978 – United States District Court The Southern District of Florida (Non-Trial Bar)
  • June 1, 1987 – Florida Bar Board Certification in Taxation

Firm Affiliations

  • 1977-1980 – Employee of MacLean and Amato
  • 1980-1989 – Robert M. Arlen, P.A. was a corporate partner in MacLean, Amato & Arlen which later became MacLean, Amato, Arlen & Anderson, then MacLean & Arlen, later MacLean, Arlen and Ema.
  • 1990-2002 – Robert M. Arlen, a Florida Professional Association Of counsel to Amato, Anderson Nickel & Webber of Naples-Fort Meyers, Florida and MacLean and Ema of Pompano Beach, Florida.
  • 2002-2015 – Robert M. Arlen, a Florida Professional Association.
  • Of Counsel to MacLean and Ema of Pompano Beach, Florida.
  • 2015-Present Robert M. Arlen, ESQ partner of
  • Bankier, Arlen & Snelling Law Group, PLLC, of Delray Beach, Florida

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar Trust Law Committee- Responsibilities include review and drafting of proposed legislation and participation of a speaker and writer in continuing education programs.
  • Florida Bar Associations
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Institute of CPA’s
  • American Institute of CPA’s
  • Boca Raton Tax Institute- President 2007/2008

Approximate Practice Breakdown

  • Estate Planning and Administration: 80%
  • Individual and Corporate Tax Matters: 10%
  • Representation before IRS and tax litigation: 10%


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating- AV (highest)
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Mr. Arlen has written and spoken for the Florida Bar Association and other professional groups
  • He is the present moderator of the Greater Delray Beach Estate Planning Round Table
  • Author of the following articles and continuing legal education presentations:
    • Co-Grantor Trusts
    • Homestead Quagmire or Quicksand
    • Personal Residence Interest Trust
    • Trust Drafting for Real Estate
    • Tax Contribution and Apportionment Made Easier
    • Revocable Living Trusts in Florida
    • Basic Estate Planning Terms and Techniques
    • The Problems with Joint Property
    • Incapacity Threatens Investments
    • Transfer of Real Property to and From Trustees.
    • Title Problems and Issues, Chapter 14 of the Administration of Trusts in Florida,
    • Founder and Moderator of the Greater Delray Estate Planning Roundtable
    • A Practical Approach to Drafting Joint Trusts
    • Title Issues Involving Trusts and Trustees-Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Assembly
    • A Real Estate Lawyer’s Guide to the New Florida Trust Code- Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Assembly