Donald R. Tescher has more than five decades of legal experience handling trusts and estates, taxation, and probate matters. Mr. Tescher is a dual graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned his BSBA in Accounting and his law degree. He went on to earn his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Since 2008, Mr. Tescher ran Tescher & Spallina, P.A. followed by Tescher & Associates, P.A. until joining Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A., one of South Florida’s largest independent law firms, where he serves as Of Counsel to the estate planning practice division.
Mr. Tescher has been recognized among the top attorneys in his field by the industry’s leading organizations. For more than a decade, he was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Taxation and Trusts and Estates and named a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in his region. Mr. Tescher has been ranked as one of 50 leading lawyers nationally in Wealth Management and as one of the four leading individuals in Florida in Estate Planning in “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide,” published by Chambers and Partners from 2006 through 2016. Additionally, he has been featured as one of the 100 Leading Attorneys in America in Wealth Planning by the Robb Report Worth Magazine, named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and listed as one of the 100 Top Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers.
Outside the office, Mr. Tescher has been actively involved with the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He has also held several leadership roles within The Florida Bar’s Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections.
Mr. Tescher has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law covering Graduate Tax Programs. Additionally, he served as an Instructor in Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Taxes for The Florida Bar Tax Section’s Tax Certification Review Course. He is a former Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel.