Christopher W. Boyett

Partner, Holland & Knight

Miami Community Board Member

Christopher W. Boyett co-chairs Holland & Knight’s National Private Wealth practice. Mr. Boyett advises domestic and international wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options and counsels family businesses on succession planning and tax planning. Additionally, he advises both institutional and individual clients on estate and trust administration issues.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation.

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2016-2019
  • Who’s Who Legal, Private Client, 2018
  • Legal Week, Private Client Global Elite, 2017-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2020; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2011-2020; Tax Law, 2013-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Miami Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2017
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers guide, Tax: Estate Planning, 2010-2016
  • United States Lawyer Rankings, Nation’s Top 10 Trusts & Estates Lawyers, 2009-2012, 2014, 2017 
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2008-2019
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2006-2019
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001-2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration, with honors
  • University of Florida, MBA, Finance
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation

Bar Admissions/Licenses

  • Florida


  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section