The Wagner Law Group, Est. 1996

Sophisticated Legal Solutions Boutique-Style Service

Attorney Jay R. Beskin Headshot

Jay R. Beskin

Of Counsel


Practice Areas

  • Trusts & Estates


Since 1979, Jay has concentrated his practice in estate planning, IRS tax controversies, trust administration, corporate and commercial law, probate and real estate law. In addition, Jay has extensive experience in local governmental matters and also represents condominium associations and property owner associations in their governance and property matters Jay works with individuals and business owners to ensure cost effective transfer of family wealth to desired beneficiaries, including charities, with minimal estate and gift taxes. Jay also represents emerging and mature businesses in most aspects of corporate law, including employee, shareholder and partnership agreements, financing and leasing agreements, mergers and acquisitions and general business agreements.

From 1996 through 2005, Jay served as a commissioner of the City of Aventura.

Publications & Media




  • Financial Planning Association of Broward
  • Broward South Association of Life Underwriters
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Classes & Seminars

  • Financial Planning Association of Broward
  • Broward South Association of Life Underwriters
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: Regional Winner, National Moot Court Competition, 1977
    • Honors: American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Honors: Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, 197
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.S.F.S - 1975
  • University of Illinois
    • C.P.A. - 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979
  • Florida

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section on Taxation
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Law Section, Past Vice Chair, Grievance Committee 17G
  • Trustees Advisory Group, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Past Vice Chair, Grievance Committee
  • American Constitution Society
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Dade Bar Association
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association
  • National Association of Divorce Professionals


  • Northeast Dade Coalition Philip Cohen Award for Community Achievement, Recipient
  • Urban Environmental League of Miami Orchid Award for Protecting Green Space, Recipient

Past Positions

  • Judge Robert Dowd of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Clerk
  • ITT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Past Adjunct Professor of Law
  • City of Aventura, Commissioner, 1996 to 2005