Estate Professionals To Honor Jeffrey Baskies At Reception

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Local estate planning professionals committed to the Jewish community’s future will celebrate their 2019 Honoree, Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq., at the annual Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on Feb. 4.

The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and the evening’s co-chairs, Tom Katz Esq., and Jerry Wolf, Esq., invite colleagues, friends and others to honor Baskies at the Wyndham Hotel Grand Ballroom in Boca Raton at 5:30 pm for cocktails and dinner (dietary laws observed).

Over the past 15 years, the Mitzvah Society has inaugurated 76 professionals who, like Baskies, have guided their clients to establish charitable legacies through the JJCF.

“Our Foundation is privileged to have 104 dynamic, talented PAC members eagerly building and applying their skills to secure a brighter future for our Jewish community and beyond,” said Cathrine Fischer Schwartz, CFRE, JJCF Chief Legacy Officer. “These attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, life insurance professionals and estate planners from across South Palm Beach County are integral to our Foundation’s continuing annual growth, furthering the reach and depth of local Jewish philanthropy and our ability to secure a viable and thriving future for our community. This year’s honoree, Jeff Baskies, is a shining example.”

A founding partner with Katz Baskies & Wolf PLLC, Baskies, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, is a Board Certified Expert in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida bar. He serves on the Executive Council of the RPPTL Section and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of its magazine, ActionLine. He has authored over 125 articles for the Florida Bar and other publications, and is the successor author of the West/Reuters Treatise, Estate, Gift Trust and Fiduciary Tax Returns: Planning and Preparation.

The couvert is $75 for PAC members or $90 for others. RSVP at, or contact 561.852.6027 or