About Our Attorneys

CHARLES O. MORGAN, JR.

Charles Morgan is a Miami-born lawyer, practicing in wills, estate planning, trusts, sports law, corporate and charitable planning. He began his practice with a tax firm in Coral Gables, and in 1983, began his own firm in North Miami. In April 2015, he relocated to Coral Gables. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for both legal ability and professional excellence.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Tax Matters

Court Admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Third District Court of Appeal
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    LL.M. Taxation (Cum Laude)
    Honors:  Research Associate Fellowship
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
    BA (Business and Economics)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • The Simon Daro Dawidowicz Humanitarian and Arts Award (1991)

Professional Associations, Memberships and Activities

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar, Member
  • Tax Section, Florida Bar, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • University of Miami, Estate Planning Council (2000-present)
  • Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida – Advisory Council (2016-present)
  • U.S. Senate Finance Committee for proposed non-profit tax reform legislation, Legal Expert (2011-2013)

Charitable Activities

  • Orange Bowl Committee, Miami, Florida – Member (1993-present)
  • Billy Graham Association (1984-present)
    Executive Committee
    Board of Directors
    Audit Committee, Chairman (1984-2016)
  • Christian Legal Society, Springfield, Virginia – Board of Trustees (1996-2000)
  • Worldwide Publications, Los Angeles, California – Board of Directors (1993-2016)
  • Don Shula Foundation, Inc., for breast cancer research- Executive Director and Trustee (1989-2013)
  • Project R.A.R.E. (Save the Reefs) – Board of Directors (1995-2000)
  • The Chatlos Foundation, Longwood, Florida – Board of Trustees (1978-present)
  • “Money $ense” weekly talk-show radio program – Co-Host (1995-2003)
  • La Gorce Country Club – Membership Committee (1996-2016)
  • Morgan Music Company – Vice President (1965- 1996)
  • Bay Point Property Owners Association – Director and President (1975-1984)
  • Cove Charitable Trust Fund – Trustee (2000-2016)
  • Blue Ridge Broadcasting Co. – Board of Directors (1990-2016)
  • Graham Fund – Trustee (2001-2016)
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce – Member (2000-2010)
  • Super Bowl XXIX Host Committee – Chairman, Team Host (1994)
  • Super Bowl XXXII Teams Committee – Co-Chairman, Team Host (1997-1998)
  • Attorney for various charitable and civic organizations

LAURA M. HORTON

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Laura Morgan Horton has been practicing law since 1990. She specializes in estate planning, focusing on the specific needs of each client in the preparation of wills and trusts. Advance directives are an important component in financial, medical and privacy areas. Clients are encouraged to name qualified individuals to act on their behalf to make decisions for them when they are unable to make decisions for themselves. Anyone holding assets in his or her own name is subject to a long and expensive probate administration. With careful planning, guardianship and/or probate administration may be avoided. Having served with a community foundation, she is also able to advise clients when they express interest in utilizing charitable gifting as part of their overall estate plan.

Laura also represents clients in various real estate and corporate matters.

  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Charitable Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    J.D., 1990
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
    BA (Political Science and Literature), 1987

Employment

  • The Virgil Law Firm – Of Counsel
  • National Christian Foundation, Miami Office – Executive Director (2004-2012)
  • Brigham Moore Law Firm, Coral Gables, Florida
  • The Allen Morris Foundation, Coral Gables, Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member

Charitable Activities

  • Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida – Advisory Council (2016-present)
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Miami, Florida – Member (2002-present)
  • Christian Legal Society, Springfield, Virginia – Board of Trustees (1996-1999)
  • Don Shula Foundation, Inc., for breast cancer research – Corporate Secretary (1989-2013)
  • “Money $ense” weekly talk-show radio program – Producer (1995-2003)
  • Super Bowl XXIX Host Committee – Team Host (1994)
  • Super Bowl XXXII Teams Committee – Team Host (1997-1998)
Estate Planning in Coral Gables Florida

Charles O. Morgan, Jr., PA
Attorneys at Law

2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 900
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-624-0011

Charles O. Morgan, Jr. – cmorgan@cmorganlaw.net
Laura M. Horton – morganhortonlaw@gmail.com

Estate Planning in Coral Gables Florida