Richard DeNapoli, J.D., LL.M.,CFP®
Managing Director and Chief Trust Officer, Chief Fiduciary Counsel
Richard DeNapoli has more than 17 years of experience in law and trust services. He is a native of Hollywood, Florida, and a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (2008, LL.M., Estate Planning), Fordham Law School (2002, J.D.) and New York University (1999, B.A., Politics; B.A. Italian).
Richard began his legal career as an assistant state attorney in Orange County, Florida, prosecuting third-degree felonies. After managing a successful solo law practice focused on estate planning and real estate, he earned an LL.M. in Estate Planning and joined Northern Trust Company where he was a Trust and Investment Officer for more than five years. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission (“FREC”) by Florida’s Governor, serving in a quasi-judicial role to regulate the industry and assess violations of Florida’s real estate law. He served for over six years on FREC, with both of his appointments confirmed by the Florida Senate.
After working as a Vice-President at a trust company based on the west coast of Florida, Richard joined Coral Gables Trust Company in 2015, serving as its Chief Trust Officer and Chief Fiduciary Counsel. Richard is also a longtime member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section as well as the Tax Section of the Florida Bar.
Richard has been quoted and featured in many print and online publications, including the Miami Herald, “Palm Beach Society Magazine,” “Miami Today,” the “Wall Street Journal’s Mansion Global,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He has appeared regularly on both local and national television throughout his career and served on many panels for trust and estate planning topics throughout South Florida.