Harvey I. Lapin
Harvey I. Lapin is a nationally recognized death care industry lawyer and is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Death Care Law Practice Group. Mr. Lapin is an AV® Rated attorney, the highest peer review rating attainable. He has provided legal services and legislative guidance to numerous states, as well as local and national associations. For over 30 years, Mr. Lapin has served as the General Counsel of the Cremation Association of North America (“CANA”). He drafted the CANA Model Cremation Law, which is now the standard for the cremation legislation enacted in many states. Previously, he was special cremation counsel to the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He was primary drafter or assisted in drafting industry related legislation in over 40 states including Florida. Mr. Lapin has closed numerous funeral establishment, cemetery and crematory sales transactions.
A graduate of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Law School, Mr. Lapin is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Lapin is a registered CPA in the State of Illinois and has expertise in tax and corporate law and received his Masters in Tax Law from Georgetown Law Center. He is an Associate Law Professor in the Masters in Taxation Program at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1969, Mr. Lapin has taught the course on the “Law of Tax Exempt Organizations.”