Fort Lauderdale, FL— The law firm Young Berman Karpf & Gonzalez is pleased to announce that shareholder Brian M. Karpf has been accepted into the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).  He is one of only 350 members in the United States who have been asked to join this invitation-only group. 

IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. IAFL was formed in 1986 as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in the area of divorce and family law throughout the world. 

Karpf is a Florida Bar Board Certified divorce and family law lawyer and mediator focusing his law practice in the areas of family and divorce law, appeals, mediation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, surrogacy / assisted reproductive technology, and international child (Hague Convention) abduction cases.

He has served on the Executive Council of the ABA Family Law Section since 2010 and is the past chairman of multiple Section committees.  He was also appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve on the Family Law Rules Committee until 2017, and was elected to the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division.  He serves on the Board of Directors of LEV Children’s Museum and is also a fellow of the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy. 

In addition, Karpf was recently accepted into the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). 

He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Florida International University. 


Founded in 1990, Young Berman Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. is one of South Florida’s premier family law, appellate, probate, mediation and business litigation law firms. For more information, visit their website at

Robert Friedman