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William M. Sharp, Esq

Mr. Sharp has handled a multitude of international tax planning and international tax controversy cases during his thirty year career. Before starting a boutique international tax practice, Mr. Sharp served as a partner with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill and Mullis, P.A., where he led the firm’s international practice group. Mr. Sharp has served as lead counsel with respect to United States Tax Court, Internal Revenue Service appeals and examination cases, and he also has served as lead counsel and co-counsel on a multitude of Internal Revenue Service voluntary disclosure cases. Mr. Sharp maintains significant contacts with other major international tax law firms located within the U.S. as well as abroad, and Mr. Sharp maintains ongoing contacts with senior members of the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, as well as with regional and field Internal Revenue Service offices. Mr. Sharp has served as an adjunct professor at the Stetson University School of Law and a lecturer at the University of South Florida Executive MBA program. Mr. Sharp is a frequent speaker on international tax and business law matters, and also has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today and other media on international tax topics. Mr. Sharp has been a member of the Society of International Business Fellows since 1985, and previously served as Chairman (2001). Mr. Sharp is a member of the Board of Advisors of The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Sharp is a frequent speaker on international tax and business law matters. Chairman of the Society of International Business Fellows. Mr. Sharp has served as Adjunct Professor at Stetson University School of Law and a guest lecturer at the University of South Florida Executive MBA Program, and has authored or co-authored over 50 articles and outlines on international tax and legal matters, including publications on behalf of: The International Lawyer, The Florida Bar/The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Notes International, Taxes--The Tax Magazine, The Florida Bar Journal, The Real Estate Tax Journal, Indiana Law Review, North Carolina Tax Section, American Bar Association, Florida Bankers Association and Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Sharp also appears as a speaker at various international tax and business law institutes.