William M. Sharp, Esq
William M. Sharp, Sr. is a shareholder in Sharp & Harrison, P.A., a Tampa, Florida-based law firm whose practice is limited to representation of U.S. and foreign clients engaged in international tax, trade, and investment matters. Sharp, Smith & Harrison, P.A. is rated 'AV' by Martindale-Hubbell. Before founding Sharp & Harrison, P.A. in 1990, Mr. Sharp served as partner in charge of the international practice group of the Trenam, Kemker law firm, also based in Tampa.
Mr. Sharp received his B.S. degree in accounting and economics from Drake University; his J.D. degree from Indiana University (magna cum laude); and his L.L.M. (in taxation) from New York University. Mr. Sharp is a member of the Florida Bar and a member of American Bar Association (Sections on Business Law, Taxation, International Law and Practice). Mr. Sharp has been a member of the Society of International Business Fellows since 1985, and in recent years he served as Chairman of the Homestead Retreat (1996) and the Fellows International Conference to Southeast Asia (1999). Mr. Sharp presently serves as 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.