Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder in the Tax and the Estate and Succession Planning departments of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is one of only 42 lawyers in Florida to have earned this distinguished honor.
Fellows of the College are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements, and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law. Fellows must be nominated by their peers for this honor and self-nomination is not permitted. Each nominee must satisfy the established criteria and pass a rigorous screening process before he or she becomes a Fellow.
Gould practices in the areas of federal income, estate, and gift tax law and business succession planning and concentrates on business and tax law issues, especially those involving closely held business organizations (S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies), and their owners. Gould represents businesses and business owners in all types of business and tax matters, including entity selection, reorganization, and governance. He routinely counsels business owners and other clients on estate and asset preservation planning matters. In addition, he represents individuals, businesses and fiduciaries before the Internal Revenue Service and trustees, personal representatives and family members in disputes over wills, trusts and estates. Currently, Gould serves as Vice-Chair of the S Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
Gould is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association Tax Section, FICPA, and the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. Also, he has authored several articles for legal industry publications.
Gould received his law degree with honors in 2001 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Additionally, he earned his master’s degree and bachelor of science degree in accounting, both in 1998, from the University of Florida.
About the American College of Tax Counsel:
The College is a non-profit corporation and is governed by its 19 member Board of Regents. The purposes of the American College of Tax Counsel are:
- To foster excellence and to elevate professional standards in the practice of tax law;
- To stimulate skills development and knowledge through participation in continuing legal education programs and seminars;
- To provide for input by the tax bar into the development of tax laws; and
- To facilitate the scholarly discussion and examination of tax policy issues.
About Dean Mead:
Dean Mead is a business law firm that provides full-service legal representation to companies and individuals throughout Florida. The firm has more than 57 attorneys in multiple practice areas including: federal tax, state and local tax, estate and succession planning, business litigation, corporate law, general commercial litigation, labor and employment, immigration, government relations and lobbying, regulatory compliance, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate, leasing, construction law, finance and lending, environmental, land use, water law and eminent domain. For more information, please visit http://www.deanmead.com.