Shareholder D. Michael O’Leary Begins Term as Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar
Trenam Law is pleased to announce Shareholder D. Michael O’Leary began his one-year term as Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar on July 1, 2020. The Tax Section is Florida’s largest group of tax lawyers with more than 2,000 members.
O’Leary has previously served in multiple leadership positions with the Tax Section, including Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee, Secretary, Director of the Federal Tax Division, Director of Section Administration, and Chair of the National Tax Moot Court Competition.
The purpose of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar is to further the tax knowledge and practice of interested members in federal and state tax law; develop standards for ethical and competent practice of tax law by lawyers; develop and maintain proper professional relationships between tax lawyers, nonlawyer groups and lawyer groups; and, improve the operation of federal and state tax laws, rules and regulations, to accomplish legitimate legislative objectives and improve the administration of tax law.
O’Leary, a board certified lawyer in tax, has over 30 years of experience as a tax and estate planning attorney in Florida. He specializes in business formation and entity selection, corporate, partnership and LLC taxation, estate planning, wills and trusts, general corporate representation, income tax planning for estates and trusts, individual taxation, state and local taxation, tax controversies, and tax exempt and charitable organizations. Additionally, O’Leary is a certified public accountant.
O’Leary received an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a J.D. from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a B.S., magna cum laude, from Miami University. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Tampa Magazine’s Top Lawyers.