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  • Shareholder Presents at
    Estate Planning and Probate Section Meeting

    Mark A. Schwartz served on a panel at the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section meeting on January 14, 2015. The panel addressed “Developments in Trust & Estate Litigation.” Mr. Schwartz’s topic was “Estate Planning Malpractice and Who Can Sue You for Doing It.”

    Mark Schwartz is a civil trial attorney who focuses on probate and trust litigation and business litigation.

  • The Florida
    Relocation Guide

    Florida's sunny weather and low taxes attract many people. Florida residents do not pay state income tax or state gift tax, and there is no state inheritance tax. Like individuals, most businesses are not subject to state income tax. Florida's fantastic tax climate, combined with its favorable asset protection laws, makes the area a very desirable place to live and work.

    This guide explains how to establish Florida residency (sometimes referred to as "domicile"), which is what you must do to take full advantage of Florida's favorable tax structure. This guide also provides specific, practical information to help you relocate to the Sunshine State.

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  • $3 Million Tax Court Litigation
    Settled on Behalf of Client

    Williams Parker acted as tax counsel for a client in connection with a $3 million income tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. The dispute involved the proper allocation of income among entities in a multi-entity corporate structure where some of the entities were C corporations and others were pass-through entities. Williams Parker partner Mike Wilson handled the Tax Court litigation on behalf of the client, and was able to settle the dispute with the IRS Chief Counsel’s office for $0.00 – a complete victory for the client.

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