Edward C. Akel
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Rotary Club of Deerwood
- Holy Family Catholic Church
Admitted To Bar
1975, Florida; 1976, U.S. Tax Court; 1979, U.S. Claims Court and U.S. Supreme Court. Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1975. Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Duke University (B.A. 1972), Florida State University (J.D. with high honors, 1975, Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Florida State University Law Review, 1974-1975.
Areas of Expertise
Corporate And Business Law
Corporate and partnership law, including formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and limited partnerships. Preparation of business and commercial transaction agreements, partnership, shareholder and LLC operating agreements, employment, deferred and incentive compensation agreements, phantom stock plans, stock appreciation plans and related agreements. Business purchase and sale transactions.
Estate Planning, Probate, And Trust
Preparation of wills and revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and other estate planning documents designed to obtain the maximum tax advantages for the lifetime and testamentary transfer of wealth.
All types of real estate transactions, including contract preparation, closing services, leases, mortgages, and guarantees. Commercial real estate development, sales, acquisitions, exchanges (like kind tax deferred 1031 exchanges), leasing, and commercial condominiums.
Tax attorneys deal with many tax-related issues, including estate planning, domestic and international business, the Internal Revenue Service, and more. Tax attorneys can also assist clients with litigation and settlement negotiation issues.