Edward C. Akel
Martindale Hubbell Law Directory Rating "AV" (highest)
Selected to Super Lawyers 2007, 2009-2014, 2016-2017
Stockholder/Partner in Holbrook, Akel, Cold, Ray & Reichard, P.A. and predecessors since 1975
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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.

Email: eakel@hacsr.com

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.

Real Estate

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.

Taxation Law

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.