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Dean Mead Takes Leadership Role to Organize Inaugural “Florida Tax Institute”

Co-sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Graduate Tax Program.


The conference was held in the beautiful Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay – 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida on February 19-21, 2014 with more than 200 attendees.

The Florida Tax Institute is presented by Florida Tax Education Foundation, Inc. and the University of Florida Levin College of Law Graduate Tax Program. The conference program featured two days devoted to business and individual taxation and an additional half day devoted to estate planning. The conference was developed for attorneys, accountants, trust officers, insurance and financial planners, and planned giving professionals from across Florida and the United States. 

Lauren Detzel, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Estate and Succession Planning department served as the chair of this conference. This annual institute was organized by graduates and professors of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, home of one of the top  tax law programs in the United States. The founding members of the Steering Committee include:

  • Jolyon D. Acosta
  • Leslie J. Barnett
  • Bruce H. Bokor
  • John C. Bovay
  • Dennis A. Calfee
  • Richard B. Comiter
  • Lauren Y. Detzel
  • Michael K. Friel
  • Michael L. Kohner
  • Louis Nostro
  • A. Brian Phillips
  • David Pratt
  • Abraham N.M. Shashy
  • John J. Scroggin
  • Donald R. Tescher
  • Samuel C. Ullman

To learn more about the conference, please go the Website at http://www.floridataxinstitute.org/.

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