Matthew J. Ahearn, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Estate & Succession Planning Department, was elected President of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council on May 12, 2017. He will serve a 1 year term ending in 2018.
Mr. Ahearn is Board Certified in both Wills, Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate and business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning and planning to minimize or avoid wealth transfer taxes. He handles all aspects of probate and trust administrations, including estate and gift tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service. He represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters. In addition, Mr. Ahearn is a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and the Florida Tax Institute.