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Brad Gould


Mr. Gould practices in the area of federal income, estate, and gift tax law and business succession planning. He represents businesses and business owners in all types of business and tax matters, including choice of entity, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and other general business matters. Mr. Gould represents individuals, businesses and fiduciaries before the Internal Revenue Service and also counsels clients on estate and wealth preservation planning matters. Additionally, he represents trustees, personal representatives and family members in controversies regarding wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Gould is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Professional and Civic Activities

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • Board of Governors, 2012 - Present
    • University of Florida Annual Accounting Conference
      • Committee Member
      • Committee Chairman, 2009
    • Florida Institute on Federal Tax
      • Committee Member
    • FICPA - Sailfish Chapter
      • Assistant Treasurer, 2010 - Present
    • LGBT Task Force
      • Chair
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
    • Member and Past Treasurer
  • St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

Charitable and Pro Bono Service

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties
    • Board Member, 2005-present
    • Past Chair, 2008
  • Parent Academy of St. Lucie County
    • Chairman


  • Juris Doctor: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, with honors, 2001
  • Master of Accounting: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, with honors, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court

Prior Business Experience

  • CPA, Deloitte & Touche

Recognition & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating

Speaking Engagements

  • Recent legislative, administrative, and judicial developments relating to S corporation, ABA Section of Taxation 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, in Phoenix, AZ, January 24, 2014
  • After the Storm: How Have Recent Tax Changes Affected Estate Planning and Real Estate Investments? Old Historic City Hall, Fort Pierce, FL, May 16, 2013
  • Current Development Program – S Corporation Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 10, 2013
  • Real Estate Professionals, Orlando Bar Tax Section, Orlando, Florida, January, 2012
  • Asset Protection and Transfer Tax aspects from the 2010 Tax Act, FICPA, Merritt Island, Florida, July 26, 2011
  • Federal Transfer Tax Developments and Asset Protection Planning, FICPA Sailfish Chapter, Palm City, Florida, May 18, 2011
  • Federal Tax Update, FICPA 25th Annual Accounting Show, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October, 2010
  • Recent Federal Tax Updates, FICPA 2010 Florida Accounting and Business Expo, Tampa, Florida, June 25, 2010
  • Small Business Tax Update, BioFlorida Southeast Chapter, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, Port St. Lucie, Florida, May 20, 2010
  • Partnership Agreements and Operating Agreements, Terms and Provisions (Related Information) Every CPA (Representing Partnerships/Limited Liability Companies or their Owners) Needs to Know), FICPA, Florida Institute on Federal Taxation, Orlando, Florida, November 14, 2008
  • Beneficiary Designations, FICPA, University of Florida Accounting Conference, Gainesville, Florida, November 1, 2007
  • Federal Tax Update, FICPA, University of Florida Accounting Conference, Gainesville, Florida, October 5, 2006


  • 'Fiscal cliff' Bill Brings Certainty to Small-business Owners, St. Lucie News Tribune, January 20, 2013
  • Introduction to Estate Planning and Charitable Giving, co-authored with Robert J. Naberhaus III, May 20, 2011
  • Federal Transfer Tax Developments and Asset Protection Planning, co-authored with Robert J. Naberhaus III, May 18, 2011
  • New Reporting Requirements for Foreign Financial Assets, co-authored with Dana M. Trachtenberg, Dean Mead Newsletter, November, 2010
  • Estate Tax Planning for Personal Residences and Vacation Homes, co-authored with Richard I. Withers, September, 2009
  • Year End Estate and Tax Planning for Ranchers, Growers and Farmers, co-authored with Michael D. Minton, November, 2007
  • Tax Relief for Sale of Livestock Due to Drought, October, 2007
  • Choice of Entity for Agricultural Businesses, co-authored with Michael D. Minton, April, 2007
  • Get Green for Going Green, December, 2006
  • Charitable Conservation Easements, October, 2006
  • Federal Tax Consequences of Citrus Canker Payments, co-authored with Michael D. Minton, February, 2006