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Edward A. Waters


Ed Waters is a member of the Tax Department in Dean Mead’s Orlando office. He focuses on handling taxation services for the firm’s business and corporate clients. He provides tax counsel to business owners, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Waters worked with the Louisiana Department of Revenue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; as a research assistant at Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University; with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; at The Shaw Group as a law clerk; and as a research assistant at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Florida Bar - Member
    • Tax Section
  • Orange County Bar Association – Member


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, July 2014
    • Book Award in Civil Tax Procedures
    • 2013 Iberoamerican Tax Moot Court Competition
    • 2013 FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon
  • J.D.: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 2013
    • Order of the Coif
    • Moot Court Board, External Competition Committee
    • Paul M. Hebert Scholar – Semester Top 10%, Fall 2012
    • Chancellor’s List, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring, 2012
    • Second Place, 2012 National Taxation Moot Court Competition
    • CALI Award (Top Grade) in Partnership Taxation
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business, cum laude, Miami University Richard T. Farmer School of Business, Oxford, Ohio, May 2009
    • Dean’s List (2006-2007, Spring 2008, 2008-2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel member, Converting Stock Sales to Assets Sales (and Back Again), ABA Section of Taxation - S Corporations Committee 2017 May Meeting, Washington D.C., May 12, 2017
  • Panel member, S Corporations: Tips and Traps for the Unwary, ABA Section of Taxation - S Corporations Committee, 2017 Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 20, 2017
  • Primer on S Corporation Shareholders, S Corporation Committee of the ABA Tax Section, and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 2015


  • Do Not Overlook the Impact of the Character Freezing Provisions on Real Estate Transactions by or with a Passthrough Entity, co-authored with Charles H. Egerton, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol.20, No.1, January-February 2017
  • Can a Sale of Real Property Under Threat of Condemnation Be Structured as a Part-Charitable Gift/Part-Sale Transaction?, co-authored with Charles H. Egerton, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol. 19, No.3, May-June 2016
  • Tax Accounting Dilemma Continues for Condo Developers, co-authored with Charles H. Egerton, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol.18, No.5, September-October 2015
  • Sales of Real Estate Between Related Entities – Planning to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises, co-authored with Charles H. Egerton, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol. 18, No.3, May-June 2015
  • What Happens When You Receive a Promissory Note for Your Relinquished Property in a Section 1031 Exchange, co-authored with Charles H. Egerton, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Vol. 18, No.1, January-February 2015