FORT PIERCE, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Brad Gould, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee. The ABA Tax Section committees are essential to the operation and success of the Section, and his selection as chair represents peer recognition of his abilities and contributions to the work of the committee.
“Dean Mead has a dedication to tax leadership within the ABA dating back to the early 1980’s, and we are thrilled to have Brad carry the torch and lead this committee,” said Marc Chapman, managing shareholder of Dean Mead. “His vast experience and devotion to the ABA directly strengthen his capabilities to lead a successful term and we are excited to have him represent the firm in this role.”
Gould is a Board Certified Tax Attorney by the Florida Bar and fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He counsels businesses and individuals on a full range of corporate, tax and estate planning matters.
Gould received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida, and his law degree from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. He is also a licensed CPA.
With this appointment, Gould joins colleagues Stephen Looney and Charlie Egerton as a fellow leader within the Tax Section. Looney served as chair of the Tax Section’s S Corporations Committee for 2000-2002. Egerton, a founding shareholder of Dean Mead, served as chair of the Tax Section’s Partnership Committee and was chair of the Tax Section in 2010-2011.
About the ABA Tax Section S Corporations Committee:
The S Corporations Committee focuses on the federal and state tax treatment of S Corporations and their shareholders. It provides continuing legal education on both basic and advanced topics, as well as current developments affecting S Corporations. The Committee also proposes and comments on pending legislation, regulations and revenue rulings, and provides a forum for the in-depth exploration of tax issues relating to S Corporation practice.
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