Fort Pierce, Florida – Bradley R. Gould and Richard I. Withers were among the featured speakers at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) 25th Annual Accounting Show in Fort Lauderdale that was held earlier this month at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Gould and Withers presented the Federal Tax Update, a two hour program that highlighted recent income tax developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, ruling and other administrative pronouncements.

The 25th Annual Accounting Show, a trade show featuring today’s premier accounting and business vendors, provided all attendees with exceptional education and invaluable networking opportunities. As one of Florida’s most popular CPE events, the highly respected Annual Accounting Show offered up to 23 hours of quality continuing professional education.

Gould practices in the area of federal income, estate, and gift tax law and family 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. Gould represents individuals, businesses and fiduciaries before the Internal Revenue Service. He also counsels clients on estate and wealth preservation planning matters. In addition to being an attorney, he is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Withers practices in the area of estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration and tax planning for businesses and individuals. Withers earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2007.

About FICPA:

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants serves as the association for all CPAs certified in the state. Founded in 1905, the FICPA has been working to advance the accounting profession in Florida for more than 100 years and now has more than 19,000 members. Continued membership growth and renewal has made the FICPA one of the largest CPA organizations in the United States. For more information, please visit

About Dean Mead:

Dean Mead is a business law firm that provides full-service legal representation to businesses and individuals throughout Florida. The firm has nearly 50 attorneys practicing in multiple practice areas including: tax, estate planning and succession, corporate, general commercial litigation, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate and health law. For more information, please visit