Orlando, Florida – Charles H. Egerton and Stephen R. Looney were among the featured speakers at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) University of Florida Accounting Conference on October 14-15, 2010 that was held in Gainesville. Egerton and Looney presented a Federal Income Tax Update that highlighted recent income tax developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, ruling and other administrative pronouncements affecting S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and C corporations.

The UF Accounting Conference is held annually during the Gators’ Homecoming Weekend offering conference attendees up to 10 hours of quality continuing professional education. Presentation topics that were covered this year included: an Economic Update, Business Valuations, Risk Management, and Florida Population Growth, Past Trends and Future Projects.

Egerton is a tax and corporate attorney whose practice emphasizes tax planning for real estate transactions including tax free exchanges, planning to preserve long term capital gains in dispositions of real estate, tax planning for debt restructuring and workouts and tax structuring of joint ventures for the acquisition and development of real properties; negotiating and drafting partnership and limited liability company agreements; mergers, sales and acquisitions of businesses; and the handling of federal tax controversies at the audit, trial and appeals levels. Egerton is the current chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers.

Looney represents clients in a variety of business and tax matters including entity formation (S and C corporations, partnerships, and LLCs), acquisitions, dispositions, redemptions, liquidations, reorganizations, tax-free exchanges of real estate and tax controversies. His clients include closely held businesses, with an emphasis on medical and other professional practices. He is a past chair of the S Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and he currently chairs Dean Mead’s tax department.

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