Joel has over 40 years of experience in tax, business, asset protection, estate and gift tax planning for entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. He consults on the establishment of business entities, including limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). He also consults on and prepares shareholder agreements, operating agreements and other business agreements, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited liability companies and family limited partnerships. Joel is a former Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar, the recipient of The Florida Bar Tax Section Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney Award (2005-2006) and a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel.
Distinctions & Memberships
He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1972; is Florida Bar Board Certified in Taxation since 1983; a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; has an AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell; is a Past Chair of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar; the recipient of The Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award, awarded 2005-2006 by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar; the Past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar; and the Past President of the Suncoast Estate Planning Council.
He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America© since 1993, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Chambers Legal Guide and selected as a “Leading Florida Attorney” by the Guide to Leading Attorneys, a member of the “Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend, as the “Best of the Best Tampa Bay Tax Attorneys” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics.
He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Tampa Bay Times and The Nashville Scene on tax matters and in Forbes Magazine on asset protection matters.
He has lectured extensively for education programs of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar, the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Practising Law Institute and similar organizations on various tax planning, estate tax planning and asset protection planning topics.
Joel has spent nine years on the Board of Trustees of Shorecrest Preparatory School and is currently its Treasurer.
- University of Florida Law School, LL.M. in Taxation, 1975
- Florida State University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1972
- University of South Florida, B.A., Political Science, 1969