Tax Law


Icard Merrill’s accomplished tax law group provides representation on a wide range of federal, state, and local tax matters, with extensive experience often found only at much larger law firms. While our objective is to minimize taxes for the particular legal concern at hand, we guide our clients to balance tax and non-tax issues consistent with their overall business and personal priorities, utilizing practiced strategies to meet these goals.

Our comprehensive tax services include assistance to business entities on all aspects of tax-related matters, including formation, special structuring and restructuring, dissolution, distributions, and retirement, as well as on-going transactional and operating tax issues, such as depreciation, inventory, leasing, and tax accounting.

Given the inherent nature of tax in the estate planning process, our skilled tax attorneys also offer experienced and knowledgeable advice on every facet of estate related tax matters, working closely with our estate planning group to ensure thorough representation and the best possible estate plans for our clients.

At Icard Merrill, our highly informed tax law group is similarly accomplished in all features of personal and real property taxation, including the interpretation, structuring, and negotiation of real estate transactions for optimal tax benefits. This broad experience extends to an exclusive area of real estate tax – ad valorem property tax.

Despite attempts to resolve both basic and complex tax matters, litigation oftentimes is unavoidable. At Icard Merrill, our tax law litigators regularly represent both individuals and business entities in routine as well as sophisticated tax audits, tax examinations, tax litigation, and Internal Revenue Service appeals. We also have significant experience representing taxpayers in Florida sales and use tax disputes.

Our tax law group counsels our clients in concert with other departments in our multi-practice firm, ensuring that all taxation and associated legal needs are seamlessly and conclusively met.