Shawn P. Wolf Elected as Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar

Press Release
September 15, 2021
MIAMI, FL- Bilzin Sumberg congratulates Shawn P. Wolf, Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Tax & Private Wealth Group, on his election as Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar for 2023-2024. His tenure as Chair will follow his assumption of Chair Elect for 2022-2023.

As an active member of the Tax Section, Shawn has held a number of leadership positions prior to his election as Chair, including serving as Co-Director of the Long Range Planning Division, Federal Tax and Section Administration Divisions, a Director-at-Large and Chair of the Outbound Tax Committee. Shawn also has chaired The Florida Bar/ Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants International Tax Conference and is a member of the FICPA International Tax Committee.

As Chair, Shawn will lead and manage the Section’s wide-ranging functions, which include furthering the tax knowledge and practice of interested members in federal and state tax law; developing standards for ethical and competent practice of tax law by lawyers; developing and maintaining proper professional relationships between tax lawyers, non-lawyer groups and lawyer groups; and improving the operation of federal and state tax laws, rules and regulations, to accomplish legitimate legislative objectives and improve the administration of tax law.

“We are delighted with Shawn’s election as Chair of the Tax Section which is a tribute to his hard work and dedication to the Florida tax community and bolstered by his expertise on complex international tax and domestic tax matters,” says Jennifer Wioncek, Practice Group Leader of Bilzin Sumberg’s Tax & Private Wealth Group, “I can’t think of a more qualified person to lead the Section through such a dynamic time.”

Shawn is a seasoned tax and estate planning professional who serves a diverse roster of domestic and international clients. He counsels foreign and domestic high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely held companies in international and domestic tax, estate planning, pre-immigration and expatriation planning and strategies. He also helps clients with international tax issues to address their U.S. tax compliance needs with a view to penalty minimization.

Shawn recently joined Bilzin Sumberg as part of the firm’s strategic direction to expand its Tax & Private Wealth Group to serve burgeoning regional demand for tax and private wealth planning services, which has been buoyed by the recent influx of business and wealth migration into Florida.

Shawn’s Florida Bar Board Certification in Tax Law represents one of the most distinguished markers of expertise among practitioners in the tax and estate planning field, and he is ranked in Chambers & Partners highly coveted Tax Florida section.

About The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar is the organization of all lawyers licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state. The Florida Bar’s core functions are to: Regulate the practice of law in Florida; ensure the highest standards of legal professionalism in Florida; and protect the public by prosecuting unethical attorneys and preventing the unlicensed practice of law.

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