The Florida Bar Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has nominated Cristin Conley Keane of Tampa to serve as the 2013-14 chair-elect.
Keane, who practices with Carlton Fields, is also a member of the Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Business Law sections.
The Tax Section bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the name of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Those petitions must be filed with Tax Section Secretary Harris Bonnette, Jr., no later than March 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by the March 15 date and in the manner as described in the Tax Section Bylaws, Article III, Section 2, (a) & (b). If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect.
The term of office of the chair-elect runs concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair.
Keane is board certified in tax law and has served the Tax Section as a member of the Finance, Website, Long Range Planning, New Tax Lawyers, C Corporations, and Membership committees, as well as the Education, Section Administration, and Federal Tax divisions.
The Tax Section’s Annual Meeting is set for April 25-37 at the Hilton UF Conference Center, Gainesville.