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Keane honored as outstanding tax attorney of the year

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Cristin KeaneThe Florida Bar Tax Section this fall will honor former Tax Section Chair Cristin Conley Keane of Carlton Fields in Tampa with the 2019-2020 Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award.

Recipients are selected for their contributions to the advancement of the practice of tax law and their commitment to the highest standards of competence and integrity.

Keane served as the Tax Section chair in 2014-2015. She is Florida Bar board certified in tax law and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. She is committed to pro bono legal services and community involvement and serves on the board of directors of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Keane began practicing tax law at Carlton Fields in August 1999. She has extensive and varied experience with closely held businesses, high net worth individuals, and not-for-profit organizations. She represents individuals in wealth and estate planning needs, particularly with respect to estates containing business interests. Her representation of not-for-profit organizations includes all facets of federal income taxation and state taxation, as well as contract matters and governance issues.

Keane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation degrees from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Graduate Tax Law Program. She currently serves as a trustee for the University of Florida Law Center Association and as a member of the Florida Alumni Tax Advisory Committee, which provides advisory support on the strategic direction of the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program. She is a member of the national TEGE Exempt Organizations Council and an active member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s LLC and Partnership Committee.

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