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Gerard “J.J.” Wehle

Gerard “J.J.” Wehle

The Florida Bar Tax Section Nominating Committee has nominated Gerard “J.J.” Wehle of Tampa to serve as the 2024–2025 chair-elect.

Wehle is a founding partner in Drummond Wehle Yonge and practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate, wealth preservation, business, and tax planning. He earned a B.B.A. in accounting with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a Florida-licensed certified public accountant.

As an active member of the Tax Section, Wehle has been a co-director of the Legislation and Regulations Committee, a Professional Liaison to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, chair of the State Tax Comments Committee, a director at large, and an assistant director and co-director of the Long Range Planning Committee.

Prior to joining Drummond Wehle Yonge, Wehle worked at Big Four public accounting firms for more than 11 years extensively in tax. His experience includes strategic tax planning, transaction review, and audit resolution. He also spent two years as a legal counsel to the Hillsborough County Value Adjustment Board. He is a member of the ABA, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The Tax Section bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the names 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 Donna Longhouse no later than September 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been timely made and in the manner described in the Tax Section Bylaws, Article III, Section 2(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, begins on July 1 after the section’s organizational 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.

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