Carlton Fields’ Cristin Conley Keane Recognized as The Florida Bar Outstanding Tax Lawyer of the Year

Tax   |   July 1, 2019
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Keane is the 2nd Female Attorney to Win This Award in Its 38-Year History

Tampa, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Shareholder Cristin Conley Keane is the recipient of The Florida Bar’s Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award. She is the second female attorney to win this award since its inception in 1981.

The award is presented by the Bar’s Tax Section and recognizes a person who has made major contributions to the advancement of the practice of tax law and who exemplifies the highest standards of competence and integrity.

Keane has extensive and varied experience with closely held businesses, high net worth individuals, and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience with closely held businesses includes limited liability company and S corporation agreement negotiation and drafting, succession planning, federal income and estate tax matters, ISO and nonqualified stock option plan analysis and drafting, and Section 409A deferred compensation analysis. Keane represents individuals with respect to their 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 has held numerous leadership positions within The Florida Bar Tax Section, including serving as chair in 2014-2015. She frequently speaks about tax issues to organizations including the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Keane earned a J.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Florida College of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

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