Managing Attorney and Founder.

Gerrard L. Grant

Gerrard L. Grant Attorney And Founder

Gerrard is a trusted business and tax advisor to entrepreneurs, closely
held family businesses, and startups.  He is a Florida Bar Board Certified
Tax Attorney and serves clients across various industries including
finance, hospitality, technology, real estate, healthcare, manufacturing,
and entertainment.  His experience as both a business-tax attorney
and CPA is the best of both worlds for many clients and the skillsets he
mastered in both areas stand out among his peers. Gerrard
understands the financial implications of tax matters while navigating
the legal aspects of complex tax law and business law matters for his
clients and their advisors.

His law practice includes representing early-stage startups to mid-size
businesses and advising on capital raising, M&A, debt-refinancing,
structuring complex transactions, and estate planning and asset
protection.  Gerrard serves as outside general counsel to for-profit
organizations which include a registered investment advisory firm with
$300 million in AUM and multiple non-profit organizations. In that
capacity, he advises management on issues ranging from minimizing
legal exposure and contract drafting and review, to daily operational
matters.

Having over a decade of experience representing taxpayers against the

Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue

Service, and state and local taxing authorities, Gerrard devotes a

significant part of his practice to helping taxpayers both domestically

and internationally navigate all aspects of federal and state tax

controversy matters. These matters include but are not limited to IRS

liens and levies, employment and payroll tax, IRS appeals, CDP

hearings, IRS audits, and examinations, IRS installment agreements,

offer in compromise, and when needed, litigation in the U.S. Tax Court.

 

Gerrard serves in various leadership roles within the Florida Bar and in

his community.  He is the 2023 – 2024 Chair of the Florida Bar Tax

Certification Committee and serves on the Executive Council of the Tax

Section where he is a Co-Chair of the IRS Collection Activities

Subcommittee. He is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust

Law Section. He is also a proud board member of the UCF Alumni Board and sits on the Advisory Board of the Orlando Sports Foundation,

Inc.

As an attorney, Gerrard received the esteemed AV Preeminent rating

by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for attorneys who are ranked

by their peers for exhibiting the highest level of professional excellence

for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

 He has been recognized in publications such as Best Lawyers®, Super

Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite, and Orlando Family Magazine as an

Awesome Attorney in Tax Law.

 

In his spare time, Gerrard enjoys spending time with his family and is an

avid sports fan of the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team and enjoys

rooting for the UCF Knights and Florida Gators sports teams. He is a

supporter of Orlando City SC and Chelsea FC football clubs.

Phone Number:

321-250-3577

fax:

321-250-3985

Email:

Practice Areas

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Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Tax Law, The Florida Bar
  • Certified Public Accountant, The Florida Board of Accountancy

Affiliations:

  • Florida Blue Key
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Recognition:

  • Recognized as Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine
  • Awesome Attorneys in Tax Law (2021, 2022, 2023), Orlando Family Magazine
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award, The National Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Central Florida, B.Sc. in Accounting, 2002
  • University of Central Florida, M.S. in Taxation, 2004
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2009
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School Executive Education, Certificate in Comparative Tax Policy and Administration, 2014

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Leadership:

  • Chair, Florida Bar Board Tax Certification Committee, The Florida Bar
  • Director, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Orlando Sport Foundation, Inc.