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About Mr. Gould

Brad, formerly of Dean Mead, a Florida Bar board-certified tax attorney and fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, serves as a trusted counselor to businesses and individuals in the full range of corporate, tax and estate planning. He represents executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners in tax, transactional, estate planning, and estate administration matters. Brad guides businesses and business owners through all stages of the company’s life cycle, from formation and governance to mergers, sales, and succession planning, to operations, and represents both businesses and individuals before the IRS in tax matters.

A frequent speaker and active in national and state associations, Brad is immediate past Chair of the S Corporations Committee for the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association. Brad helps clients create business and estate plans to meet their tax and non-tax goals. This includes the structuring of business and investment companies, the preparation of wills, trusts, and continued advice through the life and evolution of those things.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Tax Lawyer, 2018
  • Certified Public Accountant

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Tax Section, 2001-present
    • Chair, S Corporations, 2020-2022
    • Nominations Committee, 2022-present
  • American College of Tax Counsel
    • Fellow, 2017 – present
  • Florida Bar
    • Member, 2001-present
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • Member, 2001-present
    • Board of Governors, 2013-2015
    • Executive Committee/Board of Directors, 2015-2019
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member, 2001-present

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tax Considerations in Eminent Domain Proceedings
    • The Florida Bar/LexisNexis
    • 2017; 2019; 2021
  • Update on S Corporations
    • The Practical Tax Lawyer
    • July 2017
  • Update on S Corporations
    • Florida CPA Today
    • January 2017
  • Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
    • Florida CPA Today
    • 2014
  • Federal Tax Issues for Same-Sex Couples
    • Florida CPA Today
    • 2014
  • The State of Same-Sex Marriage in Florida
    • Law360
    • October 21, 2014

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties
    • Board of Directors, 2006-2021
    • Chair 2007-2008
  •  Treasure Coast Hospice
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2020
  •  Parent Academy of St. Lucie County
    • Founding Board Member and Chair 2011-2014

Over 100 Awards & Recognitions