Attorneys Matthew B. Mayper and J. Allison Archbold recently made presentations at the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). Mayper’s presentation was entitled “Automatic Allocation of the GST Exemption – The Rules And Whether You Should Rely On Them,” and Archbold’s presentation was entitled “QPRTs and GRATs – How To Reduce The Estate Tax For Your Wealthy Clients.” Attendees received one hour of CPE credit per presentation. The FICPA offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses to assist CPAs in meeting their state license requirements.
Attorneys at the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., regularly contribute their time and expertise to legal education by publishing articles, giving speeches and lectures, leading seminars, and serving on boards and committees of various organizations, including The Florida Bar and the Sarasota County Bar Association.
Mayper is a Florida board certified tax lawyer with an advanced law degree in taxation, and he has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the most widely accepted lawyer rating service. His areas of practice include taxation, business law, guardianship administration, elder law, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. He is authorized to practice law before all local and state courts in Florida, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal claims. He is a Past Chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, and a Past President of the Florida State Guardianship Association. He has also been a licensed Florida certified public accountant for over 25 years.
Archbold is board certified by The Florida Bar as a wills, trusts and estates lawyer and has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. She served as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate from 1998 to 2006. She is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council.
About Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. – Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has provided legal support to clients for 38 years. Founded in 1976, it is a full service law firm concentrating in the areas of federal taxation, wills, trusts and estates, civil, trial, business, and real estate law. All ten attorneys at the firm are certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in their areas of expertise. The Florida Bar’s certification process is rigorous, requiring years of legal experience, extensive peer review, and passage of a comprehensive written examination. The firm is located at 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida; telephone 941-957-1900. For information, visit www.fergesonskipper.com.