Whitesman chairs Henderson Franklin's Business and Tax division and concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, business organization planning and taxation. He also serves as general counsel to a number of the firm's clients.
Whitesman is a long time active member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Tax Section and former Chair. He is also a Florida Bar Board Certified tax attorney and past chair of Tax Law Certification Committee. Whitesman currently serves as trustee and past chair of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc.
Whitesman has received much recognition over the years, including being named Best Lawyers In America “2019 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in Fort Myers.” Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” He has also been honored by Florida Super Lawyers® Magazine (2006-2018), Best Lawyers in America (2013-2019), and Florida Trend Legal Elite. Whitesman also holds the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Whitesman received his undergraduate (B.A.) and law degree (J.D.) from University of Michigan, and his Masters in Taxation (LL.M., Taxation) from the University of Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 239-344-1180.
Henderson Franklin is celebrating its 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on Whitesman or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.
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