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Tampa, FL

David J. Slenn

Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick LLP


David Slenn concentrates his practice in tax, estate and business planning with an emphasis on risk mitigation.  Dave is a past Chair for the Captive Insurance Committee in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a past Chair for the Asset Protection Planning Committee in the Section of Real Property Trusts and Estate Law of the ABA.  Additionally, he was an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee for the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (formerly the “Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.”) 

Dave’s background in tax, risk mitigation and transactional planning enables him to provide audit and feasibility analysis related to captive insurance companies, including companies seeking a Section 831(b) election under the Internal Revenue Code, for use in mergers and acquisitions, pre-audit review and tax controversy matters.  His work with the Uniform Law Commission and former role as Chair of the ABA’s Asset Protection Committee provides a strong foundation for assisting creditors, debtors and their respective counsel in fraudulent transfer matters involved with sophisticated estate, business and asset protection programs, including analysis relating to advisor liability and ethical issues (e.g., aiding & abetting, conspiracy, malpractice and ethical violations.)

Dave is a frequent speaker on captive insurance, asset protection, estate planning and more. He’s spoken at numerous events, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, the Delaware Bankers Association’s Delaware Trust Conference, the American Law Institute CLE Programs, the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, the Western Region Captive Insurance Conference, and the Joint Fall Meeting of the ABA’s Tax and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections.  He has been featured or quoted in publications such as Inc.comBloomberg Law ReportsThe New York TimesFire, Casualty & Surety BulletinsLeimberg Information Services, Tax Analysts Tax Notes, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.

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