David J. Slenn is a partner in the Naples and Tampa, Florida offices of Akerman LLP. He focuses his practice on tax, estate, and business planning with an emphasis on risk management. He was an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Drafting Committee, and chair of the ABA’s Asset Protection Planning Committee. This unique experience enables David to counsel both creditors and debtors regarding complex issues that arise at the intersection of fraudulent transfer law and the transfer of wealth. This experience includes helping business owners and public figures with liability exposure analysis as well as assisting creditors with transactional matters and litigation strategy. David is the author of The Fraudulent Transfer of Wealth: Unwound and Explained.
David serves as independent counsel to review potentially abusive tax transactions, helps to mitigate tax exposure, and assists with the exit of abusive tax transactions. He has experience utilizing captive insurance companies as a form of risk management. He has helped business owners in various industries understand whether a captive insurance company makes sense and has also provided counsel on a variety of matters involving the administration of a captive insurance company. He has assisted with captive insurance Federal tax controversy matters in IRS examination, litigation in U.S. Tax Court, as well as complex matters related to exiting captive insurance programs. David is the editor and a co-author of the Captive Insurance Deskbook for the Business Lawyer.