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Guy Whitesman Named Fort Myers 2019 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America® has named Guy Whitesman the “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.”

Whitesman chairs Henderson Franklin’s Business and Tax Department and concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitionsbusiness organization operations and planning and taxation. He also serves as general counsel to a number of the firm’s clients.

Whitesman has received much recognition over the years, including being named to Florida Super Lawyers® Magazine (2006—2018), Best Lawyers in America (2013—2019), and Florida Trend Legal Elite. He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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 received his undergraduate (B.A.) and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Michigan, and his Masters in Taxation (LL.M., Taxation) from the University of Florida. He can be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1180.

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