Fred F. Harris: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Fred F. Harris

Tallahassee,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Education
  • Public Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 850.222.6891
Fax: 850.521.1355
University Auburn University, B.A., 1975
Law SchoolStetson University College of Law, J.D., 1978 Member, Stetson Law Review and author of an article entitled: "State Taxation of Income Earned Beyond Its Borders: Allocation and Apportionment of Unitary Business Income in Florida."; University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1979
Admitted1978, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Tallahassee Friends of the Library Endowment Trust

•Member, American Bar Association

•President, Mind, Body & Spirit, Inc.

•Vice President and Co-Founder of Truthseekers, Inc.

•Former Chair, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Ride for Hope

•Former Commissioner, Winthrop Park Little League Association

•Former President, Tallahassee Habitat for Humanity

•.580 Lifetime Batting Average

BornMontgomery, Alabama, February 26, 1953

Fred F. Harris focuses his practice on taxation, transactional work, corporate and dispute resolution.

Areas of Concentration

•Tax litigation
• Business transactions
• Municipal finance
• Dispute resolution
• Community development district financing and restructurings

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law, 2010-2015
• Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Tallahassee, 2014
•Member, Winning Team, North American Transport Deal of the Year, IJ Global Americas Awards, 2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2009
•Recognized, Bond Buyer Red Book, Bond Counsel
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.30.15 Greenberg Traurig Receives Two Wins at IJGlobal Americas Awards 2015

08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

08.19.14 9 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

08.16.13 10 Tallahassee Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014

08.15.13 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

09.28.11 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Shareholders Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

08.20.10 13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Tallahassee Office Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Handles multimillion-dollar transactions, ranging from public financing to mergers and acquisitions. Has served as bond and underwriter's counsel for many issuances of tax exempt bonds by Florida community development districts. Collected $270 million in 2006 in a tax refund case for the Florida Windstorm Underwriters Association. Collected $230 million in 2002 in a tax refund case for the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association. General counsel to one of IBM's largest Business Partners. General counsel to National Solar.

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Office Information

Fred F. Harris

101 East College Avenue
TallahasseeFL 32301


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