Fred F. Harris: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Fred F. Harris

Tallahassee,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Corporate & Securities
  • 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
Memberships American Bar Association.

BornMontgomery, Alabama, February 26, 1953

Fred 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

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

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law, 2010-2014
- "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Law, Tallahassee, 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

Professional Experience

Significant 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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