Michael W. Fisher

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Michael W. Fisher is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of The Bolles School, The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, and Stetson College of Law. He is the founding and senior partner of the law firm of Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball. Mr. Fisher is a past trustee of The Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation, a board member and past chairman of the Buckner Division of the Jacksonville Children's Home Society, a past trustee and currently general counsel of The Community Foundation, and past president of Planned Parenthood of North Florida. He lectures and has published articles on income and estate taxation. He formerly practiced as a CPA. Mr. Fisher is a member of both the Tax Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, and past chair of the Charitable Organizations and Philanthropic Planning Committee, as well as founder of Haitian Microfinance, Inc. He has been a speaker for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and is one of two Jacksonville lawyers Board Certified by The Florida Bar as specializing in both Taxation and Estate Planning and Probate Law. He is also recognized in the publications The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers.

Delta Theta Phi. Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1969. Author: "Regressive Taxation under IRC Sections 121 and 1034," Taxes-The Tax Magazine, September, 1969; "Recent Litigation Highlights New Obstacles for Florida Timber Owners Seeking Long Term Capital Gains Treatment for Receipts under Timber Cutting Contracts," The Florida Bar Journal, July, 1975. Co-Author: "Administration of Trusts in Florida," The Florida Bar, 1981; "Charitable Alternatives for Retirement Accumulation," The Review of Taxation of Individuals, Fall, 1992; "Charitable Gift Annuities: Opening the Door for Smaller Split Interest Gifts", Actionline, The Florida Bar, Spring, 1999; "Florida Homestead: A Difficult Post-Mortem Estate Tax Planning Property," The Florida Bar Journal, January, 2002.

(Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, and Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-356-2600  Phone
904-355-0233  Fax
University Attended:
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1965
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1967
Year of First Admission:
1967, Florida
Jacksonville (Chair, Trust and Probate Section, 2001-2004) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Chair, Charitable Organizations and Philanthropic Planning, Member, Sections on: Real Property; Probate; Trust Law).
( Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, and Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )

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