Our Tax Department is led by Steven M. Appel, a Certified Public Accountant and lawyer with almost 30 years of experience in taxation and accounting. True to the firm’s mission of creativity and accessibility, Mr. Appel and his team of Certified Public Accountants believe in working with clients at a personal level to increase their efficiency, wealth and maximize profits, while decreasing overall risk. Our Tax Department uses its significant experience and vast understanding of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations to offer up-to-date, creative and legal tax saving strategies to our clients.

Focus on Your Business

As business people, we realize that taxes are a cost of doing business. Our goal is to provide our clients effective ways to increase wealth by maximizing profits by optimizing tax savings. Our Certified Public Accountants ensure proper compliance with all regulatory authorities in Florida and throughout the United States, so our clients can focus on their business. We use our common business sense and years of experience to manage communication with the IRS, as well as state and local tax authorities, to favorably resolve our clients’ disputes with the government.

Taxation Expertise for All Industry Sectors

Our accountants service individuals as well as business owners and entrepreneurs from all industries, each with different taxation needs and tight deadlines. Our accounting staff is made up of business people with a multi-disciplinary background; our partners and Certified Public Accountants have many years of experience with national and international accounting firms and extensive private and public industry practice.

If you’re a small business owner, at the helm of a large international corporation, an entrepreneur or a high net worth individual, we have the expertise required to determine the tax costs associated with transactions such as structured business expansions, acquisitions, dispositions, combinations and dissolutions. We specialize in:

  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeals
  • Business Taxation
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Individual Taxation
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeals
  • Business Taxation
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Individual Taxation