Wednesday, February 5, 2025 – Friday, February 7, 2025


The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. This hotel combines modern luxury with the sophisticated energy of Tampa’s vibrant downtown district; the Tampa Riverwalk, Amalie Arena and other attractions are right at your fingertips. Find wellness in the Spa by JW®, with its luxurious treatments and custom massages. Relax and bask in the Florida sun at the resort-style pools, which feature private cabanas and scenic water views. Catch an awe-inspiring sunset from the outdoor terrace or savor locally inspired dishes from six dining outlets, showcasing indoor and outdoor seating.

What is the Florida Tax Institute?

The 3-day Institute features programming delivered by nationally recognized speakers devoted to individual income tax, entity tax, and estate/gift tax.  It is designed to be practical, informative, engaging, and innovative. The Institute draws attorneys, accountants, trust officers, estate planners, insurance and financial planners, appraisers, and planned giving professionals from across Florida and the United States. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet and network with current University of Florida Levin College of Law students.

This program is developed by practicing tax professionals for other tax professionals.

The Florida Tax Institute is sponsored by the Florida Tax Education Foundation, Inc., with proceeds to benefit the University of Florida Levin College of Law Graduate Tax Program.

Registration Fees and Discounts – subject to change

Registration Fees:

Regular: $945 – Full Conference; $745 – Two Days (Choose any two); $450 – Single Day

Last Chance (begins 1/24/25): $995 – Full Conference; $795 – Two Days (Choose any two); $475 – Single Day

Fees for Class Reunion Years 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, 2015

Regular: $845 – Full Conference

Last Chance (begins 1/24/25): $895 – Full Conference

University of Florida Levin College of Law professors receive complimentary registration. A 50% discount is available to full time professors from other Colleges and Universities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Florida Tax Institute Sponsor Prospectus is now available. Please contact the Institute at or (866) 225-5040 with questions about becoming a sponsor.


This annual institute has been organized by graduates and professors of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, home of one of the top tax law programs in the United States.

Operating Board

  • Jolyon D. Acosta
  • Matthew Ahearn
  • John C. Bovay
  • David E. Bowers
  • Scott A. Bowman
  • Yariv Brauner
  • Michael Burns
  • Dennis A. Calfee
  • Richard B. Comiter
  • Carla DeLoach
  • Michael L. Kohner
  • Kateena Manners
  • Fred F. Murray
  • Louis Nostro
  • A. Brian Phillips
  • Star Sansone
  • Matthew Scheer
  • Abraham “Hap” Shashy

Emeritus Board

  • Ronald D. Aucutt
  • Bruce H. Bokor
  • Lauren Y. Detzel
  • Michael K. Friel
  • Cristin C. Keane
  • Charlene Luke
  • David Pratt
  • John J. Scroggin