Edward C. Akel


Jacksonville — 904.356.6311 x1526
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Mr. Akel, a certified public accountant, focuses his practice on corporate and partnership law, including formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and limited partnerships; preparation of business and commercial transaction agreements; partnership, shareholder and LLC operating agreements; employment, deferred and incentive compensation agreements; phantom stock plans; stock appreciation plans and related agreements; as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is also a Board Certified Tax Lawyer assisting with many tax-related issues, including estate planning, domestic and international business, and Florida sales tax issues

Mr. Akel also assists clients with the preparation of wills and revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and other estate planning documents designed to obtain the maximum tax advantages for the lifetime and testamentary transfer of wealth and handles all types of real estate transactions, including contract preparation, closing services, leases, mortgages, and guarantees. Commercial real estate development, sales, acquisitions, exchanges (like kind tax-deferred 1031 exchanges), leasing, and commercial condominiums.


Florida State University, J.D., with high honors, 1975
Duke University, B.A., 1972

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers®,(2008-2019)
  • Florida State University Law Review (1974-1975)

Admitted To Practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida 1975

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Rotary Club of Deerwood
  • Holy Family Catholic Church


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