Michael J. Bowen
Michael J. Bowen
Chair, State & Local Tax Practice
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3100
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Michael Bowen is chair of Akerman's State and Local Tax Practice. His practice focuses on businesses and high-net-worth individuals in connection with federal and state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and judicial levels throughout the United States. Michael's clients include companies in banking, manufacturing, retailing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, technology and insurance industries, professional athletes, and internet sellers. He has litigated state and local tax matters raising a variety of statutory and constitutional issues. In addition, Michael advises clients on federal as well as state & local tax planning matters.

DBA the Magazine, Author, "Can Debt Buyers Use the "Cost Recovery" Method of Accounting for Tax Purposes?" November 2011
Marcus Evans Tax Officers Summit, Speaker, "Audit Currency-Recover Confidence in the Adversarial Audit Process," November 2011
COST 42nd Annual Meeting, Speaker, "Best Practices for Handling the State Side of a Federal Audit," October 2011
Adjunct Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law, State and Local Taxation, Spring 2011
Harvard University Law School, Guest Lecturer, "Choice of Entity: Tax Considerations"
National Business Institute, Guest Lecturer, "LLCs, LPs and LLLPs: Business and Tax Considerations"
National Business Institute, Speaker, "Sales and Use Tax: Structure, Compliance and Administrative Issues"
National Business Institute, Speaker, "LLC Trends and Developments"
National Business Institute, Speaker, "Successful Sales and Use Tax Strategies"
Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Author, "Transactional Nexus and the Continued Relevance of National Geographic," July 2010
Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Author, "Prudential as Authority for State Taxation of Insurance Companies Under the Commerce Clause: Has the Policy Lapsed?" March/April 2010
RIA Checkpoint, Author, "Nonresident LLC Member Held Not Subject to Virginia Income Taxation on Income From a Virginia LLC," December 3, 2007
RIA Checkpoint, Author, "Income from Virginia LLC Held Taxable to Nonresident LLC Member," December 3, 2007
Akerman, Author, "If You Build It, They Will Come: The Taxation of Leasehold Improvements in Florida," June 23, 2011
Akerman, Author, "And the Dead Shall Rise: The Perils of Retroactive Tax Laws," October 19, 2010
Akerman, Author, "Nexus Questionnaires: Beware of the Trojan Horse," May 5, 2010
Akerman, Author, "Uniformity of Tax Reporting Across Jurisdictions," March 2, 2010
Akerman Practice Update, Co-Author, "Extension of Voluntary Disclosure Initiative to September 9," August 29, 2011

American Bar Association, Member
Florida Bar Association, Member
Virginia State Bar Association, Member
Massachusetts State Bar Association, Member

Michael J. Bowen


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1999; Boston University International Law Journal, Articles Editor
B.A., University of Rochester, 1996; Economics and Philosophy, magna cum laude

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