Brian Sparks is a dual-board certified wills, trusts, estates, and tax law attorney whose practice includes tax, estate, asset protection, and privacy protection planning for wealthy individuals, business executives, professionals, and closely-held businesses, as well as tax controversy matters against the Internal Revenue Service and probate and trust litigation. He is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on its Asset Protection and Business Planning Committees.

Brian is active in the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section as a member of its Executive Council, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee, and Asset Protection Committee. He also serves as liaison between the RPPTL Section and the Florida Bar’s Tax Section through which he has worked on these two sections’ business entity legislative activities for over two decades. Prior to attending law school he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.

Brian’s primary community service is as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness First Responder, Search and Rescue Technician, and disaster and emergency preparedness educator. He has participated in preparedness and response efforts involving a wide range of disasters and emergencies, including earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes, and urban and wilderness medical emergencies. He has taken and taught courses in those areas with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, National Association for Search and Rescue, Tampa Fire Rescue, Greater Tampa Community Emergency Response Team, and Volunteer Florida.

  • AV Preeminent Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers & Partners, “Leaders in Their Field,” Tax: Estate Planning, 2011-16
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2016-19
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-24
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation and Controversy, Tampa, 2014-15
    • Tax Law, Tax Litigation and Controversy, Trusts and Estates Law, Trusts and Estates Litigation, 2005-18, 2020-24
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Business Edition: The Litigation Issue, 2021
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Fellow
    • Asset Protection Committee
    • Business Planning Committee
      • Pass Through Entities Subcommittee
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Executive Council
      • Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee
      • Asset Protection Committee
        • Former Chair
      • Disaster and Emergency Planning and Response Committee
        • Chair
  • Leadership Tampa, Alumni
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Search & Rescue Technician

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