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Jonathan L. Fitzgerald was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, and joined the firm in 2011 as a member of the Estate Planning and Tax Group. Mr. Fitzgerald’s practice is focused on assisting individuals and families in the areas of sophisticated estate and tax planning. In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald's areas of concentration include complex estate planning and probate administration, individual income taxation, corporate and partnership taxation, business formation, business acquisition and sale, and charitable planning.


Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business with a double major in accounting and political science. After graduation from Notre Dame, Mr. Fitzgerald worked for four years at the international public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the firm’s New York City office. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Fitzgerald consistently received the highest performance rating offered by the firm. He left the firm to attend the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree.


In addition to being a member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Fitzgerald is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Florida. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Tax Section and Real Property and Probate section of the Florida Bar, the Indian River County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 65%
    5 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    5 years
  3. Business: 10%
    5 years


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  • Jeffrey Paul Battista

    Jonathan has been a great asset and brings a needed skill set and experience to the community. I've trusted him on a number of occasions referring clients with some very difficult issues and always received great feedback. I would recommend him without hesitation.


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Gould Cooksey Fennell P.A.

979 Beachland Blvd
Vero Beach, FL, 329631688


FLMember in Good Standing201009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Public AccountantFlorida Institute of Certified Public Accountants2010
Certified Forensic AccountantAmerican College of Forensic Examiners International2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGould Cooksey Fennell, P.A.2012 - Present
AttorneyFitzgerald Law & Accounting2010 - 2011
Senior AssociatePrice Waterhouse Cooopers, LLP2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Forensic Examiners InternationalMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember2010 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember2010 - Present
Indian River County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Notre DameAccountingBachelors of Business Administration2003
University of Notre DamePolitical ScienceBachelors of Business Administration2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Indian River County Paralegal AssociationNew Florida Durable Power of Attorney Act2012
Indian River County Paralegal Association2010 Estate Tax Amendments and Portability2011