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I am an Associate with Brennan Manna & Diamond, PL in Jacksonville, Florida. My practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration, and guardianship matters. I have experience with advanced estate planning techniques such as drafting and funding irrevocable life insurance trusts and special needs trusts, planning for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and forming family limited partnerships. I also advise clients with respect to planned charitable giving, asset protection, and choice of entity for business creation and succession planning. My goal is to help clients design and implement practical and innovative estate plans and to expertly guide clients through contested and uncontested probate and guardianship matters and serve clients with trust administration needs.

I have represented individuals, businesses and their accountants in resolving federal tax controversy issues at the administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court. My work has included brokering sophisticated offers in compromise, successfully negotiating the abatement of tax penalties and interest, resolving corporate and individual audit adjustments, and discharging taxes in bankruptcy. In addition to handling federal income, employment, and excise taxes matters, I have represented clients before the Florida Department of Revenue concerning sales and use taxes. I also have considerable experience preparing personal and business federal tax returns.

I studied Business Administration (Finance) at Auburn University and graduated from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University with honors. After law school, I completed the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Florida, earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation. I am licensed to practice before the state courts of Florida and Alabama and eligible to appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Tax Court.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    8 years, 250 cases
  2. Tax: 25%
    8 years, 250 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    8 years, 250 cases
  4. Business: 25%
    8 years, 250 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Brennan Manna & Diamond, Pl

800 West Monroe Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


FLMember in Good Standing201206/17/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200802/08/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Workers' Compensation Book AwardCumberland School of Law of Samford University2008
Bar ScholarshipBarbri2008
Legal Writing Book AwardCumberland School of Law of Samford University2006
Leadership ScholarshipCumberland School of Law2006
Moot Court Competition - First Runner UpHenry Upson Simms Moot Court Board2006
Leadership ScholarshipAuburn University2000
Young Banker ScholarshipColdwell Banker2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBrennan Manna & Diamond, Pl2015 - Present
AttorneyThe Coleman Law Firm, PLLC2012 - 2015
AttorneyJohnson & Johnson, Attorneys At Law, PA2010 - 2012
AttorneyMerrell and Bryan2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateLloyd Grey and Whitehead2007 - 2007
Law ClerkCarr Allison2006 - 2007
Summer AssociateRushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, PA2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2014 - 2015
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
Jacksonville Bar AssociationSocial Committee Member2014 - 2015
Florida BarMember2014 - 2015
Florida Bar, Tax SectionMember2014 - 2015
Estate Planning Council of Northeast FloridaMember2014 - 2015
Alabama State BarMember2014 - 2015
Estate Planning Council of Northeast FloridaMember2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2013 - 2014
Florida BarMember2013 - 2014
Alabama State BarMember2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Tax SectionMember2013 - 2014
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2012 - 2013
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2012 - 2013
Florida Bar, Tax SectionMember2012 - 2013
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Alabama State BarMember2012 - 2013
Florida BarMember2012 - 2013
Alabama State BarMember2011 - 2012
Alabama State BarMember2010 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Alabama State BarMember2009 - 2010
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Alabama State BarMember2008 - 2009
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2008 - 2009
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2007 - 2008
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionLiaison2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2006 - 2007
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionLiaison2006 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2005 - 2006
Financial Management AssociationMember2002 - 2003
Student Government Associate - CabinetMember2001 - 2002
Lambda SigmaPresident2001 - 2002
Lambda SigmaMember2001 - 2002
Student Government Association - Freshman ForumMember2000 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
American Journal of Trial Advocacy• Goss Int’l Corp. v. Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.: Determining What Factors a Court Must Consider Before Issuing an Antisuit Injunction2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Auburn UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003