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Robert Scott Williams


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Robert S. Williams was born in Patterson, New Jersey (1965). Mr. Williams received his LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center (1995), his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law (1994), his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University (1990), and an Associate of Arts with a Major in Business Administration from Broward Community College (1988).

Mr. Williams is a former Internal Revenue Agent (1991-1995). While working for the Internal Revenue Service Mr. Williams received the following training: Basic Revenue Agent Training Phases I, II, and III, C.E.P. Team Member Training, TEFRA Proceedings, and Criminal Tax Trial Summary Witness Training.

Mr. Williams is a member of the following: Florida Bar (1995)(Tax and Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Sections; Estate & Gift Tax Sub-Committee of the Tax Section (Chair 2006-7, 2007-8; Co-Chair 2001-2, 2003-4, 2004-5; and Vice Chair 2002-3)); United States Tax Court (1995); United States District Court (Southern District of Florida)(1998); and the United States Court of Federal Claims (2004).

Mr. Williams’ law practice is primarily in complex business and estate planning matters, including business transactions and asset protection planning. Also practice in the areas of tax audit defense, tax collection defense, appeals of audit and collection determinations, criminal tax investigations and tax litigation, as well as probate and guardianship administration.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    22 years
  2. Tax: 20%
    22 years
  3. Business: 15%
    22 years
  4. Wills: 5%
    22 years
  5. Other: 35%
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Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Mr. Williams is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Williams provides good information and practical knowledge to those who need him. He is a credit to the legal profession.


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Contact info

Viera Williams, P.A.

701 E Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32308


FLMember in Good Standing199506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Performance AwardInternal Revenue Service1994
Performance AwardInternal Revenue Service1993
Hurricane Andrew AssistanceSmall Business Administration1993
Hurricane Andrew AssistanceFEMA1993
Volunteer Recognition DayInternal Revenue Service1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderViera Williams, P.A.2008 - Present
AttorneyRobert S. Williams, Esq.2005 - 2008
CEOBooth Companies2005 - 2008
ShareholderStraley Robin & Williams, P.A.2004 - 2005
ShareholderAkerman Senterfitt2002 - 2004
AttorneyKalish & Ward, P.A.1999 - 2002
AttorneyHunt & Williams, P.A.1996 - 1999
Internal Revenue AgentInternal Revenue Service1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leads 6 - Tallahassee ChamberMember2009 - Present
William H. Stafford American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsMember2004 - Present
Unites States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1998 - Present
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida BarMember1997 - Present
Tax Section of the Florida BarMember1996 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember1995 - Present
Cub Scout Pack 118Leader2009 - 2013
Tallahassee Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - 2012
Georgetown Law Alumni BoardMember2004 - 2010
The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.Chair, Board of Trustees2002 - 2003
The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.Chair Elect2001 - 2002
Leadership TampaClass of 20022001 - 2002
Estate and Gift Tax Sub-Committee of the Tax Section of the Florida BarChair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair2001 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalFiduciary Allocations of the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exemption2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1995
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Florida State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Broward Community CollegeBusinessAssociate of Art1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tallahassee Chapter FICPAEstate/Asset Protection Planning2012
Leads Group 6Business Strategic Planning2011
FSEA Capital City ChapterChoice of Business Entity/Asset Protection2011
Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Assn of FlaPersonal Strategic Planning2011
Annie's Project 2011Farm Succession/Estate Planning2011
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.Cancellation of Debt and Related Fed Tax Issues2010
FSEA Capital City ChapterEstate Tax Law Update2010
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.Tax and Planning Issues for Divorcing Individuals2009
FSEA Capital City ChapterDivorce Tax Issues2009
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.IRS Lien Subrdinations2008
Florida Accounting & Business ExpoAbusive Tax Arrangements2005
Florida Accounting & Business ExpoThe Psychology of an IRS Audit2004