Bratcher & Sykes Accepted to the Florida Fellows Institute

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP associates John Paul Bratcher and Michael A. Sykes have been accepted into the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

The Florida Fellows Institute was created by Florida Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel to develop the profession’s future leaders through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field.

The three, two-day sessions in the Institute begin in October 2018 and end in April 2019. Recognizing the importance of the content of each session, graduates of the institute will have successfully completed all six days of the program.

Bratcher focuses his legal practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, business law, and fiduciary litigation. He has extensive experience in all areas of estate and gift tax planning from client development and intake through drafting, implementation and administration. Bratcher also has assisted clients with business law and business succession planning including representation of clients in sales and various other matters involving their businesses. He also provides expertise in the areas of estate, trust and fiduciary litigation as well as and judicial modification and settlement of trusts.

Sykes focuses his legal practice in domestic and international tax matters including tax controversy, tax compliance, and gift and estate tax. He regularly advises trustees on fiduciary administration and has extensive experience helping clients understand various Internal Revenue Service programs. Sykes also has experience counseling clients through transactions involving the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and the compliance requirements for assets held in a U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).