Michael A. Sykes

Michael A. Sykes

msykes@hahnlaw.com 239.254.2938


Michael A. Sykes focuses his legal practice in domestic and international tax matters including tax controversy, tax compliance, and gift and estate tax. Michael regularly advises trustees on fiduciary administration and has extensive experience helping clients understand various Internal Revenue Service programs. He 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).

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present
  • Tax Attorney, Farmer & Associates, PLLC, 2016-18
  • Legal Intern, University of Miami School of Law, 2015
  • Law Clerk, Dean, Mead, P.A., 2014
  • Legal Intern, Brevard County Attorney’s Office, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Hon. J. Earp. 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2013
  • Intern Journalist, The Ocala-Star Banner (NY Times Co.), 2011-12



University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2016

Honors & Activities: Book Award for highest grade in International Tax Planning


University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2015

Honors & Activities: The Florida Moot Court Team, Special Events Chair; Journal of Law and Public Policy, Assistant Managing Editor


University of Florida, B.S., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2012


University of Florida, B.A. Political Science with Certificate in International Relations, cum laude, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member


Florida Bar Association, Business Law Section; International Law Section; Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Tax Section; Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2015-present


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Affiliate Member, 2016-present


Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class IV Member

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 2015


U.S. Tax Court, 2016