The Florida Tax Moot Court Team

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Florida Tax Moot Court Team’s website.  Our team consistently places among the top competitors in various national tax and securities law competitions. We pride ourselves on developing and refining oral and written advocacy skills in the context of the most complex areas of law.  Our team members, through their participation, build a lasting foundation of analytical skills and competence that cater to the practical aspects of the legal profession.  Moreover, members of the Florida Tax Moot Court team cultivate relationships that endure far beyond law school.  Please browse through our site to learn more about our success, membership, and opportunities. Thank you for your interest and GO GATORS!

– Zachary Ritz, President

Tax Moot Court News

On December 18, 2012, the team of Stephanie Malen (3L) and Paul D’alessandro, Jr. (3L) earned a seat in the ABA Tax Challenge Semifinals.  The initial round of the competition required the team to submit of a memorandum and client letter presenting a solution to a complex tax planning problem.  As part of the semifinals, held on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Orlando, Florida, the team will present before a panel of judges its solution to this problem.

On February 4, 2012, the Florida Tax Moot Court Team placed second at the Florida Bar Tax Section National Tax Moot Court competition in Clearwater, Florida. The team members included Michael Bruno (3L), Adam Smith (3L) and Zachary Ritz (2L). The Florida Tax Moot Court Team also placed first in this competition in 2011 and looks forward to making a run for the title again in February 2013.

Executive Board

Advisor

For more information about the Tax Moot Court, please contact Professor Willis at Willis@law.ufl.edu.