Attorney and Staff
James F. Gulecas, Esq.
Board Certification: Mr. Gulecas is board
certified in both Tax Law and in Wills, Trusts and Estates by The
Florida Bar, one of only a few select Florida attorneys to be board
certified in both specialties.
The following pamphlets published by The Florida Bar Board of Legal
Specialization and Education discuss the certification process and
requirements for becoming board certified in Tax Law and Wills, Trusts
and Estates (Adobe PDF Format):
a Lawyer Specializing in Tax Law
Selecting a Lawyer
Specializing in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law
Admission: Mr. Gulecas is admitted to practice
before all Florida Courts and before the U.S. Tax Court.
Publications: Mr. Gulecas is the author or
co-author of numerous published
articles on estate and tax planning in professional journals.
Gulecas received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, his J.D. and
M.B.A. degrees from the University of California at Davis, and his LL.M.
in Taxation degree from the University of Florida, where he was a
graduate editor of the Florida Tax Review.
Membership: Mr. Gulecas is a member of The
Florida Bar (Tax Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, the Clearwater Bar Association
(Chairman, Probate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, 2002-2003),
and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association. He is a U.S. Navy veteran
and a member of the American Legion.
Speaking Engagements: Mr. Gulecas regularly
speaks at professional education seminars and other functions on estate
planning, business and corporate law, and tax law topics. He has
made presentations for the Clearwater Bar Association, the Pinellas
County Estate Planning Council, the Suncoast Estate Planning Council,
the Tampa Bay CPA Group, the National Business Institute, and Lorman