Michael A. Silva Joins Tax Practice as Firm Looks to Expand
MIAMI–LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – Hunton & Williams LLP today announced that Michael A. Silva, a distinguished international and private wealth tax lawyer, joined the firm as Partner in the Miami office. Silva, who is also a certified public accountant, has 13 years of experience in tax law and more than 10 years of experience in international tax and private wealth tax planning.
“Michael is a talented attorney and brings with him a commitment to clients and to the community,” said Marty Steinberg, managing partner of the Miami office of Hunton & Williams. “With his addition, we continue to build our tax, private wealth and international law practice.”
At Hunton & Williams, Silva will lead and run the private wealth tax and estate planning practice for the firm’s high net worth clients, and work on building the Tax & ERISA and commercial practice groups in South Florida.
Silva’s legal practice includes advising domestic clients on U.S. income, estate and gift tax issues and offshore planning matters and foreign clients on U.S. income, estate, gift and pre-immigration tax issues, with a focus on tax planning related to real property investments, cross-border transactions and banking activities.
In addition to his law practice, Silva has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Tax program since 2004 and is the author of several Florida Bar Continued Legal Education Materials.
Silva, who is fluent in Portuguese, earned his Juris Doctor and Masters in Accounting from the University of Florida College of Law & Business School. He earned his bachelor degree from the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting. Silva is board certified by the Florida Bar in Tax Law and International Law and is licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court.
In the community, Silva has served on the finance and administration committee of the United Way since 2002 and provided pro bono legal counsel for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind since 1996.
In addition to making the dean’s list in his pursuit of his degrees, he was also the captain of the UF soccer team, served on the UF student council and earned the Deloitte & Touche Internship Award during his pursuit of his bachelor’s degree. He currently resides in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Silva joins another tax partner resident in the Miami office of Hunton & Williams, Cary Tolley, who has practiced federal income tax law at the firm for over 30 years and recently relocated to the Miami office of the firm after 20 years practicing in, and managing, the firm’s New York Office. Tolley currently practices from both the New York and Miami offices of the firm.
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