Paul J Gitnik is of counsel to the firm of Vuono & Gray, LLC. Mr. Gitnik concentrates his practice in the areas of business, estates & trusts, municipal, nonprofit, natural resources, real estate, and tax law. He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University. Mr. Gitnik received his LL.M. degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Duquesne University School of Law, where he teaches wills and trust skills. Mr. Gitnik has in the past been an adjunct faculty member the Duquesne University School of Law, where he taught business planning; Mercyhurst College, where he taught estate planning; and Penn State Continuing Education for Accountants, where he taught choice of business entities. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Washington County, and Pennsylvania bar associations; and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.
Stacey Prince-Troutman is an attorney in the Orlando office of Akerman LLP, and chair of the trusts and estates practice group. Ms. Prince-Troutman works primarily in probate, trusts and estates, and transfer tax controversy matters. She has significant experience in administering estates and trusts; planning for wealth transfer and transfer tax minimization; preparing gift and estate tax returns; drafting sophisticated estate plan documents; drafting documents related to the formation, management and succession of closely held entities; asset protection planning; and forming and obtaining tax exempt status for 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Ms. Prince-Troutman is a member of the Florida Bar Association (Florida Probate Rules Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Tax Law Sections. She earned her B.S.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, and her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Robert E. Ward has practiced as a tax attorney for over 40 years. He is the founding principal of Ward Chisholm, LLP, a firm of tax attorneys with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Ward advises clients in Canada and the United States on U.S. tax, business, and estate planning matters and represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. While practicing law full-time, he was an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia for 29 years and taught classes in Business Planning, Estate and Gift Taxation, and Estate Planning. Mr. Ward is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs and is the author of over forty articles on various tax topics appearing in The Journal of Taxation, Tax Management International Journal™, Taxes, Beyond Numbers, The Practical Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, Practical Tax Strategies, and The Journal of Asset Protection Planning. His most recent article is "United States v. Boyd: Ninth Circuit Sides with Taxpayer for Single Late Penalty on FBAR Reporting Multiple Foreign Accounts" 50 Tax Mgmt. Int'l J. 256 (May 7, 2021). Mr. Ward is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Advisory Board - International and regularly contributes to its Leading Practitioner Commentary. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Associations (Tax Section), Washington State Bar Association (Tax Section), State Bar of California (Tax Section), and is licensed by the Law Society of British Columbia as a Practitioner of Foreign Law. Mr. Ward earned his B.A. degree from Northwestern University, his J.D. degree from University of Santa Clara School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law. He has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington D.C. area's top estate planning attorneys and by Super Lawyers® Magazine as one of Maryland's top tax attorneys.
Stephen W Wiener is a partner in the law firm of Wiener and Wiener LLP, with offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania and West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Wiener practices in the areas of closely-held businesses, estate planning, probate and administration, franchise law and taxation. He earned his B.S. degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law. Mr. Wiener has lectured on estate planning and closely-held businesses for business and professional groups. He is the author of various published articles on estate planning. Mr. Wiener is a member of the Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and American (member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee) bar associations, and The Florida Bar.
Paul F Wright is a senior partner with The Wright Firm LLP, and the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. His practice concerns fiduciary and business litigation, contested and uncontested probate and guardianship matters, as well as estate and business planning. His litigation practice focuses on resolving estate and trust disputes, as well as representing closely-held and middle-market businesses. Mr. Wright’s transaction practice involves counseling individuals, families, widows, business owners, and professionals (primarily physicians) in estate and tax planning, wealth preservation, post-divorce planning and asset rehabilitation, and advising business owners regarding on-going legal matters that affect businesses. Mr. Wright is a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant and is Board Certified in estate planning & probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Texas Society of CPA’s, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the National College of Probate Judges. Mr. Wright earned his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of North Texas, his M.S. degree in taxation from the University of North Texas, and his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law.