Luis Silva is an Associate with Leech Tishman and a member of the Estates & Trusts Practice Group, as well as the Tax Group. Luis is based in the Lakewood Ranch, FL office where he regularly advises clients on commercial transactions, business formation, estate planning, and tax law.
Luis regularly advises high net worth clients in the development of estate plans while minimizing tax liabilities. He is highly skilled in the preparation of simple and complex wills, healthcare durable powers of attorney/ living wills and durable powers of attorney, trust planning, and charitable gift planning.
Luis routinely counsels business clients on entity choices, entity formation, and tax matters and is experienced in reviewing and drafting corporate and company documents to execute proposed transactions. Luis assists clients in challenging IRS determinations and negotiating IRS liabilities, representing clients in matters before the U.S. Tax Court.
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
B.A. in Political Science, University of South Florida
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida
Florida Bar Association
Clearwater Bar Association (President, Young Lawyers Division)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member)
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance (Member)
Pinellas County Estate Planning Council (Member, Board of Directors)
Suncoast Estate Planning Council (Member)
Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2022-2023)
SECURE Act and Estate Planning: Ensuring Your Client’s Plan is Still Up to Date, Hillsborough County LAWYER Magazine, May-June 2020, Vol. 30, No. 5
Tirades on Taxes, Res Ipsa Loquitur, Clearwater Bar Association, July/August 2020