Russell Hale

Akerman LLP

Russell B. Hale brings over 30 years of experience to his corporate, banking, and tax practices. He serves a range of clients operating in the financial institution, transportation, communications, entertainment, and hospitality sectors. He is ranked by Chambers USA, where he earns “praise for his representation of financial institutions, which draws on his wider banking transactional expertise.”

Russ maintains a national practice encompasses planning, compliance, and controversy matters. He advises clients on sales and use tax, transaction and stamp taxes, real estate transfer taxes, mortgage taxes, ad valorem taxes, and communications services taxes. In addition, clients turn to Russ for counsel on sales tax issues relating the M&A and aircraft purchases.

In his corporate practice, Russ assists clients in forming businesses, reorganizations, financing, acquisitions, sales, contracting, compliance, succession, and taxation. His banking practice includes issues related to Florida banking, trust banking, bank regulatory, and governmental affairs.

Notable Work :

  • Florida Bankers Association: Represent one of Florida’s oldest trade association in its government relations, trust, and state tax issues
  • Mears Transportation Group: Represent this transportation service provider in general corporate matters.

Education :

  • LL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law, Taxation, 1986
  • J.D., Williamette University College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Pacific University, 1977, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions : Florida; Oregon

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Affiliations :

  • Leadership Orlando, Graduate
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Member; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
  • Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. (CECO), Board Member
  • Estate Planning Council, Central Florida, Member
  • Oregon Bar Association, House of Delegates, Former Member
  • Rotary International, District 6980 (Central Florida), Former Assistant Governor
  • The Florida Bar, State Tax Division of the Tax Section, Past Chair; Tax Section, Legislative Chair
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North and Central Florida Chapter, Board of Trustees, President, 2012-2014; Vice President, 2011-2012
  • Rotary, Maitland Florida Club, President, 2001-2002
  • Former Municipal Court Judge, Hillsboro, Oregon


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What types of cases Attorney Russell Hale & Akerman LLP can handle?
Akerman LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Financial Services, Corporate, Banking, Tax, Entertainment, Construction, Appeals, Transportation, Public & Tax Exempt Finance. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
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Akerman LLP is located at 420 S Orange Ave #1200, Orlando, FL 32801, USA. You can reach out to Akerman LLP using their phone line 407 419 8556. You can also check their website or email them at [email protected].
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