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Peek & Associates
Counselors at Law
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Attorney

J. Jacob R. Peek

 
 
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J. Jacob R. Peek

ATTORNEY

 

Mr. Peek represents clients in tax planning, business acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, as well as providing ongoing counseling regarding business formation, corporate governance, contract law and ancillary legal issues.  

Mr. Peek also regularly counsels tax-exempt organizations on tax and governance matters. He is a certified specialist in Tax Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.


Education

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA J.D. 1995, University of Virginia Law Review
RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE B.S., magna cum laude (Mathematics), 1992

Activities & Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, Board Certified in Tax Law

  • Admitted to the Virginia Bar

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section

  • The Jacksonville Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Ability Housing, Board of Directors (2016 to present)

Recognition

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis Nexis | Martindale Hubbell

  • Selected for inclusion in 2015 – 2018 Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Corporate Law and Tax Law

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Jacksonville Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”

  • Named as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

  • Included in Florida’s Super Lawyers list

  • Recognized as one of Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers in Jacksonville Magazine.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • To 501(c)(3) or not to 501(c)(3): A Discussion on the Benefits and Risks of Creating a Charitable Foundation in Support of Your 501(c)(6) Professional Association 2012 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, Speaker, July 2012

  • Legal Phone-In, live phone in event for tax guidance, The Jacksonville Bar Association Pro-Bono Committee, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and First Coast News, Advisor, March 2012

  • Taxation of C Corporations Tax Practitioner’s Annual Review and UpdateThe Florida Bar Tax Section, Speaker, November 2010

  • Family Limited Partnerships: Current Developments and Planning Responses Winter Tax Seminar, The Florida Bar Tax Section and The Florida Institute of Tax & Estate Planning, Inc., Speaker, January 2005

  • The Nature and Use of Private Foundations Financial Planning Association of Northeast Florida, Speaker, 2004

  • An Introduction to Partnership Income Taxation LLCs: Advising Small Businesses, Lorman Education Services, Speaker, November 2003

  • Choice of Entity Financial Planning Association of Northeast Florida, Speaker, 2003

  • Choice of Entity Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP, Speaker, October 2003

  • Choice of Entity LaFaye, Brock & Associates, Speaker, October 2003

  • Legal Ethical Issues Winter Tax Seminar, The Florida Bar Tax Section and The Florida Institute of Tax & Estate Planning, Inc., Speaker, January, 2002

  • Corporate Entities and Ethics Jacksonville Legal Assistants, Speaker, August 2001

  • Legal Ethical Issues Winter Tax Seminar, The Florida Bar Tax Section and The Florida Institute of Tax & Estate Planning, Inc., Speaker, January, 2001

  • Virginia Sales and Use Tax Lorman Education Services, Speaker, 1998

  • Survey and Commentary on the Virginia State Tax Legislative Developments Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Co-author, March 1998

  • Purchase and Sale of an Unincorporated Business Advising Small Business Clients, Virginia Law Foundation, Co-author, 1998