Robert S. Hightower
PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER
General Practice; Corporate; Estate Planning; Probate; Trust Law; Federal and State Taxation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Property
1975, Florida; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida and U.S. Tax Court
Florida State University, J.D. (1975)
New York University, L.L.M. (in Taxation) (1976)
Florida State University, M.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies (2020)
The Florida Bar (Member: Executive Council, Tax Section, 1978-1996; Tax Certification Committee. 1991-1995); American Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section).
Phi Kappa Phi. Notes and Comments Editor, Florida State University Law Review, 1974-1975; Legislative Intern, Florida House of Representatives, 1974. Consulting Editor, Taxation Volumes. Florida Jurisprudence (West Group), 1981-1983 and 1997 – 1999. Co-Author: “Multi-State Corporations and Separate Accounting Under the Florida Corporate Income Tax.” Florida Bar Journal, July/August 1978. Adjunct Professor, Certificate in Financial Planning Program, (Estate Planning). Center for Professional Development, Florida State University, 1997-1998. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Florida State University (Planning Land Transactions, 1979; Advanced Partnership Tax Seminar, 1985; Real Estate Planning, 1986); Gratuitous Transfers, Spring, 2013.
Second Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, 1982-1987; Tallahassee City Commission, 1989-1993. Mayor, City of Tallahassee, 1992-1993. Member, Sunshine State Governmental Finance Commission, 1992-1993. Member, 1989-1993 and Chairperson, 1990-1991. Tallahassee-Leon County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Member; Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority, 1992-1993. Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 1990-1991; Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council; Board of Directors; Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc. (formerly Presbyterian Retirement Homes of the Synod of Florida), 1987-1990.
Washington, D.C., May 23, 1949
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