J.D., 1975, Southern Methodist University
M.B.A., 1972, University of Arkansas
B.S., 1971, University of Arkansas
James B. Davis is Gunster's Tax Practice Group Leader and he teaches in Miami Law's Heckerling LL.M. Graduate Program in Estate Planning. He counsels individuals and businesses on ERISA and employee benefits law, corporate, partnership and business law/taxation and estate planning in connection with the formation, operation, merger and liquidation of for-profit entities as well as tax-exempt organizations.
Davis is Board Certified in Taxation by the Florida Bar, a frequent lecturer and has served as an expert witness as to the qualification of pension plans in bankruptcy cases and in civil litigation matters. He has consistently been included in Chambers, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers annual lists, Preeminent AV rated in Martindale and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2011 in Miami for employee benefits law.