Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) ~ Summary of Charitable Aspects to Implement into your Practice

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 33759
Speaker: Michael Faehner, Esq.

Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015  (PATH) ~ Summary of Charitable Aspects to Implement into your Practice presented by Michael Faehner, Esq.

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the “Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (the “PATH Act”), the most significant tax legislation to pass Congress in 2015.

The PATH Act consists primarily of extensions of numerous expired tax provisions (some permanently) as well as modifications to tax administration and various miscellaneous tax matters.

It has several provisions that impact charitable giving strategies that we should all be familiar with.

The luncheon meeting will be held at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Margarete Heye Great Room located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 33759. The meeting will begin promptly at Noon with the opportunity to network at 11:30 a.m.

Meeting Location:

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Murray Studio (East Side of Building in Funded Lot) -

1111 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Advance reservations are required.

Members - FREE (Included in Annual Dues)

Potential Members - FREE (1st Time Guests that are potential members)

Guests - $25.00

Speaker Bio ~ Michael Faehner

Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance along with a Bachelors of Arts in History. He attended Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating with multiple honors in 1994.  In 2005 he graduated from the University of Florida School of Law with an LLM in taxation. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in the state of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, the United State Supreme Court and the United State Tax Court. Presently he is managing and running his own law firm where is Managing Partner for M. Faehner, Esq, LLC where he practices in the areas of tax, contract law, estate and trust planning, probate, charitable giving, trustee services, business/corporate consulting, civil litigation and tax controversy work.  His website can be seen at

Michael is presently the President of Leadership Pinellas, serves and has served on several boards in the community including the Jolley Trolley of Clearwater, St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation and Suncoast Hospice Foundation. He is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the West Pasco Bar Association.  He was also the recipient of the 2005 FL Law Related Education Association Attorney of the Year and received a special FL Supreme Court Special Citation for his work with Hurricane Disaster Relief. As a result of his work with the Florida Hurricanes in 2004, he was labeled in the legal community as the “Master of Disaster”. He also served as a charitable consultant during Hurricane Katrina relief for several of the states that were impacted.  In 2011, he was recognized by the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation as a “Rising Star” in the legal community by giving him one of their highest honors for his commitment to the legal profession and the community.  In 2013, the Clearwater Bar recognized him with the highest honor the organization gives to a member of the legal profession by bestowing on him the “Ralph Richards” Award for his dedication to the community and the profession.  In addition, he is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Pinellas, 2002 Tampa Bay Review's 40 Under 40 for the Tampa Bay area, and a 2003 graduate of the Pinellas County Sheriff Community Policing Institute.

He is a past president of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (the youngest one ever) and also served on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and its executive committee (2003-2005).  Michael previously represented the 6th Judicial Circuit of the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Governors (1998-2003) before being elected the Boards President. Michael is the immediate past Co-Chair of The Florida Bar William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy and the Chair of the North Division of the Academy. Michael is a Past Chairman of the Voluntary Bar Association Committee of the FL Bar, FL Bar 6A Grievance Committee, FL Bar 6th Circuit UPL Committee and past Chair of the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Bar Foundation which oversees the Florida's IOTA program.  Michael is a Past President of the Clearwater Bar Association (2002-2003) where he was its youngest president ever along with being past president of the Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division (1996-1998).

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