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David J. Slenn

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602


Mary Cleveland

David Slenn concentrates his practice in tax, estate and business planning with an emphasis on risk mitigation.  Dave is the current Chair for the Captive Insurance Committee in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a past Chair for the Asset Protection Planning Committee in the Section of Real Property Trusts and Estate Law of the ABA.  Additionally, he was an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee for the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (formerly the “Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.”) 

Dave’s background in tax, risk mitigation and transactional planning enables him to provide audit and feasibility analysis related to captive insurance companies, including companies seeking a Section 831(b) election under the Internal Revenue Code, for use in mergers and acquisitions, pre-audit review and tax controversy matters.  His work with the Uniform Law Commission and former role as Chair of the ABA’s Asset Protection Committee provides a strong foundation for assisting creditors, debtors and their respective counsel in fraudulent transfer matters involved with sophisticated estate, business and asset protection programs, including analysis relating to advisor liability and ethical issues (e.g., aiding & abetting, conspiracy, malpractice and ethical violations.)

Dave is a frequent speaker on captive insurance, asset protection, estate planning and more. He’s spoken at numerous events, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, the Delaware Bankers Association’s Delaware Trust Conference, the American Law Institute CLE Programs, the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, the Western Region Captive Insurance Conference, and the Joint Fall Meeting of the ABA’s Tax and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections.  He has been featured or quoted in publications such as, Bloomberg Law Reports, The New York Times, Fire, Casualty & Surety Bulletins, Leimberg Information Services, Tax Analysts Tax Notes, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.

Media Mentions

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Uniform Law Commission's Fraudulent Transfer Act Committee, Advisor
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Asset Protection Planning Committee, Chair (2011-2013); Vice-Chair (2009-2010); Continuing Legal Education Committee, Standing Member; Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group, Chair (2014-2017), Vice-Chair (2012-2013)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Captive Insurance Committee, Chair (2014-2017), Vice Chair (2011-2013)
  • American Bar Association Tax Law Section, Member
  • Collier County Bar Association, Member
  • Captive Insurance Companies Association, Past Member
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Naples, Florida, Past President (2008-2010)

News Releases


Events and Presentations

11.09.2016Panelist, American Bar Association's Captive Insurance Committee Webinar

Alternate biographies




  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Washington School of Law, 2003
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 2002
  • B.S., Business Administration, Finance, The Ohio State University, 1999

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida