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Phipps & Howell’s Tax Practice has a long and distinguished history in virtually every type of state tax controversy before administrative agencies, and in courts. The firm has more reported cases, representing taxpayers, at the appellate level, including the Florida Supreme Court, than any other state and local tax law firm in Florida. The following is a list of the appellate tax cases that Ben Phipps has personally briefed and argued since 1990, when the Westlaw database was created:

  • Countryside Country Club, Inc. v. Smith, 573 So.2d 14 (2DCA 1990)
  • Capital City Country Club, Inc. v. Tucker, 580 So.2d 789 (lDCA 1991)
  • Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority v. Mikos, 605 So.2d 132 (2DCA 1992)
  • Florida League o/Cities v. Smith, 607 So.2d 397 (Fla. 1992)
  • Capital City Country Club v. Tucker, 613 So.2d 448 (Fla. 1993)
  • Fed. Sav. & Loan Ins. Corp. v. Falls Chase Spec. Taxing Dist., 983 F.2d 211 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • City of Fernandina Beach v. Page, 682 So.2d 573 (1DCA 1996)
  • Canaveral Port Authority v. Department of Revenue, 690 So.2d 1226 (Fla. 1996)
  • Page v. City o/Fernandina Beach, 714 So.2d 1070 (lDCA 1998)
  • Havill v. Lake Port Properties, Inc., 729 So.2d 467 (5DCA 1999)
  • Turner v. Tokai Financial Services, Inc., 767 So.2d 494 (2DCA 2000)
  • Fairhaven South, Inc. v. McIntyre, 793 So.2d 110 (2DCA 2001)
  • Fuchs v. Robbins, 818 So.2d 460 (Fla. 2002)
  • Nikolits v. Runway 5-23 Hangar Condominium Ass ‘n, Inc., 847 So.2d 1054 (4DCA 2003)
  • Ward v. Brown, 894 So.2d 811 (Fla. 2004)
  • Hamilton v. Correctional Privatization Com’n., 895 So.2d 409 (1DCA 2005)
  • Ward v. Brown, 919 So.2d 462 (1DCA 2005)
  • Sunset Harbor Condominium Ass ‘n v. Robbins, 914 So.2d 925 (Fla. 2005)
  • Fla. Dept. of Management Srvs. v. Cason ex rei. Columbia Co., 909 So.2d 378 (1DCA 2005)
  • Burklow & Associates, Inc. v. Brown, 931 So.2d 218 (lDCA 2006)
  • Cason v. Florida Department of Management Services, 944 So.2d 306 (Fla. 2006)
  • Ottinger v. Department of Management Services, 975 So.2d 1139 (1DCA 2008)
  • Nolte v. Paris Air, Inc., 975 So.2d 627 (4DCA 2008)
  • Nolte v. City of Vero Beach, 975 So.2d 627 (4DCA 2008)
  • Carabelle Properties Ltd., v. Pendleton, 10 So.2d 1118 ( 1DCA 2009)
  • Value Adjustment Board of Bay County v. Zane Spitzer, 27 So.3d 116 (1DCA 2009)
  • Turner v. Florida Department of Revenue, 91 So.3d 274 (Mem) (1DCA 2012)
  • Accardo v. Brown, 139 So.3d 848 (Fla. 2014)
  • Ariola v. Jones, 139 So.3d 857 (Fla. 2014)

Currently Pending:

  • The City of Fort Pierce, Florida, et. al., v. Riverfront Developers LC, et. al., (4DCA 4D14-3064)