Richard H. Tami was born in Clearwater, Florida in June 1960. As the son of a NASA engineer, he also spent his formative years in Melbourne, Florida and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in 1982 and received a B.S. degree from the Fisher School of Accounting. Following graduation, Richard passed the CPA Examination, and began his professional endeavors with a “Big Eight” accounting firm in Tampa, Florida, where he practiced public accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. In 1988, he left public accounting to become the controller of a one of his former accounting firm’s clients, and participated in the efforts to take that company public.
In 1991, Richard returned to the University of Florida, and subsequently graduated from the College of Law in 1993. After passing the bar examination, he was recruited by an Orlando technology company to assist in preparing it for a public stock offering, and served as its general counsel and chief financial officer. The company was ultimately acquired in 2001, and Richard left to practice law. Since that time, he has practiced in the general civil litigation department of a large Orlando law firm, and has practiced estate planning, trust administration, and probate law at a small Winter Park law firm. He is now of-counsel to Wendy Anderson, P.A. where he practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. He also speaks nationally at various estate tax seminars.
University of Florida, B.S. Accounting, 1982
University of Florida, J.D., 1993
All Florida Courts
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States Tax Court
Certified Public Accountant