Kateena E. Manners

Teena Manners is a native of Florida and a three-time University of Florida graduate, having achieved her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting, and her Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from the Levin College of Law.  Teena was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, and worked with another large firm in the Jacksonville area prior to joining Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball as a Shareholder in 2016.

Teena practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, asset protection planning, exempt organizations and general corporate representation, including tax planning for mergers and acquisitions.  She is a member of the Florida Bar Association as well as the Jacksonville Bar Association.  Teena is recognized by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America and as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and has additionally been designated as the Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates and Tax Law.

Teena has served the community through her work on the Board of Director of AMIkids Jacksonville, the Cathedral Arts Project and the PV Greenway Alliance.

Teena is married to Robert Manners and they have two children, Olivia and Robert.  Teena and her family live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and enjoy Gator sports, running, biking, yoga and the beaches community.

Work Experience

  • Advise and counsel clients regarding estate planning strategies.
  • Probate administration
  • Advise and counsel clients concerning asset protection strategies
  • Advise and counsel Tax Exempt Organizations regarding organization, structure and compliance with tax laws
  • Counsel ongoing businesses regarding general corporate matters, as well as tax planning for mergers and acquisitions

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Asset Protection
  • Corporate
  • Exempt Organizations

Education & Credentials

  • University of Florida, Graduate Tax Program (LLM in Taxation, Suma Cum Laude, 2006)
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 2005)
  • University of Florida, Fisher School of Accounting (B.S., Cum Laude, 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

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